Human Relations Commission

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Meeting Information

The  Human Relations Commission (HRC) meets at least quarterly, the first Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Hearing Room, City Hall, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California. For more information contact staff liaison Cara Vereschagin at (805) 781-7596 or email at

Purpose, Membership and Terms

The HRC advises the City Council on matters concerning social problems affecting the residents of the City, assists in tenant/landlord problems, and receives and recommends grants-in-aid to assist groups which provide human services programs. The commission consists of seven members, who must be residents and registered voters of the City. It is preferable that applicants have experience or a demonstrated interest in community social issues. Members are appointed to four-year terms and are eligible for reappointment for an additional four years. The roster of current members, date of appointment, and date of term expiration can be reviewed on the City's Local Appointments List.

How can I express my opinion on an upcoming agenda item?

All interested persons are invited to attend Advisory Body meetings to express their views verbally, or to submit written communications to the Advisory Body members ( to express their opinions for or against the agenda item. Citizens are encouraged to present written comments (including emails) at least one day prior to the meeting. This provides the Council and Advisory Bodies with a greater opportunity to review and consider issues and/or concerns expressed in written communications prior to a meeting. Written comments received before, at or during a Council or Advisory Body meeting are included in the public record and posted to the City’s website.

Comments submitted less than three (3) hours before a meeting will be included in the record, but will not be distributed or posted before the meeting.

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NOTE: Written comments relating to an upcoming agenda item will be distributed and posted online as Agenda Correspondence, pursuant to City Policies and Procedures.

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