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Welcome to the City's Website!

The City of San Luis Obispo welcomes you to our website where we aim to provide a host of digital services to assist our residents, community members and visitors.  

The City of San Luis Obispo believes access to information empowers citizens and, therefore, all of the City’s important municipal documents such as City Council agendas and staff reports, financial documents, current labor agreements, salary ranges for all City classifications, and the City’s Municipal Code are readily available on the City’s website, and have been for years. The City is also hosting a new Open Government initiative, and we hope you find it useful.

In addition, our website is full of services that make life more convenient for residents and visitors alike. Whether you are interested in paying bills, browsing our many maps, learning how to start a business here, meeting your neighborhood officer, or even learning how to get a construction permit, you have come to the right place.

We hope you find our website useful, and we are always looking for ways to improve. So, please send us your suggestions, and have a great day!

Bio for Derek J. Johnson 

Derek Johnson is the City Manager for the City of San Luis Obispo and prior to stepping into his current role, served as the Community Development Director, Interim Finance and IT Director and Assistant City Manager for the City of San Luis Obispo. 

Before coming to San Luis Obispo, he served as the Director of Community Development in the City of Capitola and as Santa Barbara County's Director of Long-Range Planning. His expertise is in infrastructure financing, redevelopment and organizational development and change management. Prior to joining local government, he provided strategic planning and fundraising support to nonprofit agencies. He earned a bachelor's degree in environmental studies at UC Santa Barbara. He also holds certificates in Project Management and Community Mediation from UC Santa Barbara.  He lives in the City of San Luis Obispo with his family.