Contacting Council:

Heidi Harmon
Term 12/18-12/20
(805) 540-4137

Vice Mayor
Aaron Gomez
Term 12/16-12/20
(805) 540-9053

Council Member
Carlyn Christianson
Term 12/18-12/22
(805) 550-9320

Council Member
Andy Pease
Term 12/16-12/20
(805) 540-8133

Council Member
Erica A. Stewart
Term 12/18-12/22
(805) 540-1154

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About the City Council

The City of San Luis Obispo is a charter city and operates under the "Council-Mayor-City Manager" form of municipal government. The five-member City Council consist of the directly-elected Mayor and four City Council Members. The Mayor is elected to a two-year term and Council Members are elected to four-year terms.

The City Council is the legislative authority and sets the policies under which the City operates. The City Council has the power to adopt ordinances and resolutions, make appointments to the City's advisory bodies, establish policies and approve programs, appropriate funds, adopt budgets, and approve contracts. The Mayor presides at all meetings of the City Council and is recognized as the official head of the City for all ceremonial purposes.

Contact the City Council

Please contact Council Members directly to initiate scheduling meetings.  For additional scheduling questions, please email Shannon Sims, Administration Executive Assistant, or call (805) 781-7123. 

If you would like to send written comments to the City Council, please click the button below ( Please note that comments will be sent to the City Council and select City staff. If your comments relate to an upcoming agenda item, your comments will be distributed and posted online as Agenda Correspondence, pursuant to the City Council Policies and Procedures. To report problems directly to staff for their attention, please use our Report an Issue page.

Written correspondence can be mailed to:

City of San Luis Obispo
Attn: Mayor and City Council
990 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

NOTE: E-Mail correspondence sent to or from members of the City Council via the City's website is considered public records and may be subject to disclosure and additional distribution pursuant to the Public Records Act, Brown Act, and Council Policies and Procedures.