How can I view the upcoming agenda packet and correspondence?
You may download the upcoming agenda materials by clicking the "current agenda button" or "agenda correspondence button." Below are the individual reports for the upcoming meeting. You may also subscribe for eNotification of City Council Agenda Packets. Agendas are normally available by the Wednesday afternoon before the next meeting.
Note: Council "Reading Files" are linked to Agenda Packets via bookmarks. When viewing the Agenda Packet via your browser, they are optimized for use in Internet Explorer.
- 05/22/2020 City Council Agenda - Special Meeting
- 05-22-2020 Special Meeting Agenda Packet
- Item 1 - Open SLO Temporary use of Public ROW for Social Distancing and Economic Recovery
- Item 2 - Roadmap to Reopening for City Operations
- Item 3 - Grant and Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Pandemic
- 06-02-2020 Budget Supplement (Advance Item)
Emergency Public Meeting Procedure due to COVID-19:
Based on the threat of COVID-19 as reflected in the Proclamations of Emergency issued by both the Governor of the State of California, the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Services Director and the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo as well as the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, relating to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of San Luis Obispo will be holding all public meetings via teleconference. There will be no physical location for the Public to view the meeting. Below are instructions on how to view the meeting remotely and how to leave public comment.
Additionally, members of the City Council are allowed to attend the meeting via teleconference and to participate in the meeting to the same extent as if they were present.
Using the most rapid means of communication available at this time, members of the public are encouraged to participate in Council meetings in the following ways:
- Remote Viewing - Members of the public who wish to watch the meeting can view:
- View the Webinar (recommended for the best viewing quality): Webinar Registration Links are available on each agenda.
- Televised live on Charter Cable Channel 20
- View a livestream of the meeting online at: https://www.slocity.org/channel20
- Public Comment - The City Council will still be accepting public comment. Public comment can be submitted in the following ways:
- Mail or Email Public Comment
- Received by 10:00 AM on the day of meeting - Can be submitted via email to email@example.com or U.S. Mail to City Clerk at 990 Palm St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
- Emails sent after 10:00 AM and up until public comment is opened on the item – Limited to one page emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, which will then be read aloud during the public comment period on the item specified
- Verbal Public Comment
- Received by 10:00 AM on the day of the meeting - Call (805) 781-7164; state and spell your name, the agenda item number you are calling about and leave your comment. The verbal comments must be limited to 3 minutes. All voicemails will be forwarded to the Council Members and saved as Agenda Correspondence.
- During the meeting – Comments can be submitted up until the Public Comment period is opened for the item when joining via the webinar (instructions above). Once you have joined the webinar, please put your name and Item # in the questions box. Your mic will be unmuted once Public Comment is called for the Item. All comments submitted will be placed into the administrative record of the meeting.
You can find out the Council actions by contacting the City Clerk's Office at (805) 781-7100 or reviewing the "Action Update," however please note that action updates are subject to change and that Council Minutes constitute the official record for the Council's actions. Action updates are typically available by end of business the day proceeding a Council meeting.
Can I watch the Council Meeting from home?
City Council meetings can be watched live on Charter Cable Government Access Channel 20 or streamed online. Previous regular City Council meeting videos are available on demand, starting the Friday after which they occur or sooner. Meeting videos can also be viewed and duplicates can be purchased in the City Clerk's Office at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, during normal business hours.
How can I express my opinion on an upcoming Council agenda item?
All interested persons are invited submit written communications to the City Council (email@example.com) to express their opinions for or against the agenda item. Citizens are encouraged to present written comments (including email) by 2:00 PM on the day of the meeting. This provides the Council with a greater opportunity to review and consider issues and/or concerns expressed prior to the meeting. Due to possible limitations for in-person comments as a result of COVID-19 virus concerns/procedures, written comments will be accepted after 2:00 p.m. Comments submitted after 2:00 p.m. and before 5:00 p.m. will be presented to Council on the dais prior to hearing the item and should be limited to 400 words. Depending on the amount of comments received, a recess may be called to allow Council to review the correspondence prior to the item being heard. All comments received before, at, or during a Council meeting are included in the public record and posted to the City’s website.
If you are unable to provide your comments in writing, please contact the City Clerk’s office for assistance.
When and where does Council meet?
The City Council meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, City Hall, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California. Changes to this schedule, and additional meetings which may be scheduled, are publicly noticed.
I want to speak at a City Council Meeting. What do I do?
When you arrive at the Council Chambers, please complete a "City Council Meeting Speaker Card," that is located at the entrance to the Chamber, and submit it to the City Clerk. When the Mayor calls your name, please step to the podium, and state your name and city of residence and whether you represent a business or group. (Note: Municipal Advocates must disclose themselves as such and identify the party(ies) represented - SLOMC Sec. 2.64.070) Speakers are allocated three minutes in which to express their views.