Vision in Action
This vision lays out where we want to go, and we put in the hard work to get there.
January 9, 2020
SLO and Morro Bay now receive cleaner energy, and it’s cheaper, officials say
A new way of receiving cleaner power, called community choice energy, has arrived in San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay, and it will significantly reduce carbon emissions while saving customers money, officials say.
Monterey Bay Community Power, a nonprofit electricity provider serving Central Coast counties, began providing service to the two SLO County cities on Jan. 1.
Electricity will still be powered through PG&E’s infrastructure, and local customers won’t need to change anything about how they receive energy or pay monthly bills.
December 10, 2019
Businesses look to solve childcare crisis for their employees
Low unemployment rates in San Luis Obispo County have made it a struggle for businesses to find and retain employees.
One of the biggest factors contributing the problem is the lack and cost of childcare.
“Some people pay more for childcare than they do for their mortgage on their house and that makes it where it doesn’t make sense for you to go to work,” said Jim Dantona, San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce President.
November 5, 2019
Supporting the City’s TOT success
Any visitor who comes to stay in San Luis Obispo can expect to be greeted with smiling faces, beautiful scenery, locally owned businesses, and… the Transient Occupancy Tax. From a quick night in a hotel to a week-long spell in an Airbnb, every time a tourist stays here they contribute to tax revenue that adds to the city’s General Fund.
Since the City of SLO established the TOT, revenues have gone nowhere but up. And in fiscal year 2018-2019, the change was particularly impressive: a 7.3 percent increase, with total revenue reaching more than $8 million.