Vision in Action

This vision lays out where we want to go, and we put in the hard work to get there.

September 5, 2019

Chamber Supports Extending SLO City ‘Styrofoam’ Ban County-wide

To reduce the negative environmental impact of polystyrene, the City of San Luis Obispo issued an ordinance in June 2015 which bans the use of disposable food containers made from expanded polystyrene. But with a new, county-wide ordinance under consideration on September 11, we figured it was time for a crash course on that light, convenient material we all know and use.


August 30, 2019

Chamber advocates for incentives in SLO Clean Energy Policy

We’ll give you the bad news first: today our world faces a climate crisis. The good news? San Luis Obispo could be a city that incentivizes environmental stewardship and innovation: a place where the environment and the economy both win.

On September 3rd, the council will be considering, discussing, debating and mulling a suite of policies intended to decarbonize new buildings – basically to make it so that new buildings have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.


August 6, 2019

Signs of the times | SLO City revises signage rules

Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs. And the rules for those signs, at least in the City of SLO, are getting an update.

What’s the big deal about signs? Well, as the song says, they’re everywhere and can easily contribute to visual blight (blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind). We’ve all driven through places with ugly, out-of-control signage. Most of us agree we don’t want that here.

But signs are also key in helping customers and clients find businesses, and we need a process for approving them that’s neither onerous nor quashes creativity.