Vision in Action

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

July 13, 2020

Regional survey shows 17% more businesses are open since mid-May

The most promising sign is that 38% of businesses reported being able to open in some fashion, a more than 17 point jump from May. Along similar lines, there was a 9 point increase in ‘fully opened’ businesses a jump from 3% to 12%.

While more than 38% of respondents would describe current conditions for their business as fair, 33% described conditions as good or excellent, more than 15 points up from May’s survey and 4 points from those that described conditions as poor or catastrophic.


June 19, 2020

Open SLO Program

In May, the SLO City Council created brand new opportunities for businesses throughout the city to utilize outdoor space in a way we have never been able to before. Like so many others, our community is looking at indoor space in a new way — and this outdoor flexibility will allow businesses to activate their parking lots and City streets to adapt to our COVID-19 realities and keep employees and customers safe.


June 16, 2020

City of SLO Building Decarbonization Ordinance

Watch the SLO Chamber speaking in favor of the City of SLO’s Building Decarbonization Ordinance which provides development incentives that encourage building owners and developers to maximize greenhouse gas reduction in the built environment.