Vision in Action

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

June 9, 2019

SLO City Council is saving taxpayers $19 million. Here’s how

Everybody wants their elected officials to be fiscally responsible, except when it comes to their own pet project or complaint.

I know this because I spent 15 years working in government behind the dais and got to see that firsthand. It takes real strength for an elected official to be fiscally responsible and do what is best for the community in the face of public pressure to do things that would provide instant gratification — a strength that we don’t always see in elected officials.

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June 1, 2019

Chamber commends bold action, long-range thinking in city budget

The City of SLO is taking smart steps to secure a stable future and should focus resources where primary goals on housing, transportation and climate overlap.

That’s the standpoint of the SLO Chamber leadership as the city prepares to approve its 2019-2020 budget in coming days.

The Chamber board applauds the city’s bold moves to pay down unfunded liabilities, address escalating costs and thoughtfully plan for the future, and encourages city leaders to remain focused on implementing these plans over the long term.


May 2, 2019

Good for families = good for business

Want to stand out from the crowd in attracting and retaining quality employees? Offer childcare-related benefits to working parents.

That’s the key takeaway from a survey of working parents conducted last month by the SLO Chamber’s Business Council showing that childcare in San Luis Obispo County is nearly impossible to find — and prohibitively expensive if you do.