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Campaign: Community Events

Art After Dark

I think it would be great if Art After Dark was more than one weekend a month! I have always wanted to go but have never been able to because of the timing. I know it is a good time, and I know it benefits the city and small local business owners, and would love to be able to go more. Maybe every other weekend? I am a student at Cal Poly and have talked about this with a lot of other friends also!

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Campaign: Parking Downtown

Offer congesting pricing for parking

Make the cost of pricing increase during times of heavy parking demand, and decrease during times of low parking demand, so that there are always a few spaces available for those who are willing to pay. This also keeps traffic lower because people stop driving in circles looking for parking.

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Campaign: Housing

Build more housing units on-campus at CalPoly

CalPoly could build housing communities that encourage students to remain on-campus for longer, and also to encourage graduate students to live on-campus.

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Campaign: Safe Late Night

Invest in pedestrian facilities that promote safety

San Luis Obispo needs more infrastructure that improves pedestrian safety, such as signalized zebra crossings and street lighting. The majority of vehicular collisions where pedestrian injuries result occur at night, in areas where there are few pedestrian facilities, where the pedestrian has a blood alcohol content above the legal limit. Ensuring safe routes via the built environment can help get people home safely ...more »

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Campaign: Homelessness

Housing the Homeless

Many cities have conducted studies which have concluded that it is cheaper to house the homeless than to let them remain homeless and pay the externalities costs of the homeless population. What if the city passed an additional development fee on all market rate housing and commercial development to help pay the costs for a program housing the homeless?

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Campaign: Growth and Preservation In SLO

Focus on Infill development first

To preserve the open space around San Luis Obispo while maintaining open space I think the city should adopt language which expresses the sentiment that the city favor high density infill development over development along the urban fringes.

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Campaign: Safe Late Night

increase officer presence during prime bar hopping hours.

As a women I do not feel safe in Downtown at night because there are drunk guys, who weight more than I do, being rowdy in public. Increasing patrols or bicycle presences could make bystanders to the bar hopping feel a bit better about their surroundings.

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Campaign: Growth and Preservation In SLO

Strengthen the Greenbelt

Educate applicants and developers about the purpose and benefits for the city's greenbelt! That is preserves a lot of the open space and agriculture land seen around the city.

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Campaign: Improve Housing Affordability

Limiting Size

The City should have a code that limits the size of projects, so projects are not developing large luxurious units in certain areas.

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Campaign: Increasing diversity in the city of San Luis Obispo

Embrace existing diverse communities

Consider engaging existing communities with an annual event or opportunity to showcase, market, and increase revenue to small businesses associated to a specific ethnic group or groups. A successfully and thriving ethnic community is the proven technique to increase diversity.

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Campaign: Improve Housing Affordability

Livability and Affordability

Livability and affordability is about choice. Zoning code considerations that provide accessibility, private storage relationship to open space and parking. Have a unit generator process, such as a trend in multi generational living with a ratio of 1:5.

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Campaign: Improve Housing Affordability

Equity and Affordability

I think housing cooperatives are an important resource to meet housing needs, offering flexibility in the types and structure of housing cooperatives, financial benefits for co-op members, a sense of community, pride of ownership, and stability in the housing market. A city needs to govern and ensure adequate reserves for maintenance in cooperative housing.

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