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It is important for decision makers at the county level to hear from their constituents. You as a  community member are who they were elected to represent.  Remember to be respectful and courteous at all times. Your concerns will speak for themselves when communicated calmly with precision.  Public input is not only your right, but it also provides a critical layer of checks and balances that are in place to assure honest and transparent process.  Without public input, decision makers can too easily assume the public has no concerns.  When this occurs, weighing whether a specific project presents more benefits than impacts to the community is often not considered in a sufficiently comprehensive manner.  Concerned community members can (and should) write letters to the entire Board of Supervisors (not just your own District representative) whether or not they intend to speak at public hearings and, whenever possible,  arrange to meet and speak with Supervisors individually before the hearing date on any specific project of concern.     


Printable/Shareable Informational brochure (pdf) for Board of Supervisors May 12, 2015 Appeal Hearing 

core values of public participation pdf

Write letters to San Luis Obispo County Supervisors with your concerns. Board of Supervisors E-mail Addresses:

E-mail all board members:
Board of Supervisors website :
Board of Supervisors Mailing Address:  Room D-430, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, California 93408
Phone: 781-5450 (Call to make appointment with Supervisors)  Fax: 781-1350
*(Supervisor Arnold has office hours at the Santa Margarita Library, on 1st Wednesday of each month)
Board of Supervisors Meeting information: Board meetings take place on Tuesdays in the Board Chambers of the County Government Center (Room D-170), 1055 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, Ca.  Meetings begin at 9:00 a.m.
View agenda for upcoming or archived board meeting
Listen or watch live or archived meetings

Legislative Assistants:  (Each board member has a legislative assistant that can schedule appointments and pass along information provided to them) Write letters to San Luis Obispo County Planning Department with your concerns. San Luis Obispo County Department of Planning and Building E-mail addresses: SLO County Department of Planning and Building Mailing Address:  976 Osos Street Rm. 200,  San Luis Obispo, California 93406

Write letters to the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commissioners with your concerns 

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Write letters to local media outlets

Share information with your friends, neighbors, and community groups and clubs.  Creating awareness about important issues is extremely important.   

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