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November 22, 2017, 2:35 PM

Good Afternoon,

The City of San Luis Obispo invites the public to attend the 4th neighborhood meeting for the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard Plan. The meeting will take place on Monday, December 11th, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the City/County Library, 995 Palm Street. The purpose of this meeting is to present the final analysis and recommended design concepts for public review before taking the Final Plan to the City Bicycle Advisory Committee (January 2018) and City Council (February 2018) for consideration, and potential adoption.

The agenda for this meeting includes:

  1. Review of project background, Council Study Session, and work completed to date
  2. Staff presentation of design concepts and analysis for:
  1. Project Phasing, Costs & Performance Monitoring Strategies
  2. Open Discussion
  3. Outline of upcoming meetings and next steps

Those whom cannot attend the meeting are encouraged to visit the project website (http://www.peakdemocracy.com/3444) to review meeting summaries, project materials, provide comments, and subscribe to project updates.  If you have any questions, please contact Project Managers  Luke Schwartz (lschwartz@slocity.org) or Jennifer Rice (jrice@slocity.org).

Happy Thanksgiving to All.

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August 31, 2017, 10:52 AM

Hello,

Thank you for subscribing to Open City Hall from the City of San Luis Obispo, and thanks to those of you who were able to attend the City Council Study Session on August 15th for the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard. For those who were unable to attend the meeting, and as additional information for those who did attend, a Meeting Summary has been uploaded to the project website. The summary includes a brief overview of the staff presentation, public input and Council direction regarding preferred concepts to carry forward for further development. View the summary here:

  1. Meeting Summary - City Council Study Session on Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard (8/15/17)

Staff will proceed with additional technical studies to refine the preferred design concepts per Council direction and will present the final plans to the public at Community Meeting #4, to be scheduled later this fall. Meeting details will be provided when date/time/location are confirmed. The final plans will then be presented to the Bicycle Advisory Committee and City Council for final consideration, and potential adoption--likely in early 2018.

Please click the "Read More" button below to continue to the project website and feel free to contact Project Managers Luke Schwartz (lschwartz@slocity.org) or Jennifer Rice (jrice@slocity.org) with any questions.

Thank you for your participation!

City of San Luis Obispo

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August 28, 2017, 10:27 AM

Hello,

Thank you for subscribing to Open City Hall from the City of San Luis Obispo. We have posted a new topic for discussion regarding a community needs workshop survey for the Human Relations Commission. To view this topic and comment, please visit http://www.slocity.org/opencityhall.

Thank you for your participation!

City of San Luis Obispo

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July 14, 2017, 1:04 PM

Thanks to those of you have participated in the year-long planning process to help us identify strategies to make walking and biking to Bishop's Peak and Pacheco Elementary Schools a more attractive, viable option for students and families. Our Draft Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Plan for Bishop's Peak and Pacheco Elementary Schools in now available for your review.

The SRTS Plan documents the primary barriers to walking and biking to school--as identified by school representatives, parents, and other community members--and identifies recommended Transportation Improvement Projects and Coordination, Enforcement & Education strategies to help reduce these barriers. 

The highest-priority recommendation presented in the SRTS Plan is the proposed installation of an enhanced pedestrian/bicycle crossing at Foothill Boulevard & Ferrini Road. Foothill Boulevard is a high volume/speed street and creates a significant mobility barrier for bicyclists and pedestrians traveling to/from the schools and neighborhoods north of Foothill. Other recommendations in the Plan include pedestrian/bicycle intersection crossing enhancements at the Foothill/Patricia/La Entrada, Ramona/Palomar and Highland/Santa Rosa intersections, installation of accessible curb ramps, traffic calming measures and potential bicycle facility enhancements at several locations throughout the study area.

The SRTS Plan is being developed in parallel with the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard Plan. Together, these planning efforts will create a strong foundation for establishing safe, accessible and attractive pedestrian and bicycle connections for users of all ages and ability levels in the norther portion of the city.

City Transportation Staff will present the Draft SRTS Plan to the Bicycle Advisory Committee and City Council at the following upcoming meetings:

  • Bicycle Advisory Committee --  Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • City Council --  Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Visit slocity.org for meeting times and locations.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment on the Draft SRTS Plan at these meetings, or by contacting staff directly: 

Adam Fukushima, Active Transportation Manager (afukushima@slocity.org)

Luke Schwartz, Transportation Planner-Engineer (lschwartz@slocity.org)

Please click the "Read More" button below to continue to the project website.

Thank you for your participation!

City of San Luis Obispo

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June 13, 2017, 9:32 AM

Thanks to those of you who have visited our project website or attended previous community meetings to help guide development of the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard project. Based on the analysis completed thus far and valuable public input provided through ongoing stakeholder outreach activities, City of SLO Transportation Staff have developed three distinct concept alternatives for consideration.

To guide selection of a preferred project alternative, the City is asking for your input. There are several ways you can participate:

1. Complete the Survey

  • A neighborhood survey will be mailed to properties within the north Broad Street study area the week of 6/12. The survey describes each concept alternative and provides residents with the opportunity provide comments and identify a preferred project alternative within a pre-paid survey postcard to be returned to the City.
  • An online survey is provided to allow those who live or work in SLO, but reside outside of the project study area to provide comments and identify a preferred alternative. The online survey can be accessed here (https://www.peakdemocracy.com/5024) and will be open until the end of July 2017.

The intent of these surveys is to gauge community support for any of the three alternatives (or neither alternative) for the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard. This is NOT a formal vote to determine a final decision. Additional refinements can be made to any alternative based on your input.

2. Upcoming Public Meetings

Staff will present the three bicycle boulevard concept alternatives and the findings of their Alternatives Analysis to the San Luis Obispo Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) and City Council for consideration at the following upcoming meetings:

  • Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) Meeting – July 20, 2017
  • City Council Study Session – August 15, 2017

A preferred alternative is anticipated to be selected following these additional public outreach opportunities and per BAC and Council guidance.

How Can I Learn More About the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard Project?

Visit the Project Website

  • To review more detailed information on the project, including project goals and objectives, meeting summaries, concept drawings for each concept alternative, and an Alternatives Screening Analysis Report, which includes an assessment of traffic/parking impacts, costs, pros and cons of each concept alternative, visit the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard Plan website: https://www.peakdemocracy.com/3444

Contact Project Managers:

  • Luke Schwartz (Transportation Planner-Engineer), lschwartz@slocity.org, 805-781-7190
  • Jennifer Rice (Transportation Planner-Engineer), jrice@slocity.org, 805-781-7058

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April 5, 2017, 3:11 PM

Hello,

Thank you for subscribing to Open City Hall from the City of San Luis Obispo. Thanks to those of you who could attend the 3rd community meeting on March 23rd for the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard. For those who were unable to attend the meeting, and as additional information for those who did attend, the following new documents have been uploaded to the project website (www.peakdemocracy.com/3444):

  1. Community Meeting #3 Summary and Presentation Slides
  2. Concept Alternatives Screening Report (includes concept designs, evaluation of alternatives)

At the most recent community meeting, staff presented a detailed summary of key features, pros and cons for two unique project alternatives for the bicycle boulevard. The alternatives are discussed in detail in the Alternatives Screening Report, while a summary of the analysis and a discussion of next steps is provided in the Meeting Summary.

Please click the "Read More" button below to continue to the project website and feel free to contact Project Managers Luke Schwartz (lschwartz@slocity.org) or Jennifer Rice (jrice@slocity.org) with any questions.

Thank you for your participation!

City of San Luis Obispo

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March 28, 2017, 5:53 PM

Hello,

Thank you for subscribing to Open City Hall from the City of San Luis Obispo. We have posted a new topic regarding the Cost of Service Fee Study. 

The City is in the process of reviewing the fees that the City charges for services provided by the City; known as User and Regulatory fees and commonly referred to as Cost of Service fees; associated with Planning, Public Works, Engineering, Utilities, Police, Finance, and Fire Departments.   

The page provides background information as well as the staff report from a City Council Study Session and other pertinent materials. In particular, at the bottom of the page is an orange question mark with a prompt for feedback. Please feel free to provide written feedback using the “Add Your Statement” button. Feedback given through the Open City Hall page will be provided to the City Council 

To view this topic and comment, please visit http://www.slocity.org/opencityhall (click "Cost of Service Fee Study and Appeal Fees and select the "Go to the topic" orange button)

Thank you for your participation!

City of San Luis Obispo

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March 15, 2017, 4:57 PM

Thanks to those of you who were able to attend the 2nd community meeting on March 8th to continue efforts planning Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Improvements for Bishop's Peak and Pacheco Elementary Schools. To help inform those who were unable to attend the meeting, the following new documents have been uploaded to the project website (www.peakdemocracy.com/3736):

  1. Community Meeting #2 Summary (Draft Recommendations and Presentation Slides)

The first phase of the project included a Needs Assessment - the process of identifying and prioritizing locations where improvements are needed to enhance conditions for walking and biking to school.  The March 8th meeting focused on the second phase of the project - presentation of Draft SRTS Improvement Recommendations.  Staff presented a series of preliminary recommendations, including Transportation Improvement Projects (physical improvements) and Coordination & Enforcement Strategies (targeted coordination between the schools, SLCUSD, City Public Works and Police Departments).  The draft recommendations are detailed in the Community Meeting #2 Summary.

Based on the community input received thus far, staff will refine the draft recommendations and prepare a final SRTS Improvements Plan. The final Plan will include a comprehensive report documenting the fundamental philosophies of SRTS, key issues identified in the Needs Assessment phase, final project recommendations, and a summary of public engagement activities conducted to date.  The final SRTS Improvement Plan will be made available for public review, and subsequent City Council consideration with a target date of spring/summer 2017 for completion.

Please click the "Read More" button below to continue to the project website.

Thank you for your participation!

City of San Luis Obispo

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March 14, 2017, 1:26 PM

Good Afternoon,

The City of San Luis Obispo invites the public to attend the 3rd neighborhood meeting for the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard Plan. The meeting will take place on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the City/County Library, 995 Palm Street. The agenda for this meeting includes:

  1. Review of project background and work completed to date
  2. Staff presentation of concept designs for project alternatives
  3. Staff summary of alternatives analysis (costs, traffic impacts, etc.)
  4. Group discussion and critique of concepts
  5. Outline of next steps

At the first two project meetings, the project was introduced and staff gained feedback on key issues & types of features desired by the community for the bicycle boulevard. The goal of the 3rd meeting is to present detailed concept alternatives and receive input to guide refinement of a preferred concept plan to carry forward for final community review and subsequent Council consideration.

Those whom cannot attend the meeting are encouraged to visit the project website (http://www.peakdemocracy.com/3444) to review meeting summaries, project materials, provide comments, and subscribe to project updates.  If you have any questions, please contact Project Manager Luke Schwartz via phone (805-781-7190) or email (lschwartz@slocity.org).

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March 2, 2017, 8:25 AM

The City of San Luis Obispo invites the public to attend the second neighborhood meeting for the Bishop’s Peak and Pacheco Elementary Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Improvements Plan. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Pacheco Elementary Multipurpose Room, 261 Cuesta Drive, SLO. The agenda for this meeting includes:

  1. Staff summary of key transportation needs and issues identified to date
  2. Staff presentation on their Draft SRTS Improvement Recommendations
  3. Public forum to refine recommendations and project prioritization

Based on comments and feedback provided on the Draft Improvement Recommendations, staff will refine their recommendations and present a final SRTS Improvement Plan for Bishop's Peak & Pacheco Elementary to City Council for approval.  To subscribe to project updates and/or provide feedback on the project, visit the City’s online forum at http://www.peakdemocracy.com/3736.

Please contact Transportation Planner-Engineer, Luke Schwartz (lschwartz@slocity.org / 805.781.7190) or Active Transportation Manager, Adam Fukushima  (afukushima@slocity.org / 805.781.7590) with any questions.

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January 11, 2017, 9:00 PM

Hello,

Thank you for subscribing to Open City Hall from the City of San Luis Obispo. We have posted a new topic regarding an online dot exercise which allows you to provide your input on priorities for the upcoming two-year City budget. To view this topic and comment, please visit http://www.slocity.org/opencityhall.

Thank you for your participation!

City of San Luis Obispo

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November 21, 2016, 5:29 PM

Hello,

Thank you for subscribing to Open City Hall from the City of San Luis Obispo. We have posted a new topic regarding the Community Priorities Survey. The survey is a part of the process to develop the 2017-2019 Financial Plan and helps determine what priorities the City will focus on during the next two years. All surveys received before December 15, 2016 will be summarized and presented to the City Council at the January 10, 2017 Community Forum. To view this topic and comment, please visit http://www.slocity.org/opencityhall.

Thank you for your participation!

City of San Luis Obispo

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October 21, 2016, 1:57 PM

Hello,

Thank you for subscribing to Open City Hall from the City of San Luis Obispo. We have posted a new topic for discussion regarding sidewalk standards in the Railroad District. To view this topic and comment, please visit http://www.slocity.org/opencityhall.

Thank you for your participation!

City of San Luis Obispo

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October 4, 2016, 9:34 AM

Thanks to those of you who were able to attend the 1st community meeting back in June to kick off efforts to plan Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Improvements for Bishop's Peak and Pacheco Elementary Schools. To help inform those who were unable to attend the meeting, the following new documents have been uploaded to the project website (www.peakdemocracy.com/3736):

  1. Community Meeting #1 Summary and Presentation Slides

The first phase of the project includes a Needs Assessment - the process of identifying and prioritizing locations where improvements are needed to enhance conditions for walking and biking to school. At the 1st community meeting, City staff discussed the project process/schedule and asked attendees to identify key access and safety needs within the vicinity of the schools. The Community Meeting #1 Summary lists the top needs identified by parents, neighbors and school representatives to date--most notably, the need for pedestrian/bicycle crossing improvements along Foothill Boulevard. If there are additional issues that you would like to convey to staff, please visit the project website to access the Interactive Comment Map and staff contact information.

Based on the community input received thus far and review of current traffic data crash history, staff will prioritize locations where transportation needs have been identified, conduct appropriate technical studies, and develop a draft concept plan for recommended improvements. A second community workshop will follow in early 2017, where staff will present the Draft SRTS Improvements Plan to the community for review and input.

Please click the "Read More" button below to continue to the project website.

Thank you for your participation!

City of San Luis Obispo

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August 26, 2016, 8:58 AM

Hello,

Thank you for subscribing to Open City Hall from the City of San Luis Obispo. We have posted a new topic for discussion regarding a community needs workshop survey for the Human Relations Commission. To view this topic and comment, please visit http://www.slocity.org/opencityhall.

Thank you for your participation!

City of San Luis Obispo

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June 27, 2016, 9:58 AM

Thanks to those of you who were able to attend the 2nd community meeting on June 9th for the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard. To help inform those who were unable to attend the meeting, and as supplementary information for those who did attend, the following new documents have been uploaded to the project website (www.peakdemocracy.com/3444):

  1. Community Meeting #2 Summary and Presentation Slides
  2. Existing Conditions Summary Maps

At the 2nd community meeting, City staff presented their preliminary concept for the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard and invited attendees to break off into groups and develop their own concepts for the boulevard via an interactive design charrette. Based on input from the design charrette and first community meeting, as well as input continually being received on the project's online forum, staff will now proceed with developing a refined set of concept design alternatives for the bicycle boulevard. Concept drawings will be developed for each alternative and staff will evaluate each option using quantitative and qualitative measures to assess potential traffic and parking impacts, emergency vehicle access concerns, costs and overall effectiveness in supporting the objectives of the project. 

Once the refined design concept alternatives and corresponding screening analyses are prepared, staff will present this information to the community for review and input. Please stay tuned for updates later in the fall of 2016.

Please click the "Read More" button below to continue to the project website.

Thank you for your participation!

City of San Luis Obispo

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June 9, 2016, 9:03 AM

The City of San Luis Obispo would like to invite the public to attend a neighborhood meeting on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Pacheco Elementary School Multipurpose Room, 261 Cuesta Drive, San Luis Obispo.

The purpose of this meeting is to kick off the process for developing safe routes to school transportation improvements for Bishop’s Peak and Pacheco Elementary Schools. The project will identify opportunities to improve access and safety for children who walk or bike to school. Parents, neighbors and other residents are invited to this initial meeting to help identify access needs and priority locations for potential improvements.

To subscribe to project updates and/or provide feedback on the project, visit the City’s online site at https://www.peakdemocracy.com/3736.

To help the City identify locations near Bishop's Peak and Pacheco Elementary Schools to prioritize for safety/access improvements for pedestrians and bicycles, add your comments to our interactive comment map by clicking here

Project Manager, Luke Schwartz, is also available and can be reached at lschwartz@slocity.org, or via phone at (805) 781-7190. 

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June 1, 2016, 1:29 PM

The City of San Luis Obispo invites the public to attend the second neighborhood meeting for the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard Plan. The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 9th, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the City/County Library, 995 Palm Street. The agenda for this meeting includes:

  1. Staff presentation on work completed to date
  2. Staff presentation on their preliminary design concepts
  3. Design charrette, attendees develop & present their own concepts
  4. Group discussion and critique of concepts

At the first meeting, the project was introduced and staff gained feedback on issues to be addressed and the type of bike boulevard that was desired. The goal of the 2nd meeting is to explore a range of design concepts and begin to narrow those concepts into a plan for the bike boulevard. To subscribe to project updates and/or provide feedback on the project, visit the City’s online forum at http://www.peakdemocracy.com/3444.

Project Managers Jennifer Rice and Luke Schwartz can also be reached at JRice@slocity.org and LSchwartz@slocity.org, or via phone at (805) 781-7190.

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April 18, 2016, 1:01 PM

Thanks to those of you who were able to attend the project kick-off meeting on March 24th for the Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard. To help inform those who were unable to attend the meeting, and as supplementary information for those who did attend, the following new documents have been uploaded to the project website (www.peakdemocracy.com/3444):

  1. Community Meeting #1 Summary and Presentation Slides
  2. Broad Street Bicycle Boulevard Design Guidelines

The Design Guidelines identify the goal and objectives of the project and provide additional information regarding the various types of design elements that may be considered for the bicycle boulevard. Staff will be collecting traffic data and developing preliminary design concepts over the next few months to present to the community at the next public meeting, which is tentatively scheduled for June 2016. The plan for the June meeting is to host a more interactive workshop in the form of a design charrette, where staff will present their draft concepts and attendees will be asked to create their own concept for the Broad Street Bike Boulevard. Please click the "Read More" button below to continue to the project website.

Thank you for your participation!

City of San Luis Obispo

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February 19, 2016, 9:45 AM

Hello,

Thank you for subscribing to Open City Hall from the City of San Luis Obispo. Will you take a few minutes to help us Imagine Downtown SLO? We have posted a brief survey regarding the Downtown Concept Plan and Mission Plaza Master Plan, and would love to hear from you. To view this topic and comment, please visit www.slocity.org/opencityhall.

Thank you for your participation!

City of San Luis Obispo

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July 28, 2015, 5:30 PM

Hello,

Thank you for subscribing to Open City Hall from the City of San Luis Obispo. We have posted a new topic for discussion regarding a proposed Neighborhood Matching Grant program. To view this topic and comment, please visit http://www.slocity.org/opencityhall.

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City of San Luis Obispo

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May 5, 2015, 4:52 PM

Hello,

Thank you for subscribing to Open City Hall from the City of San Luis Obispo. We have posted a new topic for discussion regarding expanded polystyrene (plastic foam) food containers and products. To view this topic and comment, please visit http://www.slocity.org/opencityhall.

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City of San Luis Obispo

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April 10, 2015, 3:29 PM

Hello,

Thank you for subscribing to Open City Hall from the City of San Luis Obispo. We have posted a new topic for discussion regarding a rental housing inspection program. To view this topic and comment, please visit http://www.slocity.org/opencityhall.

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City of San Luis Obispo

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January 28, 2015, 5:20 PM

Hello,

Thank you for subscribing to Open City Hall from the City of San Luis Obispo. We have posted a new topic for discussion regarding electronic cigarettes. To view this topic and comment, please visit http://www.peakdemocracy.com/2419.

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City of San Luis Obispo

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