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Trail Study Released for Public Comment  

The Edna-Price Canyon (Anza) Trail Feasibility Study is officially in the home stretch. At its November meeting, the SLOCOG Board released a draft of the study for a public comment period, which will run through early January. A final draft version will be brought to the Board in February for consideration of adoption. Backed by robust public participation and careful analysis, the study explores the vision of a shared use trail for walking, cycling, and horseback riding from San Luis Obispo to Pismo Beach. The route, which will serve the Edna Valley and Price Canyon, honors the historic route taken by the Juan Bautista de Anza expedition in the 1770s. The draft study can be found at

More information can be found in the staff report.

Questions? Contact Jeff Brubaker at 788-2104 or

2016 Regional Transportation Improvement Plan

The SLOCOG Board was briefed on highway related improvement projects that are ready to progress to the next level of project development, or are ready for construction in the next two to three years. Project sponsor representatives presented background information on six priority projects. The discussion focused on the US 101 Pismo Congestion Relief strategies, operational improvements at SR 41/SR 1/Main St. intersection in Morro Bay, the status of the 46W/US 101 Phase 2 realignment of Vine St. in Paso Robles, and the final design alternatives at the Brisco Rd./Halcyon Rd//US 101 Interchange to be included in the City of Arroyo Grande's environmental document to be released later in December. With the decline in revenues affecting SLOCOG's ability to implement priority projects for region, there was discussion at the Board regarding what level of funding partnership SLOCOG should continue with the State of California (Caltrans) on the SR 46 East corridor improvement project; specifically the intersection at SR 46/SR 41. Considering the information provided, general direction was given to staff by the SLOCOG Board on how best to proceed with the draft 2016 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP). A public hearing will be held on SLOCOG's draft 2016 RTIP on December 16, 2015.

More information can be found in the staff report.

Questions? Contact Rich Murphy at 805-781-5754 or

Coastal Sediment Management Plan Update 

The SLOCOG Board received an update regarding the development of a Draft Coastal Regional Sediment Management Plan (CRSMP) for portions of San Luis Obispo County following two workshops conducted to solicit local input and guidance addressing historical conditions, federal and state coastal sediment activities and other coastal infrastructure concerns.

The CRSMP will formulate strategies to help restore, preserve, and maintain coastal beaches and other critical areas of sediment deficit; sustain recreation and tourism; enhance public safety and access; restore coastal sandy habitats; and identify cost-effective solutions for restoration of areas affected by excess sediment.  It is anticipated that the CSRMP will provide support and guidance for future grant opportunities.

The SLOCOG Board formed a Standing Committee of elected officials comprised of two County Supervisors from coastal areas; one representative from the cities of Grover Beach, Morro Bay, and Pismo Beach; one representative from Port San Luis Harbor District and one representative from the Oceano Community Services District to provide policy guidance for the adoption of the plan and make recommendations to the full SLOCOG Board regarding the implementation of plan components.

The Draft CRSMP is now scheduled to be made available in early January. The CRSMP Standing Committee will have an opportunity to review the draft plan in January-February with consideration of adoption in March or April.

More information can be found in the staff report.

Questions? Contact Steve Devencenzi at 805-781-4662 or

SLOCOG 2014-15 Annual Report

The SLOCOG 2014-15 Annual Report is out! Check out the video presentation here:

Questions? Contact Stephanie Hicks at 805-781-4462 or

Down the Road...

The next scheduled meeting of the SLOCOG Board will be held at the San Luis Obispo County Government Center, Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Upcoming items:
  • 2016 Regional Transportation Improvement Program
  • 227 Operational Analysis Draft Recommendations
  • 2015 Coordinated Human Services Plan
  • Coast Rail Corridor Final EIS/EIR
ADA accommodations may be requested by contacting SLOCOG offices at 781-4219. Please note that 48 hours advance notice is necessary to accommodate your request. 
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The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) is an area-wide planning and programming agency for issues of regional concern. SLOCOG is also the federal-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the state-designated Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA), the Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (SAFE), the Census Data Affiliate (CDA) and the Regional Ridesharing Program for the San Luis Obispo Region. Member agencies and their designated representatives are listed below:
President - Debbie Arnold (District 5)
Vice President - Jan Marx (San Luis Obispo)

District 1 Supervisor - Frank Mecham
District 2 Supervisor - Bruce Gibson
District 3 Supervisor - Adam Hill
District 4 Supervisor - Lynn Compton
District 5 Supervisor - Debbie Arnold

Executive Director - Ron DeCarli

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          Arroyo Grande - Jim Guthrie, Council Member

          Atascadero - Tom O'Malley, Mayor

          Grover Beach - John Shoals, Mayor

          Morro Bay - Jamie Irons, Mayor

          Paso Robles - Fred Strong, Council Member

          Pismo Beach - Shelly Higginbotham, Mayor

          San Luis Obispo - Jan Howell Marx, Mayor

          Ex-Officio, Caltrans District 5 - Timothy Gubbins