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March 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

| $50

A half-day dialogue on increasing housing options


The outlook on housing leaped forward this past year, with nearly 1,400 new homes made possible in the City of San Luis Obispo alone. A good start, but what’s next?

The Housing Collaborative of the Central Coast is again convening the community for a half-day dialogue on bringing home more housing options. Attendees will learn from industry experts including Sonja Trauss – #34 on the Politico 50 – about:

  • Moving from “Not in my backyard” to “Yes in my backyard
  • State legislative changes
  • The future of housing

Program will be followed by a cocktail hour from 5-6 p.m.


Steve_WhiteWelcome | Steve White, President of the California Association of Realtors
White is a 32-year Realtor in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita areas. He’s been a director of C.A.R. since 1994 and of the National Association of Realtors since 2004, holding various leadership positions in both over the years. He comes from a family of realtors, with his mother, brother, and sister all active in the real estate business.


Opening speaker | Dave Mullinax, League of California Cities
Mullinax has represented the 25 cities in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties for 15 years as regional public affairs manager for the League of California Cities. In the role, he lobbies on legislation, works on statewide initiative campaigns and conducts community outreach on issues that impact local governments.


Keynote | Sonja Trauss, San Francisco YIMBY Party
Trauss – named to the Politico 50 – is a pioneer in the YIMBY movement, working to drive housing prices lower by building more and inspiring similar movements elsewhere. In addition to co-founding the YIMBY Party, she founded the San Francisco Bay Area Renters Federation and a legal advocacy and education fund to help enforce state housing laws.



Emcee | Ron Yukelson, Dignity Health

Yukelson has spent more than a dozen years in healthcare management in San Luis Obispo, overseeing strategic initiatives, governmental relations, physician relations and business development. Currently senior director of administrative for Dignity Health’s Central Coast market, he was previously chief strategy officer for Tenet Healthcare.


Panel topics and participants

Looking back on successes through 2017 

David Cooke
Paso Robles
Housing Authority
Amanda Dunton
Cate Norton
Community Builders
Scott Smith
Housing Authority
of SLO


State changes, local impacts 

 Jon Ansolobehere  
City of San
Luis Obispo
 Ryan Hostetter  
City of Santa
  Ken Trigueiro  
Peoples’ Self-Help


Creative solutions to getting housing built

  Scott Collins   
City of
Morro Bay
  Steve Peck  
Peck Planning &
  Larry Werner  
North Coast

The Future of Housing in our Communities

 Matt Bronson 
City of
Grover Beach
Wade Horton
San Luis
Obispo County
Bianca Koenig
Eric Meyer
planning commissioner

Pricing details

Members of these organizations are invited to attend at the $50 member price:

  • California Association of Realtors
  • Economic Vitality Corporation
  • Home Builders Association of the Central Coast
  • San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce

About the Housing Collaborative

The Housing Collaborative of the Central Coast includes the Economic Vitality Corporation, the Home Builders Association of the Central Coast and the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. The coalition aims to bring the community together to exchange information and work toward collaborative solutions to create housing opportunities on the Central Coast.


Learn more before the event

Thank you to our platinum sponsor:


Gold sponsors:
Williams Homes




Silver sponsors:

Cal Poly SLO logo

NKT Commercial logo




San Luis Ranch logo





Cocktail hour sponsor:


March 22, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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333 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 United States
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