SLO County housing Summit
2019 SLO County Housing Summit Friday, March 22, 12 - 2 p.m. 1350 Osos St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

What will housing look like 20 years down the road?

The Housing Collaborative of the Central Coast is again convening experts to address California’s housing crisis. Keynote speaker Senator Scott Wiener will address policies on the horizon that could reform our state’s approach to housing creation and housing affordability. Following his presentation, SLO County administrative officer Wade Horton will moderate a panel discussion where experts in water and transportation will join Senator Wiener to discuss topics including:

  • Legislation on the horizon that could impact housing
  • How roads and water impact housing availability and price
  • Creative solutions to infrastructure planning and funding challenges

Attendees will walk away with a greater understanding of what housing could look like 20 years down the road, challenges we may face and actionable steps we can take today to ensure that housing will be attainable into the future.

housing summit 2019Keynote | Senator Scott Wiener
Representing San Francisco and northern San Mateo County, Senator Wiener’s leadership on the Senate Housing Committee includes introduction of SB 50, which aims to create more dense housing near major transit lines. Endorsed by numerous mayors, the bill will “spur more affordable housing near transit and job centers,” according to San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.


housing summit 2019Panelist | Newsha K. Ajami, Stanford University
Ajami is the director of Urban Water Policy with Stanford University’s Water in the West and NSF-ReNUWIt initiatives. She is a hydrologist specializing in sustainable water resource management, water policy and the water-energy-food nexus. Her research throughout the years has been interdisciplinary and impact driven, focusing on the improvement of the science-policy-stakeholder interface by incorporating social and economic measures and relevant and effective communication.


housing summit 2019Panelist | Carl Guardino, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Carl Guardino is the President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association that represents more than 375 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers. He is also a three-term gubernatorial appointee on the California Transportation Commission. Known throughout the region as a consensus builder, Guardino has championed a number of successful ballot measures, especially in the areas of transportation and housing.


housing summit 2019

Moderator | Wade Horton, County of San Luis Obispo
SLO County administrative officer, Wade Horton oversees the SLO County team of 2,800 who provide a wide range of services, including land use planning, public safety and emergency preparation, environmental protection and health and human services. Previously, he served as public works director advancing projects such as sustainable management of our groundwater basins and the Los Osos Wastewater Treatment Plant.


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

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.


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