Every other year, the City of San Luis Obispo establishes a set of goals to determine the city’s investment of time, money and resources. On Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. in the SLO Vets Hall, the city hosted a community forum to accept input into priorities for the 2019-21 budget cycle.

SLO City Community Forum_major city goals_2019“We were there,” said Jim Dantona, SLO Chamber president and CEO. “The Chamber’s legacy has been to serve as a potent voice of the business community, offering our engagement and advocacy to help guide the community we all care about.”

The Chamber compiled recommendations based on key business community priorities as determined by Chamber committees and the board after extensive discussion and evaluation involving more than 80 Chamber members.

Chamber recommendations for the city’s goals emphasize fiscal sustainability and responsibility, climate action, housing and multi-modal transportation. They reflect continued focus on making long-term investments and informed fiscal decisions that are intended to support a balanced and prosperous community for generations to come.

“Informed by Imagine SLO, the Chamber’s economic vision, the recommendations focus on investments that unlock our ability to build a more integrated, safe and fiscally sustainable city that houses more of its workforce,” explained Dantona.

On Feb. 5, the City Council adopted its 2019-2021 goals reflecting input from the Chamber and more than 2,000 residents.

SLO Chamber re. Major City Goals 2019-21 1.15.19