The recently passed 2021-23 SLO City budget prioritizes direct support to businesses through an allocation of $750,000, funding made possible by the Chamber-supported Measure G sales tax, passed in 2020. Watch as our Director of Governmental Affairs, Molly Kern shares what priorities we’re advocating these funds be directed towards to ensure a positive ripple effect is seen across our local economy.
The City of SLO’s Open SLO program began at the onset of the pandemic and includes street parklets, sidewalk dining, updates to Monterey Street and activations in Mission Plaza as well as throughout downtown SLO. The support for these initiatives has been overwhelming — and on July 20, the SLO City Council discussed the community’s feedback and possibilities for the future of the program. Watch as SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs, Molly Kern discusses what we advocated for as part of the continuation of these programs and how they can further serve the community as a whole.
Whether you realize it or not, the simple act of spending your dollars locally goes beyond that one transaction to help create jobs, support other local businesses, and shape the unique character and personality of San Luis. As things start opening up and we begin to return to some of our pre-pandemic habits, SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs, Molly Kern reflects on how much our community had done over the last 16 months to come together, support one another and our local business community.
Last week, state and federal governments announced plans to open about 400 square miles of the Pacific Ocean to offshore wind. SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs, Molly Kern breaks down this exciting development and explains why the Chamber is supporting a federally funded feasibility study. Learn more about this incredible opportunity below and we look forward to keeping you updated as the project progresses.
Last week, SLO City Council discussed the budget for the next two years which will impact both business owners and residents. SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs, Molly Kern points out a few of the most exciting elements that the Chamber is proud to support during our April Good Morning SLO program.
The Chamber has advocated for a renewed focus on addressing the growing challenge of homelessness at both the City and County levels. In the past few weeks, our Board and Legislative Action Committee have identified ways for the business community to support and amplify the great work being done by so many nonprofits in our region. Listen to SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs, Molly Kern share more about the community’s response and plans for next steps.
Last week, we saw the passage of California’s $9.6 billion bi-partisan relief package. Listen to SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs, Molly Kern break down what it means for individuals and businesses as well as share updates on federal and local financial relief. For most recent updates on the state relief package visit: https://covid19.ca.gov/.
While there has been undoubtedly some silver linings of this past year, it turned out to be so tough. SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs, Molly Kern shares what the future months and years will bring for the City and Chamber as the pandemic continues to have overarching influence on each of our lives. Learn more about how the key business community priorities that the Chamber will be advocating for, HERE.
Molly Kern, SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs, celebrates the achievements of recent weeks including City and County housing elements being approved and the community support shown with the passage of SLO Measure G. We are grateful for how the community has stepped up to support each other during this challenging time.
Watch as SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs, Molly Kern breaks down what you need to know about certain measures on this year’s ballot. See where we stand on the issues and become a more informed voter by viewing our full 2020 Voter Guide, HERE.
SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs, Molly Kern breaks down two of the decisions that will be taking place at the September 1st SLO City Council Meeting. One being the City’s Housing Element and the other, key changes to oversight of Measure G.
SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales gets you up to speed on the city’s zoning update and proposed cannabis tax with a reminder to vote in the June 5 primary.
Recently, the San Luis Obispo City Council gave the public further ideas about how they would like the City’s cannabis regulations to look – with many similarities to what the Chamber has recommended
In early August, San Luis Obispo residents will be given the chance to vote on a ballot measure that appears to protect renters and home buyers alike from discrimination – but could actually hurt access to affordable housing. The measure, B-17, calls to repeal the former Rental Housing Inspection program, which has already been repealed, and replace it with a provision entitled “Non-Discrimination in Housing.” This sounds like something that everyone could get behind, but, as is often the case, the details and verbiage used in the measure could leave the city open to costly lawsuits. And this is how affordable housing could be hurt. Affordable housing programs are discriminatory by nature, as they mandate that participants have to make under a certain level of income. http://www.slocity.org/government/municipal-elections