Updates, progress and what the money is going to from last November’s voter-approved bonds, Measure G as well as Education Bonds D and L. Charlene Rosales, your director of governmental affairs breaks it all down in just 3 minutes.


The city of San Luis Obispo’s 2017 – 19 budget priorities and the SLO Chamber’s recommendations on how to achieve them, the ongoing process to update the city’s zoning regulations and how they impact housing downtown, and updates to the user and regulatory fees in the city. Charlene Rosales, the Chamber’s director of governmental affairs explains the complexities and how they affect your life.


Follow this link to share your opinion before the joint Planning Commission and City Council meeting on April 12. http://www.slocity.org/government/department-directory/community-development/planning-zoning/zoning/zoning-regulations-update

The City of San Luis Obispo is making moves that will affect commercial development and housing opportunities as staff works on updating city user regulatory fees as well as the city’s zoning program. Charlene Rosales, the Chamber’s director of governmental affairs breaks down a months-worth of work, and how the results will affect your life.


The San Luis Obispo City’s goal setting workshop and resulting action by the City Council, the Rental Housing Inspection Program, the Chamber’s advocacy work on housing proposals to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. The SLO Chamber’s Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales breaks it all down in less than three minutes.


The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce’s recommendation for SLO City’s update of their Major City Goals, the implementation of the Climate Action Plan, and upcoming events. The SLO Chamber’s Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales breaks it all down.


Charlene Rosales, the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce’s director of governmental affairs, shares the Chamber’s recommendations for the City of San Luis Obispo’s 2017-2019 major city goals. They include: investing in critical transportation infrastructure, driving economic development and addressing fiscal challenges that the city faces.

Follow this link before January 10, 2017 to help determine the San Luis Obispo City’s priorities for the 2017-2019 budget. http://www.peakdemocracy.com/portals/189/Issue_4144


Charlene Rosales, the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce’s director of governmental affairs, breaks down the work that the Economic Vitality Corporation, the Home Builders Association of the Central Coast and the Chamber did on the workforce housing front, as well as SLO’s Box Art program and updates to the closure of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.


Charlene Rosales, the San Luis Obispo Chamber’s director of governmental affairs shares the Chamber’s positions on the ballot measures and propositions that voters will be asked to weigh in on when they mail in or step into the ballot box. She reviews them all, including becoming a self-help county, recreational marijuana and the statewide plastic bag ban in just over two minutes and 53 seconds.

Download the latest version of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Voter guide here https://slochamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Voter-Guide-2016-9-22.pdf


San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales breaks down what it means to be a Self-Help County as well as what the benefits are and why we should vote for it.


The board of supervisors vote to put a countywide half-cent sales tax on the ballot, the Chamber’s engagement in Diablo Canyon closure conversations and a slew of other issues, including recreational marijuana, that Chamber committees are tracking. Charlene Rosales reviews them all in just over three minutes.

Download the latest version of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Voter guide here https://slochamber.org/2016-voter-guide/


SB 968 a study looking into the economic impact of a possible closure of Diablo Canyon Nuclear power plant, transportation infrastructure funding, and rental housing inspection. The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce’s Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales breaks it all down in 2 minutes and 52 seconds.


The Board of Supervisors vote to connect desalination plant to Lopez Lake, Measure G funds projection for San Luis Obispo City and the upcoming Fifth annual State of the State, Charlene Rosales, the Chamber’s director of governmental affairs tells it all in 2.5 minutes.

To apply for the open seats on the Citizens’ Revenue Enhancement Oversight Commission go to http://www.slocity.org/…/advisory-bodi…/application-handbook


Residential projects in San Luis Obispo, proposed on-campus housing for faculty and staff at Cal Poly, the County’s vacation rental ordinance and an invite to the Chambers Green Business Symposium. Charlene Rosales, the Chamber’s director of governmental affairs runs through it all in under four minutes.

For more information and to register for The Green Business Symposium click here.


Updates to San Luis Obispo’s Downtown Concept Plan as well as the Mission Plaza Master Plan, the City’s update to the Sign Ordinance, exploring becoming a Self-Help County, supporting updates to the LUCE and a parking structure on the corner of Palm and Nipomo streets. Charlene Rosales, the Chamber’s director of governmental affairs explains a how the Chamber kicked off 2016.


The creation of the Piedras Blancas National Monument, following how funds from Measures D, L and G are being spent, and a possible pipeline to the Diablo Canyon desalination plant, Charlene Rosales, the Chamber’s director of governmental affairs, breaks down 2015 in its entirety (more or less) and hints on what’s to come in 2016 in just over three minutes.


The creation of a national monument in the area between San Simeon and the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse, a parking structure on the corner of Palm and Nipomo streets and work that the SLO Chamber has been doing regarding transportation funding in SLO county. Charlene Rosales, the Chamber’s director of governmental affairs explains a month’s worth of the Chamber’s work in two minutes and 36 seconds.


In September the Chamber’s Economic Development Committee and Housing Task Force discussed downtown building heights and the financial constraints limiting achieving mixed-use projects. The Chamber’s Legislative Action Committee studied the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. Charlene Rosales, the Chamber’s director of governmental affairs gives the run down and the Chamber’s position in less than three minutes.


In August the SLO City Council broached an update to the downtown concept plan and the County started to take action on the proposition of building a pipeline to tap into the Diablo Canyon Desalination Plant. Charlene Rosales, the Chamber’s director of governmental affairs
gives the details and the Chamber’s position in less than two minutes.

To apply for the San Luis Obispo Downtown Concept Plan update team click here.


SLO Chamber of Commerce’s Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales gives an update from San Luis Coastal Unified School District and Cuesta College on how funds raised from bonds, that passed last November with Chamber support, are being spent. Rosales also touches on a Chamber committee meeting with representatives from the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) and the lack of funds for road improvements or transportation infrastructure beyond 2019.


SLO Chamber of Commerce’s Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales talks about the county’s new Tourism Marketing District, the city’s ban on polystyrene use in businesses, the start of the new Chamber committees, taskforces and councils, and the adoption of San Luis Obispo City’s 2015-2017 budget.

For more information on the San Luis Obispo City ban on the use of polystyrene by businesses visit slocity.org/eps


SLO Chamber of Commerce’s Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales talks about the city’s adoption of a rental housing inspection program, the Chamber’s support of the potential expanded polystyrene ordinance, the Orcutt Area Specific Plan and the increased housing it brings as well as the City of San Luis Obispo’s water conservation efforts.


SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales talks about San Luis Obispo’s potential polystyrene ordinance, the rental housing inspection plan as well as the upcoming State of the State and Legislative Lunch with Katcho Achadjian.

For more information on the Polystyrene ordinance and Rental Housing Inspection go to http://www.slocity.org/government/open-government/open-city-hall


SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales talks about the new hotel plan for Monterey St., the Citizens’ Revenue Enhancement Oversight Commission and the expansion of the Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail.


SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales talks about the City of San Luis Obispo’s two year financial plan and the goal setting process that saw several Chamber recommendations make the list.


To participate in the City survey visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=DCxyTvE%2bedTgGxlGR5UkXqTM7exY5cGPj%2bM24FxVbA4%3d

SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales gives a few highlights from 2014, shares what’s up next for San Luis Obispo and how you can get involved and share your ideas on the City budget process.


To participate in the City survey visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=DCxyTvE%2bedTgGxlGR5UkXqTM7exY5cGPj%2bM24FxVbA4%3d

This month SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales addresses the Chamber’s recommendations for the City of SLO’s budget goal setting process, the potential overrule of the Airport Land Use Commissions findings and next steps following the passage of Measure G.


This month SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales talks about the progress made in the City’s homestay program, the Chamber’s 2014 Voter Guide and gives insight into the Chamber’s support or opposition to the Statewide propositions and local measures, including the educational bonds, Measures D and L and the City’s half-percent sales tax, Measure G.


SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales talks about the approval of Chevron’s final environmental impact report, updates to the Landuse and Circulation Element, SLO City Council’s potential override of the Airport Land Use Commission’s recommendations, and the Chamber’s support of the educational bonds, Measures D and L and the City’s half-percent sales tax, Measure G.


SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales talks about the SLO City Council’s potential override of the Airport Land Use Commission’s recommendations, and the Chamber’s support of the educational bonds, Measures D and L and the City’s half-percent sales tax, Measure G.


San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Director of Governmental Affairs Charlene Rosales gives a quick rundown of the legislative work that the Chamber has been working on in July. These topics include Measure G, the Pismo Preserve and the purchase of 40 Prado Road for the construction of the new homeless services center.