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Design Committee Information
The Design Committee meets every third Tuesday, 8 a.m., at the Downtown Association Office. The purpose of this committee is to develop guidelines and programs for the enhancement of Downtown, to maintain pre-established beautification programs, and handle issues related toward the maintenance of a clean, safe, and beautiful Downtown district. The Design committee also works to promote public art in the Downtown.
The Downtown Foresters formed in May 2007—as a sub-committee of the Design Committee—to assist City tree crews in caring for and maintaining the trees in the Downtown area. They receive training from City Arborist Ron Combs and are responsible for assisting with planting, pruning, watering, fertilizing and looking out for the “urban forest.”
BoxArt Program The City of San Luis Obispo's Art in Public Places Program has commissioned local artists to create masterpieces on 16 utility boxes featured in downtown San Luis Obispo as part of the “BoxArt” program. Make sure to check out the boxes on your next walk around downtown SLO.
The Economic Activity Committee meets every third Thursday, at 9 a.m., at the Downtown Association Office. The most recently formed committee (est. 1998), the Economic Activity Committee was established to oversee matters of economic interest that affect Downtown. Issues such as business retention and attraction, clustering, retail space availability, economic forecast, franchising and others are discussed and implemented. The committee works with the Economic Development Manager at the City of San Luis Obispo to formulate strategies for the economic viability of downtown. The Economic Activity Committee also oversees the ongoing compliance with the Strategic Operating Plan for Downtown.
The Food, Beverage & Services Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month, at 11 a.m., at the Downtown Association Office. The Food, Beverage & Services (FBS) Committee was formed to support City and Downtown Association objectives of providing a safe, attractive and vibrant evening economy in Downtown SLO, reducing issues associated with alcohol outlets and encourage a more inviting nighttime economy. FBS is comprised of stakeholders including restaurant, bar and business owners who hold licenses to sell and/or serve alcoholic beverages as well as other persons whose products or services that have an affiliation with the safety and well-being of Downtown including but not limited to public services such as restrooms, security and waste disposal, persons involved in the entertainment industry or in the beverage sales industry, representatives of city agencies including administration, public works and police and representatives of neighborhood and student organizations.
The Downtown Association Design Committee judged participants in its annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest and chose winners from among the 27 entries. The contest is held to showcase those Downtown businesses that designed and developed their business’ storefronts for the holiday season, contributing to the festive atmosphere of Downtown and demonstrating Downtown community spirit and pride.
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In each category the winners for the 2011 contest are:
San Luis Obispo, California was awarded The Great American Main Street Award in 1999 by the National Trust For Historic Preservation. Since 1995, this esteemed award has been presented to five US Cities each year, recognizing them for their successful preservation-based downtown revivals.
SLO Downtown Association
1108 Garden Street, Suite 210San Luis Obispo, CA 93401Phone: (805) 541-0286Fax: (805) 781-2647E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org DOWNTOWN SECURITY 805-458-5153
Old SLO Trolley
Trolley service is provided from both of the parking structures and at convenient locations within the Downtown core approximately every 15 minutes. The fare is 50 cents. Hours of operation are: