Downtown SLO is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit founded in 1975 whose mission is to foster an economically vibrant Downtown. Our organization is made up of the fee-paying businesses within the predefined Business Improvement Area, voluntary members, and our civic collaborators, including nonprofit organizations, residents, and visitors to our Downtown.
We have a robust partnership with the City of San Luis Obispo, and we advocate to the City on behalf of our membership as well as participate in City processes to ensure our Downtown is positioned as vital to our City, County and regional economy and identity.
Map of Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA)
Business Education Series
Register in advance for the free Downtown SLO Business Education Series on Wednesday, April 21 from 8:30 to 10:00 AM. This session will focus on Homelessness Downtown featuring speakers from the County of San Luis Obispo, City of San Luis Obispo, Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA), & Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO).
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Downtown SLO Annual Breakfast
The Downtown SLO Annual Breakfast is generally held in October to highlight achievements over the fiscal year, provide updates, and plan for the future.
2019-2020 Annual Report
Downtown ambassadors keep the sidewalks and public spaces tidy and serve as friendly faces to visitors in the Downtown. Ambassadors are available during the day. If you need a mess cleaned up, call the hotline.
Call Ambassador Hotline (805) 250-6467
If you need assistance from the police, please call 911 if it is an emergency, or for non-emergency issues, call (805) 781-7312