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Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement



We are dedicated as a Department to promoting prosperous and livable communities that flourish in a sustainable and environmentally sensitive manner, providing housing and economic opportunities for everyone.


The employees and elected officials of San Luis Obispo County are guided by the following values. Our decisions and actions demonstrate these values. Putting our values into practice creates long-term benefits for stakeholders, customers, employees, communities and the public we serve.

  • We are dedicated to high ethical and moral standards and uncompromising honesty in our dealings with the public and each other.
  • We behave in a consistent manner with open, truthful communication, respecting commitments and being true to our word.
  • We celebrate teamwork by relying on the participation and initiative of every employee.
  • We work cooperatively within and between departments and the public to address issues and achieve results.
  • We are each personally accountable for the performance of our jobs in a manner which bestows credibility upon ourselves and our community.
  • We consistently treat customers, each other, the County, and the resources entrusted to us with respect and honesty.
  • We assume personal responsibility for our conduct and actions and follow through on our commitments.
  • We are responsible managers of available fiscal and natural resources.  
  • We provide timely, accurate and complete information to each other and those we serve.
  • We solicit feedback from customers on improving programs and services as part of a continuous improvement process.