Administrative Office Services

Services

2020 Census Outreach Project

A complete and accurate count of San Luis Obispo County, California's population is essential. The data collected by the decennial census determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is used to distribute billions of federal dollars to state and local governments, including our county. We have committed to assisting California in its statewide effort to ensure an accurate and complete count of SLO County's population in the 2020 Census. 

About County Fees

Fees help offset the cost of County services that are beyond the basic tax-supported services (e.g. law enforcement, health services, etc.) provided by many County departments.

About the County's Budget

This page provides public information about the County's budget. 

About the County's Economic Strategy

The County of San Luis Obispo worked with the Economic Vitality Corporation to implement its economic strategy. 

Appeal a Road Improvement Fee

Any person whose new development is subject to the road improvement fee described in Section 13.01.020 of the County Code may appeal to the Board of Supervisors for a reduction or adjustment to that fee, or a waiver of that fee, based on the absence of any reasonable relationship or nexus between the traffic-generating impacts of that new development and either the amount of the fee imposed or the type of road facilities or improvement to be financed by the fee. This service provides information on how to appeal a road improvement fee.

Assessment Appeals

An assessment appeal is the due process a taxpayer may initiate if their assessed property value cannot be agreed upon with the County Assessor. Assessment appeal applications are filed in the county where your property is located with the Clerk of the Assessment Appeals Board. This service provides information on how to appeal an assessment.

Assessment Appeals Board Meetings

This service allows you to watch or listen to live and past Assessment Appeals Board meetings, and to view agendas and minutes. The Clerk of the Assessment Appeals Board prepares and maintains all the minutes, documents, and recordings from each Assessment Appeals Board meeting. All documents received are maintained and are available for public inspection.

Board of Supervisors Meetings

The Board of Supervisors holds a public meeting almost every week (see the complete schedule) during which the Board discusses County business, holds hearings, receives presentations, considers public comment, approve and renews contracts, and more. Anyone can attend a public Board meeting at any time.  

Watch or listen to live and past Board of Supervisors meetings, and view agendas, agenda item documents, and minutes on this page.

Board of Supervisors Meetings and Agendas

Watch or listen to live and past Board of Supervisors meetings, and review agendas, agenda item documents, and minutes on this page.

Budget Development and Management

The Administrative Office develops and publishes the County's budget document every year. This document serves as a spending plan that demonstrates, in measurable terms, how County government runs efficiently, provides high-quality services, complies with all legal requirements, and produces results that are responsive to community priorities and desires. The budget reflects the County’s disciplined approach to fiscal management and is consistent with our goal to provide a safe, healthy, livable, prosperous and well-governed community.

Cannabis Abatement Hearings

This page is a listing of upcoming and past cannabis abatement hearings, which are held by the County's Cannabis Abatement Officer. 

Cannabis Rules in SLO County

This page is meant to provide the public with information about the different regulations in each local incorporated city governed by a City Council, as well as the unincorporated areas of SLO County governed by the Board of Supervisors.

Citizen Complaint Investigations

The Administrative Office investigates complaints asserting that a County department or employee is acting in a manner that is unfair, arbitrary, inconsistent, or contrary to law. Administrative Office staff will review your complaint to determine what actions, if any, can be taken to resolve the issue.

Citizens Opinion Surveys

The Administrative Office surveys the community for feedback to improve performance and help the County better understand the needs of the community we serve.

City Selection Committee Meetings

This service allows you to watch or listen to live and past City Selection Committee meetings, and to view agendas, agenda item documents, and minutes. The Clerk of the City Selection Committee prepares and maintains all the minutes, documents, and recordings of each City Selection Committee meeting. All documents received are maintained and are available for public inspection. See About the City Selection Committee for more information.

Claims Against the County

This service allows you to file a claim against the County of San Luis Obispo.

Communications and Public Outreach

Connect with your County government in a variety of ways. Through the County's communications and outreach services, it seeks to improve performance, educate and inform the public, respond to public requests for information, resolve citizen complaints, and promote technology to make County government more accessible. 

Community Based Organization and Preventative Health Grants

The County awards grant funding to local programs that support and complement, but do not duplicate, the efforts of the County’s health and human services departments. The applicants must promote the optimal health, stability, independence and well-being of county residents. Both public and private nonprofit organizations may apply, but programs and projects must be carried out in San Luis Obispo County. Nonprofits that promote the personal health, stability, independence and well-being of people in San Luis Obispo County can apply for substantial public grant funding once a year. 

Copies of Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700)

All Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700) required to be filed by the Political Reform Act or by an agency are public documents and must be available for public inspection and reproduction during regular business hours no later than the second business day after they are received. This service provides information on how to obtain copies of these statements.

County Code and Ordinances

This service allows you to view the published County Code and ordinances which have been adopted but not yet codified.

County Identity Standards

The County has official identity standards that were unanimously adopted by the Board of Supervisors in December 2016. Because the County is such a large organization, these standards help create a consistent image that will ultimately help eliminate confusion about what the County does and make it easier for the public to identify County services, programs, employees, projects, etc. 

County News (Monthly e-Newsletter)

The County of San Luis Obispo produces monthly e-newsletters to help inform the public about County news, services, programs, projects and more. For your convenience, the County has archived its e-newsletters here.

Countywide Oversight Board

This service allows you to watch or listen to live and past Countywide Oversight Board meetings, and to view agendas, agenda item documents, and minutes. The Clerk of the Countywide Oversight Board prepares and maintains all the minutes, documents, and recordings of each Countywide Oversight Board meeting. All documents received are maintained and are available for public inspection.

Designated Local Authority & Oversight Boards

This service allows you to view meeting agendas and minutes for designated local authority and oversight boards.

Diablo Canyon Power Plant Closure Planning

The County is working with community stakeholders, local cities, school districts, Chambers of Commerce, and PG&E to look at options that would reduce the economic impacts our community will face due to the closure of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Together, the stakeholders will guide a project that will develop an economic strategy intended to help reduce the impact of the closure throughout our region. They will hire a consultant for an economic analysis and the development of long-term economic strategies. 

District Community Project Grants

The County provides grant funding to one-time public projects deemed by the Board of Supervisors to benefit the community. The project could be part of a larger project or program. For example, community project funds may pay for 300 meals for seniors, with additional meals being provided through a different funding source. The County's project would be the 300 meals and one "service unit" would be each meal or each senior that is served.

Flood Preparedness

Use the information on this page to learn more about flood preparedness.

Grant Funding from the County

Organizations can apply for several grant funding opportunities offered by the County of San Luis Obispo. This includes District Community Project Grants, Infrastructure and Beautification Grants, and Community-Based Organization and Preventative Health Grants. More information about these grant funding opportunities can be found on this page. 

Infrastructure/Beautification Grants

The County provides public grant funding to public infrastructure and/or beautification projects that benefit the unincorporated areas of the County. A public infrastructure and/or beautification project is defined as a one-time project that enhances a community’s cultural, environmental, recreational or historical assets. 

List of County Fees

The County charges fees for services that are beyond the basic tax-supported services provided by many County departments. County departments only charge fees when reasonable and after all cost-saving options have been explored.

Official County Annual Reports

The County's Annual Reports are general reports on the status of the County. They are produced and published every year by the Administrative Office in collaboration with all County departments each year and presented to the Board of Supervisors and the Public. The reports are published solely online to save costs. 

Public Defender Reimbursement (for attorneys)

Attorneys appointed by the Court to serve as a Public Defender may request reimbursement from the County for certain types of expenses.

Regional Infrastructure and Affordable Housing Planning

The County is coordinating a broader regional effort to examine infrastructure and housing needs countywide and to integrate efforts to address the region’s critical housing and infrastructure shortage.

Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) Filing

This service provides access to the online portal used to file the Fair Political Practices Commission Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700. See the Reference section for additional information about Statement of Economic Interests filing and the NetFile Filer Login link.

If you are a Statement of Economic Interests Coordinator for your district, department, board or commission, use the SEI Coordinator Login link to monitor the filings for your organization. Contact us if you need a username and password.