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County of San Luis Obispo

Planning Commission

Planning Commissioners

District 1

Jay served as a Planning Commissioner in Monterey County for 10 years. He was chair of the Commission when the new General Plan was adopted there. He and his wife, Ann, moved to this area after selling a successful electronics business 22 years ago in Southern California. He graduated from Santa Maria High then went on to graduate from Cal State Long Beach getting a B.S in Industrial Technology. He now owns a cattle ranch above the “narrows” area of the Nacimiento River. He was president of Cattlemen’s in Monterey County and is a member of SLO Cattlemen’s. He now resides in Paso Robles making weekly trips back to the ranch to check on the cattle.

District 2

Michael Multari was appointed to represent District 2 by Supervisor Bruce Gibson in December 2016. Mike served as the community development director for the cities of Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo before co-founding Crawford Multari & Clark, Associates, a consulting practice emphasizing planning, economics and policy assistance to public agencies in California. After leaving CMCA in 2000, Mike was the executive director of the Morro Bay National Estuary Program and later the assistant director of facilities planning and the sustainability coordinator at Cal Poly. He co-authored Guide to Local Government Finance in California (Solano Press, 2012) and has been an adjunct lecturer in Cal Poly’s City and Regional Planning Department for over 25 years. He has served on many boards and commissions including the City of San Luis Obispo Planning Commission and the Revenue Enhancement (Sales Tax) Oversight Commission. Mike earned a BA from Yale University and MPA from Princeton. He and his wife have lived on the Central Coast, first in Morro Bay and now in San Luis Obispo, since 1982. He currently teaches, writes, and consults.

District 3

Dawn Ortiz-Legg For more than 30 years, Dawn Ortiz-Legg has enjoyed a successful career in public affairs, regulatory compliance and project management. Since 2010, she has supported a portfolio of utility-scale solar projects totaling 1.2 gigawatts, enough energy for about 400,000 average California homes. Ortiz-Legg holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pepperdine University, and a Master of International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She serves the SLO County Economic Vitality Corporation, the SLO International Film Festival, Rabobank Customer Advisory Group, One Cool Earth Trellis and the SLO County Council of Governments Citizen’s Transportation Committee. She is a 26 year resident of SLO County and is married to Dan Blandford. Together they have three grown children, five grand-children and enjoy hiking the hills of SLO County.

District 4


District 5

Don Campbell was recently named Roblan of the Year by the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce for his distinguished service in the North County. He will bring his decades of experience as a real estate broker, educator, farmer, and community volunteer to the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission. A Cal Poly graduate, Don Campbell earned his masters degree in agricultural science and eventually a teaching credential, teaching agriculture at San Luis Obispo High School. Later, Campbell and his wife Gail owned and operated Western Properties, which later became a Coldwell Banker franchise, specializing in farm and ranch sales and management. For over thirty years, the Campbells have been active members of the local agricultural community, raising purebred Suffolk show lambs and growing wine grapes. Campbell was a founding member of Heritage Oaks Bank and has been a board member for 30 years, currently serving as vice chairman. He is the only remaining founding member to still serve on the Board. Campbell has been a Paso Robles Trail Ride member for 30 years, a 4-H Club leader for 23 years, a Paso Robles Rotary member for 34 years, and a Junior Livestock Auction volunteer for 47 years. Supervisor Debbie Arnold says “Don is a widely respected fixture of the north county. He represents the best of what our rural community stands for; he is hard working, fair and dependable. Don has spent the past thirty years investing in our community. He is committed to ensuring that the Central Coast remains a place where families can not only live, but prosper.”