Cooperative Road Improvement Program

What is the process?

Step 1: Discuss Proposal with Neighbors

Discuss the project with your neighbors (property owners and tenants).

Step 2: Write a Letter to the Director

Write a letter to the Director of Public Works requesting the initiation of the Cooperative Road Improvement Process. If possible, include signatures of other neighbors interested in the project.

Send the letter to:
Director of Public Works
County of San Luis Obispo
Attn: Cooperative Road Improvement Program
County Government Center, Room 206
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Step 3: Gather Support for Initial Survey

A preliminary engineering estimate will be prepared, and an Initial Survey will be sent to all benefitting property owners including an estimate of total cost. If 60% or more of the respondents are in favor, the proposed project will move to the Board of Supervisors.

Step 4: Gain Board of Supervisors Approval

The Board of Supervisors must authorize a Special Election.

Step 5: Special Election

A Special Election will be conducted by the Elections Clerk of the County of all registered voters within the proposed zone. If 2/3 of the votes are in favor, the project development will begin.

Step 6: Repayment of County Loan

Charges for the repayment of the project cost are assessed on the property tax bills after the project is complete. This loan must be repaid within a maximum of 10 years.

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Public Works via web form, email, or call us at (805) 781-5252.