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Arroyo Grande Atascadero Grover Beach Morro Bay

Paso Robles Pismo Beach San Luis Obispo SLO County

1968/69 to

2018/19

San Luis Obispo Council of Governments Celebrating 50 Years of Connecting Communities fy

1968/69 - 2018/19


2018 SLOCOG Board of Directors Tom O’Malley, Mayor, Atascadero President Dan Rivoire, Councilmember, San Luis Obispo Vice President Tim Brown, Councilmember, Arroyo Grande Board Member John Shoals, Mayor, Grover Beach Board Member John Headding, Councilmember, Morro Bay Board Member Fred Strong, Councilmember, Paso Robles Board Member Ed Waage, Mayor, Pismo Beach Board Member John Peschong, Supervisor, SLO County District 1 Board Member Bruce Gibson, Supervisor, SLO County District 2 Board Member Adam Hill, Supervisor, SLO County District 3 Board Member Lynn Compton, Supervisor, SLO County District 4 Board Member Debbie Arnold, Supervisor, SLO County District 5 Board Member Timothy Gubbins, District Director, Caltrans District 5 Ex-Officio


2018 SLOCOG Staff Peter Rodgers Executive Director Richard Murphy Programming Director James Worthley Planning Director Geoffrey Chiapella Senior Transportation Planner Tim Gillham Transportation Planner John DiNunzio Transportation Planner Daniel Audelo Transportation Planner Stephen Hanamaikai Transportation Planner Morty Prisament Environmental Special Projects Sarah Woolsey Mobility Planning & Programs Lead Anna Devers Planning & Public Affairs Mallory Jenkins Rideshare Program Manager Peter Williamson Rideshare Employer Outreach Coordinator Lori Kramer Administrative Services Manager Robert Cone Administrative Services Officer Tessa Betz Administrative Services Officer Aida Nicklin Executive Secretary Barbara Troyan Administrative Assistant Sean Macias Administrative Assistant


WHO IS SLOCOG?

The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) connects our communities by allocating federal and state funds, planning for the future and facilitating the collaboration of all levels of government, interested parties and residents toward a common goal.

SLOCOG is an association of local governments in San Luis Obispo County, which is made up of seven cities (Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo) and the County of San Luis Obispo.

SLO COUNTY REGION

280,101

total population

3,298

square miles

SLOCOG MISSION

DESIGNATIONS

The mission of SLOCOG is to establish and maintain an effective transportation system, and enhance the high quality of life in San Luis Obispo County by providing resources and solutions and promoting collaborative inter-governmental relationships.

SLOCOG holds several designations that give it the authority to plan and allocate funding for a variety of projects that affect the seven incorporated cities and the County of San Luis Obispo.

SLOCOG VISION

* MPO (Metropolitan Planning

The vision of SLOCOG is to make San Luis Obispo County the best place to live, work, travel, and play.

* CDA (Regional Census Data

* COG (Council of

Governments)

* RTPA (Regional

Transportation Planning Agency) Organization) Affiliate)

* SAFE (Service Authority for

Freeways and Expressways)


A BRIEF HISTORY OF

SLOCOG

Over the years, SLOCOG has allocated hundreds of millions of dollars to transportation projects and programs, while serving as a forum for area wide issues. Here are a few milestones.

1968

Region forms San Luis Obispo County and Cities Area Planning and Coordinating Council (SLOCCAPCC - whew!) through a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) among the incorporated cities and the County of San Luis Obispo, designated as the Regional Planning Agency and the Regional Transportation Planning Agency.

1972

Begins allocating State transportation funds.

1973

Board adopts first Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and begins allocating newly enacted Federal transportation funds.

1980

SLOCACOG funds the creation of SLO Regional Rideshare at the County offices.

1985

SLOCACOG adopts a new name and is now known as the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG).

1989

SLOCOG helps form a single, consolidated Regional Transit Authority (RTA), providing transit services countywide.

1991

SLOCOG also becomes the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and begins programming Federal dollars.

1993

SLOCOG becomes an independent agency, officially separating from the County of San Luis Obispo. Also becomes a Census Data Affiliate (CDA) Center.

1994

SLOCOG facilitates the formation of the county wide "Integrated Waste Management Authority" to provide a region wide plan and program to reduce solid and hazardous wastes.

1996

SLOCOG is designated a Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (SAFE).

1997

US 101 South County Major Investment Study is developed.

2007

SLOCOG brings SLO Regional Rideshare program in-house.

2008

SLOCOG integrates land use and transportation planning with the Community 2050 Regional Blueprint.

2013

SLOCOG rebrands with a fresh look and new outreach strategies.

2018

SLOCOG celebrates 50 Years of Connecting Communities.


ARROYO GRANDE

Arroyo Grande is represented on the SLOCOG Board of Directors by both a local elected official from the City and the San Luis Obispo County District 4 Supervisor.

17,912

total population

5.9

square miles ARROYO GRANDE

SLOCOG PROJECTS IN ARROYO GRANDE * US 101 auxiliary lanes for congestion relief * US 101 interchanges at Oak Park Blvd., Camino Mercado, Brisco Rd. and Grand Ave. (funded) * Grand Ave. streetscapes, including sidewalks and bulb outs, planted medians, bike lanes and landscaping * Downtown Village streetscapes and Creek Walk enhancements, including sidewalks, crosswalks, landscaping and trees * Bike lanes and pedestrian walkways on El Camino Real * Halcyon Park & Ride Lot and Bus Transfer station * Class II bike lanes on Fair Oaks Ave., The Pike and Grand Ave. * Gateway monument sign * Safe Routes to School projects * Oak Park Blvd. reconstruction and improvements


ATASCADERO

Atascadero is represented on the SLOCOG Board of Directors both by an elected official from the City and by the San Luis Obispo County District 5 Supervisor.

ATASCADERO

31,147

total population

26.2

square miles

SLOCOG PROJECTS IN ATASCADERO * SR 41 realignment east of US 101 * US 101/SR 41 interchange improvements * SR 41 turnouts by Los Altos Rd. * Bike paths on El Camino Real, Traffic Way, Santa Rosa Rd., Atascadero Ave. and along SR 41 * Safe Routes to School projects on Atascadero Ave. and Santa Rosa Ave. by Santa Rosa Elementary School and at San Gabriel Rd. serving San Gabriel schools * Street enhancements on El Camino Real and Traffic Way * Lewis Ave. bridge connection with Safe Routes to School access to downtown from Atascadero Junior High School * Atascadero Transit Center * Seed money for acquisition of Stadium Park (26 acres open space) * Walkway around Atascadero Lake * Landscaping on US 101/SR 41 interchange * 5 Park & Ride Lots (St. Williams, SR 41, Curbaril Ave., Santa Rosa Rd. and Santa Barbara Rd.) * SR 41 Class I bike path and Complete Streets Feasibility Study * Local extension of regional transit coverage and consolidation of fixed-route services to save operating costs


GROVER BEACH

Grover Beach is represented on the SLOCOG Board of Directors by both a local elected official from the City and the San Luis Obispo County District 3 Supervisor.

13,560

total population

2.3

square miles GROVER BEACH

SLOCOG PROJECTS IN GROVER BEACH * Boardwalk connecting Grover Beach and Pismo Beach * Grand Ave. streetscape enhancements, including bulb-outs, sidewalks, street furniture, landscaping and bike lanes * Grover Beach Train Station – construction of facility and creation of train service & station expansion * Ramona Garden Transit Center and Park & Ride lot * US 101/Oak Park Blvd. interchange and roadway widening, bike lanes and sidewalks * US 101/4th St. interchange, bike lanes, widening and sidewalks * Bike lanes and crosswalks on Farroll Rd., Atlantic Ave., Grand Ave., Oak Park and 4th St. * Safe Routes to School improvements around Grover Beach Elementary and Grover Heights Elementary schools * Meadow Creek Bridge reconstruction on Grand Ave.


MORRO BAY

Morro Bay is represented on the SLOCOG Board of Directors by both a local elected official from the City and the San Luis Obispo County District 2 Supervisor.

10,503

total population

6.1

square miles

SLOCOG PROJECTS IN MORRO BAY * Roundabout on Morro Bay Blvd. and Quintana Rd. * Morro Bay Harbor Walk * Morro Creek Bridge, connecting the harbor to SR 41 and Cloisters * Class I bike lanes adjacent to Morro Bay High School * Class II bike lanes on Main St., Quintana Rd. and South Bay Blvd. * Morro Bay Transit Services and transit stop * South Bay Blvd. rehabilitation at Quintana Rd. and SR 1 ramps * Twin bridges on South Bay Blvd. * Engineering and environmental review for Hwy. 1/41 intersection

MORRO BAY


PASO ROBLES

Paso Robles is represented on the SLOCOG Board of Directors both by an elected official from the City and by the San Luis Obispo County District 1 Supervisor.

PASO ROBLES

31,559

total population

19.8

square miles

SLOCOG PROJECTS IN PASO ROBLES * SR 46 East widening and improvements (from US 101 to Kern County line) * US 101/SR 46 East interchange * Construction of the 13th St. bridge * US 101 Southbound on/off ramps at 17th St. * US 101/SR 46 West interchange improvements – Theatre Drive re-alignment * Niblick bridge widening: lane, sidewalk and bike lanes * Paso Robles Train Station: Construction of station, park and ride lot and re-establishment of rail service to Paso Robles * Vine St. bike lanes running north and south * Salinas River Trail River Walk * Gateway monument signs at city entrances * Median barrier aesthetic design and landscaping along US 101 * Extension of regional transit services and consolidation of transit providers to save money and enhance connectivity * Union Rd. bike lanes and road improvements * Spring St. planted medians at north and south sides of town * Environmental and engineering of SR 46 East/ Union Rd. and US 101/SR 46 West interchange


PISMO BEACH

Pismo Beach is represented on the SLOCOG Board of Directors by both a local elected official from the City and the San Luis Obispo County District 3 Supervisor.

8,233

total population

3.5

square miles

SLOCOG PROJECTS IN PISMO BEACH * US 101 Shell Beach congestion relief engineering & design * US 101S Shell Beach truck climbing lane * US 101/4th St. and Oak Park Blvd. interchanges * US 101 operational improvements, auxiliary lanes, landscaping and aesthetic retaining walls * Shell Beach Rd. bike lanes and streetscape * Dinosaur Caves pedestrian enhancements, including sidewalks * Pismo Promenade from Main St. to Pismo Creek * Pathway and boardwalk to Grover Beach * Transit Center and Park & Ride Lot at Premium Outlets * Price Canyon Rd. widening and bike lanes * 4th St. bike lanes and sidewalks * Pismo Beach Bikeshare Feasibility Study * Edna Price Canyon Trail * Pismo Preserve access improvements and Overlook acquisition

PISMO BEACH


SAN LUIS OBISPO AND AVILA BEACH

San Luis Obispo is represented on the SLOCOG Board of Directors by a local elected official from the City and San Luis Obispo County Supervisorial Districts 2, 3 and 5. Avila Beach is represented by the District 3 Supervisor.

46,548

total population

13.2

square miles

SLOCOG PROJECTS IN SAN LUIS OBISPO AND AVILA BEACH * US 101 auxiliary lanes throughout the city * US 101 Cuesta Grade widening * US 101/Los Osos Valley Rd. and Madonna Rd. widening and medians * Madonna Rd./Los Osos Valley Rd. interchange improvements * Prado Rd. interchange improvements (funded) * Railroad Safety Trail multi-use path * SLO Transit Center and buses * Train Station improvements, expanded service, parking and layover facilities * Renovation of historical Train Station water tower and Railroad Museum * Jennifer Street Bike & Pedestrian Bridge * Orcutt Rd. and Foothill Blvd. Railroad Crossings, bike and sidewalk improvements * Bikelane improvements on Santa Rosa St., Foothill Blvd., Johnson Ave., and Higuera St. * Buckley Rd. turn lanes * Higuera St. turn lanes, sidewalks and bike lanes * Gateway Monument Signs * Bob Jones City-to-the-Sea multi-use trail * Calle Joaquin park & ride lot * Avila Beach: Harford Pier renovations, Avila Beach Dr. & San Luis Bay Dr. bike lanes, access improvements to Port San Luis Lighthouse, Avila Beach Trolley start-up costs

SAN LUIS OBISPO AVILA BEACH


NORTH COAST UNINCORPORATED AREA

The North Coast unincorporated area of San Luis Obispo County is represented on the SLOCOG Board of Directors by the San Luis Obispo County District 2 Supervisor.

SAN SIMEON CAMBRIA

26,945

total population

381

CAYUCOS LOS OSOS

square miles

SLOCOG PROJECTS IN NORTH COAST UNINCORPORATED AREAS Cambria

Los Osos

* Realignment, turn lanes and traffic signals on Hwy. 1

* Safe Routes to School improvements

* East/West Village downtown enhancements * Moonstone Beach boardwalk * Moonstone Beach bike lanes * Moonstone Beach Class I path * Santa Rosa Creek Bridge (Main St.) * Seed money to facilitate land acquisitions, including Fiscalini, Cambria and Hearst Ranch

* Pedestrian improvements on the Santa Ysabel pathway * Downtown enhancements on South Bay Blvd. * South Bay Blvd. and Los Osos Valley Rd. bike lanes * Elfin Forest land acquisition seed money

* Gateway Monument signs

San Simeon * Gateway Monument signs Cayucos * Scenic Byway improvements on Hwy. 1 * Scenic Byway pull outs along Estero Bluffs * Seed money to facilitate the land acquisition of Estero Bluffs * San Geronimo Scenic Easement

* Scenic Byway interpretive signs


NORTH COUNTY UNINCORPORATED AREA

The North County unincorporated area of San Luis Obispo County is represented on the SLOCOG Board of Directors by both San Luis Obispo County District 1 and District 5 Supervisors. SAN MIGUEL SHANDON TEMPLETON

33,331

total population

1,018

SANTA MARGARITA

square miles

SLOCOG PROJECTS IN NORTH COUNTY UNINCORPORATED AREAS San Miguel

Shandon

* US 101 rehabilitation and on-ramp improvements

* Pedestrian bridge over San Juan Creek

* Bike lanes and bulb outs throughout the downtown core

* Hwy. 46 widening to 4 lanes

* Installation of trees on west side of town * San Miguel Park & Ride Lot at 10th and K Streets * Gateway Monument signs * Railroad pedestrian crossing * L Street widening and sidewalks

Templeton * US 101 interchange, bike and pedestrian improvements at Vineyard Dr. and Las Tablas Rd. interchanges * Bus stop and Park & Ride Lot at Las Tablas Rd. * Bike lanes on Vineyard Dr. * Pedestrian bridge on Florence St. * Safe Routes To School improvements at Vineyard Elementary School

Santa Margarita * Gateway monument signs at north and south entries * Bus stops and shelters for regional transit * Park & Ride lot at US 101/58

* Funding for environmental and design at US 101/Main St. interchange


SOUTH COUNTY UNINCORPORATED AREA

The South County unincorporated area of San Luis Obispo County is represented on the SLOCOG Board of Directors by the San Luis Obispo District 4 Supervisor.

36,154

total population

254

square miles OCEANO NIPOMO

SLOCOG PROJECTS IN SOUTH COUNTY UNINCORPORATED AREAS Nipomo * US 101 Santa Maria River Bridge widening and Class I bike lanes * US 101 Tefft St. interchange * US 101/Willow Rd. Interchange and extension to Thompson Rd. * Olde Town Nipomo Streetscape, lighting and sidewalks * Olde Town Nipomo Park & Ride Lot * Various bike lanes and street widening throughout the community * Hwy. 1 realignment and turn lanes at Callender Rd. Oceano * Downtown streetscape enhancements and drainage upgrades * Safe Routes to School projects * Bike lanes on Hwy. 1 Other - South County Unincorporated * Price Canyon Rd. widening and bike lanes


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