Public Hearing Notices

The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) will hold Public Hearings on June 5, 2019 on the Proposed Final 2019 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS), Corresponding Conformity Analysis and Determination, the Proposed Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR), and the Draft Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Plan. At two public hearings, first on March 6th, 2019 held in San Luis Obispo and second on April 3rd, 2019 held in Atascadero, the SLOCOG Board received public comments on both the draft RTP and PEIR. On June 5th, 2019, the SLOCOG Board will consider certification of the final program EIR and approval of the 2019 RTP.

The 2019 RTP is SLOCOG’s long range regional transportation plan for each mode of transportation. The plan identifies financial projections through 2045 and the SLOCOG Board of Directors’ priorities on specific projects expected to be accomplished. The plan contains the documentation to support a finding that the 2019 RTP and SCS meet the air quality conformity requirements for ozone. This long range “plan” can be amended at any time by the SLOCOG Board. The RTP serves as a foundation for the development of the shorter “action” plans called the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP), which satisfies California transportation planning requirements, and the federal counterpart referred to as the Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) for all transportation projects that require federal approval or are “regionally significant.”  A recent addition to the RTP is the SCS, first fully included as an element of the 2014 RTP/SCS in response to Senate Bill 375 - the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008. The SCS is intended to reduce the passenger vehicle greenhouse gas emissions associated with the plan.  The 55-day public review and comment period began on February 9, 2019 and continues through April 22, 2019 for the RTP, SCS, and Conformity Analysis. Additional information pertaining to these documents is posted on the SLOCOG website at: https://slocog.org/2019RTP. 

The draft PEIR provides an analysis of potential environmental impacts related to the implementation of the 2019 RTP and SCS as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The 45-day public review and comment period for the EIR began on March 5, 2019 and continues through April 22, 2019. Additional information pertaining to these documents is posted on the SLOCOG website at: https://slocog.org/2019RTP. 

The draft RHNA Plan distributes projected housing units, a projection which was determined by the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), for the County of San Luis Obispo and its seven cities.  Following a public comment period, the SLOCOG Board adopted the RHNA distribution methodology on February 6th, 2019 to be used in the draft RHNA Plan. 

Individuals wishing accessibility accommodations at this meeting, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), may request such accommodations to aid hearing, visual, or mobility impairment (including Limited English Proficiency [LEP]) by contacting SLOCOG offices at 781-4219.  Please note that 48 hours advance notice is needed to honor your request. Please refer to www.slocog.org for the meeting agenda and further information. The hearing will be held during the SLOCOG Board meeting that begins at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in the County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, County Government Center, 1055 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, California.  On June 5, 2019, the SLOCOG Board of Directors will consider for certification the PEIR, consider for adoption the 2019 RTP, SCS, and associated Conformity Analysis, and review the draft RHNA Plan prior to distribution.  For more information, write to SLOCOG, 1114 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, or contact James Worthley (805) 788-2002, or email at jworthley@slocog.org.  

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The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) will hold a Public Hearing on June 5, 2019, to receive public testimony on the following:

Rural Transit Fund Programming:  Approximately $474K in Rural Transit Funds (RTF) for Fiscal Year 2019/2020 is available to any service providers within the region that qualify as “non-urbanized” or rural transit operators.  Eligible projects for RTF funding must be consistent with the 2014 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) policies for public transportation and recommendations from the most recent audits and Short Range Transit Plans (SRTP).

To submit project requests, please contact the following RTF recipients in the region:

  • Regional Transit Authority (RTA/County) – Omar McPherson (781-1171) 

  • City of Morro Bay – Janeen Burlingame (772-6263)

  • Ride-On Transportation – Mark Shaffer (541-8751)

State of Good Repair Programming:  Approximately $379K in regional discretionary State of Good Repair (SGR) funding for Fiscal Year 2019/20 is available for transit capital projects that maintain the public transit system in a state of good repair.

To submit project requests, please contact the following RTF recipients in the region:

  • Regional Transit Authority (RTA/Paso Express/County) – Omar McPherson (781-1171)

  • South County Transit – Omar McPherson (781-1171)

  • City of Atascadero – Dawn Patterson (470-3180)

  • City of Morro Bay – Janeen Burlingame (772-6263)

  • City of San Luis Obispo – Gamaliel Anguiano (781-7121) 

Individuals wishing accessibility accommodations at this meeting, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), may request such accommodations to aid hearing, visual, or mobility impairment (including Limited English Proficiency [LEP]) by contacting SLOCOG offices at 781-4219.  Please note that 48 hours advance notice (prior to the date of the meeting) will be necessary to honor your request.

Please refer to www.slocog.org for the meeting agenda and further information.  The hearing will be held during the SLOCOG Board meeting on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, starting at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, County Government Center, 1055 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, California.  For more information, write to SLOCOG, 1114 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA  93401, or contact Tim Gillham at 781-1520 (email at tgillham@slocog.org).


The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) will hold a Public Hearing on June 5, 2019, to receive public testimony on the 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Amendment No. 4.  The 2019 FTIP Amendment No. 4 consists of the following changes:  

1.) Highway Bridge Program Grouped Lump Sum listing 25 projects changes to phase and funding balances. CON funding $42,828 decrease to $38,748 

2.) Huasna River Bridge $800k FY21 PS&E

3.) Templeton Atascadero Connector R/W funding $120k FY19/20

4.) SR227 Buckley Road RSTP funding increase from $50k to $84k in FY18/19

Additional information about the 2019 FTIP can be found at https://slocog.org/programs/funding-programming/federal-transportation-i...

The FTIP is the region’s transportation programming document that contains a comprehensive listing of surface transportation projects that receive federal funds, are subject to a federally required action, or are regionally significant.  Highway and local road projects, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects are included in the FTIP based on programmed and committed federal, state, and local funding over the next four years.  

The San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA), the City of San Luis Obispo Transit agency and the South County Transit (SCT) agency rely upon SLOCOG, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to meet the public participation requirements for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Program of Projects.

Individuals wishing accessibility accommodations at this meeting, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), may request such accommodations to aid hearing, visual, or mobility impairment (including Limited English Proficiency [LEP]) by contacting SLOCOG offices at 781-4219.  Please note that 48 hours advance notice is needed to honor your request.

Please refer to www.slocog.org for the meeting agenda and further information.  The hearing will be held during the SLOCOG Board meeting that starts at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in the County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, County Government Center, 1055 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, California.  For more information, write to SLOCOG, 1114 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, or contact John DiNunzio (805) 781-5764, or email at jdinunzio@slocog.org

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