This portion of work is part of a larger guardrail replacement project that includes sites in Cambria and Los Osos. Information on the overall guardrail project can be found here:
SLO Tribune Article: Groundwater Report = Positive Signs
“There are positive signs, but there is still work to do,” said Dan Heimel, the executive director of the Los Osos Basin Management Committee.
Los Osos makes top 10 list for best Coastal Towns in US
USA Today named us #8 in the country.
““Los Osos, California seems to have it all,” says 10Best Local Expert Sherel Purcell. “Small sophisticated restaurants and coffee shops sit on the quiet seaside that offers the best views of the Morro Bay rock that appears to rise out of the sea to the north. A hillside golf course overlooks a sleepy bay and the beautiful Montaña De Ora State Park.”
(We know it was an outsider writing this because they used good Spanish but not local knowledge because it’s Montana de Oro. :D)
Cuesta Inlet – can we save it?
Our beloved Cuesta Inlet is up for sale and the community is working to save it.
Find out more by signing up for more information.
This is a courtesy notice and not LOCAC business.
2022 Candidates for Appointment
LOCAC Council member vacancies and applicants who have applied:
Review their applications by clicking here.
DISTRICT 1- One seat, for a 1 year term
DISTRICT 2- One seat, for a 3 year term
DISTRICT 3- One seat, for a 4 year term
DISTRICT 4- One seat for a 4 year term
Robert van’t Riet
Coastal Commission Issues Report on Housing Inequity
This report has been developed as a companion to the Commission’s 2015 Report on Coastal Act Affordable Housing Policies and Implementation. It builds on the context established in the 2015 Report, with a specific focus on the history of exclusionary housing practices and policies in California that contribute to the current lack of affordable housing in the Coastal zone and related socioeconomic and racial disparities. Staff recommends that readers consult the Commission’s 2015 Report prior to engaging with this document: https://documents.coastal.ca.gov/reports/2015/2/w6a-2-2015.pdf.
Addressing modern housing inequities in the coastal zone requires recognition and understanding of the history of intentional exclusion and marginalization that occurred across the country. In California, and in the coastal zone specifically, the housing and economic policies and practices that disenfranchised communities of color in other parts of the U.S. were successfully and broadly employed. These past policies and practices
shaped the racial and socioeconomic landscape of the coast today.
The purpose of this report was to discuss some of the key tactics used by both
government and private industry to maintain racial and socioeconomic homogeneity in communities across the country and to summarize how these practices manifested in coastal California. Although many of the housing policies and land use practices described here have been declared unconstitutional or are no longer enforced, the impacts of decades of discrimination remain. Restrictive covenants, discriminatory deeds, exclusionary zoning, and redlining all contributed to a system that limits access
to the residential, economic, and recreational benefits of the coast for disadvantaged communities. This occurred through the explicit removal and displacement of people of color and low-income communities from their homes along the coast, through racially motivated housing policies that made it impossible for communities of color to purchase homes near the coast, and through intimidation methods that made coastal neighborhoods unsafe and unwelcoming. Additionally, the federal government limited economic opportunities for disadvantaged communities in the coastal zone by restricting
funding, loan availability, and mortgage programs.
Vacation Rental Ordinance Update
Congratulations to all of you who have worked so hard to create and support the Los Osos Vacation Rental Ordinance! It is finally on its way into the books!
On June 7th, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the modifications made to the Ordinance by the California Coastal Commission and it is now on its way back to the Commission for their official certification. It has been approved by all parties and will become law
2022 Election Results and Opportunities
The results of the May 7, 2022 Election of LOCAC are:
District 1 – Patrick McGibney
District 2 – Kristen Horowitz
Filling Vacant Seats
There has been a nominating committee which has come up with the criteria for candidates who wish to fill the following appointed seats:
District 3 – 4 year term
District 4 – 4 year term
District 1 – 1 year term to fill the vacancy
District 2 – 3 year term to fill the vacancy
Please READ the Nominating Process-5 * for filling the seats listed above.
Write a CANDIDATE STATEMENT, submit that (see email address in the above linked document) along with your SIGNED copies of the documents below:
Signature Page Conditions of Service– Appointed Members
Signature Page_ Standards 1-28-21
*NOTE – this document has been AMENDED and was re-posted on Monday, May 23.
2022 Election Information
LOCAC is holding an election for council seats this year.
The election will be held
Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Los Osos/Baywood Park Chamber of Commerce parking lot,
781 Los Osos Valley Road, (corner of Palisades) Los Osos.
If you are planning to vote on Saturday, please bring identification so that we can verify your age and residency for the district in which you are voting. Any questions and for absentee ballots, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
DISTRICT 1 — three candidates for one seat on District 1. There are two open seats, but one member left early, and that seat will be filled by an appointee for one year.
Patrick Kimbell Letter.docx
DISTRICT 2 — two candidates for one seat
TomC Application SignedTomC Conditions_of_Service SignedTomC Candidate statement.
Signature Page_ Standards 1-28-21-2
There were no candidates for Districts 3 and 4.
Disbanding of the Unhoused Residents’ Committee
The Unhoused Residents Committee is no longer in effect as of SEPTEMBER 8, 2021. The Council will continue to get updates from organizations and agencies about the situation on Palisades to report back to the community at monthly Council meetings.
The former subcommittee for LOCAC on the unhoused residents of Los Osos was voted to be a standing, permanent committee on January 28, 2021.
The Mission Statement was:
The Unhoused Residents Subcommittee will collaborate with County agencies, non-profit organizations, community groups and residents in order to address homelessness in Los Osos.
The committee will seek to identify needs in order to facilitate both immediate solutions and services while also developing ideas and action steps for long term solutions, while hearing and considering community concerns.
Committee members were: Sandra Sarrouf, Jim Stanfill and James Bishop, all Co-Chairpersons and all from LOCAC; LOCAC member Yael Korin; and 4 public members, Rev. Carolyn Hall, Linde Owen, Lannie Erikson, and Paul Hershfield.
The first Meeting was held on Wednesday, November 4, 11:30 a.m. Recording of the meetings are linked below. For now, for Google Drive meetings, you will need to request access if you do not already