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City of San Luis Obispo shifting Open SLO program

Posted at 11:49 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 02:50:08-04

The city of San Luis Obispo said in an Instagram post they are shifting their attention and resources to refine the Open SLO program after Gov. Gavin Newsom's recent order.

This includes the rapid installation of temporary parklets and expanding operations with the approval of a no-fee encroachment permit.

The city said in the post they are also going to continue the deployment of more permanent parklets, along with more road closures.

The Open SLO weekend street closures are currently on an indefinite hold.

"They would never survive the current circumstances without it, I don't think, because most of them would have to shut down without having any indoor dining right now, so I think it's important for them to have more of that going forward," San Luis Obispo Resident Russ Glines said.

The block of Monterey Street closest to Mission Plaza will also be closed in the eastbound direction only, according to the post.