The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors this week approved a San Luis Obispo Countywide Regional Compact on housing and infrastructure.
The compact, between the county and eight other local government agencies, was created to help the region plan for the 10,810 new housing units required by the State of California by 2028.
The other agencies involved are the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) and the seven cities in the county -- Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo.
The compact unites the agencies around six shared regional goals:
- Strengthen community quality of life
- Share regional prosperity
- Create balanced communities
- Value agricultural & natural resources
- Support equitable & diverse opportunities
- Foster accelerated housing production
It's also the first step toward coming up with a Regional Infrastructure and Housing Strategic Action Plan to address a critical shortage of housing in the county while keeping these goals in mind.
The Grover Beach City Council will be the next agency to consider adoption of the compact. It meets on Monday, March 2.
The remaining agencies will meet on the following dates:
- Paso Robles City Council - March 3
- Pismo Beach City Council - March 3
- Arroyo Grande City Council - March 10
- Atascadero City Council - March 10
- San Luis Obispo City Council - March 17
- Morro Bay City Council - March 24
- SLOCOG Board of Directors - April 1
For more information on Regional Infrastructure and Affordable Housing Planning, click here.