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February 15, 2022

Board of Directors Election

Don’t forget to vote!

Downtown SLO’s Board of Directors election is taking place now through the end of February. The Board of Directors of Downtown SLO is the governing body for Downtown SLO,  advocating for your business, and promoting an economically vibrant downtown through events, marketing, and outreach.

There are six open seats, with three current directors running for re-election. Check your email for your online ballot (the election is run through a program called ElectionBuddy) and make sure you cast your vote before February 28th!

The Board of Directors meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:30 am and is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the organization. The board term starts April 1, 2022 and runs for two years.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Concerts in the Plaza will be back every Friday
from June 24 – August 20, 2022!

sponsorship opportunities

Support live music!

When you sponsor Concerts in the Plaza, you're making it possible for us to produce this incredible event and bring live, local music to our community, and you’ll receive several marketing benefits that will expose your business to thousands of excited attendees each week.

Learn more »

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Vacant Window Banner Program

Downtown property owners — showcase the history and beauty of Downtown and advertise your property!

Brighten up your storefront and tell the story of Downtown San Luis Obispo, at zero cost to you.

Learn more »

City of SLO Mid-Year Budget Update

The City of San Luis Obispo’s mid-year budget report is now live and available for public review. At a public meeting on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, the City Council will review proposed budgetary changes that further advance adopted Major City Goals and support City services to the community.

Budget Report »

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Indoor Mask Order

SLO County's indoor mask mandate will be lifted on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, in alignment with the state of California.

The State order continues to require masking in indoor public places for those who are not vaccinated and for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in healthcare facilities, schools, child care, homeless shelters, emergency shelters, corrections, long-term care facilities, and public transit.

Learn more »


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Small Business Survey

Main Street America is conducting a survey about the challenges small businesses face and the ways they are thinking about the future. The survey closes Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 5:00 PM.

Take the survey »


Clean & Safe Program

Our Downtown Ambassadors work daily to make sure our Downtown community is safe, clean, and hospitable to visitors.

When to call a Downtown Ambassador

If you are a Downtown business owner, please reach out to our Ambassadors if you need any assistance.

Services available at no charge include:

  • Removing graffiti
  • Sidewalk gum removal
  • Cleaning up trash from sidewalks and gutters
  • Removing weeds from sidewalks and streets
  • Cleaning public trash cans
  • Cleaning public benches
  • Cleaning messes

Additionally, if there’s a situation you aren’t sure how to handle, our Ambassadors may be able to point you in the right direction.

Ambassador hotline (call or text):
(805) 250-6467

Learn more »

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Get featured on our Instagram!

Each month, our Downtown SLO Instagram page reaches upwards of 50,000 post impressions (times seen) and 12,000 story impressions. To be featured or reposted on our Instagram, use the hashtag #DowntownSLO, or tag us in your photos and stories @downtownslo.

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