I agree with Susan Pyburn (SLO can do better) that SLO is in need of affordable housing. As far as I can tell, it currently has none available. A large number of employers do their business in SLO. These jobs benefit the city of SLO in numerous ways. I believe that the city of SLO has an obligation to set building codes and practices in such a manner that affordable housing can be built to house SLO workers.
In general, I believe that cities have an obligation to enable affordable housing to be built to house workers of all income levels. Note that I did not say that the city must provide this affordable housing just that it should allow it to be built. There are solutions to this problem, but the powers that be will not allow them for political reasons.