San Luis Obispo County Department of Planning and Building has released a public review draft of the updated “economic element” to its general plan. The general plan is the county’s blueprint delineating how officials believe the county should grow.
The Board of Supervisors directed the department in September to update the economic element that was adopted in 1999.
The board’s goal was to restructure it into a broad set of goals and policies that would complement a countywide economic strategy.
The economic element contains goals and policies that will guide actions the county needs to take “to assure a vital economy and with it, a continuing high quality of life,” according to a planning department news release.
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It focuses on establishing a commitment to economic vitality; setting priorities for economic development; identifying strategies for retaining existing businesses and attracting new ones; expanding diverse employment opportunities; and supporting a countywide economic strategy.
The county is inviting the public to review the document and submit comments before June 15. The draft is at: www.sloplanning.org and at the offices of the Department of Planning and Building at 976 Osos St., Room 200.
For more information, contact Dana Lilley, project manager at 781-5715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.