San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon wants to hear ideas from residents on how to make housing in the city more affordable.
Harmon posted a poll to her website that first asks participants, “Do you think development is a good solution to affordable housing in SLO?” It then follows up with questions based on the initial reply.
The survey uses real-time result tracking tool, Poll Town, which is designed to increase civic participation. The deadline to submit a response is Thursday.
“Often only those that can afford to show up at meetings get their voices heard,” Harmon said in a statement. “This new way is an attempt to invite everyone to have a seat at the table.”
She added: “We are determined to implement policy solutions that address the affordability crisis, while maintaining the quality of life we love in this city.”
The poll is a personal initiative of Harmon’s and doesn’t represent any official city or City Council study, she said.
The poll is available at http://heidiharmon.org/polls/. Participants may request to have the final results emailed to them when it’s over.