SLO County Roundup

San Luis Obispo

The state Employment Development Department will hold a job and resource fair for veterans from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans Memorial Building, 801 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

Department of Veterans Affairs assistance will be available starting at 7:30 a.m. Veterans should dress professionally and bring a résumé if they wish to interview with potential employers.

Veterans can also obtain benefits, replace records, get assistance from DMV and CalVet financing, and receive legal and medical assistance.

Food, clothing and hair cuts will also be provided as a help to veterans who may be homeless.

For details, call 788-2678.

— Julia Hickey

San Miguel

Nominations for six open seats on the San Miguel Advisory Council will be announced tonight at the council’s 7 p.m. meeting at the San Miguel Community Center, 256 13th St.

There are four seats for the council, each carrying two-year terms and two alternate seats with one-year terms.

Anyone interested in running must be a registered voter and reside in or near San Miguel. The council makes recommendations to the county Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission after hearing community opinions on issues related to the planning, development and maintenance of the San Miguel area in the North County.

The election will be held at the council’s June 23 meeting, which will be overseen by the League of Women Voters.

For information, e-mail Chairman Gary Davis at North4DRanch@aol.com or Secretary Sharon Brower at Foxntoad@wildblue.net.

For more information on the council, visit www.sanmigueladvisorycouncil.org.

— Tonya Strickland,/i>


Ways to build bicycle tourism and how to improve bike routes will be among the topics discussed at a public workshop for Atascadero’s bike plan at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Developing a bike plan is among the top planning goals the City Council laid out earlier this year, according its strategic planning document developed in January.

A bike plan is among the ways the city foresees growth in economic development, among other ventures. The workshop is designed to solicit public input on connections within the city as well as bicycle signs, racks and maps.

The meeting will be hosted by the city’s Parks and Recreation Committee in Atascadero’s City Hall Conference Room No. 4 at 6907 El Camino Real.

For more information, call 470-3478.

— Tonya Strickland

Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande officials will hold a public workshop Thursday to discuss and receive public input on a “critical needs action plan” that will help the city address important community needs over the next few years.

Issues presented at the workshop will include economic development, street and sidewalk improvements, the Brisco Road-Highway 101 interchange project, the police department building project and water strategies.

The workshop will start at 6 p.m. at the Woman’s Club and Arroyo Grande Community Center at 211 Vernon St.

— Cynthia Lambert