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Resilient SLO

An initiative led by the City of San Luis Obispo to improve community resilience to the worsening impacts of climate change.

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Facing growing flood, heat, and wildfire risks, the City of San Luis Obispo launched Resilient SLO to build local and regional capacity to adapt and build resilience to climate change impacts.

Resilient SLO is designed to be a comprehensive, innovative, and inclusive planning process – one that elevates community voice in decision-making, utilizes best-available science and practices, and focuses on the real challenges that we face in the city of San Luis Obispo: climate change, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and economic uncertainty. The Resilient SLO initiative includes the following key components and activities:

Robust community outreach and engagement to ensure community priorities and needs are included in the planning process with particular focus on the city’s under-served and under-resourced community members.

Educational activities to ensure San Luis Obispo residents and businesses are equipped with the information, strategies, and supportive resources to prepare and build resilience to climate change risks and hazards.

A comprehensive vulnerability assessment of the city’s physical assets, critical infrastructure, and social and economic conditions.

An updated Safety Element of the General Plan with identified adaptation strategies across key sectors.

An implementation guide that translates strategies into detailed work plans and model policies to catalyze action.

Trainings for City staff and supporting organizations to build our collective capacity to respond to climate change hazards and disasters.

Resilient SLO is a collaborative initiative led by the City of San Luis Obispo.