The city of San Luis Obispo currently owns 7,000 acres of Open Space. Unlike parks, Open Space is undeveloped protected parcels of land left to nature and wildlife. Within the City, there are eight designated Open Space areas accessible to the public for hiking, mountain biking, running, or taking a leisurely walk.
As your Mayor my number one priority is to protect and preserve our natural resources and designated Open Space.
Until 2017 Open Space was one of the most important issues per public City Surveys. Now it is not even included as a choice. How can the public express their interest in preserving Open Space if they are not even given the choice? To prove the level of community support, and for grant funding purposes, I will ask that Open Space be listed separately in future public surveys.
My track record of fighting for the environment is decades-long. As Mayor, I will work even harder to make sure Open Spaces are treated like the important resources they are.