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There is no filing fee to file the Nomination Paper. There is a $200 deposit to cover the cost of printing of the Candidate Statement, if you choose to submit one.
Yes, you may sign your own Nomination Paper.
You may withdraw as a candidate at any time PRIOR to the close of the nomination period which is August 10, 2018, or August 15, 2018, if the nomination period is extended. After that date, your name cannot be withdrawn and will appear on the ballot.
The nomination period closes on August 10, 2018, unless an incumbent does not file and then the period is extended to August 15, 2018. A list of candidates will be prepared the next working day and should be available for distribution by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13, or on Thursday, August 16. The Official List of Candidates will be updated on the City's website following the random drawing by the Secretary of State on August 16th to determine order in which the candidate names will appear on the ballot.
No. Check your Candidate’s Statement carefully before it is submitted as the content will be printed exactly as submitted. The only amendments allowed after filing are format changes and/or the elimination of excess words.
The Candidate’s Statement may be withdrawn, but not changed, during the period for filing nomination papers and until 5:00 p.m. of the next working day after the close of the nomination period, August 13, 2018, or August 16, 2018 if the nomination period is extended.
If you do not plan to spend or receive contributions in excess of $2,000, you are not required by law to form a campaign committee. If, however, your contributions or expenditures exceed $2,000, a campaign committee must be formed pursuant to State law. Please see FPPC Manual 2 for Local Candidates.
Yes, State law allows you to serve as your own treasurer, as long as this is designated on Form 410 - Statement of Organization.
Yes. An assistant treasurer, if so designated on the Form 410, Statement of Organization, is authorized to act on behalf of the treasurer in his or her absence.
The City of Arroyo Grande has not adopted an ordinance limiting campaign contribution levels.
An unsigned campaign statement will be rejected. You and your treasurer must sign the statement.
No. Once the City Clerk has date stamped a campaign statement, it is considered to be filed. You may, however, amend any statement by filing the same form, checking "Amendment" as the statement type, and including the correct information.
The County Clerk has 30 days after the election to canvass the election and certify the results. The City Clerk will present the results to the City Council for its acceptance at the next available Council meeting after receiving the County Clerk's certification.
The City Council holds its regular meetings on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Other special meetings are scheduled as needed.
For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 473-5460.
If you know the parcel or tract map number used to create the subdivision your property is in, we can try looking up the subdivision map through the San Luis Obispo County Assessor's Office. Contact the Engineering Division at 473-5440 for more information.
This varies from street to street. In most instances, the right-of-way is measured from the back of sidewalk in front of your property to the back of sidewalk in front of the property opposite you. For street specific right-of-way information, contact the Engineering Division at 473-5440.
It depends. Since each case is different we need to speak to you about your specific needs before we can provide you with information or recommend where you might find what you are looking for. Contact the Engineering Division at 473-5440.
The Housing Element is one of the mandatory elements that must be included in a City’s General Plan. The Housing Element provides goals, polices, and actions that help the City plan for the housing needs for all segments of the City’s population while maintaining consistency with other General Plan Elements. The Housing Element does not require local governments to actually build housing, but rather facilitate the improvement and development of housing for all economic segments of the population.
The Housing Element must cover the following topics:
The City of Arroyo Grande prepares the Housing Element, with the assistance of consultants at PlaceWorks Inc. State law requires the California Department of Housing and Community Development to review and certify the update.
State law requires each city and county plan for their “fair share” of the region’s housing needs. The fair share is determined by each region’s Council of Government through a process known as the Regional Housing Needs Allocations (RHNA). RHNA is produced by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and identifies the projected housing needs in the region as part of the periodic updating of local Housing Elements of the General Plan. HCD finalized its RHNA allocation determination for the San Luis Obispo region at 10,810 units for the 10-year production period (December 31, 2018 to December 31, 2028). The City of Arroyo Grande’s RHNA for the housing cycle is 692 units as outlined in the table below.
For the 2020-2028 Housing Element cycle, the RHNA assigned to the City of Arroyo Grande are as follows:
Number of Units
Very Low Income
Above Moderate Income
City Council agendas are posted at City Hall, 300 E. Branch Street. Agendas and staff reports are also available online. You can also subscribe to "Notify Me" to receive automatic notifications when Agendas are available.
Please visit the November 3, 2020 Election page
A sales tax is a tax placed on retail purchases, excluding certain purchases like food for home consumption, utilities, medicines, and services such as accounting or yard maintenance services. Revenue generated from a sales tax is then used to pay for state and local projects, facilities and services.
The State of California has a helpful resource to explain sales tax information in greater detail. Read this resource from The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) for full details about sales tax exemptions and exclusions.
In California, there is a statewide baseline sales tax of 7.25%. Arroyo Grande has a 7.75% sales tax, of which 6.25% goes to the State and County of San Luis Obispo and 1.5% goes directly to the City of Arroyo Grande.
If Measure D-22 is passed by voters, the sales tax rate will increase by 1.0%, raising the sales tax rate to 8.75%. With this increased tax, Arroyo Grande would receive a total of 2.5% of sales tax directly to the City General Fund.
On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, the Arroyo Grande City Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling for the placement of a 1.0% Transaction and Use Tax (Sales Tax) measure on the November 2022 ballot. This will let voters decide whether to approve the sales tax.
In 2006, voters in Arroyo Grande voted to approve Measure O-06, which added a 0.5% sales tax to the local sales tax rate. This 0.5% goes directly to the City of Arroyo Grande General Fund. General Fund dollars can be used for any municipal programs, facilities, and services throughout the City.
Currently, the City spends the Measure O-06 funds consistent with the wishes expressed by the voting public in advisory measures that accompanied the 0.5% sales tax measure in 2006. Visit this webpage to learn more about Measure O-06: http://www.arroyogrande.org/128/Sales-Tax
If approved, shoppers will pay an additional 1.0% sales tax on certain taxable purchases of goods and services in Arroyo Grande. If voters pass Measure D-22, the new City tax rate will increase to 2.5%, which is equivalent to $2.50 on each $100 spent on taxable goods. All Measure D-22 revenue would go to the Arroyo Grande General Fund to be used for municipal purposes.
If Measure D-22 does not pass, the City sales tax will remain at 7.75%. While the tax will stay the same, the City will not have additional monies to apply towards addressing funding needs that have been identified for streets, sidewalks, stormwater infrastructure, and other City programs and facilities.
Measure D-22, if passed by voters, will generate an estimated $5.6 million annually in additional revenues until ended by the City Council. These funds will go into the General Fund for general use, and the City could choose to allocate spending to fund road and sidewalk improvements and stormwater infrastructure throughout the City.
City engineering resources and third-party experts have analyzed City infrastructure, with a particular focus on city streets. Current estimates show that the City needs to invest over $6M a year to maintain current street conditions. With the current status, the pavement condition index will continue to degrade and streets are likely to decay further and increase long term costs to fix them.
Arroyo Grande - 7.75% (Measure D-22 would increase this to 8.75%), Atascadero - 8.75%, Grover Beach - 8.75%, Morro Bay - 8.75%, Paso Robles - 8.75%, Pismo Beach - 7.75%, San Luis Obispo - 8.75%, Santa Maria - 8.75%
Measure D-22 is a "general tax," not a "special tax." Since this is a general tax, a simple majority voter approval ("50 percent plus one") is required to pass the sales tax measure. The transactions and use general tax proposed by Measure D-22 would take effect only if it receives a majority "YES" vote at the November 8, 2022, general municipal election.
No, the Arroyo Grande City Council voted to only allocate federal and State grant funds to the Brisco-Halcyon Road interchange roundtable project. No sales tax revenue will be used to fund this project.
Arroyo Grande uses all of its gas tax funding for the maintenance and paving of City streets. The City receives gas tax funding from the State through the Highway Users Tax Fund and SB1 (Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account). The State audits Arroyo Grande's use of gas tax revenue to ensure that it is spent on City street and pavement maintenance. Since July 2018, the City received approximately $690,000-$975,000 annually in gas tax funding from the State. The amount varies based upon changes in the economy and purchase activity by consumers. Within that time, the City has spent between $1 million and $2.9 million annually on street and pavement maintenance. The City has supplemented State gas tax revenue with additional funding sources such as general fund monies.
Contact the Planning Division at 805-473-5420 if you have property specific questions.
No fluoride is added to any of the City's water supply, although there is some naturally occurring fluoride in the water.