DON'T Live or Move to San Luis Obispo - Unless you're very very Wealthy

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#1
Apr 28, 2008
 
Jobs are few and cost of living is very high.

Just don't come to live here, unless you're very very wealthy!

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San Luis Obispo, California

About 6.8% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Luis_Obispo_...

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Apr 28, 2008
 
Wow that's some serious negativity!

I'm not one of the monetarily wealthy ones living in SLO, but I do live comfortably and enjoy my life here in this beautiful town.
I came here nine years ago without a job or a savings account. I found a job that grew to be a comfortable income. Not a substantial income, but definitely enough to survive here as a single mom, so I know it can be done.
I'm sorry you're struggling so much that you feel you have to send people away...
Dont Move Here wrote:
Jobs are few and cost of living is very high.
Just don't come to live here, unless you're very very wealthy!
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San Luis Obispo, California
About 6.8% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Luis_Obispo_...
David

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Apr 29, 2008
 
Yes, it is true that the population growth in San Luis Obispo has gone down. In fact, in 7 years from 2000, we have only gained 100 population. That's because the economy hit a recession and SLO has had a lack of cheap housing due to poor planning. On the bright side, the city plans to fix this by the Orcutt, Airport, and Margaritta Road developments on the southern border of the city. the projects will be be bringing in 3,291 new residents. In 2025 the city expects to have 51,500 residents and 50,000 residents in 2020.

ask for jobs, there will be more jobs avalible from the airport when they expand the run-way to allow bigger jets to come in. And Dalidio's mall, and the 2 new madonna enterprise shopping centers will offer more jobs. Also, the elder people moving into the downtown housing units will allow for their old homes to be more affordible for new people coming to the area.

Oh, and all this information comes from the annual report for the general plan from 2007 for SLO.
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Apr 30, 2008
 

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David wrote:
And Dalidio's mall, and the 2 new madonna enterprise shopping centers will offer more jobs.
great...more out of town, big-chain companies bringing in more low wage jobs while stunting local business growth. WE DON"T NEED MORE MINIMUM WAGE RETAIL JOBS HERE!
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In my opinion, you live here because you love it here. Money shouldn't be an issue, whether you have a lot or a little, it's not about the money. I think the quaintness of the slo is in the local stores. There is still a small town feel, if we get too big we will feel all the effects of a bigger town. Who wants that?
David

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May 1, 2008
 
San Luis Obispo college town feel isn't going anywhere...In 2030, the population of San Luis Obispo is expected to roughly at 52,500. And from there the growth in SLO will be going at it's normal slow pace. Just recently, the state government is having SLO build more low-income family housing.

It's only fair, that the low paying jobs and a mall come in to accomodate the growing family population in SLO.

Now, I expect from now and to 2030. The 2 new shopping centers and the mall will be only development in San Luis Obispo.

In 2022, San Luis Obispo going to have roughly 51,500 people living there. And i gurantee the 2 new Madonna Enterprise shopping centers will also be built and Dalidio's mall will be built also. Once SLO hits 50,000 residents it will be considered suburban and not rural. But, that doesn't mean rural is gone. All the communities in SLO will still be rural.
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But David, you CAN have all that NOW. Just move to Santa Cruz or San Rafael...or anywhere else USA. Why do people insist on overdeveloping our community into something that already exists somewhere else.

If you want THAT, go to where it is. If you live in SLO county for what it IS, then stay here, and help our local small business community thrive while continuing to respect the environment that attracts millions worldwide.
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David wrote:
It's only fair, that the low paying jobs and a mall come in to accomodate the growing family population in SLO.

All the communities in SLO will still be rural.
What's fair about perpetuating more low paying jobs to the local community and economy? None of it.

Remember when San Luis Obispo was considered a "rural" community.
David

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Local businesses don't bring in the money anymore, sorry.

I have lived in Templeton, Ca almost all my life. And I intend to stay here and bring a mall to SLO and make sure SLO gets 50,000 residents by 2020.

That is my goal, ans the goal of some others who wish to see more families and less of the tree huggers and hippies like you, the eye.
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David wrote:
That is my goal, and the goal of some others who wish to see more families and less of the tree huggers and hippies like you, the eye.
Ahhhh, now you're showing your true colors.

Tree hugger? Hippie? You know nothing about me or my family.

If name calling is what you're into, try this one on for size: elitist.

You wear it well.
the eye

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May 2, 2008
 
David wrote:
Local businesses don't bring in the money anymore, sorry.
They certainly would if they were allowed to thrive in a pro-LOCAL environment. You're not sorry for the reason our local businesses are dying are you? Funny, but somehow they used to thrive here? Mmmmm.

How about we start sprouting up these projects YOU desire in YOUR backyard in Templeton? Let's starting moving the Gap, Apple, Costco, WalMart, etc. into your neighborhood..because WE don't want it HERE in ours.
David

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Actually we are getting that all in my backyard. Nearby my house is Trader Joes, and then also near my house there building Longs Drugs. So the more the marrier. I would be happy to live near a large shopping center. Sadly the mall is not going in Templeton, since SLO is the largest city it will get the mall and then the Kohl's and Rite-Aid shopping center next to Costco will be built.

Oh, and FYI, local businesses have never brought in the tax revenue. They can't pay the rent, so they don't bring in the money. And, local businesses tend to be expensive and only for locals. That's why they don't bring in the tax revenue.
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David wrote:
I have lived in Templeton, Ca almost all my life. And I intend to stay here and bring a mall to SLO and make sure SLO gets 50,000 residents by 2020.
That is my goal, and the goal of some others who wish to see more families and less of the tree huggers and hippies like you, the eye.
It's not who we are and what this county represents. Go somewhere else to get your "urbanism" itch scratched.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/story...
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David wrote:
Actually we are getting that all in my backyard. Nearby my house is Trader Joes, and then also near my house there building Longs Drugs. So the more the marrier. I would be happy to live near a large shopping center.
The more the merrier?!! Add ignorant to your list of definitions David.

Stick to what's happening in your neighborhood, and realize that those of us in THIS (SLO) neighborhood don't want anymore.
David

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Well, I'll be going to SLO neighborhood for community college. So, then I can bring what my neighborhood wants, a mall and more shopping.

65% of this county voted to have Dalidio's developed, and rather it be by Dalidio or some one else. his land is going to be developed.

And, like I said before. Population growth has been down in San Luis Obispo, but the annual report of the general plan anticipates that 3,291 new homes with 2.2 per home will be built fron now until to 2022. Which will bring the city to about 51,500 populaton. That's from the orcutt road, airport road, and margarita road south san luis obispo annexation housing developments. the city is passing all these projects because the state forced the city build more affordable low-income housing for the county. the state is having the county get to 355,000 population by 2030.

http://www.ci.san-luis-obispo.ca.us/cityclerk...
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David wrote:
65% of this county voted to have Dalidio's developed
After Dalidio completely ignored the voice of the community, where the citizens of THIS city voted down his proposal.

The county vote means nothing to the citizens of the incorporated city. And obviously there isore than one judge that agrees.

You may not care if other communities make decisions for you in Templeton...but we do care in SLO.

Oh, and your stats you keep touting are outdated predictions in the general plan. They mean nada.
David

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The 2007 annual report for the general plan was released on april 15th of 2008. It took them 4 months to gather the figures from 2007 to make the annual report. The estimates were made in a time when the market was doing better. They're are most updated figures. So they are the most accurate figures.

Folks from San Luis Obispo also voted if they wanted Dalidio's land built in the county. And I believe there was a large portion of county voters that voted for Dalidio's county-owned shopping center.

The land is zoned in the county, so what people in San Luis Obispo (incorporated) think doesn't matter.
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I'm sorry to break it to you, but the 2007 annual report of the general, the voters voice, and the state forcing the county to have 355,000 population in 2030 is the end of the old ways. Because of more low-income housing more families will be coming to SLO. Dalidio's land is going to be built because the county supervisors are going to pass Dalidio's permits with Dalidio following the rules because of the judge's decision. One ruling will not stop the Dalidio Ranch project. At the very least, Dalidio could sell his land to some other developer that is more powerful than Dalidio.
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the 2007 annual report is business item # 2 for the april 15th, 2008 agenda. a city clerk can assist you further regarding the 2007 annual report of the general plan.

have a nice day, and i hope this thread can get back on topic.
Mishe

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I moved here 8 months ago and i agree people are so snobby here just because they got a little money. Seems like EVERYONE drives a BMW or a Benz and damn near every woman is toting Louis Vuitton or Coach. But if you're looking for a reason not to move here, thats just the tip of the iceberg! The only thing to do out here is either go to the movies, or the beach, or the bars and their only club, and the club sucks anyway. And the cops shut down parties when theyre not even that noisy and basically dont want us college kids to have a life. Theres NO drive thrus here, and the cost of everything is ridiculous. Stay far far away.

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