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Cultural Arts

The City's Cultural Arts programs are managed by the Administration Department and include Cultural Grants-in-Aid, and Community Partnerships with other organizations providing cultural activities for the community.  The Public Art Program is managed by the City's Parks and Recreation Department.


2014-2015 Grants-In-Aid Application


Tourism Promotion
Through the Promotional Coordinating Committee, staff provides oversight to tourism promotional and advertising contracts, "seed money" for new promotional opportunities and special events that enhance tourism under the Enhanced Promotions Program, and the Cultural Grants-in-Aid program.

In June of 2008, The City Council adopted an ordinance establishing the Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID). The TBID raises funds that are solely dedicated to tourism marketing and promotions to attract visitors to San Luis Obispo and its lodging industry.



Special Services

Special services provided by the Administration Department include oversight of the Cable Television Franchise and Charter Communications and No Smoking and Cigarette Sales Ordinances, as well as conducting the Community Academy, an educational program that provides the citizens of San Luis Obispo with the opportunity to gain additional knowledge about municipal government.



For further information you may contact

James David, Principal Administrative Analyst


805.781.7109 fax

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