Concerned Citizens for Avila
A Community Action Group
October 29, 2017
Together we can protect the natural environment, 
safety and accessibility of Avila.
Next Envision Avila
November 2, 6:30 pm
The fourth meeting sponsored by SLO County Planning is scheduled for Thursday, November 2, at 6:30 pm, at the Avila Beach Community Center. County Planner Sara Sanders will continue the discussion with citizens about a new comprehensive Community Plan in Avila, including:

- Findings from the Background Report which will be released following the meeting.
- Review timetable for the General Plan Update.
- Breakout sessions: 3 tables, 3 different topics.

Click HERE for meeting flyer.
Annual Meeting Recap:
CC4A History, Core Mission
Members ask questions and voice concerns at CC4A Annual Meeting.
The 25 members who attended CC4A's first Annual Meeting were treated to a slideshow of highlights since we met for the first time in spring of 2015. You can read more about our a ccomplishments   HERE.

Recent fires in Northern California and extreme weather events around the world raised members concerns about evacuating safely from Avila Valley. CC4A exists because of this issue. Adding 1500 homes in Wild Cherry Canyon was (and is) hugely concerning since our road out of town is already frequently backed up. We live with multiple threats that could cause an evacuation and as we all know, hundreds of cars leaving at once will not exit the valley quickly. 

The other part of our mission statement along with preserving the safety of Avila is protecting the natural environment and accessibility. Solutions to safety cannot come at the expense of the natural environment and accessibility. A double-wide or double-decker freeway destroying the ecosystem around San Luis Obispo Creek is not a favored solution. Limited access to the beach due to impacted roadways is a losing deal for all involved. 

These core issues will continue to be stressed in communications with the Board of Supervisors and County Planning. 
CC4A board members at recent annual meeting.
New Walkway on Front Street
Through the efforts of the Avila Valley Advisory Council (AVAC) and the Land Use Committee, downtown Avila is a bit safer for pedestrians. The walkway idea worked out to be a simple addition to the planned sealing and re-striping of Front Street, and now pedestrians, their dogs and their beach gear don't have to dodge cars hunting for parking spaces. Thank you AVAC and  Dave Flynn, Assistant Director of SLO Public Works, for this wonderful addition to a safer Avila.
New walkway on Front Street allows pedestrians safer access to their cars.
Document and Report!
Here are the contacts again so you can continue to document violations you see and report to the right authorities. It makes a big difference to have this collection of incidents when these issues are raised with the Board of Supervisors: