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Notice of Temporary Meeting Procedures

Important Notice Regarding COVID-19


Until further notice all public meetings for the County of San Luis Obispo Health Commission will be closed to members of the public and non-essential County staff. This measure is based on the threat of COVID-19 as reflected in the Proclamations of Emergency issued by both the Governor of the State of California and the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Services Director as well as the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, relating to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below are instructions on how to view the meeting remotely and how to provide public comment. Additionally, hearing body members and officers may attend the meeting via teleconference and participate in the meeting to the same extent as if they were present.
Agendas Posted in Public Locations
Agendas will still be physically posted outside of the New Government Center entrance at 1055 Monterey Street and outside of the Public Health Building at 2191 Johnson Avenue.

Using the most rapid means of communication available currently, members of the public are encouraged to participate in meetings in the following ways:

How to Observe the Meeting
  • Cable Channel 21
  • How to Provide Verbal Public Comment via Telephone (Voicemail Only)
    1. Call the Clerk of the County of San Luis Obispo Health Commission following number: 805-781-1563
    2. State and spell your name, provide the hearing date and agenda item you are calling about.
    3. Leave your comment.

    Please Note: Verbal comments are limited to 3 minutes including stating your name. Please limit your comment to one (1) agenda item per message. If you would like to comment on multiple agenda items, you are requested to leave a separate message for each item. Deadline: Verbal comments (voicemails) must be received by the Clerk no later than 4:00 PM the day before the noticed meeting. Every effort will be made to play your comment aloud at the meeting. However, some comments may not be included due to the time limitations or technical issues. All comments will be entered into the administrative record and provided to each hearing body member or officer.
    How to Provide Public Comment via Email or Mail
    Please email or mail your comment to Michael J. Coughlin, Clerk of the County of San Luis Obispo Health Commission. Please include the term “Public Comment” in the title of your email/letter and provide the hearing date and agenda item you are commenting about. Written Comment received by email or U.S. Mail will be placed into the administrative record and forwarded to each hearing body officer or member. Comments received before the adjournment of the scheduled meeting will also be read aloud at the meeting. Deadline: Public comments can be submitted and taken into the administrative record any time via email or U.S. Mail up until the close of the hearing for that item. For written comments to be more effective, we encourage you to submit written comments at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing, which will provide the hearing body members or officer a better opportunity to review the correspondence.
    Verbal Comment
    Voicemail Number
    Written Comment
    Clerk Email
    Written Comment
    Mailing Address
    (805) 781-1563Michael J. Coughlin
    [email protected]
    Public Health Department
    Attn: Michael J. Coughlin, Clerk of the County of San Luis Obispo Health Commission
    2191 Johnson Avenue
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    Persons who require accommodations for any audio, visual or other disability in order to review an agenda, or to participate in a meeting of the Planning and Building Department per the American Disabilities Act (ADA), may obtain assistance by requesting such accommodation 72 hour in advance of the meeting to Michael J. Coughlin, Clerk of the County of San Luis Obispo Health Commission at (805) 781-1563.
    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of San Luis Obispo Health Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the special meeting agenda which is listed below. This Notice is given by order of Mary Jean Sage, Chairperson of the County of San Luis Obispo Health Commission.

    Dated: March 2, 2021

    Monday, March 8, 2021 – 6:00 P.M.

    How to Observe the Meeting:

    Cable Channel 21
    Public Comment Voicemail Line: 805-781-1563

    6:00 p.m.1.Call to Order -- Chair, Mary Jean Sage
    6:05 p.m.2.Public Comment: persons desiring to speak on issues, other than scheduled items, that are within the scope of interest to the Health Commission
    6:10 p.m.3.Consent Items:
    3.1 Approve the meeting minutes from February 8, 2021.
    6:15 p.m.4.Information Item: Receive Update on Topics from Previous Meetings
    6:30 p.m.5.Health Agency / Public Health Report
    Fredrick Rosen, MD, Deputy Health Officer/Public Health Director
    6:55 p.m.6.Health Commissioner Updates
    7:10 p.m.7.Committee Reports
      a. Budget
    b. Legislative
    c. Community Education
    d. Nominating
    7:30 p.m.8.Adjournment
    NEXT MEETING:April 8, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

    All persons desiring to speak during public comment or item specific comment will be limited to three (3) minutes per person.Additional information regarding any items listed on today’s agenda can be obtained from the Health Commission Secretary at the Public Health Department located at 2191 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo. All times shown in the margin adjacent to the numbered items are estimated and are not to be considered a time guarantee.

    The County Health Commission’s monthly agenda and minutes can be accessed at
    Meetings are broadcast live by the SLO-SPAN network, Cable Channel 21.

    Para personas quienes necesiten un intérprete (en español) para hacer una presentación a la comisión, por favor llame al Teléfono 805-781-5520. Se hará todo lo posible para proveer este servicio.