SLOCOG collects, creates, and maintains a large quantity of data about the San Luis Obispo region. Staff uses data, forecasts, geographic information systems, and modeling tools to help planners and decision-makers to better understand present conditions and to visualize future circumstances.
SLO Regional Building Permit Data Summary Report (2000-2014)
Over the past nine years, SLOCOG staff has collected building permit data from the eight local jurisdictions in San Luis Obispo County. The data collection efforts were in the form of three separate surveys over nine years, which has resulted in a single georeferenced (GIS) dataset of residential and non-residential building permits covering years 2000 to 2014. SLOCOG conducted these surveys in 2007, 2011, and 2015; and partnered with SLO County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) on the two latter surveys. In 2015, SLOCOG staff embarked on a significant data collection effort to build a better picture of housing prices by type of housing, with an over-arching goal to identify estimated housing price by type of housing and by community. Zillow.com home price estimate data was collected for over 70,000 homes; data was then linked to those homes that were built between 2000 and 2014. The building permit data summary report is available here.
Regional Definition of Disadvantaged Communities
The SLOCOG board adopted Amendment #1 to the 2014 RTP/SCS on June 1, 2016, establishing a regional definition of disadvantaged communities. Disadvantaged communities are defined at the traffic analysis zone (TAZ) level. Please find the associated GIS spatial data, symbology layers and supporting material here.
SLOCOG's Data Services include: