Goal-Setting

For every two-year Budget and Goals cycle, the City undertakes a comprehensive outreach effort to gather input from the community on its priorities. The City Council considers this input as it formulates its Major City Goals and adopts the City's two-year Budget. The Goals and Budget then drive prioritization of projects and allocation of resources during the two-year cycle.

Fiscal Year 2010 & 2021 Goal-Setting


The City is currently seeking community input as it prepares to set its Goals and Budget for Fiscal Years 2020 & 2021. Your feedback is valuable to us! The Pismo Voice program offers a variety of ways for the Pismo Beach community to provide input on the City's priorities for the next two years.

Ways to Provide Your Input


  • Participate in the online survey at www.pismobeach.org/pismovoice  (preferred)
  • Return the survey in your September or October utility bill
  • Attend Community Workshops (see below)
  • Email: pismovoice@pismobeach.org
  • Mail or Visit in Person: City Hall, Administration Offices, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
  • Contact us with questions: 805-773-4657

Goal-Setting Schedule


  • November 1, 2018, 6:00 p.m.: Advisory Body Workshop
  • November 7, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Community Workshop (South - Bello Street Veterans' Hall)
  • November 15, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Community Workshop (North - Shell Beach Veterans' Hall)
  • December 10, 2018: Close of official public input period
  • January 15, 2018, 5:30 p.m.: Report to Council on input received / Regular Council meeting
  • February 1, 2018, 10:00 a.m.: Final Goal-Setting Workshop / Special Council meeting

Fiscal Year 2018 & 2019 City Goals

Following extensive community outreach and engagement, the Council incorporated the community’s input to set City goals for 2017-19. The Council set 7 major goals at the February 16, 2017, goal setting workshop. The Major City Goals represent the most important, highest priority goals for the City to accomplish over the next two years, and as such, resources to begin achieving them will be included in the 2017-19 Budget.  

Our Vision for Pismo Beach
  • Provide a safe place
  • Maintain its small beach town character
  • Manage growth effectively
  • Enhance a vibrant tourist-based economy, while becoming a world-renowned tourist destination

 Major City Goals

  • Downtown Circulation and Parking.  Continue to implement circulation and parking improvement measures in the downtown area including possible projects such as a parking structure; perimeter parking lots and a trolley; evaluation of the effectiveness of meters; and other strategies to reduce traffic and to encourage a pedestrian environment.
  • Water Supply and Conservation.  Continue work on securing long-term water supplies for the City, including the current groundwater recharge (recycled water) proposal and further implementation of conservation practices.
  • Bello Street Corridor/Old City Hall.  Continue planning and implement strategies for the Bello Street Corridor including the disposition/use of old city hall and public safety facilities, with consideration for historical preservation.
  • Downtown Revitalization and Beautification.  Continue downtown revitalization and beautification efforts including assessing current design standards, appropriate commercial uses, and the number and location of public restrooms on the pier. 
  • Bluff Protection.  Continue the program to address bluff erosion, potentially to include inspections, permitting, prevention measures, funding, and priorities for repairs, including the Ocean Boulevard Accessibility Plan.

 Other Important Objectives 

  • Improved Traffic Circulation.  Complete the update of the Circulation Element and begin implementation of highest priority measures; explicitly address possible solutions to Highway 101 congestion, the need for a Price Street-James Way connection and acquisition of Highway 1 from Caltrans to ensure local control.
  • Shell Beach Streetscape. Complete the Shell Beach Streetscape project.