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See  Upcoming Events Section Below. Other Recent Activities (including meetings overview) now on “Recent Activities” page

NCAC Needs volunteers!!

Note that the date (April 25) for applying as a candidate for NCAC positions has passed . However, there are still some delegate and alternate positions open, which can be filled by appointment (and a vote of the NCAC). So, if you have any interest in being on the NCAC, and involved with your nearby community, here are the Openings:

  • Area 8 (Lodge Hill, Top of the world) delegate and alternate

  • Business alternate

  • Hispanic alternate

Additionally, we welcome residents to join our committees — Land Use, Transportation/Traffic and Outreach.

If you have any questions about which area you live in, the area maps are on our “About/Area Maps” page.


NCAC meetings and Recent Items:

  • The next NCAC monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, 18 October at 6PM, via our normal Zoom video meeting. Zoom link will be released here before the meeting. 

  • The next Land Use Committee meeting will be on Friday, 13 October at 1PM. Two referrals have been received this month: the first is for the conversion of the old Brambles restaurant into a 26-unit motel (reviewed in a previous form about a year ago by the LUC). The second is for a request by Gary and Patricia Browns for a MUP/Coastal Development Permit for mods at property on 1923 Thomas Avenue, Cambria.  Link to the Zoom invite to the meeting is HERE

  • The last NCAC meeting was on Wednesday, 20 September 2023 at 6PM, via Zoom. The tentative agenda for the meeting is on the "Agendas" page, and the YouTube video recording of the meeting is HERE

  • The  Land Use Committee met regarding the proposed Cambria Skate Park.  Files to support the Skatepark proposal are linked below:

  • The NCAC August meeting was held on Wednesday, 16 August at 6PM, via Zoom. Minutes from that meeting are available on the "Minutes" page. Video of the meeting is available on YouTube at LINK 

  • The NCAC July meeting was held on Wednesday, 19 July at 6PM via Zoom. Draft minutes from the meeting are available HERE. Link to the Video from the meeting on YouTube is HERE.

    • Besides the normal county presentations, the meeting focused on residents’ concerns about traffic-related issues — accidents (especially at intersections with no stop signs and limited visibility), speeding/reckless driving, ignoring “one-way” street signs,  and road conditions. Following the meting, Blake Fixler (legislative aide to Supervisor Gibson) reached out to the local CHP office and SLO Public Works, and hopefully a representative from both will be at future meetings to provide information on some of those issues.

    • We also included a presentation from Beautify Cambria for NCAC support for community grant to provide Cambria Historic District street signs. Examples of the signs may be found at this LINK (final signs may be different colors).

    • Because of a busy agenda for this month, we held off transportation and traffic projects until the August meeting. Here are some of the items which will be discussed at the August meeting:

      • SLO Council of Governments (SLOCOG) Regional Transportation plan for 2023-2045

      • Trail under Santa Rosa Creek bridge on Hwy 1, LINK

      • Burton Drive pedestrian trail, from Eton Dr. to Tin City, Cambria, LINK

      • Approved Burton Dr. pedestrian path, LINK

  • The June NCAC monthly meeting was held on 21 June at 6PM,  The video recording from the meeting is available using this YouTube LINK.  Meeting included normal county agency presentations, plus 2 guest presentations– — the first was a discussion on a proposed plan for native plant restoration at Lampton Cliffs County Park. The second presentation will be an update on mural plans for the area in front of the Cambria Post Office. The Lampton Park presentations are available on the “Presentations” page, while the proposed mural is available with this LINK.

  • The May  NCAC monthly meeting was held on Wednesday, 17 May at 6PM, via Zoom.   Minutes from the meeting are included on our “Minutes” page. Some of the items discussed in our last meeting included:

    • Presentations/Discussions

    • Fire Safety, follow-up from 6 May event. The Focus Group worked with the local schools to design new Fire Safety message signs to be placed in the three message signs in town. The message signs are at the Spaghetti Bowl, the south entrance into town and at the Firehouse. The new designs were done by the youth of our community including students from the four local schools. The contest winners were announced at the Wildfire Preparedness Event and are posted on the NCAC website, HERE.

    • SLOCOG interactive map, to report traffic/transportation issues.

    • Kip Morais (SLO Planning) discussed storm repair procedures, including park stairs, seawalls and other.

NEW –Following our meeting, Kip  reached out to  the Parks Department after the meeting and got this:

Based on discussions with planning staff on other storm damaged infrastructure along coast, per County regulations – emergency permits may be issued to implement temporary stabilization measures, and may require additional permits i.e. grading/ encroachment permit(s) as applicable.  We determine this in consultation with Coastal Commission staff and other dept staff.   After the emergency ceases, and within 30 days of issuance, a proper Minor Use Permit / Coastal Development permit application shall be submitted to have the improvements carefully reviewed in compliance with the County coastal codes and policies. This may result in possible removal and/or alterations of the improvement installed.

An emergency permit will not speed up the process for implementing the ultimate long term project, it is just a way to stabilize vulnerable infrastructure temporarily until a permanent fix can per fully designed permitted and implemented. The coastal accessways do not meet the criteria for an emergency permit.  Here is the full code section below:

Emergency Permit 

  • NCAC Vote activities

    • Letter to CCSD, supporting Cambria Fire (written by Jeff Kwasny). Approved.

    • Area 1 (San Simeon) delegate, Gwen Kellas — Approved.

    • NCAC Environmental delegate – Daniel de la Rosa — Approved.

    • Area 2 (Happy Hill, Leimert) delegate – Lourdes Nilon (Jeff Bloom, currently the alternate, has indicated he wishes to remain alternate) — Approved.

  • Video from the 19 April 2023 meeting is available HERE

  • Video of the 15 March Meeting is available on YouTube, with this LINK.

  • Kermit Johansson, NCAC and CCSD PROS committee, shared a SLOCOG (SLO Council of Governments) interactive map, where users can graphically enter geographical areas (trails, road crossings, sidewalks, etc.)  they consider dangerous or unsafe for foot or other transportation. Link to the interactive map is HERE.

About the North Coast Advisory Council

San Luis Obispo County established interactive advisory councils serving as information conduits for unincorporated areas of the county.   The North Coast Advisory Council (NCAC) was formed in 1996. The area covered by the NCAC ranges from Harmony going north to the Monterey County line, from the ocean going east to Rocky Butte.

Objectives: The NCAC is the North Coast community’s connection to decision-makers in county government on issues such as land use, planning, traffic and circulation, policing and code enforcement.
Our Mission: Establish an organization representative of the people of the North Coast Area in matters of civic interest, and to represent the community before all bodies, public and private, where the subject is appropriate to the objectives of the NCAC.

Council Members: NCAC members are elected by their neighbors to serve seven geographical voting areas in Cambria and one in San Simeon.  These elected members serve two year terms.  The Council also appoints representatives for business, agriculture, environment and Latina/Latino interests.

  • ​New Brochures (Mar 2022)

    • NCAC Printable Brochure (English)

    • NCAC Printable Brochure (Spanish)

  • See the NCAC Governing documents (by-laws, etc.) on the “About/Governing documents” page

If you have an interest in being a delegate, alternate, or on a committee,  Contact us.

NCAC had a “Call for Candidates” for Area 2 (Happy Hill, Leimert), 4 (Pine Knolls, San Simeon Creek), 6 (West Lodge Hill, Marine Terrace), and 8 (Lodge Hill and Top of the World). As we did not receive any applications for candidacy as of our closing date (April 19th) we will move forward with our current delegates, as well as being open for council-appointed delegates. If you have interest in being either a delegate, alternate, or member of one of the NCAC committees, contact Karen Chrisman, Iggy Fedoroff, or Brian Glusovich at

Contact Info for the SLO County Sheriff’s office



  • See the County Sheriff’s contact page, to contact various divisions of the Sheriff’s office

  • For Emergencies, as always, call 911

  • For non-emergencies, or if you’re unsure about what type of report to submit, call the sheriff’s dispatch at (805) 781-4550

  • For non-emergencies, The Public Safety Citizens Service Portal is available at . This will lead you to the most appropriate area for your online report (e.g., vandalism, graffiti, etc.)

Healthcare Notes

The Cambria Community Healthcare District (CCHD) is conducting outreach sessions twice a month at Farmers Market. Hands-only CPR will be demonstrated at each session. This could well be a lifesaving skill, and is very easy to learn.

SLO County  Building & Planning Websites (See additional SLO County codes/documents on the “About/Governing documents” page)

Link to County Code on Residential Vacation Rentals

23.08.165 – Residential Vacation Rentals

Map of Licensed SLO County Vacation Rentals

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