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City of San Luis ObispoCandidate for City Council

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Sarah Flickinger

3,825 votes (11.26%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Community wellness that starts with neighborhood wellness
  • Attainable housing that uses creative strategies to support the workforce and minimize displacement
  • Natural resources protection, open space acquisition and integration of urban green space in the built environment



California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo Bachelor's of Science, Journalism (2002)


Sarah grew up locally in Los Osos, and attended public schools in Los Osos, San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay before moving into San Luis Obispo to attend California Polytechnic State University in 1998. She received a bachelor's of science degree in journalism in 2002.

She worked in communications including public relations for a local firm, wine and tourism promotion for a vintners and growers cooperative in northern San Luis Obispo County and served as advertising/marketing director for a regional media publication covering the greater Central Coastbefore becoming a stay-at-home mom and active community volunteer.

As a community volunteer Sarah has been involved in sports as a coach, advocacy for safe cycling facilities and improvements, advocacy for people with disabilities and service to her former neighborhood's homeowners association.

While volunteering for her former neighborhood, Sarah was involved in three California Environmental Quality Act challenges in support of adequate environmental impact assessment and mitigation to promote a healthier built environment for all residents, current and future. All three challenges resulted in successful settlements through negotiation between the parties involved. 

Sarah's experiences within her own neighborhood and as an engaged citizen led her to networking with other neighborhoods seeking support. Ultimately it led to a decision to run for office in service to all residents, the environment and the greater community. Sarah has a long history of participating in city discussions as an engaged and solutions-oriented resident.

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  • San Luis Obispo City Firefighters IAFF Local 3523

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