In May of 2013, community representatives, Cuesta and Cal Poly administrators, students, and San Luis Obispo officials convened and ultimately launched a Neighborhood Wellness and Community Civility Initiative. Collectively, the group has a vision of a community in which year round residents and students actively collaborate to build community and communicate in an environment that fosters mutual respect and understanding. With this vision comes a goal of enhancing the quality of life for all residents, with particular emphasis on building positive relations between residential and student–aged neighbors through a cultural shift in social behaviors.

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The following survey is an integral step in this initiative. In order to assess the current condition of neighborhood wellness, surveying residents of all ages and backgrounds will provide guidance for future actions taken by officials of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Cuesta College. Please answer honestly and explain when you feel necessary. Should you have concerns arise about the survey, please contact Christine Wallace at