Central Coast Clean Cities

The Central Coast Clean Cities works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to save energy and promote the use of domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.

Contact Information
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3940-7 Broad St, Ste 120
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Melissa Guise

Melissa Guise is the coordinator of the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition (C5) and works as an air quality specialist for the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District in San Luis Obispo, California. Guise has been the coalition's coordinator since 2004.

Guise has over 25 years of experience in the environmental field working in both the public and private sectors. For the past eight years, she has focused on air quality issues and has worked with C5 to promote the expansion of the alternative fuels and infrastructure on the central coast of California. Guise has been successful in obtaining numerous grants to expand C5's outreach and education programs.

Guise has a Bachelor of Science in Geology with a focus in Environmental Studies from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

General Stats

  • Designated: August 25, 2006
  • Population: 199,709 (based on 2018 Census estimate)
  • Area: 555 sq. mi.
  • Boundary: Boundaries span along Highways 1 and 101 from the cities of Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach in south San Luis Obispo County to San Simeon and Paso Robles in the north, encompassing the city of San Luis Obispo and the coastal towns of Morro Bay and Los Osos.

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

Gas pump
  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 0
  • Electric (charging outlets): 247
  • Ethanol (E85): 2
  • Hydrogen: 0
  • Natural Gas: 0
  • Propane: 3

Energy Use Impact*

Annual Energy Impact

Annual Energy Impact by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type

Emissions Reduced*

Annual Emissions Reduced

Emissions Reduced by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type
*2018 DOE-Verified Metrics

Learn about just some of the projects from Central Coast Clean Cities. Visit the Central Coast Clean Cities website for more projects and information.

Projects and Case Studies