Deadline Approaching: City is Accepting Applications to Fill a Council Vacancy

The City of Morro Bay is accepting applications for appointment to the City Council to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Council Member Robert Davis. The term of this Council seat is from the date of appointment to the certification of results of a Special Election to be held in 2022. 

Candidates must be 18 years of age, reside within the corporate limits of the City of Morro Bay, and be registered to vote in the City of Morro Bay at the time the application is submitted. 

Applications are available on the City website or by contacting the City Clerk’s office at (805)772-6205 or 

The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Sept. 14. 

Morro Bay invites you to attend a Community Forum regarding the Power Plant Stacks

The City of Morro Bay is holding a Community Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to discuss the future of the Power Plant Stacks. Zoom in to hear Facts about the stacks. Please send your questions to City Manager Scott Collins at by Sept. 1. See flyer above for more details about the Forum.

To join the Zoom Webinar click here Password: 135692

City Council Seeking Community Input on Goals and Priorities

The City of Morro Bay is seeking community input about the direction of their local government. Members of the community are encouraged to take an online survey through POLCO, to provide the City with input about how things are going and what the City should focus on for the next couple years. That input is critical in helping City Council shape the goals and priorities for the City.

The POLCO survey can be found at For members of the community who have never used POLCO, please select “create account” to get started. Survey data is completely anonymous.

Community members are also encouraged to participate in two upcoming community forums on City goals. The first was held on the afternoon of Tues., Aug. 24. The second forum will be held on the afternoon of Wed., Sept. 29. 

City Releases Parking Study; Advisory Boards and City Council to Review in September and October

The City released the recently completed parking study of the Embarcadero, Morro Rock, and Downtown areas. The purpose of this study, conducted by Walker Consultants, is to understand existing parking needs, how parking is currently being used, and how to best plan for parking demands moving forward. The study presents an analysis of existing parking conditions during both summer and off-season periods and includes recommendations for parking management strategies. 

The study found that there are parking challenges—particularly in the waterfront area—that could be addressed with several potential approaches, including paid parking. 

The study will be presented to the Harbor Advisory Board, Public Works Advisory Board, and Planning Commission in September. Input gathered in those meetings and from the public will be shared with City Council during their review in October. Council will consider the study at that time and provide direction to City staff regarding any potential next steps. 

The $50,000 study was paid for through Parking in Lieu Funds; no General Fund revenues were used to support the effort. 

Bike Path Closed for WRF Pipeline Construction

The bike path between Atascadero Road and Main Street will be closed starting Monday, Aug. 16, for several months of pipeline construction as part of the City of Morro Bay’s Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Pipelines. The WRF Program is the largest-ever City infrastructure program and will meet state water and wastewater regulations, protect the environment, and contribute a safe and reliable water source for Morro Bay’s residents and businesses.

What To Expect: For safety, the bike path must be closed to the public for pipeline construction. The posted detour for cyclists and pedestrians is Atascadero Road and Main Street. Please use extra caution when using the detour, as cyclists and vehicles will be sharing the road. Please plan for traffic delays and allow extra time when using the detour, including travel to and from Morro Bay High School. 

Construction will be completed in segments along the bike path, including tunneling and trenching activities. The WRF Pipelines include two wastewater pipelines, one pipeline for the water treatment process discharge, and one purified water pipeline.

When: Construction is scheduled on weekdays, but for safety, the bike path will be closed continuously for several months starting Monday, Aug. 16.

The City is committed to clear communication and providing up-to-date information about construction activities. Properties along the construction area will receive printed notices before work begins near their address, and construction notices will be regularly posted on Contact or 877-MORROBAYH2O with questions about the City’s WRF Program, and a team member will get back to you within one business day. 

Community Event Honoring City of Morro Bay, Saturday, Sept. 11

Community event honoring the City of Morro Bay and the unveiling of original art and puzzle of Morro Bay on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Morro Bay Community Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $1.00 per person. To learn more, visit