Mayor & City Council

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John Headding

Term 12/20 - 12/22
Mayor Pro Tem

Jeff Heller

Term 12/18 - 12/22
Council Member

Dawn Addis

Term 12/18- 12/22
Council Member

Jennifer Ford

Term 09/21 - 06/22
Council Member

Laurel Barton

Term 12/20 - 12/24


  • 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  • Veteran's Memorial Building
    209 Surf Street
    Morro Bay, CA 93442
  • Please Note: Meetings are currently being held virtually pursuant to Executive Order N-08-21, issued by California Governor Newsom on June 11, 2021 in response to the present State of Emergency in existence due to the threat of COVID-19. All City Council meetings will held via teleconference for all participants.  Please refer to the meeting agenda for public participation information.

Agendas, Minutes & Documents



The City of Morro Bay is a general law city and operates under the "Council-Manager" form of municipal government. The 5-member City Council consist of the directly-elected Mayor and 4 City Council Members. The Mayor is elected to a 2-year term and Council Members are elected to 4-year terms.

The City Council is the legislative authority and sets the policies under which the city operates. The City Council has the power to adopt ordinances and resolutions, make appointments to the city's advisory bodies, establish policies and approve programs, appropriate funds, adopt budgets, and approve contracts. The Mayor presides at all meetings of the City Council and is recognized as the official head of the city for all ceremonial purposes.

Contact the Council

If you would like to send written comments to the City Council, please email them at Please note that comments will be sent to the City Council and select city staff. If your comments relate to an upcoming agenda item, your comments will be distributed and posted online as Agenda Correspondence, pursuant to the City Council Policies and Procedures.

NOTE: Clicking any direct email link will attempt to open your computer's default email client (if you haven't set this up it may try to open an email client you don't use). If this is not what you are trying to do, simply copy the email addresses above and past them into the email you'd like to send.


Written correspondence can be mailed to:
City of Morro Bay
Attn: Mayor and City Council
595 Harbor Street
Morro Bay, CA 93442

NOTE: Email correspondence sent to or from members of the City Council via the city's website is considered public records and may be subject to disclosure and additional distribution pursuant to the Public Records Act, Brown Act, and Council Policies and Procedures.