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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Cloisters Landscape & Lighting Maintenance District Community Meeting on 10/20/16

The quarterly meeting between Cloisters residents and City Staff to discuss matters pertaining to the Landscape & Lighting Maintenance Assessment District will be held on 10/20/16 from 4:00-5:30 PM in the Community Center Studio Room.

This meeting ...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2016

City Seeking Advisory Board Applicants for Financial Oversight and Public Works Advisory Board

The City of Morro Bay has extended the application period to fill unscheduled vacancies on the Citizens Oversight Committee/Citizens Finance Committee and the Public Works Advisory Board.

Continue reading for more information-

The Citizens Oversight...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

City Hires New Tourism Manager

City of Morro Bay City Manager David Buckingham has selected marketing expert Jennifer Little to be the new City Tourism Manager, he announced today.

Little brings two decades of advertising, marketing and creative direction to the City. She previousl...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

A View From Harbor Street: Capacity for Survival

In this edition of A View From Harbor Street, City Manager David Buckingham discusses why measured revitalization and economic development are crucial to how we provide for the quality of life residents have come to expect in Morro Bay.

Click here to r...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2016

City Invites Community To Upcoming Water Reclamation Facility Open Houses, Outreach Events

REMINDER: Today's Open House is at 4 p.m. Come one, come all to our next open house event at the Veteran's Memorial Hall, 209 Surf St.

This open house is part of a series of events (visit the website link below to see times for other future events).
...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2016

City of Morro Bay Updates on Illegal Climber Rock Rescue, Aftermath

Due to increased global media attention, we are providing an update regarding the rescue of a man who illegally climbed Morro Rock.

Michael Banks, 27, of Fresno, Calif., was rescued after scaling the iconic Morro Rock. Banks became stranded upon his de...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Morro Bay Modifies Code Enforcement, Continues Public Discussion

The City is providing an update to its code enforcement system after a recent City Council decision.

In 2014 and 2105, the City Council considered changing the City’s code enforcement process for solely reactive to a combination of proactive and reacti...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2016

Morro Bay Duplex Unlivable After Easter Fire

A fire caused by barbecue coals thrown into a garbage can made a Morro Bay duplex unlivable on Easter Sunday, though nobody was hurt.

The major fire in the 2700 block of Cedar Avenue significantly damaged the connected residences and burned three vehic...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

City Continues Outreach on Potential Water Reclamation Facility Sites

The City of Morro Bay is continuing public outreach and discussion on potential sites for the new Water Reclamation Facility.

Council members will hear an update March 8 from staff regarding recent review of sites in the Morro Valley along with a recap...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Private Recycling Centers Close, Learn New Locations At State Website

Curious where the local recycling centers have gone?

The City has received inquiries about what happened to the beverage container recycling centers that were at a few local grocery stores.

Those centers were not City-run facilities. They were maint...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Controlled Burns on Black Hill to Occur in Morro Bay State Park

Prescribed pile burns of diseased, dead and downed Monterey pines in the Black Hill area of Morro Bay State Park will occur March 2.

The pile burn project will occur from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 on the west side of Black Hill. Additional days may be ...Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2016

Elderly Woman Transported to Hospital after Major Morro Bay House Fire


An 87-year-old woman received advanced life support and was transported to the hospital after a major house fire at 3:42 p.m. today.

(Pictured: Morro Bay firefighters ventilate the attic of a home in the 700 block of Center Court to prevent the fire fr...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2016

City Provides Additional Clarification on New Code Enforcement System

The City of Morro Bay has heard from residents regarding a new code enforcement system and wants to provide more information and clarification on this work.

**Updated March 9, 2016** - Due to a large agenda and large community turnout for this conversa...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2016

City Invites Community To Next Water Reclamation Facility Neighborhood Meeting

The City of Morro Bay is inviting the community, particularly those who live by the potential site of the new Water Reclamation Facility to a neighborhood meeting February 25.

Attendees will hear a project update, learn more details about the possible ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 14, 2016

Morro Bay Harbor Patrol Rescues Four From Capsized Vessel

Four people, including one child, are safe after their boat capsized in the Morro Bay harbor at about 1 p.m. today.

Morro Bay Harbor Patrol members received a “mayday” call for help when waves about 10 to 12 feet high were rolling through the area near...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2016

Morro Bay Cautions on Traffic During Coastal Commission Meeting

Morro Bay community members and visitors should be advised that traffic around the City’s Community Center is likely to increase Wednesday due to a meeting of the California Coastal Commission.

Motorists are encouraged to plan alternate routes away fro...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2016

Discussion on Water Reclamation Facility Preferred Site Happens Today

TODAY (2.9.2016): City Council members and the Water Reclamation Facility Citizen Advisory Committee will hold a special joint meeting at 4 p.m. to discuss a staff recommendation for selection of a preferred location for a new Water Reclamation Facility. ...Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2016

Reported Prank Call Leads To Major Business Damage

A reported prank call about a fake gas leak at the Burger King on Quintana led to extensive damage to windows of the business late Saturday night.

The Morro Bay public safety team, including both the Police and Fire departments, responded to the possib...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2016

World-Renowned Race to Roll Through Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo County


The 2016 Amgen Tour of California route released today reveals a scenic but challenging course across nearly 800 miles of California’s most beautiful terrain, including through new waterfront host city Morro Bay on May 18.

The Tour route will include t...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2016

City of Morro Bay Corrects Utility Bill Information

City of Morro Bay utility customers may have received incorrect information as to how their bill is being paid.

A water mark that provides information related to automatic debiting of bank accounts for customers who have signed up for such a service wa...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2016

City of Morro Reminds That El Nino Weather Makes Ocean Dangerous

The City of Morro Bay wants to remind the public that massive ocean waves can be both fun, but also deadly.

Those waves – and rescuing people from them – can also threaten the lives of first responders and cost taxpayer dollars. Rescue itself is also n...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2015

Community Invited to NOAA-hosted Marine Sanctuary Info Session

Note: See slides from this evening's NOAA presentation by clicking this link right here.

A public information session hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to learn about national marine sanctuaries on the West Coast will...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2015

Morro Bay Ready for Creek Cleanup

The City of Morro Bay will clean up land Thursday, Dec. 10, in and around Morro Creek as part of an effort to prepare for El Nino and address transient encampments.

The work will involve addressing trash and other safety concerns on public lands such a...Read on...

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Community Invited to Learn About Proposed Offshore Wind Project

Public Information Session – Trident’s proposed Morro Bay Offshore Wind Project6-8 p.m., Thursday, December 10Veterans' Memorial Hall, 209 Surf Street, Morro Bay, CA

Explore -- What California will need to do to meet its renewable energy requirements. ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 20, 2015

Community Invited to Learn About New Water Reclamation Project Treatment Options


The community is invited to the next in a series of workshops on the new Water Reclamation Facility project, this time as a joint session with the City Council and a citizens advisory group.

Community members will be able to join a discussion with the ...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2015

City invites public to disaster planning workshop

The City of Morro Bay is inviting the public to an important workshop on the City’s efforts to prepare for disasters and emergencies.

The December 3 workshop will be at 6 p.m. at the Harbor Street Fire Station, 715 Harbor St.

Morro Bay is preparing ...Read on...

Posted on: November 9, 2015

City of Morro Bay Aware of Needle Stick in Little Morro Creek

The City of Morro Bay is aware of two children being stuck by a needle they found in Little Morro Creek on Saturday during soccer games at Lila Keiser Park.

City staff have reported that they made contact with parents of the children, who were treated ...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2015

Morro Bay Officer Involved In Shooting, Suspect Stable

*This post has been updated*

The City of Morro Bay conducted a press briefing at 1 p.m. today regarding the shooting of a suspect who attacked a Morro Bay police officer.

The following is additional detail and updates regarding this incident, as pro...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2015

Fire Department Names New Captain

MORRO BAY, Calif., October 23, 2015 – The Morro Bay Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Talmadge to Fire Captain Paramedic. Capt. Talmadge participated in a two-day selection process that involved fire industry peers and commun...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Centennial Parkway and Embarcadero Design Plans Now Available

Centennial Stairway

Proposed design to widen the Embarcadero sidewalk along the waterfront side of the street & provide a new exciting vision for the Centennial stair area to better connect the Downtown with the Embarcadero was reviewed by Council on September 27, 2016.

Meeting Dates, Design Plans & Additional Info...
Posted on: September 15, 2016

Improving Our Streets


The City hosted a Streets Summit recently where staff presented various aspects of the street maintenance program and received public input. For more information on the summit, the City's street maintenance program and Measure J, visit the City's website.

Street Rehabilitation Information
Posted on: August 18, 2016

Plan Morro Bay

Plan Morro Bay

Over the next two years, the City of Morro Bay will be working with you to define our future. We need your input as we work to update the City's General Plan/Local Coastal Plan and create a Downtown - Waterfront Strategic Plan.

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 5, 2015

Water Reclamation Facility Project Updates


Get updates on this important community project, over here.

Posted on: October 19, 2016


Entrance Buoy and Jetties 2-4 FT, Winds L/V, VIS 7NM, Tide is Ebbing until 7:48PM @ -0.5 FT.

Posted on: October 19, 2016

First light bar report

First light bar report: Entrance buoy and jetties 2-4ft, winds are north at 5-10 knots, visibility 05 NM. Tide will be flooding until 1:24 PM @ 5.0ft.