Articles Tagged With ‘Morro Bay City Council’




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Morro Bay mayor recuses himself, then lobbies council

Monica and Jamie Irons

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Morro Bay Mayor Jamie Irons removed himself from a vote on housing regulations last week to avoid a financial conflict of interest. However, Irons then lobbied the council both orally and in writing to vote in a... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay council passes on public comment crackdown

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The Morro Bay City Council discarded the advice of its city attorney who suggested cracking down on public speakers who use council meetings to announce political campaigns. [Tribune] At the Jan. 12 council meeting, Morro Bay resident and former councilwoman,... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande, Morro Bay vote for Styrofoam bans

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The Arroyo Grande and Morro Bay city councils both voted in favor of Styrofoam bans on Tuesday. Morro Bay council members voted unanimously for the ban. The Arroyo Grande council voted 4-1, with Councilwoman Barbara Harmon dissenting. The bans will... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay plans to ban Styrofoam

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Like San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay will soon ban Styrofoam, according to a city news release. On Sept. 8, the Morro Bay City Council endorsed a ban on Styrofoam products and directed staff to draft a corresponding ordinance. The council... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay councilman requests time off

Matt Makowetski

Morro Bay Councilman Matt Makowetski is requesting up to 90 days off as he battles what he describes as a “very persistent eye infection.” In a letter to Mayor Jamie Irons, Makowetski said he has been battling the eye infection... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay council rejects building moratorium

The Morro Bay City Council voted down a proposed building moratorium that would have put a halt to new construction for 45 days. [Tribune] Citizen group Neighborhood Compatibility Coalition (NECCO) asked the council to adopt the moratorium, citing concern that... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay considering building moratorium, or is it?

The Morro Bay City Council is set to discuss an emergency citywide ban on new construction, even though no council member supports the proposal, a report prepared by Mayor Jamie Irons states. Following a public meeting and an email campaign... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay water rates to double and then some

Morro Bay water bills will more than double over the next five years, and they will be accompanied by a similar increase in sewer rates. [Tribune] Last week, the Morro Bay City Council unanimously approved a new rate structure that... (Continue reading)

Controversial Morro Bay parks commissioner resigns

By KAREN VELIE Following an organized push to oust a member of the Morro Bay parks commission because of his aggressive online antics, Aaron Ochs resigned. A group of people demeaned by Ochs on social media for issues such as... (Continue reading)

Will Morro Bay Power Plant sell soon?

Energy firm Dynegy announced Tuesday that it did not succeed in a search for a buyer for the Morro Bay Power Plant, but the company likely faces pressure to eventually unload the closed facility. [Tribune] A Dynegy spokesman said the... (Continue reading)



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