As per a report, a petition that would end waterfrontand in Morro Bay ( ) garnered enough signatures to be a valid ballot measure.
In September 2020, the city began a pilot program that permitsat three designated sites within the city.
However, a group of community members created a petition to stop future waterfront. They cited the issue of parking, physical and visual destruction of the areas, and competition with local businesses and state .
According to the city, petitioners collected 869 valid signatures. That is more than the 820 signatures required to qualify.
At the February 8 City Council meeting, the council voted 5-0 to instruct city staff to write a report of the initiative’s impact.
The report will be discussed at the March 8 City Council meeting. The council then can decide whether or not to take the ordinance as is or present it to voters as a ballot measure during either the June or November election.