The City Council unanimously authorized the Mayor to send letters to the White House and U.S. Congressional Representatives, urging them to work together to end the partial Federal Government shutdown. Over 800,000 federal employees are currently not being paid, with many of them continuing to work through the partial shutdown, as their duties are essential to the well being of our country. All U.S. Coast Guard employees are impacted by the shutdown, including the 30 men stationed in Morro Bay.
These Coasties, and their families, are finding it difficult to make ends meet, as they are not being paid, nor receiving their housing and food allowances, even as they continue to work to protect our local waters. The community has stepped in to help assist with donations; nonetheless, the long-term shutdown is taking a toll on the Coasties, and all other impacted federal employees and the communities in which they reside.
On behalf of the City Council and community, the Mayor has authored and sent letters (attached) to the White House and representatives of Morro Bay in Congress requesting they come together to fund the government and pay federal employees for their work.
Letter to White House
Letter to Congressmember Carbajal (same letter sent to U.S. Senator's Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris)