Plan Morro Bay

Plan Morro Bay is the City's update of its General Plan / Local Coastal Program, as required by California state law.  These long range planning documents guide development and conservation policies within the City.  The update project includes an update to the Zoning Code also.  To learn more about Plan Morro Bay, get involved, or provide public input, click on the links to the left.

Project Documents 

  • Public Draft of Plan Morro Bay: General Plan / Local Coastal Plan now available here.  Draft document currently under review by Planning Commission. Next hearing scheduled for December 4, 2018. Previously reviewed by Planning Commission on August 7, 2018 and September 4, 2018. Also reviewed by the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) on May 17, 2018, May 30, 2018, and June 14, 2018.

Environmental Impact Report

  • Notice of Preparation (NOP) - Public Scoping Meeting - On November 21, 2017 from 4-6 pm at the Veteran's Memorial Building, 209 Surf Street, the City held a public scoping meeting for the Plan Morro Bay Environmental Impact Report (EIR).  To read the complete NOP, click here.

Final Documents

  • Downtown Waterfront Strategic Plan (DWSP) adopted by City Council January 23, 2018.
  • Community Baseline Assessment, May 2017 final document available here.
  • Vulnerability & Resilience Assessment, March 2017 final document available here.
  • Key Issues & Policies Report, December 2016 final document available here.
  • Vision & Values Statement, September 2016 final document available here.

​Get Involved

​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 Program and Zoning Code.  For questions, feel free to contact Scot Graham, Community Development Director at or Cindy Jacinth, Senior Planner at  

General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meetings and material

To view the agendas, staff reports, and presentations for Plan Morro Bay materials presented to the GPAC, either click the link to the left or click here.

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