City Still Needs Volunteers, Deadline March 26

Written by Estero Bay News

March 26, 2021

The City of Morro Bay has extended its deadline to fill several advisory board positions, after not enough people applied before the Feb. 26 deadline.
The City extended the deadline to apply for two positions on the Harbor Advisory Board; two on the Tourism Business Improvement District (TBIS) Advisory Board; and three vacancies on the Public Works Advisory Board or PWAB.
The new deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 26.
The Harbor Board positions are for one marine oriented business representative and one alternate from the Morro Bay Commercial Fishermen’s Organization’s ranks.
The Harbor Board advises the City Council on the Harbor Department’s issues — policies, development projects, planning and operations.
TBID is seeking a member at large who is also a hotelier and a hotelier from a property with 50 or less rooms.
TBID deals with an assessment district that includes motels, hotels, B&Bs, and vacation rentals and consists of a 3% charge added onto the cost of a night’s stay.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic response and the stay-at-home restrictions that have been in place on citizens and restrictions on businesses including lodging, the City hasn’t promoted tourism for a year now.
City Clerk Dana Swanson said the City got four applications for the eight open positions and so they decided to extend the deadline by a month.
They got one applicant for the three PWAB positions and one applicant for the HAB’s marine-oriented position and one of two openings under the MBCFO.
They got one applicant for the TBID’s 50-under motelier spot and none for the other one.
The deadline for applying is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. Completed applications can be emailed, mailed or returned at the drop box located at City Hall.
For applications and more information, see: www.morrobayca.gov/268/Boards-Committees-Commissions.

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