City Needs Advisors

Written by Estero Bay News

February 25, 2021

The City of Morro Bay has reopened applications for several seats on its advisory boards and readers interested in taking an active role in the community are urged to step up to the plate.
The City is advertising for three open seats on the Public Works Advisory Board or PWAB; three seats on the Harbor Advisory Board; and two on the Tourism Business Improvement District or TBID.
The Harbor positions are for one marine oriented business representative and two alternates 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.
For the past few years, TBID had been advisory to the City Tourism Department, but that structure fell apart when the Coronavirus Pandemic response kicked in last March and tourism promotions were curtailed and tourism was actually discouraged by the City.
The TBID and the City are now working on an arrangement to turn control of the assessment monies and promotions over to TBID, with some City oversight of the budget.
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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