City Seeks Input on Goals, Priorities

Written by Neil Farrell

Neil has been a journalist covering the Estero Bay Area for over 27 years. He’s won numerous journalism awards in several different categories over his career.

August 27, 2021

The City of Morro Bay wants to know what its citizens think should be their goals and priorities, in advance of two upcoming special meetings where the City Council will debate and decide what those goals should officially be.

The City has started an online POLCO poll to give citizens a way to give input to the council, see: to access the poll. The surveys are confidential.

The goals and priorities the Council sets this year will guide the City Government’s actions over the next two years.

The poll consists of a series of general questions asking you to rank various City services and your priorities on what the City ought to focus its efforts on. It takes about 5 minutes to complete.

In case readers wonder what the existing goals and objectives are, here’s a summary from the City website:

The four City Council goals for 2019-2020 are as follows:

  • Goal 1: Achieve economic and fiscal sustainability;
  • Goal 2: Improve public infrastructure;
  • Goal 3: Complete updates to City Land Use Plan and Zoning Policies and address affordable housing issues; and,
  • Goal 4: Improve communication and engagement with community;

Approved in May 2019, the City Council’s 2019/20 goals had 26, “discreet and measurable action items…” Each of the goals is loaded with these action items. For example, Goal No. 1 has 13 items listed; No. 2 has six. Goal No. 4 has five and No. 3 — involving communication with the public — has the least at two. (See:–Objectives to access the list of existing goals.)

Citizens are also encouraged to take part in the remaining meeting set for the afternoon of Sept. 28.

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