City of Morro Bay

Morro Bay Harbor, and the looming Morro Rock that dominates it, on California's Central Coast.

Morro Bay Harbor and Morro Rock. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, photograph by Carol M. Highsmith.

In 1947, the County of San Luis Obispo was granted sovereign tide and submerged lands in a portion of Morro Bay to hold in trust to operate a harbor and for facilities necessary or convenient to promote commerce and navigation. In 1960, the grant was amended to provide for additional trust purposes including recreational use, and a public park, parking, highway, playground, and business incidental to these uses. The County transferred the title of the tide and submerged lands to the City of Morro Bay when the City was annexed in 1964. As the trustee and successor in interest to these tidelands, the City must comply with the County’s granting statute.

City of Morro Bay

Staff Report Description
10/03/1974 (19) Consideration of substantial improvement of granted tide and submerged lands, as required by Chapter 70, Statutes of 1960
03/25/1976 (45) Quiet title action
10/27/1977 (24) Quiet title action
05/05/1992 (45) Consider a lease to the California Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Fish and Game
10/27/2011 (37) Dredging lease
Statute Description
Chapter 1076, Statutes of 1947 An act conveying certain tidelands and submerged lands to the County of San Luis Obispo, in furtherance of navigation and commerce and the fisheries, and providing for the government, management and control thereof, reserving rights to the State.
Chapter 413, Statutes of 1955 An act to add Section 2 to Chapter 1076 of the Statutes of 1947, relating to tidelands and submerged lands granted to the County of San Luis Obispo.
Chapter 1874, Statutes of 1957 An act to amend Section 1 of Chapter 1076 of the Statutes of 1947, relating to tidelands and submerged lands in San Luis Obispo County.
Chapter 70, Statutes of 1960 An act to amend Section 1 of Chapter 1076 of the Statutes of 1947, relating to tidelands and submerged lands in San Luis Obispo County.

The City is required by Section 6306 of the Public Resources Code to complete an annual financial statement and standardized reporting form for trust lands on or before December 31 of each year.

Below is a list of reports the City has submitted by fiscal year:

AB 691 – Proactively Planning for Sea-Level Rise Impacts

AB 691 (Muratsuchi) Chapter 592, Statutes of 2013, involves sea-level rise and granted public trust lands. Assessing the impacts of sea-level rise on these lands is a management priority for grantees.

Read more about AB 691 assessments and learn about local sea-level rise planning efforts.

Contacts

Program Manager
Reid Boggiano
916.574.0450
Reid.Boggiano@slc.ca.gov

Dredging Notices & Financial Reports
Michaela Moser
916.574.2255
Michaela.Moser@slc.ca.gov