Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was circulated to the State Clearinghouse for review and comment. Review period was 10/19/2020 through 12/4/2020. 

A Notice of Preparation (NOP) has been prepared to notify agencies and interested parties that the City of Morro Bay will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the proposed Morro Bay General Plan and Local Coastal Program Update. ​​The proposed project is a comprehensive update of the City’s General Plan and Local Coastal Program (Plan Morro Bay), as required by State law (Government Code Section 65300). The updated General Plan and Local Coastal Program (Plan Morro Bay) and its implementing programs will serve as the blueprint for future growth and development within the City Planning Area.​


The City of Morro Bay is soliciting the views of responsible and trustee agencies as well as interested persons as to the scope and content of the environmental information to be included in the EIR. All comments to the NOP are due no later than December 8, 2017. Please send your comments to the mailing address or email addresses shown below. Include a return address or email address and a contact name for your agency or group with your comments.

Email or mail comments to: ​Cindy Jacinth, Senior Planner ​City of Morro Bay ​955 Shasta Avenue ​Morro Bay, CA 93442
cjacinth@morrobayca.gov ​ 


A public scoping meeting has been scheduled to allow for any interested persons to supply input on issues to be discussed in the Program EIR:

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

​Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

​Place: Facility Room, Veteran’s Memorial Building, 209 Surf Street

​The meeting is an opportunity for City and consultant staffs to gather information from the public regarding the potential environmental impacts of the project that need to be evaluated in the Program EIR. It is not intended to be a hearing on the merits of the project. Therefore, members of the public should limit their comments focused on potential significant changes to the environment that may occur as a direct result of project development.


​​To read the complete NOP, please click here. Hardcopies of the complete NOP are available at the Morro Bay Library (625 Harbor Street), Community Development Dept, (955 Shasta Avenue), and at City Hall (595 Harbor Street).