President Biden signed into law the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus bill late last week. Included in the bill is $1.5 million to support the City of Morro Bay's North T-Pier project. The T-pier supports commercial fishing, U.S. Coast Guard, Morro Bay Harbor Patrol and other uses in the Harbor. The City estimates the total project budget to be $3.8 million to replace aging components on the pier, including pilings, electric outlets, and fire safety apparatus.
In learning the good news, Mayor Carla Wixom offered, "the T-Pier project will ensure safety in and around Morro Bay harbor for our fishing industry, our citizens, and our visitors. The project will also enhance the local and regional economic benefits provided by the T-Pier and harbor."
Next steps in the funding process include working with the Federal government on a funding agreement and developing plans for the project.