Morro Bay City Council

The City Doesn’t Want You Asking Questions. Why?

They’re desperate. According to two city officials who spoke to Save Morro Bay on the condition of anonymity, Mayor Jamie Irons and two unspecified councilmembers are reportedly encouraging city employees to publish letters to the editor that support the proposed Water Reclamation Facility, the proposed water/sewer rate hikes while discouraging residents from asking for more …

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Public Waste

Beware the Politics of Fear

Did you find a flyer from Morro Bay Water Future on your doorstep? After reading their talking points, did you feel fearful? If so, you’re feeling exactly the way they want you to feel. In politics, fear is the absence of fact.

Citizens Not Included

The City of Morro Bay is slated to hire Carollo Engineers, yet another major environmental engineering firm, as their Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Program Manager for a nearly five-year contract. Here’s why it’s a problem.

Wishful Thinking

Supporters of the Morro Bay City Council recently referred to a webpage provided by Councilwoman Marlys McPherson. The page bills itself as “Facts About the [Water Reclamation Facility],” yet the actual facts and important context is conspicuously absent.

Money Down Toilet

A Revolving Door of Consultants

Without a project management team, the City of Morro Bay has hired a litany of consultants to study and assess the Morro Bay Water Reclamation Facility. After millions of ratepayer dollars spent and five years of project delays, have residents truly benefited from the revolving door of consultants?