Measure E-20 Voter Information

After months of community engagement through our Join the Conversation community survey and discussion, the Morro Bay City Council unanimously placed a local Relief and Recovery – one cent local sales tax measure on the November ballot for voter consideration.   

If enacted, Measure E-20 can provide the City with an additional source of revenue to be controlled locally, specifically to maintain local services in Morro Bay. No Measure E-20 money can be taken by the County or Sacramento.  

Morro Bay is fortunate to have its own, local Police and Fire Departments. Measure E-20 funding helps the City to maintain these services locally rather than contracting with outside agencies, which the community has identified as an important priority.

Measure E-20 also ensures out of town visitors continue to pay their fair share for using our services, roads, and beaches. 

Other community identified priorities Measure E-20 could help address include:

  • Preparing for a medical or catastrophic emergency
  • Maintaining 24/7 911 emergency response
  • Maintaining 24/7 paramedic services
  • Maintaining 24/7 police services 
  • Maintaining fire protection services
  • Keeping public areas healthy, safe and clean 
  • Protecting the financial stability of the City, its residents and businesses

Also, on the November ballot, voters will have the opportunity to decide on Morro Bay’s next mayor and two city council representatives.  

For more information on Morro Bay’s upcoming Municipal Election, visit the Quick Links on the right side of this page. Remember that this is a historic California all-mail ballot. Please check back often for more information about new balloting/vote center procedures.