City of Morro Bay

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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.

  • Staff Reports
    Item
    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
  • Granting Statutes
    Statute
    Digest / Bill Information
    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.

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Chief, External Affairs Division
Sheri Pemberton
(916) 574-1800

Public Land Management Specialist
Reid Boggiano
(916) 574-0450