The First City is looking to throw its fishing industry a line.

 

Monterey City Council will vote Tuesday night to take the first steps to create a Fisheries Business Improvement District.

 

The effort is aimed at the Municipal Wharf, sometimes called Wharf No. 2, where most of the local fishing industry is.

 

Using a $20,000 grant from Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the proposal calls for hiring professional services to set up the district.

 

A city staff report says it is in officials’ best interest to maintain a healthy local fishing industry.

 

“A stronger local economy, job retention and expanded job and business opportunities should result,” it reads.

 

Most business improvement district are areas where property owners pay a fee to fund services exclusively for that district’s benefit. It is unclear what type of district officials will decide on. 

 

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