Politics & Government

Christine Johnson is new Morro Bay vice mayor

Christine Johnson was named Morro Bay’s vice mayor this week.

Johnson, elected in 2012, will serve a one-year term in the position, replacing George Leage. Council members Noah Smukler and Nancy Johnson previously served terms as vice mayor, making Christine Johnson the only council member eligible under city policy.

Of those who have served one year on the council, anyone who hasn’t yet served as vice mayor receives the appointment, city policy states.