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July 31, 2003

Boating and Waterways Commission Approves $22,506,000 in Boating Facility Projects


At a meeting today in Sacramento, the California Boating and Waterways Commission today approved $22,506,000 in Department of Boating and Waterways loans and grants to improve boating facilities. The approved projects include:

Alameda County - Berkeley Marina

A $3,200,000 loan to the City of Berkeley for the final phase of a $7,000,000 project for improvements to the Berkeley Marina.

The project includes the demolition and replacement of Docks A-E along the north side of the marina basin. The existing 30-40 year old wooden docks and wood piles will be replaced with a new barrier-free marina berthing system and concrete piles. New utilities, including electrical power and water, will also be installed. In addition, four existing restroom buildings will be replaced with barrier-free restroom facilities.

Los Angeles County - Alamitos Bay - Basin 4

A $6,250,000 loan to the City of Long Beach to complete the final phase of an $8,250,000 project to improve Basin 4 on Alamitos Bay.

The improvements will include dredging the marina, demolishing the existing berths and constructing new concrete berths, repaving the existing 329-vehicle parking area, and constructing a new four-unit restroom.

In addition, the Commission approved $13,056,000 in second-phase funding for previously approved loan and grant projects:

Boat Launching Facility/ Sponsor Grant 2003-04 Previous Grants/ Fiscal Year Commission Action Current Total of Grants
Alviso Marina Co. Park BLF Phase II County of Santa Clara $2,600,000 $304,000 Phase IFY 2002/03 June 2003 Sacramento $2,904,000
Black Point BLF Phase II County of Marin $702,000 $80,000 Phase I FY 2002/03 March 2003 Sacramento $782,000
Buckley Cove BLF Phase II City of Stockton $928,000 $100,000 Phase I FY 2002/03 November 2002 Monterey $1,028,000
Camp Far West North Recreation Area BLF Phase II South Sutter Water District $1,418,000 $140,000 Phase I FY 2002/03 September 2002 South Lake Tahoe $1,558,000
Canyon Dam BLF Phase II USDA Forest Service $510,000 $150,000 Phase I FY 2002/03 September 2002 South Lake Tahoe $660,000
Cottage Creek BLF Phase II Yuba County Water Agency $760,000 $85,000 Phase I FY 2002/03 September 2002 South Lake Tahoe $845,000
Crescent City Harbor BLF Phase II Crescent City Harbor District $740,000 $85,000 Phase I FY 2002/03 March 2003 Sacramento $825,000
Cuttings Wharf BLF Phase II (of III) County of Napa $708,000 $80,000 Phase I FY 2002/03 March 2003 Sacramento $985,000
Jack Smith Park BLF Phase II City of Needles $1,500,000 $174,000 Phase I FY 2002/03 November 2002 Monterey $1,674,000
South Harbor BLF Phase II Santa Cruz Port District $1,900,000 $264,000 Phase I FY 2002/03 November 2002 Monterey $2,164,000
Marina/ Sponsor Loan 2003-04 Previous Loans/ Fiscal Year Commission Action Current Total of Loans
Sun Harbor Marina Phase II Sun Harbor Marina $1,290,500 $1,875,000 Phase I FY 2002/03 June 2003 Sacramento $3,165,000
TOTAL Grants & Loans $13,056,500      

Department loans require the consent of the Boating and Waterways commission. The seven-member commission, appointed by the Governor, also advises the Department on matters within its jurisdiction. Funding for the projects is derived from the taxes paid by boaters on the purchase of gasoline for their vessels.

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