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2004 Commission News

11/23/2004

COMMISSION APPROVES $3,503,000 IN BOATING FACILITY PROJECTS

 

At a meeting in San Diego Thursday, the California Boating and Waterways Commission approved $3,503,000 in Department of Boating and Waterways loans and grants to improve boating infrastructure. The approved projects are:

San Diego County – Pepper Park Boat Launching Facility
The Commission approved a grant of $103,000 initial funding for a $793,000 project to construct a new boat launching ramp, install boarding floats, seal and stripe the parking area, renovate the restroom and add signage. This grant is approved on the condition that the Port of San Diego use its funds for four of the eight boat launching lanes.

San Diego County – Shelter Island Boat Launching Facility
The Commission approved a grant of $200,000 initial funding on a $1,675,000 project to construct a new boat launching ramp, install new boarding floats, renovate the maneuvering area and turnaround, construct a personal water craft launch ramp and add signage.

San Francisco County – San Francisco Marina West Harbor 
The Commission approved a $1,500,000 loan for the first phase of a $16,500,000 project to reconstruct berths, upgrade dock utilities, install gangways with security gates, dredge, construct a breakwater and improve buildings.

Orange County – Dana Point Harbor Marina 
The Commission approved a $1,500,000 loan for the first phase of a $15,000,000 project to reconstruct more than 700 berths, install gangways, fortify the bulkhead, replace dock utilities, reconfigure a parking area and construct a new harbormaster office and public restroom building.

Orange County – Dana Point Harbor Boat Launching Facility 
The Commission approved a $200,000 grant for the first phase of a $2,541,000 project to reconstruct the boat launching ramp, reinforce a bulkhead wall and cut-off wall, and install boarding floats, a boat washdown area, slope protection, drainage, lighting and signage.

Commissioners also re-elected Joseph P. Sharpe as Commission Chair and Warren Rupf as Commission Vice-Chair.

Department loans and grants require the consent of the seven-member Boating and Waterways Commission, appointed by the Governor. Funding for the projects is derived from the taxes paid by boaters on the purchase of gasoline for their vessels.

11/12/2004

BOATING AND WATERWAYS COMMISSION TO MEET NOVEMBER 18, 2004

 

The California Boating and Waterways Commission will meet November 18, 2004, in San Diego, to consider approving $3,503,000 in Department of Boating and Waterways loans and grants and to elect officers for 2005.

“This is the first opportunity we’ve had to meet in Southern California in quite a while and I look forward to hearing from the boating community there,” said Boating and Waterways Director Raynor Tsuneyoshi. “The loans and grants the Commission will consider this week are representative of the great need for improvements in California ’s public access boating facilities .”

The meeting will be held at the Marriott Hotel, 333 West Harbor Drive, in the Cardiff Room. The meeting is open to the public and is scheduled to convene at 8:30 a.m. The proposed projects are:

San Diego County – Pepper Park Boat Launching Facility
The Commission will consider a grant of $103,000 initial funding for a $793,000 project to construct a new eight-lane boat launching ramp, install boarding floats, seal and stripe the parking area, renovate the restroom and add signage.

San Diego County – Shelter Island Boat Launching Facility
The Commission will consider a grant of $200,000 initial funding on a $1,675,000 project to construct a new boat launching ramp, install new boarding floats, renovate the maneuvering area and turnaround, construct a personal water craft launch ramp and add signage.

San Francisco County – San Francisco Marina West Harbor 
The Commission will consider a $1,500,000 loan for the first phase of a $16,500,000 project to reconstruct berths, upgrade dock utilities, install security gates on gangways, dredge, construct a breakwater and improve buildings.

Orange County – Dana Point Harbor Marina 
The Commission will consider a $1,500,000 loan for the first phase of a $15,000,000 project to reconstruct more than 700 berths, install gangways, fortify the bulkhead, replace dock utilities, reconfigure a parking area and construct a new harbormaster office and public restroom building.

Orange County – Dana Point Harbor Boat Launching Facility 
The Commission will consider a $200,000 grant for the first phase of a $2,541,000 project to reconstruct the boat launching ramp, reinforce a surf wall and cut-off wall, and install boarding floats, a boat wash down area, slope protection, drainage, lights and signage.

A field trip to several local boating facilities is scheduled for November 17, 2004 , at 8:30 a.m. and the public is invited to participate on a space available basis. If you would like to participate or would like more information, please contact Jared Zucker at (916) 327-1777.

Department loans and grants require the consent of the seven-member Boating and Waterways Commission, appointed by the Governor. Funding for the projects is derived from the taxes paid by boaters on the purchase of gasoline for their vessels.

08/03/2004

BOATING AND WATERWAYS COMMISSION TO MEET AUGUST 12, 2004

 

The California Boating and Waterways Commission will meet on August 12, 2004, in Sacramento, to consider approval of $10,047,000 in Department of Boating and Waterways loans and grants. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West, 2200 Harvard Street, in the Eagle Room. The meeting is open to the public and is scheduled to convene at 8:30 a.m. The proposed projects are:

Contra Costa County - Antioch Marina Boat Launching Facility

A $280,000 grant for the first phase of a project to construct a $3,769,500 boat launching facility, including a new four-lane boat launching ramp, three boarding floats, a parking area with 129 vehicle-trailer spaces, a restroom, utilities, drainage and erosion control, and signage.

Los Angeles County - City of Long Beach Downtown Marinas

A phase-five loan of $6,875,000 to the City of Long Beach for a $31,718,000 project to improve the Long Beach Shoreline Marina and the Rainbow Marina, collectively known as the Downtown Marinas. The project includes demolishing and replacing a docks system, replacing utilities, installing new piling, widening and replacing handicapped-accessible gangways and docks, and ancillary items.

- City of Long Beach Alamitos Bay, Basins 2 and 3

A $500,000 loan to the City of Long Beach for the initial phase of a $43,500,000 project to improve Basins 2 and 3 at Alamitos Bay, including the demolishment of the existing berths and replacement with 1,093 new berths, repaving the parking areas, constructing new restroom facilities, dredging and repairing the seawall.

Monterey County - Monterey Bay Boatworks Breakwater Cove Marina

A $900,000 loan to the Monterey Boatworks Company, Ltd., for a marina project that includes 22 new boat slips, and a new harbormaster building.

San Luis Obispo County - Port San Luis Boat Launching Facility

A $1,409,000 grant to the Port San Luis Harbor District for a boat launching project including replacement of a boat hoist, draw-works, controls and rigging; construction of a new paved parking area with 28 vehicle-trailer spaces, a new restroom; utilities; and signage.

San Mateo County - Oyster Point Marina Boat Launching Facility

An $83,000 grant to the San Mateo County Harbor District for the first phase of an $828,000 improvement project to include demolishing the existing boat ramp and constructing a new two-lane ramp, a new boarding float, and repaving the parking and staging areas.

Department loans and grants require the consent of the seven-member Boating and Waterways Commission, appointed by the Governor. Funding for the projects is derived from the taxes paid by boaters on the purchase of gasoline for their vessels.

07/20/2004

GOVERNOR APPOINTS FOUR TO BOATING AND WATERWAYS COMMISSION

 

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointments:

Lenora Clark, 57, of Discovery Bay, has been appointed to the Boating and Waterways Commission. She is a retired postmaster for the United States Postal Service and a member of the Ebony Yacht Club, where she was appointed as a delegate to the Pacific Inter-Club Yachting Association. Clark is also a member of the board of the Recreational Boaters of California. Clark is a Democrat.

Jon Fleischman, 36, of Irvine, has been appointed to the Boating and Waterways Commission. He is the deputy director for public affairs and media relations for the Orange County Sheriff's Department and also a reserve deputy sheriff assigned to the Uniform Patrol and Harbor Patrol Divisions. Fleischman is a Republican.

Dr. C.P. "Bud" Johnson, 68, of Long Beach, has been appointed to the Boating and Waterways Commission. He is the president and owner of Harborlight Enterprises Inc. in Long Beach. Dr. Johnson is a Republican.

H.P. "Sandy" Purdon, 61, of San Diego, has been appointed to the Boating and Waterways Commission. He is the president of H.P. Purdon & Company, Inc., a management firm handling San Diego tidelands marinas. Purdon is a member and past president of the California Marina Recreation Association and a member and past chairman of the San Diego Port Tenants Association. Purdon is a Republican.

The commission positions require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.

03/15/2004

BOATING AND WATERWAYS COMMISSION MEETING, MARCH 15, 2004

 


Committee members seated in front from left to right, Joseph P. Sharpe, Frederic A. Heim and Michael L. Beatie. Standing in back from left to right: Robert Y. Nagata, Warren Rupf, and Director of Department of Boating and Waterways, Raynor Tsuneyoshi.

At a meeting today in Sacramento, the California Boating and Waterways Commission approved a $15,000,000 Department of Boating and Waterways small craft harbor construction loan. The proposed project is:

Los Angeles County - City of Long Beach Downtown Marinas

A phase-four loan of $15,000,000 to the City of Long Beach for a $31,718,000 project to improve the Long Beach Shoreline Marina and the Rainbow Marina (formerly known as the Shoreline Village Marina), collectively known as the Downtown Marinas. The project includes demolishing and replacing a docks system, replacing utilities, installing new piling, widening and replacing handicapped-accessible gangways and docks, and ancillary items.
Department loans require the consent of the seven-member Boating and Waterways Commission, appointed by the Governor. Funding for the projects is derived from the taxes paid by boaters on the purchase of gasoline for their vessels.

01/08/2004

BOATING & WATERWAYS COMMISSION APPROVES $153,000 BOATING PROJECT

 

At a meeting today in Sacramento, the California Boating and Waterways Commission approved the following Department of Boating and Waterways boating launching facility grant project:

Kern County - Lake Ming Boat Launching Facility

A $153,000 grant to the County of Kern for the first phase of a proposed $1,526,000 improvement project at the boat launching facility at Lake Ming, located 10 miles northeast of Bakersfield. The project will include the replacement of two two-lane concrete boat launching ramps; replacement of the existing boarding floats and docks with four new pile-guided boarding floats; a new four-unit handicapped-accessible restroom building; resurfacing of two parking areas; and lighting.

Department grants require the consent of the seven-member Boating and Waterways Commission, appointed by the Governor. Funding for the projects is derived from the taxes paid by boaters on the purchase of gasoline for their vessels.