Mission Bay Ski Beach Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On May 20, 2003, the City of San Diego and the Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly refurbished boat launching facility at Ski Beach at Mission Bay, in San Diego. DBW funded $521,000 of this $1,437,011 million project, and the City of San Diego funded the balance, $916,011.

Speakers at the ceremony included Michael Behan, Deputy Director City of San Diego; Councilwoman Donna Frye; San Diego Park & Recreation Director Ellen Oppenheim; and DBW Acting Deputy Director David Johnson. Also present was the project contractor, Mike Furby, President, Marathon Construction, Inc.

Park and Recreation Director Oppenheim acknowledged the Division of Boating and Waterways and said the project could not have been completed without the Department's assistance.

During his speech, DBW Acting Deputy Director David Johnson acknowledged two City staff: Carole Hogan, Grants Administrator, and Tina Huang, Project Engineer; as well as DBW project manager Mary Just. He stated that the launching facility would be used by thousands of boaters. San Diego City Councilwoman Donna Frye, P&R Director Ellen Oppenheim and David Johnson participated in the actual ribbon cutting at the top of the new four-lane launch ramp. (Please see pictures.)

Project Details

  • $521,000 Grant to the City of San Diego
  • Project completed 4/30/2003
  • The project scope was expanded and the City provided the associated funding.
PROJECT COMPONENTS DBW CITY
Launch Ramp Improvements $327,000 $ 13,000
South Parking Lot $124,000 $361,000
Parking Lot Lighting $ 70,000 $ 10,000
Eel Grass Mitigation $ 45,418
Engineering & Inspection $212,144
Contingency $ 90,299
Site Improvements, North Walkway $ 66,150
Storm Water Interceptors $ 96,000
Bonds $ 12,000
Field Orders $ 10,000
PROJECT TOTALS DBW TOTAL $521,000 $916,011

DBW Exclusive!

For the first time anywhere we have unmasked and  	 published a photograph of Michael Harris (center), editor of the San Diego Log. Carole Hogan, Assistant Grants Administrator, San Diego Park and Recreation Department, Harris, and David Johnson, DBW.

For the first time anywhere we have unmasked and published a photograph of Michael Harris (center), editor of the San Diego Log. Carole Hogan, Assistant Grants Administrator, San Diego Park and Recreation Department, Harris, and David Johnson, DBW.

 

Local media covering the event.

Local media covering the event.

 

David Johnson acknowledges excellent working partnership with City of San Diego staff.

David Johnson acknowledges excellent working partnership with City of San Diego staff.

 

Ribbon cutters are DBWs David Johnson, Councilwoman Donna Frye, and Ellen Oppenheim, Director, San Diego Park and Recreation Department.

Ribbon cutters are DBWs David Johnson, Councilwoman Donna Frye, and Ellen Oppenheim, Director, San Diego Park and Recreation Department.

 

Day-to-day administration of the project was coordinated in partnership with Carole Hogan (left), Assistant Grants Administrator, San Diego Park and Recreation Department, and counterpart Mary Just, DBW.

Day-to-day administration of the project was coordinated in partnership with Carole Hogan (left), Assistant Grants Administrator, San Diego Park and Recreation Department, and counterpart Mary Just, DBW.<