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.)
- $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.
|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||$212,144|
|Site Improvements, North Walkway||$ 66,150|
|Storm Water Interceptors||$ 96,000|
|Field Orders||$ 10,000|
|PROJECT TOTALS||DBW TOTAL $521,000||$916,011|
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.
David Johnson acknowledges excellent working partnership with City of San Diego staff.
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.<