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Contact: Megan Standard
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August 12, 2004

B&WC Approves $10,047,000 in DBW Boating Facility Projects

At a meeting in Sacramento today, the California Boating and Waterways Commission approved $10,047,000 in Department of Boating and Waterways loans and grants for the construction and improvement of boating facilities. The approved 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.

Los Angeles County - 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.