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November 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.

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Note: Photos of the project sites are available at http://www.dbw.ca.gov/PressRoom/