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March 1, 2005

Boating and Waterways Commission to Meet March 11th

The California Boating and Waterways Commission will consider approving $6,633,000 in Department of Boating and Waterways loans and grants and time extensions for existing loans during a meeting March 11 in Sacramento .

“These projects are an example of how we give back to California’s boaters in a practical way,” said Boating and Waterways Director Raynor Tsuneyoshi. “New and improved boating facilities support a vibrant boating community in our state that keeps 284,000 Californians employed.”

The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Radisson Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane, in Room 304 at 8:30 a.m.. The proposed projects to be considered are:

San Luis Obispo County – Lopez Lake Boat Launching Facility

The Commission will consider a grant of $83,000 in initial funding for a $763,100 project to replace boarding floats and a courtesy dock, resurface the parking area and marina road, and install two new fish-cleaning stations.

Sacramento County – Sacramento Marina – South Basin

The Commission will consider a Phase II loan of $5,150,000 on a $6,500,000 project to reconfigure the marina, construct berth covers, install gangways, replace dock utilities, dredge, and add three fuel dispensers.

Marin County – Sausalito Marine Center

The Commission will consider a $1,400,000 recreational marina loan requested by Zack’s Inc. and secured by a second deed of trust on the property. The loan will be used to make improvements to the floating docks, install new dock/utility boxes, pave the parking area/dry boat storage area, convert the canvas shop into a harbormasters office/maintenance shop, improve and expand the fixed decking and improve the warehouse.

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 and from the repayment of loan principal and interest.

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