Media Advisory
Boating and Waterways Commission to Consider
a $3.7 Million in Funding for Boating Facilities


Contact:  Gloria Sandoval (916) 651-5692

March 19, 2013


SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Boating and Waterways Commission will meet in Sacramento to consider $3.7 million in boating facility improvement grants and loans. The meeting is open to the public and will convene at 8:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento 2001 Point West Way.

WHAT: Public Meeting – Boating and Waterways Commission

Items for consideration by the Commission include:

County of Los Angeles
Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park Sailboat Cove Boat Launching Facility
The Commission will consider approving a $400,000 grant to the County of Los Angeles for improvements to the Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park Sailboat Cove Boat Launching Facility. Proposed improvements include: demolition of the two existing boarding floats; construction of one new boarding float; and creation of an accessible path of travel from the accessible parking spaces to the launch ramp.

United States Army Corp of Engineers
Lake Mendocino South Bay Boat Launching Facility
The Commission will consider approving a $1.4 million grant to the United States Army Corp of Engineers for improvements to the Lake Mendocino South Bay Boat Launching Facility. Proposed improvements include the construction of a new parking area and addition of 63 parking spaces.

City of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Harbor – Marina One
The Commission will consider approving a $1.9 million loan to the City of Santa Barbara for improvements to Marina One of the Santa Barbara Harbor. Proposed improvements include the replacement of Fingers J and K (Phase 5) and the engineering phase of the replacement of Fingers A through K (Phase 5-8) of Marina One. These are a portion of the City of Santa Barbara’s Marina One Replacement Project; an eight phase, nine-year, full rehabilitation project of the Marina One headwalk and Fingers A through P.

WHEN:
Wednesday, Mar. 20 at 8:30 a.m.
 
WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95814

A detailed agenda of the meeting and information on the commission may be found at http://www.dbw.ca.gov/Commission/.

Grant and loan applications are submitted to the Department of Boating and Waterways and funding for approved projects is derived from the taxes paid by boaters on the purchase of vessel gasoline and the repayment of principal and interest on department-made loans.

The department provides grants to a county, city, district or other public agency for the construction of small craft boating launching facilities and loans to local agencies for the construction of small craft harbors. These grants and loans require the consent of the
Boating and Waterways Commission.

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