$3.7 Million in Funding for Boating Facilities Approved
Projects Will Improve Facilities in Los Angeles, Mendocino, and Santa Barbara Counties
March 20, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Boating and Waterways Commission (Commission) today approved $3.7 million in funding to boating facilities in Los Angeles, Mendocino, and Santa Barbara Counties.
The projects and their improvements include:
County of Los Angeles
Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park Sailboat Cove Boat Launching Facility
The Commission approved a $400,000 grant to the County of Los Angeles for improvements to the Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park Sailboat Cove Boat Launching Facility. Planned 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 (Mendocino County) The Commission approved a $1.4 million grant to the United States Army Corp of Engineers for improvements to the Lake Mendocino South Bay Boat Launching Facility. Planned improvements include the construction of a new parking area and addition of 63 parking spaces.
City of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Harbor – Marina One (Santa Barbara County)
The Commission approved a $1.9 million loan to the City of Santa Barbara for improvements to Marina One of the Santa Barbara Harbor. Planned 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.
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.