Marina Del Rey was created with combined efforts of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City and 83rd U.S. Congress Public Law 389 in 1954. Initial authorization under Rivers and Harbors Act was requested by the Committee on Commerce on June 2, 1936 and adopted by the U.S. Senate August 26, 1937. Document 389 contains various reports and comments from the U.S. Bureau of the Budget; the Chief of Engineering, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the U.S.
In 1954, President Roosevelt's River and Harbor Act, Public Law 780, funded the creation of a public small boat harbor, beach expansion, parks and bird sanctuary on 950 acres of what was Ballona Wetlands.
Federal matching funds allocated for the dredging and construction of the marina, were used, with the 1954 intent of creating a public marina for access to all at a reasonable cost. It's written in the public law.
Listen to Grassroots Coalition President Patricia McPherson. Patricia was interviewed on KPFK 90.7 FM, on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:09 PM on the "Connect The Dots" program by Lila Garret.
Millions of dollars were spent to dredge the channel,
widen beaches 450 feet for 5.5 miles, create a small craft harbor,
give access to fishing, swimming, recreation and wildlife for the people of LA.
US Public Law 780 requires reasonable rates with equal access for all.
Stop Marina Over Development Meeting
Sierra Club Airport Marina Group
April 14th, 2015 at 7 PM
Patricia McPherson and Jeanette Vosburg will be at this Sierra Club Airport Marina Group meeting. Come early as nearby parking will be limited.
Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission In 2010 Grassroots Coalition's President Patricia McPherson, with the help of associate John Davis began researching the way in which the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission interfaced with the (*so called) Public Private Partnership (PPP) known as the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation (an independent private business).
Grassroots Coalition President, Patricia McPherson, provided power point presentations to California Coastal Commission. The power point presentation links are below. The power points are for the targeted audience.
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1) California Coastal Commission Hearing - Presentation June 2013-a.pptx 38 meg download (43 pages)
What is a watershed?
A. A watershed is basically a drainage area. In other words, when it rains, the rain follows the terrain, flowing down over the surface to a central low point – a river, creek, lake, or bay. The watershed is the entire area that drains water to that low point.
GC and John Davis , Kathy Knight, on behalf of BEEP, attended the MDR Small Craft Harbor meeting of 7/13/10. During public comment, we requested the 2 issues cited below be agendized. We established that: