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Urgent: Boaters stay out of marina construction zones
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
and
Tom Mayes
President
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

The Manager of the Long Beach Marine Bureau has notified us that boaters must not be in the construction zones of the marinas. Penalties can be levied against the responsible boater, PLUS the Marine Bureau may be liable for penalties from the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Such penalties may lead to increases in slip fees for everyone. Let's work together to keep these fees as low as possible.

As pointed out in a previous article regarding the new camera installed in Basin 3 to document the rebuild, it has also proven to be a security camera by default, the picture sequence above was caught by the camera, also later that day a PWC was recorded using the pilings as a slalom course and earlier in the demolition phase, two individuals were recorded removing 2 of the old dock boxes and taking them to their cars. Just a friendly reminder and a word of caution, as you can see here, and in the TV daily news, there is very little nowdays that doesn’t get recorded.


Basin 3

Phase 1 of the Basin 3 rebuild is well underway
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

The first half of the of Basin 3 rebuild has started and is progressing on schedule with the demolition, dredging and pile driving phases completed and the installation of the cement docks started. Click here for a full detailed schedule published by the LB Marine Bureau.


Camera

ABM solar powered camera installed
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

As part of documenting the progress of the rebuild of Basin 3 a temporary solar powered camera has been installed at a light post along the walkway, the purpose of the camera is to document the progress of the rebuild, that later will be edited into a time lapse sequence video showing the complete rebuild of basin 3.

As a side benefit the camera is proving to also be a security camera as it has already documented some suspicious activity in that area.


LBMBOA

Notice of Annual Meeting
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

The Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association will hold its General Annual Membership Meeting at 6PM on Tuesday May 10, 2016 at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 Appian Way, Long Beach. The cost will be free to LBMBOA members, Non Members are invited to join at the door for an $20 annual membership fee.

The Guest Speakers will be Capt. Trip Hardy, Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station Commanding Officer, Sergeant Diana Hohlman, Long Beach Police Marine Patrol and Marine Bureau Manager Elvira Hallinan.

Advance reservations are required, and may be made by emailing Sharon Eshett at sharon.eshett@lbmboa.org or by calling (714) 488-8588 and leaving your name, telephone number, LBMBOA membership number (if known), and number of members and guests attending. There is no cost to current members of the Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association; non-members may join at the door by paying the $20 annual membership fee

Appetizers, coffee, tea, & water will be provided; a no host bar will also be available.


Alamitos Bay

Water Quality at Alamitos Bay, Long Beach, CA
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

As you may well know, the water circulation that Alamitos bay was benefiting from, due to the through cooling system of the Haynes Power Plant stopped at the beginning of this year due to the power plant switching to the new Power Units, that do not require through cooling to keep the machinery at operating temperatures.

The City of Long Beach has hired the firm Moffat and Nichol, Inc. to come up with an alternative method to keep the water quality of the bay at a safe health level. They will be giving a presentation of their findings at the monthly Marine Advisory Commission meeting schedule for Thursday November 12, 2015 at 2:30 PM held at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 Appian Way, Long Beach, Ca. See attached file for additional information. MAC meeting agenda


Bouy Long Beach Channel

Information shared by CAPT J. Kip Louttit, Executive Director, Marine Exchange of Southern California, regarding new wave buoy.
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

A new wave buoy has been deployed just seaward and a bit to the West of the Queens Gate entrance to Long Beach, adjacent to the Golf Anchorages. The name of the buoy is “Long Beach Channel.” The buoy is a 4 foot diameter yellow sphere with flashing yellow light at night. The buoy’s position is: 33-42.010N 118-12.034W. If you recognize the location, it’s where the old Yellow “A” buoy was for many years. Click here for additional information The buoy is funded through the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) office in collaboration with the Army Corps of Engineers, the California Department of Parks and Recreation, and Tesoro. This additional buoy will give additional wave information for the safety and efficiency of all commercial and pleasure vessels in our waters. For questions concerning the data, contact: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA 858-534-3032 Email: www@cdip.ucsd.edu The existing “San Pedro” and “San Pedro South” wave buoys remain on station.

CAPT J. Kip Louttit / Executive Director / Marine Exchange of Southern California / San Pedro, CA / Cell: 310-897-1714 / Desk: 310-519-3127 / 24 Hr Watch: 310-832-6411 / www.mxsocal.org / Twitter: @mxsocal


Captain Kip Louttit to Speak at LBMBOA Membership Meeting Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 6:00 pm Long Beach Yacht Club
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

The Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association will hold a General Membership Meeting on Tuesday evening, May 26, 2015 at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 Appian Way, Long Beach. Registration will start at 6:00 pm with the program beginning at 6:30 pm. Light snacks, coffee, tea, and water will be served and a no-host bar will be available. There is no cost to current members of the LBMBOA. Nonmembers are welcome to join at the meeting by providing contact information and making a donation of $20.00. Advance reservations are required, and may be made by email to Sharon Eshett (sharon.eshett@lbmboa.org), or to LBMBOA Board Member Doug Dworski at dworski@earthlink.net or by calling (562) 431-6130 and leaving pertinent information such as your name, telephone number, LBMBOA membership number (if known), and number of members and guests attending. Your RSVP is important because seats are limited and we need to know how much food and refreshments to order. You can also RSVP electronically by cliking here

The guest speakers at this meeting will be Captain Kip Louttit, Executive Director of the Marine Exchange of Southern California, Ms. Elvira Hallinan, the recently appointed Manager of the Long Beach Marinas & Beaches, and Marine Patrol Supervisor Genaro DeLeon.

Captain Louttit, a 34 year veteran of the Coast Guard, is Executive Director of the Marine Exchange of Southern California, which operates the Vessel Traffic Service for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Every year, the Vessel Traffic Service controls more than 26,000 vessels arriving, departing, or moving around the port complexes of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and in the 21 year history of the Vessel Traffic Service, there have been zero Collisions, Allisions, or Groundings of participating vessels.

Captain Louttit will speak with us about the roles and missions of the VTS, its role in the present congestion of the ports, and how the boating public can use the VTS to more safely transit the busy waters of the Los Angeles, Long Beach, Catalina, and adjacent waters.

Elvira Hallinan, the recently appointed Manager of Marinas & Beaches, will speak on the progress of the Alamitos Bay Marina rebuild and the current status of funding for the project. She will also tell us about any future City plans for marina operations and will address other topics of interest to Long Beach boaters.

Supervisor Genaro DeLeon will tell us about recent security issues facing the marinas, how we can contact the Marine Patrol, and what steps boat owners can take to enhance marina security.

In addition, Alfredo Fernandez, the LBMBOA Webmaster, will demonstrate the BOA website and the nifty features that it offers to visitors.

Set the date aside and come join us for an interesting evening. Don’t forget to RSVP to Sharon Eshett or Doug Dworski (see information above) if you plan to attend. Or by cliking here


Establishing Vessel (Boat) Fair Market Value as it applies to Personal Property Tax
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

John Crowell a Long Beach boat owner has requested for LBMBOA to assist him in reaching out to the Long Beach Marina boat owners, he is currently in communications with the Taxpayers' Rights Advocate Office, California Board of Equalization. Regarding the process of establishing Vessel (Boat) Fair Market Value and the process for the subsequent vessel evaluation and depreciation methods. He is requesting assistance from you in the collection of your Vessel Owner Tax information from previous years by filling out the attached file and forwarding it to him at: John Crowell lbboattaxsurvey@aol.com

This information will be used by him to attempt to determine if Vessel Fair Market Values are being properly established, and if the Vessel Fair Market Value depreciation schedules are being properly applied. Furthered details can be found in the attached file or by calling John Crowell at 714-924-0652 or via email at lbboattaxsurvey@aol.com


ABM fuel dock

The Long Beach Business Journal interview with City Auditor Laura Doud mentions ABM rebuild by phase project
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

Long Beach Business Journal held an interview with City Auditor Laura Doud and gave her an opportunity to talk about her work on behalf of Long Beach citizens. Here is a note about the article from City Auditor Doud:

I am frequently asked, “What does the City Auditor’s Office do?” The current issue of the Long Beach Business Journal answers that question and highlights impacts our audit reports have had on City operations. My staff and I are committed to improving services to better meet the needs of the public, and we welcome all suggestions on how Long Beach can be the best city it can be. As we pause to reflect on our many blessings during this busy holiday season, I am especially grateful for the residents of Long Beach who have put their trust in me to uphold the responsibilities of this position.

Here is the link to the article; in page 2 of the article she talks about the financing for the Alamitos Bay Marina rebuild project and the explanation for the Basin 2 and 3 by phase rebuild process.

The following links accesses the two recent Marine Bureau Audits referenced in the article.

Marine Bureau Audit - Cash Handling FINAL REPORT with MGT RESP

Marine Bureau Audit - Contracts Leases and Permits - FINAL REPORT with MGT RESP


ABM fuel dock

The Alamitos Bay Fuel Dock – Underground Storage Tank Replacement Project
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

The Alamitos Bay Fuel Dock – Underground Storage Tank Replacement project will finally begin on December 1, 2014. Below is the projected schedule:

Last fuel delivery will be Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
Construction mobilization starts Dec. 1, 2014
Boat Parade is Dec. 13, 2014
Last day to purchase fuel – Dec. 21st (assuming they have any left from the Nov. 28 delivery)
Reopening of fuel dock is scheduled for mid-to-late March 2015
The operator will be open for minor repairs and vessel assist during this time.


Mark Sandoval

Mark Sandoval Appreciation
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

Local Long Beach Marina Boat owners are hosting an Appreciation Open House for former manager of the Long Beach Marinas Mark Sandoval in recognition of his many years of outstanding service to the Long Beach marina community, it will be held on Sunday November 16, 2014 from 4 PM to 7:00 PM at the Seal Beach Yacht Club Click here for flyer.



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BOA President, Tom Mayes, Presented Plaque to Former Councilmember Gary DeLong
Article by Tom Mayes
President
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

On September 30, 2014 Tom Mayes, President of BOA, presented a plaque to former Councilmember Gary Delong recognizing his strong support of boaters in Long Beach. Over the years Councilmember DeLong lent his support to efforts to build modern, world-class marinas In Long Beach. Most recently, when work was stopped on the Alamitos Bay Marina rebuild because of funding uncertainties, he initiated an audit of Marina and Tidelands funds. This audit revealed that some Marina funds had been used for non-marina maintenance expenses and that the Marina fund had lent approximately $10 Million to the Tidelands fund. At his insistence these monies were returned to the Marina fund for use in the rebuild of Alamitos Bay Marina (ABM) and other marina expenses. As a result of his oversight the ABM rebuild was taken off of hiatus and work is now continuing to complete this project. BOA appreciates Mr. DeLong’s support during his Council term and wishes him well as he returns to his normal business activities.


Outreach Efforts Continue for Southeast Area Specific Plan Update
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

The SEADIP updating will shape the future of the area around the Alamitos Bay Marina for years to come, the purpose of this updating is to bring up to date the master land use plan that was set in1977. This update is expected to take approximately 3 years.There is one development plan now being considered at the corner of PCH and 2nd St. while this update is going on. Click here to see plan

The Public is invited to all upcoming events of the Outreach Efforts of the preparation of the City of Long Beach Southeast Area Specific Plan. These meetings are Schedule for June 18, July 9, and August 6. These meetings will be providing an overview of the goals and vision statement for the new plan and give the community an opportunity to review a summary of the plan and provide inputs All three events are free and will be held at the Best Western Golden Sails Hotel, Seafarer Room, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Highway. Go to this link for additional information



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Southeast Area Development and Improvement Plan (SEADIP)
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

The City of Long Beach is inviting the community to attend the workshops for the South East Area Development Specific Plan. The workshops will provide the community with an opportunity to learn more about the Southeast Area Specific Plan. These workshops allow the public to participate in an interactive visioning exercise, speak one-on-one with project team, and discuss ideas with fellow community members. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Best Western Golden Sails Hotel Seafarer Room at 6285 E. Pacific Coast Highway and Saturday, April 26, at 10:00 a.m. at the Seaport Marina Hotel at 6400 E. Pacific Coast Highway. Click here for more information. This plan has direct impact on the Alamitos Bay Marina and the area around it


ABM Rebuild Funding
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

Next Tuesday, April 15, 5:00 pm, at the Council Chambers 333 W. Ocean Bbl. Long Beach, the City Council will receive the report from the City Manager about plans for completion of the ABM rebuild. Another agenda item is to approve the contract for Bellingham Marine to do the next phase of the rebuild project. This will be agenda items 23 & 24. There should be free parking in the City garage with access from Broadway. Members of the Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association (LBMBOA) Board will be in attendance, please come and joins us to show support.


Long Beach lifeguards asking for your assistance
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

An items has come to our attention which could affect the safety of the Long Beach area boaters, this is a letter from the Long Beach Lifeguards Association, directed to the residents, visitors and business that use the Long Beach waterways, marinas and beaches. The Letter states that the City is planning on removing the lifeguards from the rescue boats, Alamitos Bay Rescue Boat 1 and Shoreline Rescue Boat 2 and replacing them with fireman, as the letter states, in their opinion this will cause the boats to be manned by personnel that are not trained specifically for marine type rescues. Please take a moment to read the letter and give the Lifeguards your support.


LBMBOA Membership Meeting
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

Agenda Includes Marina Security, Update on Alamitos Bay Rebuild, LBMBOA Web

The Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association will hold a General Membership Meeting on Wednesday evening, April 2, 2014 at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 Appian Way, Long Beach. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m., and will feature light snacks, coffee, tea, and water. A no-host bar will be available as well. There is no cost to current members of the LBMBOA, and an $8.00 charge per person for non-members. You may also join LBMBOA at the meeting by paying the $20 annual membership fee, in which case there would be no additional charges for food. Advance reservations are required, and may be made to LBMBOA Board Member Bruce Clark at bruce.clark@lbmboa.org or by calling (714) 897-0795 and leaving pertinent information such as your name, telephone number, LBMBOA membership number, number of members and guests attending, etc.
You can also RSVP electronically by cliking here

Speakers at this meeting will include Elvira Hallinan, the Interim Manager of the Long Beach Marine Bureau, an Officer from the Marine Patrol, and LBMBOA Board Member Alfredo Fernandez. Ms. Hallinan will bring us up to date on the status of the Alamitos Bay Marina rebuild project, as well as other items of interest to the boat owners community. Marina security issues will be reviewed by an officer of the Marine Patrol, and Alfredo Fernandez, the LBMBOA Webmaster, will discuss the BOA website and the nifty features that it offers to visitors.

Set the date aside and come join us for an interesting evening. Don’t forget to RSVP with Bruce Clark (see information above) if you plan to attend. We need to know how many members and guests to expect so we can have adequate amounts of food and seating.


City Council Meeting March 18 Alert
City Management diversion of slip fees to non-marina City Accounts refund request

Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

Dear Boat Owners,

In the recent past City Management has diverted funds from the Marina Account (Slip fees) to other accounts not related to the marinas. Some of this money has been returned to us, but not all of it. This is an important issue given the uncertainty about funding for completion of the Alamitos Bay rebuild, and City intent to use slip fee income as a tool to get financing for the rebuild.

Council Member Gary DeLong has put a new item on the City Council agenda for March 18, 5:00 PM. He is asking for an audit of Tidelands, Marina, and Rainbow Harbor funds to see if money has been diverted from the Marina fund into non-marine related accounts. He would appreciate BOA attendance at the Council meeting to show our support for this audit Click for full item description

BOA presence at the March 4 Council meeting was effective in getting the unanimous Council vote to require the City Manager to provide, within 30 days, a funding plan for the marina rebuild. Now let's get information about how our slip fees are being used and this proposed audit will help.

The Council meeting is at 5:00 P.M., Tuesday March 18, at City Hall, 333 West Ocean Blvd. Long Beach. There is a parking structure behind City Hall accessible from Broadway.

Tom Mayes
LBMBOA President


Update City Council meeting regarding ABM Basin 2 & 3 rebuild
Article by Alfredo Fernandez
Communications Director/ Editor Gangway Gazette
Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

If you cannot attend the City Council meeting today you can watch it live here LB City Council live online you can also post comments by going to ecoment and proceed to the ecoment link item 13

You can also go to the LBMBOA's Facebook page LBMBOA Facebook , "like us" and post your comments there, we in turn will pass that information to the LB City Council.


Urgent News Regarding Alamitos Bay Marina Rebuild
Article by Tom Mayes
President of the Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association

This morning, I received an email from Long Beach Councilmember Gary DeLong regarding delays in completing the ABM rebuild and an additional cost of $17,640,000 if the ABM rebuild is delayed yet again.
After receiving the email, I spoke to Councilmember DeLong about this agenda item and its importance to boat owners.

Councilmember DeLong is concerned that the Long Beach City Manager may be willing to delay the ABM rebuild indefinitely in spite of the additional cost that would be incurred when the rebuild is restarted.

This issue is scheduled to be discussed at the Long Beach City Council meeting which will be held at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 4. Click here for Agenda

It will item 13. Hearing number 14-0180 - Recommendation to request status from City Manager regarding the next steps in moving forward with the rebuild of Basins 2 and 3 within the next 30 days

It is important that boat owners in ABM and interested parties attend this meeting and be prepared to tell the City Council why proceeding with the rebuild now is important to them.

Here are some issues you might want to raise if you wish to speak to the Council (there is a 3 minute time limit for each citizen who wishes to speak):
1. The cost of the ABM rebuild will never be less expensive than it is right now and adding over $17 million to the bill is mismanagement of scarce resources.
2. The old docks are now unsafe and the City will be liable for personal injury and property damage if these docks are not rebuilt.
3. Our slip fees have already been increased to facilitate getting funds to complete the ABM rebuild. We have done our part, now City Management must do its job.
4. It is unfair for the City to rebuild the marina basins to accommodate large boat owners and the yacht clubs, while leaving owners of smaller boats on deteriorating, unsafe docks.

If boat owners in ABM and interested parties do not make a significant showing at the Council meeting on March 4, City management will very likely believe these issues are not important to customers in ABM and the rebuild will again be delayed with significant cost increases.


City Restores Misallocated Funds to the Marina Fund
Article by Tom Mayes

On Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 during the monthly Marine Advisory Commission meeting, Elvira Hallinan, acting manager of the Long Beach Marina, reported to the Marine Advisory Commission that the City has returned $293,000.00 back into Marina funds because of maintenance mischarges, also an additional $195,000.00 of miscellaneous wrongly applied charges to non-marina expenses were returned for a total of $488,000.00. The marina funds come directly from the slip fees the marina charges the boat owners; this money has increased the required Marina fees surplus. It is expected that there will be a similar transfer every quarter. It is uncertain whether this restoration of funds will result in reduced slip fees in the future since a surplus is needed to facilitate financing of the marina rebuild currently underway. BOA has been involved in the discussions of wrongly applied charges since the early part of 2010, when the city was planning a 2% annual increase of slip fees to assist with financing the ABM rebuild. Council Member Gary DeLong stated that BOA had played a major role in achieving this outcome for the marinas.

The Marine Advisory Commission meets at 2:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 Appian Way, Long Beach, CA. The meetings are open to the public


Removal of Catalina Navigation Lights
Article by Tom Mayes
Graphics by Alfredo Fernandez

According to an article in the Grunion Gazette, December 26, 2013, the Coast Guard is planning to remove some navigation lights on Catalina Island Full Article


Long Beach Marina possible slip fee increases as related to the ABM rebuild
Article by Kevin Hendra CPA LBMBOA Vice President Ways and Means
Picture by Alfredo Fernandez

On 1/20/12 Kevin had a conversation with Deborah Ellis, the Asst City Auditor to Laura Doud, Long Beach City Auditor. The call was for the purpose of obtaining any information related to follow up on the April 2011 audit that the City Auditor’s office conducted on the rebuild project and related funding. Here is a summary of what Ms. Ellis shared:Full Article


Long Beach City Council Denies Approval of The Proposed 2nd & PCH Development
Article by Tom Mayes, Ph.D. BOA Vice President for Environment Issues
Picture by Alfredo Fernandez

Happy Holidays and New Year,
I am happy to report that the year is ending on a high note for the boat owners in Alamitos Bay Marina. On December 20 the Long Beach City Council disapproved the huge development proposed for 2nd and PCH that promised to create traffic gridlock in the area.Full Article


Marina Maintenace
Picture and article by Alfredo Fernandez

As the ABM rebuild is underway, the Maintenance Department continues to keep the rest of the marina afloat; the status of the docks substructure is now in a state that it has forced the maintenance department to move to a complaint driven type of schedule.    Full Article


The LBMBOA President's page returns
article by Carl Kirnbauer

This publication marks the resumption of the President’s Page that was originally published in the hard copy version of our Gangway Gazette. I intend that the President’s Page will be a monthly column of Marina news and will highlight the President’s opinions concerning news of concern to Marina permittees. As necessary, it could include a boatowner call-to-action to protect the interests of all permittees.   Full Article


Alamitos Bay Marina Rebuild has started
Picture and article by Alfredo Fernandez

October 31, 2011
Phase 1 includes Basin 4 docks and parking lots (next to the Long Beach Yacht Club) and the Eelgrass Mitigation Site. (North End of Marine Stadium.) Phases 2-12 will be dock replacement only. Bathrooms and Parking Lots will be completed in the later phases of the project. All phases of the project will require closure of areas of the parking lots (to install utilities) and sidewalks for public safety.   Full Article


2nd. and PCH City of Long Beach Planning Commission Meeting
Picture and article by Alfredo Fernandez

October 12, 2011
The Draft Environmental Impact Report for the 2nd+PCH project which includes 325 residential units, 191,000 square feet of retail, a 12 story 100-room hotel, 21,000 square feet of non-hotel restaurant space, a theater, a marine science learning center and 1,440 parking spaces was unanimously certified by The City of Long Beach Planning Commission; but splint 4-3 on the decision of approving zoning changes that will allow for the 12-story hotel.  Full Article


Alamitos Bay Marina rebuild start date moved
By Alfredo Fernandez

The original start date of April 4th has been moved because the Marine Bureau has not received the State Coastal Permit or the permit from the Army Corps of Engineers, according to Mark Sandoval these permits are still weeks away..  Full Article


Coastal Commission approves the Alamitos Bay Renovation Permit
By Alfredo Fernandez

On Thursday January 13, The Coastal Commission approved with a unanimous vote the Permit which allows the Marine Bureau to start the marina rebuild. This was the last permit needed to start the project.  Full Article


The Alamitos Bay Marina Rebuild Is Finally on the Coastal Commission Agenda
By Alfredo Fernandez
 

The ABM rebuild permit will go before the Coastal Commission for approval on January 13 at the Long Beach City Hall Council Chambers. According to Mark Sandoval (Marine Bureau Manager)The key issue in our Coastal hearing will be the slip mix in the proposed design.  Full Article


Bellingham Marine signs contract to rebuild Alamitos Bay Marina
By Alfredo Fernandez

Bellingham Marine - Reconstruction of Alamitos Bay Marina in Long Beach, California, which has been held up in permitting for the past few years, is anticipated to move forward in spring 2011. The project calls for the complete replacement of the existing 1,967 slip marina over a period of four or five years. In addition to the docks and other marina structures, the marina’s parking lots, restrooms, gangways, seawall and utilities will also be rebuilt.  Full Article

A Win for BOA and The Long Beach Marina Boat Owners
By Tom Mayes

A satisfactory resolution of the conflicts surrounding the Shoreline Marina fuel dock retrofit have been resolved. Both the Shoreline and Alamitos Bay fuel docks will be refurbished and Long Beach Marina renters will not be charged for this work.   Full Article


Open Letter to Mark SandovalL in responce to the fuel facilities survey
By Alfredo Fernandez


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LBMBOA reviewed the Marine Bureau survey options for the reworking of the Long Beach Marina fuel facilities at the BOA Board meeting on August 17, 2010. BOA’s position is that "we cannot support either option” and sends an open letter to Mark Sandoval Marine Bureau Manager Click here to view letter  and urges all boat owners to send the survey letter back saying that you do not approve any of the options. As it appears the need to repair the Marinas Fuel Docks is not a new regulation but rather a Complaint for Civil Penalties and Injunctive Relief filed by the State Water Resources Control Board on Jan 21, 2010 to the city of Long Beach for violations of state law dealing with the underground storage of hazardous substances. As it turns out the fuel docks are not the only ones in need of repair but also 38 other facilities own and maintained by the city. Click here to view the official complain


LONG BEACH MARINA MEINTENACE DEPARTMENT KEEPS ABM AFLOAT

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As the ABM rebuild start date continues to move to the right, the Marina Maintenance crew under the direction of Hurley Owens, Supervisor, MOB have a huge undertaking in trying to keep the docks afloat Full Article


Alamitos Bay Marina rebuild approved by the Planning Commission

The environmental work for the Alamitos Bay Marina rebuild was approved by the Planning Commission on December the 17th. Full Article


October 22 Alamitos Bay Marina rebuild public meeting

Harry Hutton Marine Advisory Committee Chairman did the opening and said the purpose of the meeting was for the MAC to get input so they can finalize the decision on the Marina rebuild. Full Article


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