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File #: 13-504    Version: 1 Name: Resolution for ABAG San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail
Type: Resolution - Council Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 10/21/2013 Final action: 10/21/2013
Enactment date: 10/21/2013 Enactment #: Reso 2013-132
Title: ADOPT: Resolution in Support of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail (endorses the Association of Bay Area Government's concept of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail)
Sponsors: Cynthia Battenberg
Related files: 13-487
Title
ADOPT:  Resolution in Support of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail (endorses the Association of Bay Area Government's concept of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail)
 
Body
WHEREAS, the California State Legislature enacted the Water Trail Act (AB 1296) in 2005 establishing the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail, a growing network of launching and landing sites that allows non-motorized small boat users to better enjoy the historic, scenic, cultural, and environmental richness of San Francisco Bay; and
 
WHEREAS, the Water Trail is implemented under the leadership of  the State Coastal Conservancy, working in close collaboration with the Association of Bay Area Governments, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and the California Department of Boating and Waterways; and
 
WHEREAS, the Water Trail benefits the region by improving and increasing recreational access for non-motorized small boat use by persons of all abilities; and
 
WHEREAS, the Water Trail fosters stewardship of the Bay and reduces impacts to sensitive wildlife and habitat through education of boaters; and
 
WHEREAS, the Water Trail provides economic benefits to waterfront and water-oriented businesses by promoting opportunities for single and multi-day excursions on the Bay; and
 
WHEREAS, the City of San Leandro recognizes the benefits of non-motorized small boat recreation on the Bay and wants to encourage this activity as part of a regional trail network.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of San Leandro officially endorses the concept of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.