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File #: 21-539    Version: 1 Name: SAVE-21 grant Agreement for $170,000 (SR)
Type: Staff Report Status: Filed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 10/4/2021 Final action: 10/4/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Staff Report for a City of San Leandro City Council Resolution to Authorize a $170,000 Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange (SAVE-21) grant Agreement between the City of San Leandro and the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways for Abatement of Surrendered and Abandoned Watercraft at the San Leandro Marina and the San Leandro Shoreline
Sponsors: Debbie Pollart
Related files: 21-540
Title
Staff Report for a City of San Leandro City Council Resolution to Authorize a $170,000 Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange (SAVE-21) grant Agreement between the City of San Leandro and the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways for Abatement of Surrendered and Abandoned Watercraft at the San Leandro Marina and the San Leandro Shoreline

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SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Staff recommends that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing a $170,000 SAVE-21 grant agreement between the City and the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways for the removal and disposal of abandoned and surrendered vessels.

BACKGROUND

The California Legislature developed two initiatives aimed at keeping abandoned vessels out of local waters. Senate Bill 172 (Rainey, 1997) established the Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund (AWAF) administered by the Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) to address the problem of abandoned watercraft. The purpose of the program is to provide funds to local public agencies to remove, store, and dispose of abandoned, wrecked, or dismantled vessels or any other partially submerged objects that pose a substantial hazard to maritime navigation.

The Vessel Turn-In (VTIP) Program was established by Assembly Bill 166 (Lieu, 2010) as a solution to prevent abandoned vessels before they happen. By providing an easy and free alternative for boat owners to surrender an unwanted vessel to a participating agency in lieu of abandonment, this program eliminates the expensive and difficult removal process that abandoned vessels often require. More importantly, the VTIP also works to prevent the risk of harmful water hazards and provides for the protection of the environment by preventing discharges of toxic pollutants that may leak from an abandoned vessel.

In 2015, the DBW merged the AWAF and VTIP grants to form the Surrendered and Abandon...

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