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Minimum Wage Increase. Minimum Wage Increase
Jul 5, 2016  - Employees in unincorporated areas of LA County will see gradual increases in the hourly minimum wage rate over the next several years. The minimum wage for workers of large businesses changed to $10.50 on 7/1/16 and employees of small businesses are slated to receive the same increase on 7/1/17. The minimum wage rate will top off at $15.00 on 7/1/20 and 7/1/21 for large and small business employees, respectively. Please see link to flyer for details.

notice icon Marina del Rey Wetland Park Restoration Project
Jul 8, 2016  - The Department of Beaches & Harbors is pleased to announce that work will begin on the wetland restoration project at Via Marina and Tahiti Way in Marina del Rey in July, and completion is expected by the end of the year. Initial work will result in no road closures or traffic detours. Click the link above for more details.

notice icon Zonker Harris Accessway CLOSED FOR REPAIR
Jun 27, 2016  - Malibu’s Zonker Harris beach accessway closed on June 17, 2016, as a result of surf-related damage (see photos). The 200-foot-long ramp at 22670 Pacific Coast Highway sustained damage at about the halfway mark, leaving it impassable. The entire concrete ramp will remain closed through summer, and until necessary reconstruction work is completed. Please check here and on the DBH Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on the ramp’s reconstruction.
Beach Accessways Map

Parking icon Report on DBH Parking Lot Operations - A comprehensive report on the Department of Beaches & Harbors' parking operations is now available.

Heal the Bay logo 2015-16 Annual Beach Report Card - Health the Bay's annual Beach Report Card (BRC) has been updated for 2015-16. Look up water quality at L.A. County beaches using the interactive online Beach Report Card to get the weekly updated grades, and even download a mobile app for your iPhone or Android.
Online Interactive Beach Report Card - updated weekly   |  Health the Bay website   |  2015-16 Report Card

Planning icon Draft 2016 Marina del Rey Design Guidelines - Comment by September 6, 2016 - The Department of Beaches and Harbors invites the public to review and comment on the 2016 Draft Marina del Rey Design Guidelines. Please submit written comments by September 6, 2016. Comments can be submitted to the Planning Division by email (MTashjian@bh.lacounty.gov) or by mail (13837 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292). Public testimony will also be taken at the Design Control Board meeting scheduled for September.

survey icon 2016 Marina del Rey Boater Survey - Attention Marina del Rey Boaters! Please help us improve boating services & environmental education in Marina del Rey harbor by completing our boating survey. Your input is greatly appreciated!

information icon New Big Blue Bus Route 16 to Marina del Rey - Weekdays, starting February 22 - Travelling to Marina del Rey has never been easier! Look out for Big Blue Bus' new Route 16, offering week-day only service between West Los Angeles (@ Wilshire & Bundy) and Marina del Rey; or stay on Route 1 with extended service south from Venice (Main St. and Windward Ave.) to Marina del Rey. Click on the links below to see detailed route maps and start planning your trip today!
Route 16 (West L.A. to Marina del Rey) - effective 2-22-16   |  Route 1 (UCLA. to Marina del Rey)

Document icon Summer Use License Applications Accepted on First-Come, First-Served Basis (Starting March 2016) - Use Licenses will be awarded to qualified operators on a first-come, first-served basis provided all applicable fees are paid and all application and minimum safety requirements are met. A maximum of five Use Licenses per operator, including any other Use License(s) obtained from the Department. Yearly summer use license applications will not be accepted until MARCH 2016.
Use License Application and Instructions

Alert LA County logo "Alert LA County" Emergency Notification System - "Alert LA County" is a new emergency mass notification system that will be used to contact County residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail messages regarding emergencies or critical situations and information on necessary actions, such as evacuations.
Alert LA County Registration   |  Alert LA County - FAQ   |  

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