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BOATERS - Help Keep Marina del Rey and Santa Monica Bay CLEAN! - The Department of Beaches and Harbors has partnered with the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation to create a proposed “Clean Harbors” outreach effort designed to raise public and boater awareness about their connection to water quality issues affecting Marina del Rey, as well as to mitigate water quality degradation by influencing the behavior of marina users through workshops and targeted publications.
Clean Harbors Poster   |  Scope of Work & Deliverables   |  Clean Boating Tips

Summer Use License Applications Accepted on First-Come, First-Served Basis (Starting March 2015) - 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 2015.
Use License Application and Instructions

Notice of Community Open House & City CDP Hearing of the Venice Dual-Force Main Project - Jan. 8 and 21, 2015 - The City of Los Angeles will be holding two meetings in January 2015 regarding the Venice Dual Force Main project: COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE MEETING, Thursday, January 8, 2015, 6-8 p.m. at the Venice-Abbot Kinney Library - 501 S. Venice Boulevard Venice 90291 and CITY CDP HEARING, Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Westchester Senior Center - 8740 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles 90045. Below are links to a flyer on the CDP hearing, the project fact sheet, and the project website.
Venice Open House Flyer - January 8, 2015   |  Notice of Public Hearing - January 21, 2015   |  Project Fact Sheet

Marina del Rey 18-inch Waterline Replacement Phase IIIB
Dec 18, 2014  - Construction of the Marina del Rey 18-Inch Waterline Replacement Phase IIIB project began on December 15, 2014 and is anticipated to end in August 2015. This project will include both vehicular and bicycle detours throughout the duration of construction. Construction hours will be from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Temporary Bicycle Lane Detour Plan   |  Project Description

DPW's Website on Marina del Rey's Public Infrastructure Improvements - The County’s ongoing program of public infrastructure improvements in Marina del Rey is designed to meet the long-term future needs of this world-renowned Los Angeles County destination with enhanced traffic flow and capacity, improved water and sewer systems, and the development of exciting new recreational opportunities.
Project Descriptions + Map

Marina del Rey Visioning - On October 28, 2014, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the Vision Statement for Marina del Rey. Below is a link to the approved Vision Statement as well as a link to the Department of Regional Planning's Marina del Rey website, which offers information about ongoing and past planning efforts within the Marina.
http://planning.lacounty.gov/assets/upl/project/marina_bos-letter-attachment2...   |  http://planning.lacounty.gov/marina/

2013-14 Annual Beach Report Card - Health the Bay's annual Beach Report Card (BRC) shows summertime water quality at L.A. County beaches is improving, with Dockweiler Beach receiving an A. Visit the BRC online 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   |  2013-14 Report Card

L.A. County Updates Master Bike Plan after 35 Years - After 37 years, Los Angeles County finally has a new bicycle master plan that will create a more cycling-friendly environment in unincorporated areas by adding 832 miles of new bikeways to the existing 144-mile network by 2032, at an estimated cost of $331 million.
Master Bicycle Plan Project Summary

News Marina del Rey LCP Amendment Community Meetings (with slideshow) - Community Meeting slideshow about the Local Coastal Plan Amendment

LACO Board of Supervisors' to Accept $1.5 Million in Coastal Impact Assistance Program Funds - The County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution authorizing receipt of a $1.5 million grant from the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Coastal Impact Assistance Program to help fund projects such as: MdR Parking Lots 5 & 7 Water Quality Enhancement, Oxford Basin Multi-Use Enhancement, MdR LCP Periodic Review, & the Will Rogers State Beach Coastline Project.
Board Letter Recommending Authorization to Accept Funds

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