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PRESS RELEASE - Gary Jones Sworn In As Department Director
Apr 17, 2014  - Gary Jones took the oath of office today as Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, following his appointment to the position earlier this week by the County’s Board of Supervisors.
Press Release PDF

Concept Plan for Moving the Marina del Rey Launch Ramp
Mar 26, 2014  - The Concept Plan for relocating the Marina del Rey Launch Ramp is now available to view. Included are a narrative, Frequently Asked Questions, and the Concept Plan itself.
Project Description, FAQ, and Concept Plan   |  Engineering Analysis & Memoranda   |  Fisherman's Village Wind Study

Marina del Rey Visioning Process - Below are links to the Department of Regional Planning's Marina del Rey website, which offers information about ongoing and past planning efforts within the Marina, and the new "Virtual Town Hall" website for the Marina's Visioning process, where you can get involved, participate in the discussion, and get project updates.
Marina del Rey Visioning - DRP   |  Virtual Town Hall - Marina del Rey Visioning

Marina del Rey ROADWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT - July 8, 2013 - As part of the County’s ongoing program of public infrastructure improvements in Marina del Rey, road construction will begin on Admiralty Way, Via Marina, Bali Way, and Mindanao Way starting the week of July 8. Project hours are Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. Click below for project details, schedule, location, and contacts.
Project Description + Map   |  DPW's Website on Marina del Rey Projects

Summer Use License Applications Accepted on First-Come, First-Served Basis - 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.
Use License Application and Instructions

PRESS RELEASE from Assessor's Office - June 19, 2012 - The L.A. County Board of Supervisors have appointed Beaches and Harbors Director Santos H. Kreimann as acting head of the county’s Office of the Assessor while elected Assessor John R. Noguez is on a leave of absence.

2012 Annual Beach Report Card - Health the Bay's 22nd 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 Beach Report Card - updated weekly   |  Health the Bay website

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

Link to the US Army Corps of Engineers' Marina del Rey Dredging Information - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began a $13 million dredging project April 5, 2012, that will remove up to one million cubic yards of accumulated sand from the entrance channel to Marina del Rey Harbor and improve navigational safety for area first responders and other boating traffic.
Description of 2012 Marina del Rey Dredging Project

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

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