City of Alameda

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The City of Alameda was granted sovereign tide and submerged lands in trust in 1913 for the establishment, improvement and conduct of a harbor and for the construction of wharves, docks, piers, slips, quays, and other utilities, structures, and appliances necessary or convenient for the promotion and accommodation of commerce and navigation. In 1917, the grant was amended to allow the City to convey some or all of the granted lands to the United States for certain public purposes. Beginning in 1930, the City approved several transfers of portions of the granted lands to the United States Navy for purposes of constructing what came to be known as the Naval Air Station Alameda (NAS Alameda).  NAS Alameda was closed in 1997 and, in 2000; the grant was amended to authorize a land exchange involving the NAS Alameda property. This amendment also re-granted the sovereign salt marsh, tide and submerged lands within the updated city limits for the establishment, improvement and conduct of a harbor, and for other uses that promote, benefit, and accommodate public trust purposes.

  • Staff Reports
    Item
    Description
    03/26/1954 (38) Proposal for a filled-in state park on the bay side of the city
    08/22/2008 (32) Amendment of a dredging lease
    10/19/2012 (94) Consider a Compromise Title Settlement Agreement pursuant to Chapter 734, Statutes of 2000, as amended, involving certain parcels of land located on the former Naval Air Station
    02/21/2014 (62) Consider authorization of the Phase I transactions of the previously approved Naval Air Station Compromise Title Settlement Agreement and approval of the record of survey required by the agreement
    02/09/2016 (79) Consider revised phase area boundaries for the second closing phase as required by the Naval Air Station Alameda Title Settlement and Exchange Agreement
    04/05/2016 (61) Consider hazardous material remediation finding for the second closing phase as required by the Naval Air Station Alameda Title Settlement and Exchange Agreement
    04/20/2017 (88) Consider the revised area boundaries and the hazardous material remediation action finding for closing phase 2.5 as required by the Naval Air Station Alameda Title Settlement and Exchange Agreement
  • Granting Statutes
    Statute
    Digest / Bill Information
    Chapter 99, Statutes of 1854 An Act to incorporate the Town of Alameda
    Chapter 348, Statutes of 1913 An act granting to the city of Alameda the salt marsh, tide and submerged lands of the State of California, including the right to wharf out therefrom to the city of Alameda, and regulating the management, use and control thereof. - Section 2 REPEALED by Chapter 594
    Chapter 594, Statutes of 1917 An act to amend section one and to repeal section two of an act entitled "An act granting to the city of Alameda the salt marsh, tide and submerged lands of the State of California, including the right to wharf out therefrom to the city of Alameda, and regulating the management, use and control thereof," approved June 11, 1913.
    Chapter 538, Statutes of 1927 An acto to provide that in case the people of the city of Alameda should vote to exclude any of their salt marsh, tide or submerged lands, and thereafter the people of the city of Oakland should vote to annex the same, then the city of Alameda through its proper officials may grant said lands to the city of Oakland.
    Chapter 15, Statutes of 1953 An act relating to certain lands granted to the City of Alameda by Chapter 348 of the Statutes of 1913, as amended.
    Chapter 1028, Statutes of 1955 An act relating to tidelands, lands lying under inland navigable waters, and swamp and overflow lands, situate in Alameda County, State of California, including without limitation as to the generality thereof, authority for the City of Alameda to convey certain parcels of such lands to the City of Oakland, in furtherance of navigation and commerce and fisheries, and providing for the government, management, use and control thereof, and reserving certain rights to the State.
    Chapter 734, Statutes of 2000 An act to amend Section 1 of Chapter 594 of the Statutes of 1917, relating to public trust lands.
    Chapter 429, Statutes of 2011 An act to amend Section 1 of Chapter 594 of the Statutes of 1917, to amend Section 12 of Chapter 898 of the Statutes of 1997, to amend Section 5 of Chapter 734 of the Statutes of 2000, to amend Section 1 and 11 of Chapter 203 of the Statutes of 2009, relating to tidelands and submerged lands.
  • Title Settlement / Boundary Agreement
    AD 617  

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Chief, External Affairs Division
Sheri Pemberton
(916) 574-1800

Public Land Management Specialist
Reid Boggiano
(916) 574-0450