City of Benicia

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The City of Benicia was granted certain waterfront lands within the city limits in trust in 1855. Additional sovereign tide and submerged lands were later granted to the City for the establishment, improvement and conduct of a harbor, facilities incidental, necessary, or convenient for promoting and accommodating commerce and navigation, recreational facilities, and incidental facilities to accommodate these uses, including snack bars, cafes, restaurants, motels, launching ramps and hoists, storage sheds, boat repair facilities with cranes and marine ways, administration buildings, public restrooms, bait and tackle shops, chandleries, boat sales establishments, service stations and fuel docks, yacht club buildings, parking areas, roadways, pedestrian ways, and landscaped areas.

  • Staff Reports
    Item
    Description
    02/23/1978 (Assistant Executive Officer Report) Report regarding Dean F. Collins, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Committee 21-77
    03/01/1995 (45) Consider compromise title settlement agreement
    02/12/1997 (75) Consider amendment to compromise title settlement agreement
    06/24/2008 (37) Termination and issuance of a new dredging lease
    04/09/2009 (25) Amendment of dredging lease
    02/22/2013 (43) Termination of dredging lease PRC 4941.9 and issuance of a new general lease - dredging
  • Granting Statutes
    Statute
    Digest / Bill Information
    Chapter 83, Statutes of 1851 An act to incorporate the City of Benicia. - REPEALED by Chapter 292
    Chapter 96, Statutes of 1854 An act supplementary to the Act incorporating the City of Benicia - REPEALED by Chapter 292
    Chapter 187, Statutes of 1855 An act to cede certain property to the City of Benicia.
    Chapter 292, Statutes of 1859 An act to repeal the several Acts incorporating the City of Benicia, and to provide for the Government thereof.
    Chapter 216, Statutes of 1868 An Act amendatory of and supplemental to an Act entitled an Act to repeal the several Acts incorporating the City of Benicia, and to provide for the Government thereof, approved April eighteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine.
    Chapter 81, Statutes of 1897 An Act relinquishing to the United States of America the title of this State to certain lands.
    Chapter 580, Statutes of 1935 An act ceding to the United States of America certain tide and submerged lands of the State of California upon certain trusts and conditions.
    Chapter 18, Statutes of 1964 (1st Extra) An act to convey certain tide and submerged lands, situated in Solano County, to the City of Benicia, in furtherance of navigation, commerce, and fisheries upon certain trusts and conditions, and providing for the government, management, use and control thereof.
    Chapter 2018, Statutes of 1965 (1st Extra) An act to convey certain salt marsh, tide and submerged lands to the City of Benicia, in furtherance of navigation, commerce, and fisheries upon certain trusts and conditions, and providing for the government, management, use and control thereof.
    Chapter 329, Statutes of 1967 An act to amend Section 1 of Chapter 2018 of the Statutes of 1965, relating to the conveyance of certain tide and submerged lands of the state to the City of Benicia.
    Chapter 1030, Statutes of 1967 An act to convey certain salt marsh, tide and submerged lands to the City of Benicia, in furtherance of navigation, commerce, and fisheries upon certain trusts and conditions, and providing for the government, management, use and control thereof.
  • Title Settlements / Boundary Agreements
    AD 226 Agreement for the settlement of a title dispute between the City of Benicia and the California State Lands Commission
    BLA 49 Boundary Agreement between the State of California, the United States, and the City of Benicia
    BLA 56 Boundary Agreement between the State of California, the United States, and the City of Benicia

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Sheri Pemberton
(916) 574-1800

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Reid Boggiano
(916) 574-0450