City of Eureka

Highway 255 behind Woodley Island Marina - Eureka (By JP Smith (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

The City of Eureka was granted sovereign waterfront lands in trust in 1857. In subsequent granting statutes, the City was granted other sovereign tide and submerged lands, in trust, for the establishment, improvement and conduct of a harbor, for the construction, maintenance and operation of wharves, docks, piers, slips, quays, and other utilities, structures, and appliances necessary or convenient to promote and accommodate commerce and navigation.

  • Staff Reports
    Item
    Description
    10/02/1969 (10) Permit to dredge material from Humboldt Bay for use in construction of a bridge over Humboldt Bay
    07/26/1973 (17) Authorization of the Attorney General to enter into a stipulation for entry of judgment in a State condemnation action concerning the boundary of sovereign lands, along a portion of Woodley Island in Humboldt Bay, Humboldt County, said action being entitled People of the State of California v. W. A. Robinson et al., Humboldt County Superior Court No. M773-1757765 - W 503.694
    02/26/1980 (35) Approval of settlement of title dispute
    02/28/1980 (37) Approval of settlement of title dispute
    08/26/1980 (35) Approval of settlement of title dispute
    07/23/1981 (07) Lease approval under Chapter 1086, Statutes of 1970, City of Eureka, No. 2 Commercial Wharf
    02/09/1982 (44) Approval of settlement of Callison title dispute
    02/09/1982 (45) Approval of settlement of HLRC Investment Group title dispute
    02/25/1982 (30) Approval of settlement of title dispute
    02/25/1982 (31) Approval of settlement of title dispute
    10/28/1982 (45) City of Eureka vs. State of California, et al. (Superior Court of California, Humboldt County)
    10/26/1983 (30) Approval of lease under Chapter 1095, Statutes of 1978, City of Eureka and Oregon Coast Towing Company
    09/25/1984 (27) Approval of lease under Chapter 1095, Statutes of 1978, City of Eureka and Chevron USA, Inc.
    11/21/1985 (42) Approval of lease lender Chapter 1095, Statutes of 1978, Granted Lands between the City of Eureka and R. E. Davenport, Inc., Humboldt County - Item pulled from agenda
    12/19/1985 (22) Lease approval under Chapter 1095, Statutes of 1978, City of Eureka and R. E. Davenport, Inc.
    01/23/1986 (31) Settlement of condemnation action involving granted lands - parcels L and F; approval of lease by the City to the Department of Fish and Game
    03/06/1986 (30) Request for authorization to terminate sovereign interests in a 1.7-acre parcel of land in exchange for a $62,000 contribution to escrow account for purchase of new land for Eureka grant
    08/28/1986 (17) Lease approval under Chapter 1095, Statutes of 1978, City of Eureka and Eureka Redevelopment Agency
    03/26/1987 (12) Lease approval under Chapter 1095, Statutes of 1978, Lease of Granted Lands between the City of Eureka (Lessor) and the California Coastal Conservancy and the California Department of General Services (Lessees)
    08/20/1987 (03) Approval of a proposal to expend $458,000 from its Humboldt Bay Fund for dredging of the Small Craft Harbor and the ERA Dock and approval of a maintenance dredging permit
    07/10/1989 (20) Approval of two (2) leases under Chapter 1095, Statutes of 1978
    08/22/1990 (05) Approve lease under Chapter 1095, Statutes of 1978
    07/19/1993 (34) Request for authorization to terminate sovereign interests in a 9.5 acre parcel of land in exchange for an $800,000 contribution to an escrow account for construction of a public pier and reconstruction of a deteriorated dock to provide public and fishing industry access to Humboldt Bay - Item pulled from agenda
    09/09/1993 (43) Request for authorization to terminate sovereign interests in a 9.5 acre parcel of land in Exchange for an $800,000 contribution to an escrow account for construction of a public pier and reconstruction of a deteriorated dock to provide public and fishing industry access to Humboldt Bay
    11/07/1997 (33) Dredging and disposal lease
    06/14/1999 (70) Consideration of commission staff recommendation for denial of a lease between the City and Bayside Developers, LLC, pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 6701 et. seq.
    02/21/2003 (21) Consistency determination under Chapter 1086, Statutes of 1970 concerning a lease between the City and Humboldt State University
    08/19/2003 (84) Consideration of a proposed title settlement agreement between the Eureka Redevelopment Agency, the City and the Commission, settling title to three small parcels of land along the Eureka Waterfront and terminating the public trust over them
    08/22/2008 (45) Consideration of trust termination agreement between the Eureka Redevelopment Agency, the City and the Commission over two parcels of filled tidelands
    10/22/2009 (34) Consider approval of a lease amendment between the City and the trustees of the California State University involving granted sovereign land pursuant to Chapter 1086, Statutes of 1970
    04/06/2010 (23) Dredging lease
    10/27/2011 (50) Consider approval of the balloon tract title settlement and trust termination agreement resolving title to real property in the City of Eureka
    12/02/2013 (113) Consider approval of the form of a lease agreement between the City of Eureka and Chevron Products Company for existing petroleum import/export facilities on granted sovereign land within the City of Eureka - Item pulled from agenda
    04/23/2014 (81) Consider approval of a lease agreement between the City and Chevron Products Company, a Division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc. for general industrial or commercial uses of a marine oil terminal on legislatively granted sovereign land pursuant to Chapter 1095, Statutes of 1978
    06/02/2014 (01) Consider supporting state legislation that would eliminate a payment obligation from the City of Eureka to the State Controller resulting from an agreement for the state's assistance in litigation of the tidelands boundary in the 1970s
    06/22/2017 (73) Consider approving two industrial leases, issued by the City of Eureka and located on the City's legislatively granted sovereign land, for existing pier and dock structures, pursuant to Chapter 1086, Statutes of 1970, as amended by Chapter 1095, Statutes of 1978
    11/29/2017 (73) Consider a record of survey depicting the location and extent of filled tidelands as they existed around February 22, 1980 within Terminal One in the city of Richmond - Item pulled from agenda
  • Granting Statutes
    Statute
    Digest / Bill Information
    Chapter 82, Statutes of 1857 To cede certain Property to the Town of Eureka.
    Chapter 166, Statutes of 1889 An Act to grant to the United States certain tide lands belonging to the State of California, for the purpose of improving the harbor of Humboldt Bay.
    Chapter 438, Statutes of 1915 An act granting to the city of Eureka tide and submerged lands of the State of California, including the right to wharf out therefrom to the city of Eureka, and regulating the management, use and control thereof.
    Chapter 187, Statutes of 1927 An act granting to the city of Eureka tide and submerged lands of the State of California, including the right to wharf out therefrom to the city of Eureka, and regulating the management, use and control thereof.
    Chapter 225, Statutes of 1945 An act granting certain salt marsh, tide and submerged lands of the State of California to the City of Eureka, including the management, use, and control thereof.
    Chapter 1085, Statutes of 1970 An act relating to tide and submerged lands in the Humboldt Bay area in the County of Humboldt.
    Chapter 1086, Statutes of 1970 An act to convey intrust certain tidelands and submerged lands located in Humboldt Bay to the City of Eureka, hereinafter called "city," a municipal corporation of the State of California, and to its successors, in furtherance of navigation and commerce and the fisheries, and to provide for the government, management, and control thereof, and to reserve certain rights to the state.
    Chapter 1001, Statutes of 1971 An act to amend Section 16 of Chapter 1086 of the Statutes of 1970, relating to tidelands and submerged lands.
    Chapter 1252, Statutes of 1971 An act to amend Section of, and to add Section 3.5 to, Chapter 1086 of the Statutes of 1970, and to add Section 12.45 to, Chapter 138 of the Statutes of 1964, First Extraordinary Session, relating to tidelands and submerged lands and making an appropriation therefor.
    Chapter 1095, Statutes of 1978 An act to amend Section of and to add Sections 8.5 and 18 to chapter 1086 of the Statutes of 1970, relating to tide and submerged lands, making an appropriation therefor.
    Chapter 1068, Statutes of 1982 An act to amend Sections 3 and 18 of Chapter 1086 of the Statutes of 1970, relating to tide and submerged lands.
    Chapter 891, Statutes of 2014 An act to amend Section 3 of Chapter 1086 of the Statutes of 1970, relating to tide and submerged lands of the City of Eureka, and making an appropriation therefor.
  • Title Settlements / Boundary Agreements
    AD 42  
    AD 90 Agreement for the exchange of lands in the Humboldt Bay area by and between the City of Eureka and Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company
    AD 146 Agreement for the settlement of a title and boundary dispute and the exchange of certain lands within the City of Eureka, Humboldt County, by and among the City of Eureka and the California State Lands Commission
    AD 147 Agreement for the settlement of a title and boundary dispute and the exchange of certain land within the City of Eureka Humboldt County, between the City of Eureka, the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Eureka and the California State Lands Commission
    AD 209 Title and boundary settlement agreement regarding certain real property in the City of Eureka, Humboldt County, California (including Quitclaims by Parties to Effectuate Agreement)
    AD 456 City of Eureka title settlement agreement
    AD 534 Eureka (Boardwalk) trust termination agreement
    AD 598  
    BLA 147  
    BLA 199 Agreement for the settlement of a dispute relating to land within the Humboldt Bay area (Commercial-K streets area, City of Eureka)
    BLA 248 City of Eureka vs. State of California, et al. | City of Eureka vs. Harold Prior et al. | Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District vs. City of Eureka, State of California, Joseph L. Browne. Jr., also known as Joseph L. Browne, Ruth A. Brown; Kealoha Thomas Cotter, Does I through XXX, inclusive; and all persons known or unknown claiming any legal or equitable right, title, estate, lien or interest in the property described in the complaint adverse to Cross Complaint's title or any cloud upon Cross Complaint's title thereto
    BLA 249 The people of the State of California, etc. vs. W. A. Robinson, et al., Stipulation fixing boundary line of Swamp and Overflowed Lands Location No. 3540 and more precisely describing Parcel 8
    SLL 82 Agreement for the settlement of a title and boundary dispute relating to certain land within the City of Eureka, Humboldt County, by and between the City of Eureka, California State Lands Commission, Dolores Glendyne Callison
    SLL 83 Agreement for the settlement of a title and boundary dispute relating to certain land within the City of Eureka, Humboldt County, by and between the City of Eureka, California State Lands Commission, HLRC Investment Group, A Partnership

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