City of Martinez

Aerial photo of Martinez, CA By Dcoetzee (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The City of Martinez was granted certain sovereign lands in trust in 1851. The grant to the City was repealed and re-granted in 1976 and 2014. In 2014, the previous grant and amendments were repealed and a new statute was enacted granting the City four trust land parcels, which include the marina. The City must use the land for purposes consistent with the public trust doctrine and, beginning in 2020, in conformance with a trust lands use plan approved by the Commission.

  • Staff Reports
    Item
    Description
    12/15/1976 (46) Acceptance of quitclaim
    08/25/1977 (24) Consideration of amendment to Martinez Waterfront Land Use Plan
    01/27/1983 (23) Consideration of compliance with the Martinez Waterfront Land Use Plan
    06/02/2014 (02) Consider supporting state legislation that would repeal a legislative trust grant of three parcels to the City of Martinez and enact a new grant of tide and submerged lands to the City that includes the three previously granted parcels and a fourth, which is generally known as the Martinez Marina
    06/29/2015 (93) Consider relieving the City from a requirement to transmit 20 percent of the revenue generated from its granted lands to the State
  • Granting Statutes
    Statute
    Digest / Bill Information
    Chapter 37, Statutes of 1851 An Act providing for the Disposition of certain Property. - REPEALED by Chapter 815
    Chapter 130, Statutes of 1917 An act to amend section two of an act entitled "An act providing for the disposition of certain property," passed April 21, 1851, relating to tidelands covered by the waters of Carquinez straits. - REPEALED by Chapter 815
    Chapter 442, Statutes of 1929 An act granting to the city of Martinez tide and submerged lands of the State of California including the right to wharf out therefrom, to the city of Martinez, and regulating the management, use and control thereof. - REPEALED by Chapter 815
    Chapter 1263, Statutes of 1953 An act declaring the land conveyed to the City of Martinez by Chapter 442 of the Statutes of 1929 unavailable for navigation, commerce and fisheries, excluding such land from the public trust for navigation, commerce and fisheries, and declaring such land to be free from certain trusts, uses and conditions. - REPEALED by Chapter 815
    Chapter 815, Statutes of 1976 An act to convey in trust certain tide and submerged lands in the Straits of Carquinez, and in this connection to repeal Chapter 37 of the Statutes of 1851 and Chapter 442 of the Statutes of 1929. - Section 3 REPEALED by Chapter 628
    Chapter 387, Statutes of 2002 An act to amend Section 3 of Chapter 815 of the Statutes of 1976, relating to tide and submerged lands in the Straits of Carquinez. - REPEALED by Chapter 628
    Chapter 628, Statutes of 2014 An act to repeal Section 3 of Chapter 815 of the Statutes of 1976, relating to tidelands, and making an appropriation therefor.
  • Title Settlement / Boundary Agreement
    BLA 17 Agreement arbitrating ordinary low water mark by and between the State of California and the City of Martinez, a municipal corporation

Granted Lands Program

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Contact Us

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

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