City of Richmond

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The City of Richmond was granted sovereign tidelands in trust in 1913 for purposes of commerce, navigation, and fishing. In 1935, the City was granted two additional parcels of sovereign salt marsh, tide and submerged land for use as a harbor or for the promotion and accommodation of commerce and navigation. In 1959, the City was granted four additional parcels of sovereign tide and submerged land for use as a harbor or aviation facility, for the promotion or accommodation of commerce and navigation by air or water, for public recreation purposes or the promotion or accommodation of public recreation. In 1971, the City's 1959 grant was amended, in part, to include additional trust uses for the protection or enhancement of unique environmental values of land, preservation and maintenance of open space, biological reserves and wildlife sanctuaries, and the development of nature study trails and areas, exhibits and research projects.

  • Staff Reports
    Item
    Description
    02/26/1970 (31) Authorization to conduct an investigation to determine whether the City has failed to improve substantially the land granted by Chapter 1336, Statutes of 1959
    03/01/1971 (17) Deferment of action on findings of noncompliance with terms of the grant to the City by Chapter 1336, Statutes of 1959, covering land in San Francisco Bay
    01/30/1975 (17) Consideration of substantial compliance
    07/26/1977 (29) Consideration of special area plan for South Richmond Shoreline
    12/17/1981 (41) Exchange agreement
    10/20/2003 (32) Request for approval of Ford Motor plant settlement and exchange agreement among the City of Richmond, the Richmond Redevelopment Agency, and the Commission
  • Granting Statutes
    Statute
    Digest / Bill Information
    Chapter 317, Statutes of 1913 An act conveying certain tide lands and lands lying under inland navigable waters situate in the bay of San Francisco and the bay of San Pablo to the city of Richmond in furtherance of navigation and commerce and the fisheries, and providing for the government, management and control thereof.
    Chapter 89, Statutes of 1919 An act authorizing the city of Richmond to lease certain tide and submerged lands heretofore granted by the State of California to said city in trust.
    Chapter 53, Statutes of 1933 An act authorizing the city of Richmond to lease certain tide and submerged lands heretofore granted by the State of California to said city in trust.
    Chapter 379, Statutes of 1935 An act granting to the city of Richmond and its successors certain salt marsh, tide and submerged land of the State of California, including the right to wharf out therefrom and grant franchises and leases thereon and regulating the management, use and control they also including the right of said city to collect the rents, issues and profits in any manner hereafter arising from the lands or wharf-out privileges hereby granted.
    Chapter 1336, Statutes of 1959 An act to convey certain tide and submerged lands to the City of Richmond, in furtherance of navigation, commerce, and fisheries upon certain trusts and conditions, and providing for the government, management, use and control thereof.
    Chapter 233, Statutes of 1971 An act to amend Sections 1 and 4 of Chapter 1336 of the Statutes of 1959, relating to tide and submerged lands.
    Chapter 527, Statutes of 2000 An act to amend Sections 4 and 5 of Chapter 317 of the Statutes of 1913, relating to City of Richmond tidelands.
  • Title Settlements / Boundary Agreements
    AD 477 Agreement for the settlement of a title dispute in the City of Richmond, County of Contra Costa, among the City of Richmond, a municipal corporation of the State of California, as a municipal corporation and as a trustee, the Richmond Redevelopment Agency, a public body corporate and politic, and the State of California, acting by and through the State Lands Commission
    SLL 77 Exchange Agreement. The State of California, acting by and through its State Lands Commission, the Richmond Redevelopment Agency, a public body corporate and politic, and the City of Richmond, a municipal corporation

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