City of Sacramento

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The City of Sacramento was granted sovereign tide and submerged lands in a portion of the old bed of the American River in trust in 1868 to facilitate furnishing sand, earth, or gravel to raise the streets, alleys and levees. In 1941, the grant was amended to authorize the Commission to sell or dispose of portions of the old bed of the American River. In 1970, the City was granted two described parcels of land in Miller Park for the establishment, improvement and conduct of a harbor, small boat harbor, marina, aquatic playground and similar recreational facilities and for all works, buildings, facilities, utilities, structures and appliances incidental, necessary or convenient for the promotion and accommodation of these uses or commerce and navigation, for all transportation and utility facilities or betterments incidental necessary or convenient for these uses, for public buildings, public assembly and meeting places, parks, playgrounds, bathhouses and bathing facilities, public recreation and fishing piers, public recreation facilities and for the establishment, preservation, restoration, improvement or maintenance of the unique recreational and aesthetic values connected with the waterfront area of the City.

  • Staff Reports
    Item
    Description
    04/26/2005 (60) Consideration of proposed Title Settlement and Exchange Agreement involving The Sacramento Railyards and certain nearby parcels along the Sacramento and American rivers.  The result of the agreement would be to terminate any and all public trust and sovereign property rights in the former bed of the American river within the Railyards, acquisition of various parcels by the State, and issuance of a 49-year lease of lands acquired by the State Lands Commission to the City of Sacramento - Item pulled from agenda
    10/20/2005 (38) Consideration of a proposed Title Settlement and Exchange Agreement at the Sacramento Railyards and certain nearby parcels within the City of Sacramento involving the former bed of the American River.  Consider issuance of a 49-year lease of lands acquired to the City of Sacramento - Item pulled from agenda
    12/03/2007 (37) Consideration of a proposed title settlement and exchange agreement involving the downtown Sacramento railyards and certain nearby parcels along the Sacramento River. The result of the agreement would be to terminate any and all public trust and sovereign property rights in the former bed of the American River within the railyards, acquisition of various parcels by the State, and issuance of a 49-year lease of lands acquire by the Commission to the City
    08/11/2009 (45) Consideration of a proposed title settlement and exchange agreement involving the downtown Sacramento railyards and certain nearby parcels along the Sacramento River. The result of the agreement would be to terminate any and all public trust and sovereign property rights in the former bed of the American River within the railyards, acquisition of various parcels by the State, and issuance of a 49-year lease of lands acquire by the Commission to the City
    02/08/2011 (39) Consider the substitution of a party to a previously approved Title Settlement and Land Exchange Agreement involving the Downtown Sacramento Railyards and certain nearby parcels along the Sacramento River. IA Sacramento Holdings, L.L.C. will take the place of S. Thomas Enterprises of Sacramento, LLC as a party to the Agreement. The result of the Agreement would be termination of any and all sovereign public trust property rights in the former bed of the American River within the Railyards, acquisition of various parcels by the State and issuance of a 49-year lease of acquired lands by the State Lands Commission to the City of Sacramento - Item postponed from agenda
    04/06/2011 (59) Consider amendments to a previously approved title settlement and land exchange agreement involving the downtown Sacramento railyards and the certain nearby parcels along the Sacramento River located in the City of Sacramento
    12/06/2016 (62) Consider an Amendment to the previously authorized Title Settlement and Land Exchange Agreement involving the Downtown Sacramento Railyards and certain nearby parcels along the Sacramento River - Item pulled from agenda
  • Granting Statutes
    Statute
    Digest / Bill Information
    Chapter 519, Statutes of 1868 An Act to facilitate the City of Sacramento in procuring material to raise its streets and levees.
    Chapter 581, Statutes of 1941 An act to provide for the sale and conveyance of certain lands lying within the abandoned river channel of the American River lying in the County of Sacramento, State of California.
    Chapter 1266, Statutes of 1970 An act granting and conveying certain tide and submerged lands to the City of Sacramento, a municipal corporation of the State of California, in furtherance of navigation, commerce, and fisheries upon certain trusts and conditions, and providing for the government, management, use, and control thereof, and reserving rights to the state.
    Chapter 625, Statutes of 1973 An act to amend Sections 1 and 6 of Chapter 1266 of the Statutes of 1970, relating to tidelands and submerged lands granted to the City of Sacramento.
  • Title Settlement / Boundary Agreement
    AD 498  

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