City of San Rafael

Aerial photo of San Rafael California Canal By Robert Campbell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The City of San Rafael was granted sovereign salt marsh, tide and submerged lands in trust in 1923 for the establishment, improvement, and conduct of a harbor and for the construction, maintenance and operation of wharves, docks, piers, slips, quays, and other utilities, warehouses, factories, storehouses, structures and appliances necessary or convenient for the promotion, benefit, and accommodation of commerce and navigation.

  • Staff Reports
    Item
    Description
    06/26/1986 (35) Request for authorization to settle title to an approximately 0.6-acre parcel of land in exchange for a $102,000 contribution to the Land Bank
    11/20/1986 (35) Request for authorization to settle title to an approximately 8.5-acre parcel of land in exchange for a $103,000 contribution to the Land Bank and for certain deeded interests in land
    04/12/1988 (44) Request for authorization to settle title to an approximately 20,459 square feet of land in exchange for a $75,000 contribution to the Land Bank and for real property and interests therein
    09/03/1999 (64) Request for authorization to enter agreement for the release of funds from the San Rafael Land Bank Fund for the purchase of land in the City
    10/29/2010 (30) Dredging lease
    12/10/2010 (27) Dredging lease
    10/19/2012 (36) General lease - dredging
    10/19/2012 (37) General lease - dredging use
    10/19/2012 (38) General lease - dredging
    10/19/2012 (40) General lease - dredging
  • Granting Statutes
    Statute
    Digest / Bill Information
    Chapter 83, Statutes of 1923 An act granting to the city of San Rafael the salt marsh, tide and submerged lands of the Slate of California, within the present boundaries of said city, including the right to wharf out therefrom, and regulating the management, use and control thereof.
    Chapter 178, Statutes of 1967 An act to add Section 2 to Chapter 83 of the Statutes of 1923, relating to salt marsh, tide and submerged lands granted to the City of San Rafael.
    Chapter 1383, Statutes of 1970 An act to amend Sections 6826.1 and 6871.2 of the Public Resources Code and to amend Section 2 of Chapter 83 of the Statutes of 1923, relating to state lands.
    Chapter 1742, Statutes of 1971 An act relating to lands, including tide and submerged lands, and, in this connection, to amend Section 6008 of the Public Resources Code.
  • Title Settlements / Boundary Agreements
    AD 53  
    AD 59  
    AD 116 Agreement for the settlement of a title dispute within the City of San Rafael, County of Marin among George H. Dexter, Jr. and Geraldine L. Dexter, the City of San Rafael, and the California State Lands Commission
    AD 368 Agreement regarding the expenditure of tidelands trust settlement funds in the City of San Rafael

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Sheri Pemberton
(916) 574-1800

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Reid Boggiano
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