City of Venice Beach

The Grant to the City of Venice was legislatively transferred to the City of Los Angeles in 1945

The City of Venice was granted sovereign tide and submerged lands in trust in 1917 for the establishment, improvement and conduct of a harbor and the construction maintenance and operation thereon of wharves, docks, piers, slips, quays, and other utilities and appliances necessary or convenient for the promotion and accommodation of commerce and navigation. The grant was amended in 1945 to grant the land to the City of Los Angeles as the successor in interest of the grant to the City of Venice. The 1945 statute expanded the approved uses to include parks, playgrounds, streets, boulevards, bathing, bathhouses, and beaches.

  • Staff Reports
    Item
    Description
    02/09/1940 (page 141 of minutes) Oral report of preliminary investigation being conducted to determine a) whether oil wells drilled adjacent to the ocean from uplands in former municipality of the City have penetrated tidelands and submerged lands and are producing oil therefrom, and b) whether grant is defective on account of failure to d.escribe tidelands and submerged lands
    08/16/1940 (page 177 of minutes) Review of highlights of the investigation conducted
    05/27/1971 (20) Approval of Expenditures of tidelands funds pursuant to Chapter 1046, Statutes of 1970 - Venice Beach Tramway
    03/30/1972 (17) Amendment of approval of expenditures of tideland funds pursuant to Chapter 1046, Statutes of 1970 - Venice Bikeway
    07/26/1973 (13) Amendment to approval of expenditures of tideland funds pursuant to Chapter 1046, Statutes of 1970 - $100,000 Venice Bikeway / Walkway
  • Granting Statutes
    Statute
    Digest / Bill Information
    Chapter 77, Statutes of 1917 An act granting to the city of Venice the tidelands and submerged lands of the State of California within the boundaries of the said city.
    Chapter 1513, Statutes of 1945 An act to amend Section 1 of an act entitled "An act granting to the City of Venice the tidelands and submerged lands of the State of California within the boundaries of the said city," approved April 10, 1917, relative to grant of tide and submerged lands to the City of Venice.

Granted Lands Program

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

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