City of Avalon

Aerial view of Avalon Harbor, Catalina Island.

Aerial view of Avalon Harbor, Catalina Island.

​In 1943, the City of Avalon was granted sovereign tide and submerged lands in trust for the establishment, improvement and conduct of a harbor, for the establishment and construction of bulkheads or breakwaters, and for other utilities, structures, or appliances that promote or accommodate commerce and navigation. In 1963, the grant was amended to allow additional uses including the establishment improvement and conduct of small boat harbors, marinas, aquatic playgrounds and similar recreational facilities and for parks, playgrounds, bathhouses and bathing facilities, recreation and fishing piers, and public recreation facilities. In 1978 the grant partially reverted to the state and the waterward boundary was amended from three miles to 1,000 feet offshore.

City of Avalon

The City is required by Section 6306 of the Public Resources Code to complete an annual financial statement and standardized reporting form for trust lands on or before December 31 of each year.

Below is a list of reports the City has submitted by fiscal year:

Statutes Description
Chapter 303, Statutes of 1943 An act granting certain tide lands, submerged lands and filled tide lands of the State of California to the City of Avalon, upon certain trusts and conditions.
Chapter 493, Statutes of 1949 An act to establish the line of ordinary high tide in Avalon Bay, in Los Angeles County, California, in conformity with a certain decree of the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Los Angeles, establishing said line of ordinary high tide.
Chapter 1884, Statutes of 1963 An act to amend Section 1 of Chapter 303 of the Statutes of 1943, relating to tidelands, submerged lands and filled tidelands of the City of Avalon.
Staff Report Description
03/01/1966 (43) Service Agreement, Chapter 1884, Statutes of 1963, County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles; City of Avalon – W.O. 4877
12/14/1966 (24) Approval of the map of grant to City of Avalon
10/27/1977 (12) Determination of compliance for use of granted tidelands
12/20/1978 (20) Amendment of grant boundary
08/23/1979 (37) Approval of amended map
11/23/1981 (14) Catalina airport feasibility study

AB 691 – Proactively Planning for Sea-Level Rise Impacts

AB 691 (Muratsuchi) Chapter 592, Statutes of 2013, involves sea-level rise and granted public trust lands. Assessing the impacts of sea-level rise on these lands is a management priority for grantees.

Read more about AB 691 assessments and learn about local sea-level rise planning efforts.


Program Manager
Reid Boggiano

Dredging Notices & Financial Reports
Michaela Moser