The City of Santa Monica was granted sovereign tide and submerged lands in trust in 1917 for the establishment, improvement, and conduct of a harbor, the construction of bulkheads or breakwaters, and the construction maintenance and operation of wharves, docks, piers, slips, quays, and other utilities and appliances necessary or convenient for the promotion and accommodation of commerce and navigation and the protection of City lands. The grant was amended in 1949 and 1970 to include additional trust uses that are in the statewide interest, including recreational uses and parking. Through a boundary line agreement and jurisdictional transfer, much of the beach area in Santa Monica has been transferred to the California Department of State Parks and Recreation and is managed by the City through an operating agreement.
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|Settlement / Agreement Number||Description|
|BLA 264||Permit for improvements. Agreement by and between the State of California acting by and through the State Lands Commission, on the one hand, and Elliot J. Horowitz, and the 1989 Elliot J. Horowitz Irrevocable Trust, acting by and through Elliot J. Horowitz as Trustee, on the other hand|
|BLA 265 / AD 163|
|Chapter 78, Statutes of 1917||An act granting certain tidelands and submerged lands of the State of California to the city of Santa Monica upon certain trusts and conditions.|
|Chapter 404, Statutes of 1931||An act authorizing the survey, location, and establishment of the ordinary high-water mark, bordering upon tidewater of the Pacific ocean, between the westerly boundary line of the city of Santa Monica and the westerly boundary line of the city of Los Angeles.|
|Chapter 616, Statutes of 1949||
An act to amend Section 1 of an act entitled “An act granting certain tidelands and submerged lands of the State of California to the City of Santa Monica upon certain trusts and conditions,” approved April 16, 1917, relating to the use of certain tidelands and submerged lands granted to the City of Santa Monica.
|Chapter 1077, Statutes of 1970||An act to amend Section 1 of, and to add Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 to, Chapter 78 of the Statutes of 1917, relating to the use of certain tide and submerged lands
granted to the City of Santa Monica.
|08/20/1987 (04)||Approval of a proposal by the City to expend tidelands trust funds for reconstruction of Newcomb Pier and Santa Monica Municipal Pier|
|07/15/1991 (39)||Boundary line agreement and permit for improvements, Santa Monica State Beach|
|07/15/1991 (40)||Proposed boundary line agreement and agreement confirming ownership and control of filled and unfilled tide and submerged lands|
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