City of Martinez

Aerial view of the City of Martinez, facing east, with Carquinez Strait on the left side and Highway 4 running up the right side

Aerial photo of the City of Martinez, by Dcoetzee (Own work) [Public domain]

The City of Martinez was granted certain sovereign lands in trust in 1851. The grant to the City was repealed and re-granted in 1976 and 2014. In 2014, the previous grant and amendments were repealed and a new statute was enacted granting the City four trust land parcels, which include the marina. The City must use the land for purposes consistent with the public trust doctrine and, beginning in 2020, in conformance with a trust lands use plan approved by the Commission.

City of Martinez

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. Section 7(b) of Chapter 628, Statutes of 2014 requires a summary explaining how the City is using trust revenues to revitalize the marina and prevent its closure be included with the reporting form.

Section 7(d) of Chapter 628, Statutes of 2014, in recognition of the deteriorated conditions at the marina, grants the Commission the discretion to relieve the City of its obligation to transmit the gross revenues, otherwise due annually, from June 30, 2015, until June 30, 2021.

Below are links to those reports, summaries, and relief requests submitted by the City.


Summaries:

Relief requests:

Settlement / Agreement Number Description
BLA 17 Agreement arbitrating ordinary low water mark by and between the State of California and the City of Martinez, a municipal corporation
Statute Description
Chapter 37, Statutes of 1851
REPEALED by Chapter 815
An Act providing for the Disposition of certain Property.
Chapter 130, Statutes of 1917
REPEALED by Chapter 815
An act to amend section two of an act entitled “An act providing for the disposition of certain property,” passed April 21, 1851, relating to tidelands covered by the waters of Carquinez straits.
Chapter 442, Statutes of 1929
REPEALED by Chapter 815
An act granting to the city of Martinez tide and submerged lands of the State of California including the right to wharf out therefrom, to the city of Martinez, and regulating the management, use and control thereof.
Chapter 1263, Statutes of 1953
REPEALED by Chapter 815
An act declaring the land conveyed to the City of Martinez by Chapter 442 of the Statutes of 1929 unavailable for navigation, commerce and fisheries, excluding such land from the public trust for navigation, commerce and fisheries, and declaring such land to be free from certain trusts, uses and conditions.
Chapter 815, Statutes of 1976
Section 3 REPEALED by Chapter 628
An act to convey in trust certain tide and submerged lands in the Straits of Carquinez, and in this connection to repeal Chapter 37 of the Statutes of 1851 and Chapter 442 of the Statutes of 1929.
Chapter 387, Statutes of 2002
REPEALED by Chapter 628
An act to amend Section 3 of Chapter 815 of the Statutes of 1976, relating to tide and submerged lands in the Straits of Carquinez.
Chapter 628, Statutes of 2014 An act to repeal Section 3 of Chapter 815 of the Statutes of 1976, relating to tidelands, and making an appropriation therefor.
Staff Report Description
12/15/1976 (46) Acceptance of quitclaim
08/25/1977 (24) Consideration of an amendment to Martinez Waterfront Land Use Plan
01/27/1983 (23) Consideration of compliance with the Martinez Waterfront Land Use Plan
06/02/2014 (02) Consider supporting state legislation that would repeal a legislative trust grant of three parcels to the City of Martinez and enact a new grant of tide and submerged lands to the City that includes the three previously granted parcels and a fourth, which is generally known as the Martinez Marina
06/29/2015 (93) Consider relieving the City from a requirement to transmit 20 percent of the revenue generated from its granted lands to the State
10/13/2016 (61) Consider relieving the City from a requirement to transmit 20 percent of the revenue generated from its granted lands to the State
06/21/2018 (82) Consider temporarily relieving the City of Martinez from a requirement to transmit 20 percent of the revenue generated from its granted lands to the State
04/29/2020 (71) Consider temporarily relieving the City of Martinez from a requirement to transmit 20 percent of the revenue generated from its granted lands to the State
12/17/2020 (59) Consider temporarily relieving the City of Martinez from its requirement to transmit 20 percent of the revenue generated from its granted lands to the State

The City is required by Sections 4 and 5 of Chapter 628, Statutes of 2014, to submit a Trust Lands Use Plan by January 1, 2020, and a report of trust uses every five years thereafter, beginning September 30, 2025

  • The reports will be posted here when available.

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.

Contacts

Program Manager
Reid Boggiano
916.574.0450
Reid.Boggiano@slc.ca.gov

Dredging Notices & Financial Reports
Michaela Moser
916.574.2255
Michaela.Moser@slc.ca.gov