City & Port of Redwood City

Aerial view of the Port of Redwood City with active dredging below and a large container ship turning around.

Aerial view of the Port of Redwood City courtesy of the Port of Redwood City.

The City of Redwood City was granted sovereign salt marsh, tide, submerged lands in a portion of Redwood Creek in trust in 1945 for the establishment and operation of a harbor, including aviation facilities, and facilities necessary or convenient for commerce and navigation. In 1961 and 1963, the City was granted sovereign lands in Redwood Creek referred to as Deepwater Slough for the establishment and operation of a harbor, including aviation facilities, and facilities necessary or convenient for commerce and navigation by air or water, and for the construction, maintenance, and operation of flood control projects.

City of Redwood City Port of Redwood City

Staff Report Description
12/15/1976 (45) Consideration of substantial compliance
12/19/1977 (22) Land Exchange
04/05/2016 (66) Provide direction to staff in response to the City’s letter to State Lands Commission requesting that the Commission support legislation that would allow residential uses to remain at Docktown Marina for a limited period and subject to certain conditions
06/21/2018 (83) Consider a Title Settlement and Land Exchange Agreement involving certain lands located within the City of Redwood City, San Mateo County, and issuance of a 10-year lease of lands acquired by the State Lands Commission to the City of Redwood City
Statute Description
Chapter 1359, Statutes of 1945 An act granting certain salt marsh, tide and submerged lands of the State of California to the City of Redwood City, including the management, ‘use and control thereof.
Chapter 1394, Statutes of 1947 An act to amend the title and Section 1 of an act entitled “An act granting certain salt marsh, tide and submerged lands of the State of California to the City of Redwood City, including the management, use and control thereof,” approved July 13, 1945, relating to certain lands, salt marsh, tidelands, submerged lands, and swamp and overflowed lands.
Chapter 33, Statutes of 1954 (1st Extra) An act authorizing the State Lands Commission to exchange property of the State of California for property in San Mateo County for purposes of navigation and flood control and providing for actions against the State to quiet title to the land exchanged and to determine the validity of the title to such land.
Chapter 34, Statutes of 1954 (1st Extra) An act to amend Section 1 of Chapter 1359 of the Statutes of 1945, relating to the granting of certain lands, salt marsh, tidelands, submerged lands, swamp and overflowed lands of the State of California to the City of Redwood City, including the management, use and control thereof, and declaring the urgency thereof.
Chapter 2125, Statutes of 1961 An act to grant certain lands, tide and submerged lands, swamp and overflowed lands of the State of California to the City of Redwood City, including the management, use and control thereof.
Chapter 1658, Statutes of 1963 An act to amend Sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 2125 of the Statutes of 1961, relating to a conveyance of tide and submerged lands to the City of Redwood City.
Chapter 194, Statutes of 2019 An act relating to the grant of public trust lands in the City of Redwood City.
Settlement / Agreement Number Description
BLA 167 Redwood Creek exchange agreement (Swig)
  • Not yet submitted

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 are the lists of reports submitted by fiscal year:

Port of Redwood City

Docktown Marina

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