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File #: 21-0966    Version: 1 Name: ED - Queen Mary D2
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/2/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to engage in negotiations with the Harbor Department for the transfer of the operation and control of “Pier H” from the City Council to the Harbor Department. (District 2)
Sponsors: Economic Development
Attachments: 1. 091421-R-26sr&att.pdf, 2. 091421-R-26 PowerPoint.pdf
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Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to engage in negotiations with the Harbor Department for the transfer of the operation and control of “Pier H” from the City Council to the Harbor Department. (District 2)

DISCUSSION
On April 6, 2021, the City Council approved a recommendation to discuss the possible transfer of the operation and control of “Pier H” from the City Council to the Harbor Department. The recommendation included a request to the Harbor Department to review and consider acceptance of the transfer of Pier H as outlined in the memorandum from the City Attorney, dated March 10, 2021, and requested the City Manager to work with Harbor Department staff on providing necessary information and documentation for review and to report back to the City Council in 60 days. In response to City Council direction, staff from the City Manager and Harbor Departments worked closely to review historical financial, operational, and engineering reports associated with Pier H, and surrounding properties and returned to the City Council with an initial report on July 20, 2021. Since that time, additional review requested by the City Council has been initiated or completed.

The purpose of this recommendation is to request City Council authority for the City Manager to begin negotiations with the Harbor Department for the transfer of the operation and control of Pier H, and surrounding properties, and to return to the City Council with proposed terms and conditions for such transfer.

Review Process
Although historical information regarding Pier H was extensive, City Manager and Harbor Departments staff commissioned additional studies from several subject matter experts to support the review process and to update information about opportunities and costs associated with the operation of Pier H. The following section describes some of those studies conducted by outside experts to assess conditions, answer key questions, and recommend potential u...

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