Notices & Minutes

WELCOME to the website of the SF Marina Harbor Association. The association is a not-for-profit unincorporated association under the laws of the State of California. Our mission is to promote the betterment of the San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor, located along Marina Boulevard in San Francisco, CA (between Fort Mason and the Presidio), including the maintenance and improvement of the harbor's facilities.

  • [3/3/2014] You are urged to attend the Marina Blvd/Bay Trail Design Review Meeting March 10, 2014, 6:30 pm, 455 Golden Gate Ave.
    Marina Bay Trail Design Review Exhibits
    Design Review Board Meeting Agenda
    Design Review Board Bay Trail Options
  • [12/2/2013] Marina Bay Trail Community Meeting #2 on Wed., December 11 from 6:00-7:30pm at Moscone Recreation Center (1800 Chestnut).
    Marina Bay Trail Community Meeting, Wednesday December 11
  • [11/5/2013] Please attend our Annual Meeting at 7 PM on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Golden Gate YC. We will report on and discuss:
    » Harbor berth assignments
    » Harbor dredging (scope and timetable)
    » Status of the SF Marina Harbor Association's law suit against SF Rec and Park with respect to the new harbor rules
    We will also elect new officers and directors. Our nominating committee, chaired by Bright Winn, has selected the following slate:
    Officers and Directors
    Bruce Stone - President
    Paul Manning - Vice Pres.
    Bright Winn - Treasurer
    Grace Knight - Secretary
      Board Directors
    Dominic Maionchi
    Keith Madding
    Albert Wetter
     
  • [6/4/2013] We will hold our next General Meeting at 7 PM on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the St. Francis YC's Chart Room. Our normal meeting location, Golden Gate YC, is being renovated and therefore unavailable. We will report on and discuss:
    » Harbor berth assignments
    » Harbor dredging (scope and timetable)
    » Status of the SF Marina Harbor Association's law suit against SF Rec and Park with respect to the new harbor rules and licenses
  • [3/22/2013] Below is a link to the certified letter being sent to berth-holders, along with two attachments. If you were not home to sign for it, don't waste your time going to the post office as it is generic.
    West Basin Post-Renovation Berthing Assignment Letter
    The information is not easy to evaluate because there are really two seniority lists — wide and narrow — and they should be broken out rather than lumping all boats of the same length into groups.
    West Harbor Seniority List — ALL Boats
    Berth/Beam Conversion Table
    Also, since there are likely going to be many smaller boats moving into 35 ft and then 40 ft berths, the 35 and 40 ft boats will be squeezed out of their preferential choices. Finally, the 40 ft wide sailboats often have deep keels and may run into problems selecting attractive berths with appropriate depth once the smaller boats have taken their pick.
  • [11/16/2012] Officers and Directors elected at the Nov. 14 meeting to serve our Association in 2012/13:
    Officers and Directors
    Bruce Stone - President
    Paul Manning - Vice Pres.
    Bruce Munro - Treasurer
    Grace Knight - Secretary
      Directors
    Keith Madding
    Dustin Winn
     
  • [10/27/2012] The next General Membership meeting will be held at 7 PM on Wednesday, November 14 at Golden Gate YC where we will elect new officers and directors, discuss issues with respect to the harbor, and the status of the Harbor Association's lawsuit with respect to the new harbor rules. Rather than convening a nominating committee, we have decided to open the floor to nominations. Contact Bruce Stone.
  • [7/26/2012] MOTION DENIED for preliminary injunction against enforcement of the new rules. (See other documents in the Archives.)
    Order Denying Motion for Preliminary Injunction
  • [7/5/2012] SFMHA and individuals seeking a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the new rules.
    Notice of Motions Regarding Preliminary Injunction and Stay
    Memo of Points and Authorities (MPAs) in Support of Motion
  • [6/22/2012] Reminder: A Special Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the Golden Gate Yacht Club starting at 7:30 PM to discuss the lawsuit (see below).
  • [6/20/2012] SFMHA fils a lawsuit against the City of San Francisco and its Rec and Park Department.
    Petition for Writ and Complaint for Injunctive Relief
  • [4/17/2012] The Proposed RPD Marina Rules and Regulations - Amended 4/5/2012 - have been posted on our Harbor Rules page. These rules may be voted on at the final hearing:
    » April 19, 2012
    Rec & Park full Commission
    City Hall, Room 416, 10 AM
    We encourage you to write today to the SF Rec and Park Commission with respect to the proposed harbor regulations, and speak at the hearing.
  • [3/28/2012] The RPD documents of 3/26/3012 are also posted on our Archives page. An additional link to the RPD Recommended Marina Rules and Regulations is posted on our Harbor Rules page.
  • [3/27/2012] Reminder: A Special Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at the Golden Gate Yacht Club starting at 7:00 pm. It is urgent you look at the updated RPD proposals dated 03/26/12 on the left-hand column at SF Rec & Park - Marina prior to the meeting.
  • [3/27/2012] Please see new notices under the Archives tab on Berthing Policy, Community Feedback and Public Hearing Notices — key dates:
    » April 5, 2012
    Rec & Park Operations Committee hearing
    City Hall, Room 416, 2 PM
    » April 19, 2012
    Rec & Park full Commission
    City Hall, Room 416, 10 AM
  • [2/29/2012] Rec & Park hearings on SF Marina postponed until early April.

    We just met with the General Manager of RPD to review the concerns expressed by our members. We are pleased to announce that the Rec and Park Commission ("RPC") hearings are now postponed to allow for further dialogue. RPD will make some revisions to the proposed policies and release a new draft no later than March 26. It is urgent you look at the proposals at www.sfrecpark.org and then attend our Association meeting on March 28 so we can get guidance from our members on our approach to these matters.

  • [2/29/2012] A Special Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at the Golden Gate Yacht Club starting at 7:00 pm.

    Our Board of Directors is calling a Special Meeting because the SF Rec and Park Department ("RPD") is proposing drastic changes to the way the harbor is managed and to your rights as a tenant, the ability to transfer your slip to a buyer of your boat being just one of many issues. At the last public meeting there was overwhelming opposition to the proposed new rules. We do not know what the final rules will look like, but we will know when this Special Meeting takes place, so come and make your voice heard.

  • [2/3/2012] Letter to Phil Ginsburg Director of SF Rec and Park Dept regarding the proposed changes to the harbor rules.
    Letter to Phil Ginsburg Director of SF Rec and Park Dept
  • [2/2/2012] Officers and Directors elected at the Nov. 16 meeting to serve our Association in 2011/12:
    Officers and Directors
    Bruce Stone - President
    Paul Manning - Vice Pres.
    Jim Diepenbrock - Treasurer
    Theresa Brandner - Secretary
      Directors
    Bruce Munro
    Dave Santori
    Bright Winn
     
  • [2/1/2012] Please note our new mailing address:
    SF Marina Harbor Association
    c/o Jim Diepenbrock
    4950 Sudbury Way
    Carmichael, CA 95608
  • [10/15/2011] The next General Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011 at the Golden Gate Yacht Club starting at 7:00 pm.
  • [5/6/2011] The next General Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Golden Gate Yacht Club starting at 7:00 pm.