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File #: 21-0376    Version: 1
Type: Gen. Bus. - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action:
Title: Proposal From The South Bay Boardriders Club to Donate a Catalina Classic Commemorative Statue (Parks and Recreation Director Leyman). A) DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION B) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 21-0106
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21-0106, 2. MOU - South Bay Boardrider's Club, 3. Catalina Classic Statue Drawing and Plan, 4. Catalina Classic Budget, 5. Survey Postcard and Results, 6. PowerPoint Presentation
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Mark Leyman, Parks and Recreation Director
Eilen Stewart, Cultural Arts Manager

SUBJECT:Title
Proposal From The South Bay Boardriders Club to Donate a Catalina Classic Commemorative Statue (Parks and Recreation Director Leyman).
A) DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
B) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 21-0106
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council discuss and provide direction on the proposal from the South Bay Boardriders Club to donate a Catalina Classic commemorative statue.

If approved, authorize the City Manager to execute the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the South Bay Boardriders Club.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
The initial costs associated with the project will be paid for by the South Bay Boardriders Club. These costs include: sculpture fabrication, site preparation, installation including concrete work and electrical, permit, and plan check fees, totaling $300,000.
The City would cover the ongoing maintenance costs for the monument at approximately $2,400 per year. Maintenance may include general cleaning, pressure washing, or graffiti removal.

BACKGROUND:
In 1955, the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce created and conducted the first Manhattan Beach International Paddleboard Race. The 32-mile marathon started at Isthmus Cove on Catalina Island and finished on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. The Chamber's goal was to bring positive attention to our growing beach community.

The race was discontinued in 1961 and brought back in 1982. The race has been held consecutively since 1982 with the help of consistent and committed volunteers. The Catalina Classic is the oldest and most celebrated endurance paddleboard race in the world. This historic 32-mile marathon attracts paddlers from all over the world and is known as the "Grand-Daddy of all paddleboard r...

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