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Thursday, March 30 , 2017
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Below are three items of interest to boaters...
New Dana Point Harbor Operations Manager Appointed
Scott Fegley, formerly Supervising Park Ranger, was promoted to a new position, Harbor Operations Manager effective March 3rd.  Scott will be reporting to the Dana Point Harbor Manager as soon as that position has been filled.  We've been advised that an interviewing panel has been screening the 18 finalists for the position over the past weeks.  In the interim, Scott will report to Parks Division Manager Bill Reiter.  Note that Scott's old position will be back-filled so this is a permanent full time headcount increase in OC Parks'  commitment to staffing in the harbor.
New Buoys Outside The Harbor
Dana Point boaters have no doubt noticed that the channel marker buoys immediately outside the harbor were swept away during the various storms this winter.  Good news!  Scott Fegley advised recently during a DPHA meeting that these buoys are in process of being replaced.  The County issued a RFP to purchase 8 fiberglass buoys that should hold up much better than the previous ones.  The new buoys will be installed as soon they are returned from New Port Beach where they are being painted.

Our Dana Point Boaters Association Recommendation for P3 Owners' Representative
One of the features of the arrangement in pursuit of a Private-Public-Partnership (P3) by The County of Orange is the provision for hiring an owners' agent to represent their interests (as well as the citizens of the State of California) full time during the engagement of the P3 master leaseholder and developer, from planning and contract negotiations forward.  The County has published a separate RFP and about a dozen firms have responded.  Click to see the RFP.  Your DPBA has sent a letter to appropriate County officers recommending Project Dimensions, Inc. be retained to provide these.  See attached letter.
We felt this recommendation was an important action to take on behalf of Dana Point recreational boaters, simply because there is no other party with the depth of understanding, knowledge and hands-on experience that PDI possesses regarding the already approved Dana Point Harbor and the Local Coastal Program (LCP) under which our harbor is currently expected to be redeveloped.  (We should add that we think your DPBA is likely second or third on a very short list.)  Granted, at various times there have been questions posed to Harbor management as well as Santa Ana regarding the terms and conditions The County has enforced when PDI services have been engaged over the past 15+ years.  However there has never been even the slightest question regarding the quality of PDI's work or the professionalism demonstrated by their staff.
For the Board of Directors,
Rodger Beard, President
Dana Point Boaters Association

Remember, to keep Dana Point Boaters voice strong, we need your support. 
Please know your Dana Point Boaters Association works tirelessly towards the advancement and protection of our precious Dana Point boating community.  As Revitalization decisions are now being made on the future of your harbor, do you want your comments and opinions heard?  Do you want a voice in the room to represent YOU?  If so, please help by making a donation to your Dana Point Boaters Association by clicking here!

At the Dana Point Boaters Association, our mission is to advocate for the preservation, enhancement, and expansion of affordable recreational boating.  We strive to improve the family-friendly atmosphere and breadth of water-oriented activities we all enjoy in our harbor.  As Dana Point boater advocates, our strength comes from your support and participation.  We are proud of the achievements we've made together on behalf of our boating community, and we won't give up.  But we can't do it without you.
Questions should be directed by email to ( Officers ).  Or call us at ( 949)  485-5656 and leave a voice mail and we'll get back to you soon.
Dana Point Boaters Association
P.O. Box 461
Dana Point, CA  92629
The Dana Point Boaters Association advocates the preservation, enhancement, and expansion of affordable recreational boating resources.  We work to improve the family friendly atmosphere and breadth of water-oriented actives we all enjoy in the harbor.  We serve as the watchdog by ethically protecting the rights of all boaters and representing them when collective action is most effective.  We actively gather information and communicate our views to educate boaters, external interests, and public officials.  We build and maintain constructive, working relationships to achieve common goals with other harbor stakeholders.  We will pass on our harbor to the next generation of recreational boaters in better condition than it is today.