The Redondo Beach City Council voted Tuesday to approve a $2.4 million agreement to allow Chevron Oil temporary use of Mole B in King Harbor for offloading six coking drums, which the oil company will transport to its El Segundo refinery. However, members of the boating community expressed concern that the agreement might jeopardize funding for an educational boating center, which the city had previously approved.
The agreement specifies that Chevron’s money will be used “exclusively for the design and construction of the City portion of the Mole B Master Plan.”
Mark Hansen from the King Harbor Boater’s Advisory Panel and King Harbor Marina owner Sean Guthrie questioned the agreement’s restriction of the funds to the “city” portion of Mole B.
The Mole B plan calls for the boating center to be built, not on city property, but on a portion of Guthrie’s leasehold, adjacent to mole B, in exchange for which Guthrie would be allotted parking spaces on Mole B.
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