BPC Provides Support and Caution for AB 2441: Funding for Removal of Commercial Vessels

On August 3, BPC submitted a letter to Assemblymember Jim Frazier (11th District) in support of AB 2441 – Abandoned Commercial Vessel Removal Funding. Members of the Bay Area’s boating community have expressed concerns on the issue of abandoned and derelict vessels, including the lack of sufficient funding for removal in addition to impacts to water quality and navigation. The bill has gone through several amendments and is now currently in the Senate. BPC supports efforts to establish a stable funding source to remove these kinds of vessels, but cautions against considerations to target recreational boaters as a funding source.
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