CA Maritime Infrastructure

CA Maritime Infrastructure Bank/Authority

May 16, 2012

Travel Authorization for GM to attend CMIB/A So-Cal Seminar

Meeting Minutes,  Item 13  

Peter Grenell, Harbor District General Manager told the board of Harbor Commissioners that he is an "active member of the association, and part of the presentation at the seminar."  

Note: President and Chair of the CMIB/A would have been a more accurate description.

CMIB/A So-Cal Seminar travel arrangements made by Harbor District staff

CMIB/A Seminar reimbursements to Peter Grenell

May 24, 2012

Peter Grenell's memo to Commissioners

Note: This memo was not included in a board packet. It was obtained via a Aug. 26, 2014 Public Records Act request by Commissioner Brennan.


Aug. 15, 2012

Harbor District $25 Million Bond Resolution No. 17-12

Harbor Commissioners approved issuing $25,000,000. in tax-exempt Bond obligations at the Aug. 15, 2012 board meeting held in South San Francisco. 

Aug. 15, 2012 SMCHD Board Packet Memo, Item 7

Aug. 15, 2012 SMCHD Meeting Minutes, Item 7

Public Comment by Sabrina Brennan, Aug. 15, 2012—before Brennan was elected:

Aug. 26, 2014

Commissioner Brennan's PRA Request

  1. By Laws of the CA Maritime Infrastructure Authority
  2. PRA Request Documents
  3. Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement Creating the CMIA
  4. PRA Request Documents
  5. PRA Request Documents
  6. PRA Request Documents
  7. PRA Request Documents
  8. PRA Request Documents * website & graphic design request
  9. PRA Request Documents
  10. PRA Request Documents
  11. PRA Request Documents
  12. PRA Request Documents
  13. PRA Request Documents
  14. PRA Request Documents *
  15. PRA Request Documents
  16. PRA Request Documents
  17. PRA Request Documents * Harbormaster interview committee email
  18. PRA Request Documents * Grenell's memo to Timi Vann, NOAA West Coordinator about PPH development plans
  19. Harbor and Navigations Code
  20. Weist Law Firm Inquiry Analysis and Proposal
  21. CMIA and Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District
  22. PRA Request Documents * Meeting Minutes: Jan. 11, 2012 & email from Genevieve Frederick
  23. Financing Port and Marina Infrastructure Powerpoint 2012
  24. PRA Request Documents
  25. PRA Request Documents
  26. PRA Request Documents * Meeting Minutes: June 27, 2012 & Dec. 14, 2011
  27. PRA Request Documents * David Hull's Consultant Agreement Dec. 19, 2012
  28. PRA Request Documents
  29. PRA Request Documents
  30. PRA Request Documents * CMIB/A San Francisco Seminar & Grenell's May 24, 2012 memo to Harbor Commissioners about the CMIB/A SF Seminar
  31. PRA Request Documents * Grenell's email to Charchenko about PPH building planned for Parking Lot B and Perched Beach project & Audit email: Sept. 21, 2012
  32. PRA Request Documents * Meeting Minutes: May 23, 2013, Oct. 3, 2013, Dec. 5, 2013, Jan. 9, 2014
  33. PRA Request Documents * Meeting Minutes: Nov. 17, 2011, March 9, 2009, Aug. 18, 2006, June, 19, 2000, April 28, 1999, May, 14, 1998, Aug. 21, 1997, Feb. 20, 1996, Dec. 18, 1996, Nov. 28, 1995
  34. PRA Request Documents
  35. PRA Request Documents
  36. PRA Request Documents
  37. PRA Request Documents * Meeting Minutes: Dec. 19, 2012
  38. PRA Request Documents
  39. PRA Request Documents * CA Gov Code Section 6500-6536 & emails
  40. PRA Request Documents
  41. PRA Request Documents
  42. PRA Request Documents

Peter Grenell's Retirement Memo


CA Maritime Infrastructure Bank/Authority teleconference

On July 14, 2014 I was notified by a member of the press about a CMIB/A board meeting scheduled for the following day.  On Tuesday, July 15 at 11:00am I phoned into the teleconference and entered a code to join the meeting. David Hull asked who was joining the meeting and I gave him my name.

David Hull, Executive Director, Jeff Wingfield, Treasurer, Brian Foss, Vice President and Doug Charchenko, Financial Advisor were already on the line waiting for a quorum of the board to join the call.  A member of the public asked a couple questions while we waited for Peter Grenell, President and Chairman of the Bank/Authority to call.  

Rick Toft, Port Business Manager at the Port of West Sacramento did not participate in the meeting. The Port of West Sacramento does not have a loan with the CMIB/A. They do however have a loan with the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank, based in Sacramento.

Lisa Ekers, Port Director at Santa Cruz Harbor did not participate in the meeting. Santa Cruz Harbor refinanced a past CMIB/A loan in 2008 and refinanced again in 2014. They haven't had an active loan with CMIB/A since refinancing in 2008.

David Hull said that Kevin Michele was busy and could not join the meeting.

Andrew Palomares, CFO & Chief Administrative Officer of the Port of Hueneme, Oxnard Harbor District did not participate in the meeting. The Oxnard Harbor District is a non-taxing authority, tax money is not used to operate the special district. The District's service area includes a population of 222,000. Oxnard Harbor District is allowed to issue bonds without a public vote because it's a non-taxing authority. Oxnard Harbor District recently joined CMIB/A to access financial advice only, they don't need a Joint Powers Agreement to issue bonds without a vote.

The San Mateo County Harbor District receives over half its funds from property taxes. For this reason the SMC Harbor District would be required to obtain a vote of the people to move forward with bonds without the CMIB/A Joint Powers Agreement. The CMIB/A Joint Powers Agreement allows the SMC Harbor District a way to access bond funding without a vote.

What I learned during the teleconference:

  • CMIB/A is not required by State law to produce a budget and they hold one "public" meeting per year.
  • Peter Grenell said that CMIB/A is an important component of the SMC Harbor District Strategic Business Plan. He indicated that CMIB/A would potentially fund capital projects recommended by Lisa Wise Consulting. 
  • CMIB/A funds capital projects they don't fund operational needs.
  • Doug Charchenko and others receive a "fee for service" for acting as "financial advisors" if a bond deal goes through.
  • Doug Charchenko said, "The executive director (David Hull) receives a modest stipend."
  • CMIB/A has given sales presentation at the following conferences and seminars: 
  • Peter Grenell recently had the same web designer that works for the SMC Harbor District change CMIB/A's physical address, from the SMC Harbor District's headquarters in South San Francisco, to David Hull's home address on the CMIB/A website
    • 4330 Cedar Street
      Eureka, CA 95503


Board meeting Agenda posted on the CMIB/A website:

CMIB/A July 15, 2014 Board Packet →

The CMIB/A address listed on the website has changed since the Half Moon Bay Review editorial was published on July 2, 2014.