(Oct. 29, 2009) -- Although some news outlets ran the story today, it actually happened Oct. 28...via a simple announcement released by the White House Press Secretary:
"On Wednesday, October 28, 2009, the President signed into law:...H.R. 3183, the "Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010," which provides FY 2010 appropriations for the Department of Energy, the Department of the Interiorís Bureau of Reclamation, the Army Corps of Engineers, and other agencies.
Unspoken but understood locally: the bill included $90,000 for a Corps of Engineers review of a City Hall-commissioned East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Study (e.g. "Breakwater" Reconnaissance Study).
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An Oct. 29 email today from City Hall's Manager of Government Affairs, Tom Modica, said in part:
The City will work closely with the Corps over the next several months on their review of the study, and we will send out updates to the Breakwater Stakeholder group when there is news to share. Again, our thanks go out to Congresswoman Laura Richardson and Senator Dianne Feinstein for including the $90,000 in the appropriations bill,
allowing the City's Reconnaissance Study to be reviewed by the Corps for a determination of federal interest.