Current Issues

Homeland Security

GCBA regularly attends regular meetings involving Lake Erie and the South Shore. We are notified of all alerts and notices to Mariners to keep our country and borders safe. Recently, we have some information as to what US Immigrations & Customs will require recreational boaters to do when traveling from the US and Canada. Please keep in mind that this information can change and could change on a day to day basis. Please check the website regularly for updates. See: Department of Homeland Security website

Cleveland Lakefront Plan

Since the summer of 2002, The GCBA has been actively involved in the Cleveland Lakefront planning process. We have a member of our Political Action team as a representative for recreational boating on the Cleveland Lakefront. We have attended many public and committee meetings representing all boating interests on Cleveland’s Lakefront.

We have formed a Committee in GCBA called Recreational Boaters Protecting Cleveland’s Waterfront. They have been meeting monthly to look at the plans, and keep a watchful eye on the Lakefront planning process. We are also trying to work with the City of Cleveland and the City Planning Commission to make our lakefront better for boating and for everyone that enjoys our entire lakefront.

As of September of 2005, the City of Cleveland has unveiled its master plan for Cleveland’s Lakefront. It has been revised many times. See theĀ Cleveland Waterfront District Plan website