Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners



Board Members

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners oversees the management and operation of the Port of Los Angeles. Harbor commissioners are appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles and confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council. They serve five-year terms and elections are typically held every July for the offices of president and vice president. All five members of the Harbor Commission are volunteers.

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Agendas and Videos

Watch meetings online via streaming video. View the agenda (and live video) for the next Board meeting, in addition to archived agendas, minutes, and videos of Board meetings dating back to 2006. Board meetings also air on CityView Channel 35 (within Los Angeles city limits). To listen to live Board meetings via phone, call any of the local numbers below (within city limits).

(213) 621-2489 (Metro)
(818) 904-9450 (Valley)
(310) 471-2489 (Westside)
(310) 547-2489 (Harbor)

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Addressing the Board

Members of the public are given the opportunity to address the Board on items of interest within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board by attending a Board of Harbor Commissioners meeting and filling out a speaker card. The Board's jurisdiction is limited to the Harbor District, which it manages in accordance with the Public Trust Doctrine to promote maritime, commerce, navigation, fisheries and public access to the waterfront.

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Board Committees

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners creates committees and appoints members to committees by resolution. Committees may be standing multi-jurisdictional committees, standing committees of the board to address operational issues of the department, or ad hoc committees appointed to address short-term issues such as leasing policies.

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Board Meeting Schedule

Regular Board meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Boardroom of the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building. 

Remaining scheduled Board Meetings in 2018:

  • December 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m., Port of Los Angeles Administration Building
  • December 20, 2018, 8:30 a.m., Port of Los Angeles Administration Building

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