Addressing the Board

Notice to Los Angeles Harbor Department Industry Professionals

If you are compensated to interact with the Los Angeles Harbor Department, City law may require you to register as a lobbyist and report your activity. Any individual may qualify as a lobbyist, regardless of occupation, education, training, or professional title. A lobbyist may hold a position that includes but is not limited to attorney, CEO, consultant, government liaison, business owner, permit applicant, urban planners, expediters, land developers, various real estate specialists and others. More information is available online through the Ethics Commission’s lobbying program and publication pages. For assistance, please contact the Ethics Commission.

Regular meetings of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners are held at 9 a.m. at the Harbor Administration Building Boardroom as scheduled on the Port’s website at A quorum of three of five Commissioners is required to transact business and three Aye votes are required to carry a motion.


  • Members of the public may attend the Board meeting in person at the Harbor Administration Building located at 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA  90731.
  • The Board meeting will also be broadcast live at Live Board meetings can also be heard at: (213) 621-2489 (Metro), (818) 904-9450 (Valley), (310) 471-2489 (Westside) and (310) 547-2489 (San Pedro Area).
  • In-Person Comments: Live, oral public comments will be taken in person, only, and not via teleconference. Members of the public will be given an opportunity to address the Board on (1) any item on the agendas prior to the Board’s consideration of that item, including the consent and closed session agenda; and (2) subjects within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board (general public comment).  Members of the public who wish to speak should complete a speaker card indicating the agenda item number on which they will comment, or designate “general public comment.” Each speaker is allowed to speak up to 3 minutes per agenda item. The Presiding Officer shall, however, exercise discretion to determine if such period of time should be reduced or extended based upon, but not limited to, such factors as the length of the agenda or substance of the agenda items, the quantity of public comment speaker cards submitted, the need for the Board to conclude its business as expeditiously as is practicable and/or the Board is at risk of losing a quorum, among other factors. Upon request, non-English speakers will be granted additional speaking time for translation assistance.
  • Written comments or materials may be submitted by emailing or brought to the meeting. If you request to distribute documents to the full Commission, please present the Board Secretary with twelve (12) copies.  Otherwise, your materials will simply be added to the official meeting record. All written comments or materials submitted for this meeting will be provided to the Commissioners and entered into the official meeting minutes. Please submit your written comments prior to 3 p.m. on the day before the scheduled meeting. Requests to distribute literature to the general public attendees of the meeting shall be placed on a literature table outside the Boardroom during and until 30 minutes after the Board meeting.
  • Para sumetir su comentario en español, se puede enviar a nuestro correo electrónico:, un día antes de la junta, o puede llamar a nuestra Oficina de Comisionados al (310) 732-3444 para grabar su mensaje. Alguien de nuestra oficina estará disponible para traducir su comentario en inglés y entregarlo a los Comisionados del Puerto.


  • Commission actions are not final until the expiration of the next five meeting days of the City Council except actions subject to appeal or review by the Council pursuant to the Charter, ordinance or other applicable law.  If the Council asserts jurisdiction during this five meeting-day period, the Council has 21 calendar days thereafter in which to act on the matter.
  • Please note that this agenda is subject to revision in accordance with the Brown Act.  In the event the agenda is revised prior to the meeting, Port staff will post the revised agenda on the Port’s web site (  Updated agendas will also be available at the meeting.
  • Notice to Paid Representatives: If you are compensated to monitor, attend, or speak at this meeting, City law may require you to register as a lobbyist and report your activity. See Los Angeles Municipal Code 48.01 et seq. More information is available at For assistance, please contact the Ethics Commission at (213) 978-1960 or
  • As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.  Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and translation services may be provided.  To ensure availability, 72-hour advance notice is required.
  • If you have any questions regarding meeting procedures, please contact the Harbor Commission Office prior to the meeting at (310) 732-3444.


Report from the Neighborhood Council Representatives Instructions

The City of Los Angeles Ordinance No. 184243 stipulates an opportunity for an approved Neighborhood Council representative to provide comments regarding the Neighborhood Council’s formal position on any matter itemized on the agenda for any Los Angeles Board of Commissioners meeting. In order to comply with Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment procedure to file a Resolution or Community Impact Statement, please file with the City of Los Angeles City Clerk’s Office at


  • To speak under “Report from the Neighborhood Council Representatives,” you must be the President of a Neighborhood Council or an approved Designee. A Designee is an official Neighborhood Council member approved by a quorum and vote of the Neighborhood Council.
  • A Neighborhood Council’s formal position must be submitted in the form of a Resolution or Community Impact Statement filed with the City Clerk which relate to any agenda item listed or being considered by the Board of Harbor Commissioners. A submitted Resolution or Community Impact Statement is voted on and approved by a quorum of the Neighborhood Council.

How to Submit:

In order to comply with the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment procedure to file a Resolution or Community Impact Statement, please file with the City of Los Angeles City Clerk’s Office at