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Los Angeles Harbor Commission

Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners
From left: Anthony Pirozzi, Jr., Commissioner; Lucia Moreno-Linares, Commissioner; Ambassador Vilma Martinez, President; David Arian, Vice President; and Edward Renwick, Commissioner.


The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners oversees the management and operation of the Port of Los Angeles, the number one port in the nation, ranked by container volume. The five-member board is appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles and confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council. The commissioners serve five-year terms and elections are held every July for the offices of president and vice president.

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. (The Harbor District is depicted in yellow on this map.)

Commission actions, except actions which are subject to appeal or review by the Council pursuant to other provisions of the Charter, ordinance or other applicable law, are not final until the expiration of the next five meeting days of the City Council during which the Council has convened in regular session. 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 agendas are subject to revision in accordance with the Brown Act.  In the event an agenda is revised prior to the meeting, Port staff will endeavor to post the revised agenda on the Port’s web site, www.portoflosangeles.org. Updated agendas also will be available in hard copy at the meeting. Public speakers are able to address the Board, and are limited to three minutes speaking time per agenda item. Individual speaker cards must be completed and turned into the Commission Secretary prior to the start of the meeting.

To listen to live Board meetings via phone, call any of the local numbers below (within city limits).

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

Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and translation services may be provided.  To ensure availability, 72-hour advance notice is required. Contact the Commission Office at (310) 732-3444, or commissioners@portla.org.

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