Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Redwood City Port Looking for Two Harbor Commissioners

The only deep water port in the Bay Area south of San Francisco is looking for qualified men and women to sit on the five-member port commission board.

Responsible for governing port operations, setting port policy, oversight of the annual port budget, and setting rent and other charges at port marine facilities, port commissioners serve four-year terms.

Applicants must be 18 years or older, live in Redwood City and have an interest in civic involvement. Applications are available on the Redwood City website at www.redwoodcity.org/government/bcc, and must be submitted to the Redwood City clerk no later than Friday.

Originally founded in the late 1800s as a log port, Redwood City went on to become one of the first major hubs of shipbuilding on the Pacific Coast. Today, the port provides berths for dry bulk, liquid bulk, and project cargoes, along with recreational opportunities and public access to San Francisco Bay.