Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Long Beach Port Reducing Frequency of Board Meetings

The Port of Long Beach harbor commission has voted to implement a plan under which the number of business meetings it conducts each month will be reduced from three to two.

Beginning June 4, the board will meet on the first and third Mondays of each month, with one meeting taking place during the day and the other in the evening. In recent years, the board had met three times a month, usually at 1 pm on Mondays. Up until late 2008, the board met four times a month, at 1 pm each Monday. Up to this point, the meeting agendas had always been posted the Friday prior to the meeting.

Going forward, however, meeting agendas are planned to be posted two Fridays prior to each business meeting, with a revised version posted on the Thursday before the meeting, if necessary. If a scheduled meeting would fall on a holiday, the meeting will be conducted the following Monday, according to the port.

Port officials say the new schedule will be implemented during a 90-day trial period, after which the commission is expected to decide whether to make the changes permanent.
The next Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners business meeting is scheduled for Mon, June 4 at 5 p.m. at the port’s headquarters, 925 Harbor Plaza, in the sixth floor board room.

More information about upcoming PoLB board meetings can be seen at http://www.polb.com/commission/meetings/default.asp.