Tuesday, October 3, 2017

New Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner

By Karen Robes Meeks

Community advocate Lucia Moreno-Linares is the newest member of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners.

Moreno-Linares, who was confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council, will take part in her first commission meeting on October 6, replacing Patricia Castellanos, who resigned to focus on a new career opportunity.

“The interests of surrounding neighborhoods should be at the center of every discussion about the operations and future of our Port – that’s why we need people like Lucia Moreno-Linares at the decision-making table,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti, who nominated Moreno-Linares. “Lucia has spent her life fighting for the residents and businesses of Wilmington, and she will be an excellent addition to the Harbor Commission.”

Moreno-Linares founded Wilmington Business Watch and Vecinos Unidos Neighborhood Watch and served on the Harbor Watts Economic Development Corporation, the Wilmington Senior Citizen Center Task Force, the LA County Small Business Commission and the LA Harbor Area Planning Commission.

“Lucia Moreno-Linares and her family have been model citizens of Wilmington, the Harbor Area and Los Angeles for an entire generation,” said Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino. “She is a woman of service, respected by her peers and I am proud to support Mayor Garcetti’s nomination of Lucia for the Harbor Board of Commissioners. Today we ensure that all Harbor Area residents have a voice in the decision-making process.”