Friday, December 8, 2017

Long Beach Considers Air Draft Issues

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners will consider on December 11 an environmental impact report that studies a Southern California Edison proposal to remove and raise its current transmission and telecommunication lines so ships can move safely in the Inner Harbor.

The project would involve taking out a section of the existing transmission line and raising other segments of transmission and telecommunication lines as well as supporting transmission structures that cross the Cerritos Channel at Piers A and S.

The transmission lines and associated towers, which are currently 155 feet above water, will need to be at least 205 feet to avoid navigation issues. The new span being built to replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge will also be 205 feet above the port's Back Channel.

The board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Port Interim Administrative Offices, 4801 Airport Plaza Drive in Long Beach. The report can be found at The public can also submit comments via email at