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Mayor Garcetti names new Board of Harbor Commissioners



Mayor Eric Garcetti named a new slate of Harbor Commissioners Tuesday. Their main responsibility is oversight of the Port of Los Angeles.
Mayor Eric Garcetti named a new slate of Harbor Commissioners Tuesday. Their main responsibility is oversight of the Port of Los Angeles.
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Mayor Eric Garcetti announced five new members to the Board of Harbor Commission Tuesday, tasking his nominees with overseeing the busiest port in the nation, which has a budget of $1.1 billion.

The appointments come just weeks after the port's top executive, Geraldine Knatz, announced she would retire at the end of the year. The mayor will choose a new port director, but the commission will have a role in the approval process.

"The Port of Los Angeles is the nation's number one port and is a major economic driver for our local, regional, and national economy," Garcettti said in a statement. "Keeping our port at peak performance is key to bringing and keeping jobs here in L.A. and to putting the recession in the rear-view mirror."

The mayor’s nominees are:

David Arian, current vice president of the commission, will remain on the panel.

The nominations are subject to approval by the Los Angeles City Council.