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The Long Beach City Council voted 8-0 Tuesday evening to confirm Mayor Bob Foster’s appointment of the City’s former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Lori Ann Farrell to the Board of Harbor Commissioners, which oversees the Port of Long Beach and the staff of the City’s Harbor Department.
Newly appointed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy toured the Port of Long Beach on Thursday, Nov. 21. During her visit, McCarthy got a firsthand look at EPA grant-funded cargo-handling equipment, clean tugboats and ship emissions control systems that have helped the Port achieve dramatic reductions in harmful air pollution.
Watch video from the visit.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, Nov. 18, unanimously repealed a cargo fee that has been on the Southern California seaport’s books since 2008 but implementation was delayed repeatedly and the fee was never collected.