Port of San Diego Establishes Maritime Stakeholder Forum
PRESS RELEASE: August 9, 2017.
Port of San Diego Board Chairman Robert “Dukie” Valderrama has established a Maritime Stakeholder Forum to provide a venue for the Port, Port tenants and other interested persons to discuss and give input on maritime issues. The Forum’s next meeting is Thursday, August 10, 2017, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the Training Room at the Port Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101. The public is welcome to attend and there will be an opportunity for public comment. The agenda is available here.
The Forum is made up of Chairman Valderrama and Vice Chair Rafael Castellanos, Port staff and interested maritime-related business communities and organizations.
“In the Port of San Diego’s role as leading the working waterfront and facilitating the movement of goods and people, we have established the Maritime Stakeholder Forum to promote dialogue and feedback on a number of maritime initiatives that are underway or are being contemplated,” said Chairman Valderrama.
Specific issues to be discussed are included in the 2017 Annual Work-Plan developed by Forum members and approved by the Board of Port Commissioners at its August 8, 2017 board meeting. Those issues are:
Forum guidelines are:
The Forum will meet at least quarterly or as needed through the end of 2017 for the purpose of carrying out its duties and responsibilities. Future Forum meetings will be publicly noticed on the Port website.