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Long Beach wins lawsuit over $500 million rail yard plan for Port of Los Angeles

From the Press-Telegram:

A judge’s ruling in favor of Long Beach and other litigants in a pivotal lawsuit challenging a $500 million rail-yard project at the Port of Los Angeles puts the project on an indefinite pause and may give Long Beach officials considerable leverage in negotiating greater environmental protections for any future project design.

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Long Beach City Council confirms Harbor Commission reappointments

From a Port of Long Beach news release:

The Long Beach City Council on Tuesday confirmed the appointments of Long Beach City College executive Lou Anne Bynum and former City Councilman Doug Drummond to second terms on the Board of Harbor Commissioners.

Mayor Robert Garcia announced the reappointments last month. Both Bynum, the Harbor […]

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Dual drayage system promises LA-LB shippers will have enough capacity

Los Angeles-Long Beach is moving slowly toward a dual system of drayage in which some drivers are becoming unionized employees, while others prefer to remain independent contractors. Eventually, the result could be a sufficient pool of drivers to serve the 13 container terminals in the largest U.S. port complex, resulting in service and pricing consistency […]

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LA, Long Beach bring recovery plan to legislators, shippers

From the Journal of Commerce:

Port leaders — including Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka, Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Jon Slangerup and Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners President Doug Drummond — also stressed that they were taking responsibility for the months of congestion that brought terminals to near gridlock and […]

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Long Beach mayoral candidates promise change in relations with port

From the Journal of Commerce:

While it is still to be decided which of the finalists to be Long Beach mayor, Robert Garcia or Damon Dunn, will be elected by the voters on June 3, it is almost certain that the port city will have a different type of leader than outgoing Mayor Bob Foster.

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Long Beach to study port-related effects

Jan. 24: Long Beach city leaders green-lighted a study of port-connected air pollution effects on nearby neighborhoods.

The “Air Quality Impact Zone” plan, proposed by council members James Johnson, Suja Lowenthal and Robert Garcia, will evaluate existing studies on Port of Long Beach-connected air pollution in West Long Beach, Los Cerritos, Wrigley, Central Long Beach […]

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