(July 10, 2003) -- Former LB City Manager, Alameda Corridor CEO and (as of July 1) LB Harbor Commissioner James C. Hankla has been named by the Port of LB to serve as its representative to the Alameda Corridor's Governing Board.
The selection of Mr. Hankla as the POLB's rep on ACTA's Governing Board became known today when Mr. Hankla appeared at this morning's ACTA Board meeting. We first learned of it via an ACTA press release faxed to us this afternoon.
The Port's selection of Mr. Hankla as its ACTA rep was not an agenda item at the July 1 LB Harbor Commission meeting and was not a voted action of the Board of Harbor Commissioners.
Port of LB Executive Director Richard Steinke told LBReport.com that Mr. Hankla was chosen as the Port's rep by Harbor Commission President John Hancock.
Mr. Hankla, who was sworn in as a Harbor Commissioner on July 1, takes the POLB's slot on ACTA's Governing Board previously held by Harbor Commissioner Roy Hearrean whose Commission term has expired. Retired LB Harbor Commissioner Carmen Perez (whose term has also expired) also previously served as the Port's rep on the ACTA Governing Board.
In other ACTA developments today, ACTA's Governing Board elected LB Vice Mayor Frank Colonna as its chairman. Colonna served for the past year as ACTA's Governing Board vice chair and succeeds L.A. Councilwoman Janice Hahn who was elected vice chair. Board leadership traditionally rotates between L.A. and LB City Council reps each year.
Further to follow as newsworthy.