Long Beach City Council reappoints Harbor Commissioner


The Long Beach City Council has voted unanimously to reappoint Bonnie Lowenthal to the Board of Harbor Commissioners.

Lowenthal, a former City Council member, also served in the California State Assembly and on the Long Beach Board of Education.

Lowenthal was first named to the Commission in July 2017 and has had terms as President, Vice President and Secretary.

Harbor Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor, Rex Richardson, to a maximum of two six-year terms.

Lowenthal is a licensed family counsellor and mental health consultant. She served as Vice Mayor while on the City Council as the first District Representative.

She also chaired the Select Committee on Ports and Transportation Committee as an Assemblymember.

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Lowenthal is the 68th Long Beach Harbor Commissioner since the current commission structure was formed in 1925.

This reappointment comes almost two months after the Port of Long Beach and International Transportation Service (ITS) completed the $55 million Pier G Wharf Improvements Project.

More recently, the Port of Long Beach decided to extend HDR’s contract for the final design of the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility until 2027.

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