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Board of Harbor Commissioners (BOHC)

Russ Jeffries
Tony Leonardini
Vince Ferrante
Russ Jeffries
Board President
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Tony Leonardini
Vice President
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Vince Ferrante
Secretary
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Margaret “Peggy” Shirrel, PhD
Margaret “Peggy” Shirrel, PhD
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Andrew Amaral
Commissioner
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The Board of Harbor Commissioners (BOHC) is dedicated to the efficient management of the Harbor and to the preservation of natural resources within the Harbor. The BOHC is fully empowered to receive and administer funds for the attainment of these objectives, all in accordance with Federal, State and local laws.

The Moss Landing Harbor District (MLHD) shall have and exercise the powers set forth in Sections 6070-6086 of the California Harbors and Navigation Code.

The BOHC consists of five (5) members, each of whom is a registered voter residing within the District. Members are elected by the registered voters of the District in a general election pursuant to California Elections Codes Section 32100. An employee of the Harbor District may not be a Commissioner.

The general functions of the District Board of Commissioners are to:

  1. Promote good Harbor management including the development, maintenance and improvement of the Harbor and related facilities as well as the protection of the Harbor’s natural environment.
  2. Oversee organized methods and efficient financial management.
  3. Attract a staff of highly qualified and competent employees and provide these employees with a clean, safe working environment and opportunities for professional growth.
  4. Plan and develop cost-effective facilities to support commerce and navigation within the Harbor.
  5. Provide convenient and safe public access to the ocean and Harbor.

Regular meetings of the Board shall be held monthly on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. at the District Office in accordance with the provisions of the Brown Act (Govt. Code Section 54950 et seq.). The Board may from time to time, by majority vote, change the time and place of a regular meeting. The Board may at their option start the closed session of a regular meeting before 7:00 P.M., in an effort to begin open session proceedings on time. Such closed sessions will be noticed on the agenda.

B. Special Meetings

Special meetings of the Board shall be conducted per the Brown Act (Govt. Code 54950 et seq.; Section 54956) and may be called by the President or by a majority of the members of the Board by delivering written notice to each Commissioner of the time, place and business to be transacted at said meeting. Notice shall be delivered, either personally or by other means, at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of said meeting. Said notice shall also be posted in a public place at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of said meeting. Written notice may be waived by any Board member by filing a written notice of waiver with the Board’s Secretary or designee thereof.

Pursuant to the Harbors and Navigation Code, Commissioners are paid a stipend of $100 for attending meetings related to harbor business to a maximum of $600 per month.