Harbour Commission

Meeting Dates and Times

The Commission meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in meeting Room B-8 on the Lower Level of the Civic Center, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA.

Duties and Responsibilities

Municipal Code 2.65.  The Harbour Commission shall act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the Huntington Beach Harbour, its beaches, facilities, and parks. The primary role of the Harbour Commission is to advise City Council concerning Waterway Safety, General Infrastructure (e.g. seawalls, pier head lines, bulk heads etc.), Water Quality and Municipal Code Amendments. The Harbour Commission shall cooperate with other governmental agencies and civic groups in the advancement of the Huntington Harbour and recreational planning under the direction of the City Council. Harbour Commissioners may study, report and interpret the needs of the public to the City Council and may assist in securing financial support from the community for the Huntington Harbour, its beaches, parks and recreational needs. The Harbour Commission may review the annual budget as presented to the City Council and advise them on the current operational needs and long-range plans for capital improvement. In addition, the Harbour Commission shall advise the City Council on any other matters concerning the Huntington Harbour when so requested by Council. The Harbour Commission may hold hearings on any matter concerning the commercial and recreational development of the Huntington Harbour; advise the City Council on proposed Huntington Harbour related improvements; make recommendations to City Council for adoption of regulations and programs necessary for the ongoing implementation of the goals, objectives, and policies of the Huntington Harbour; advise the City Council on implementation of dredging priorities; advise to City Council in all matters pertaining to the use, control, operation, promotion, and regulation of vessels and watercraft within the Huntington Harbour; finally, make recommendations to City Council concerning the acquisition, disposition, or repair of equipment, facilities, materials, and supplies relating the Huntington Harbour.

 

Harbour Commission Description and Information

 

Commissioners
Term Begin Date
Chris Nielsen

Board Member

3/4/2019-12/31/2022

Craig Schauppner

Board Member

3/4/2019-12/31/2022

John Ochs

Board Member

 1/1/2021-12/31/2024

Kimberley Milligan

Board Member

3/4/2019-12/31/2022

Brian Griley

Board Member

1/1/2021-12/31/2024

Michael VanVoorhis

Vice Chair

1/1/2021-12/31/2024

William Larkin

Chair

3/4/2019-12/31/2022

 
Council Liaisons

Erik Peterson
 Vacant 

 
Staff Liaisons
Scott Haberle
Fire Chief
 
Eric McCoy
Division Chief/Marine Safety
[email protected]
 
Kevin Justin
Administrative Analyst Sr.
[email protected]
 

Vacancies

In the event a member retires or is unable to complete his/her term, an appointment shall be made to fill the remainder of the unexpired term.  To apply to become a member, please complete the Commission Application.

 


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