Harbor Commission

Meeting Dates and Times

Teh Commission meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in meeting Room B-7 on the Lower Level of the Civic Center, 2000 Main Street.

Duties and Responsibilities

Municipal Code 2.65.  The Harbor Commission shall act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the Huntington Beach Harbor, its beaches, facilities, and parks. The primary role of the Harbor 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 Harbor Commission shall cooperate with other governmental agencies and civic groups in the advancement of the Huntington Harbor and recreational planning under the direction of the City Council. Harbor 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 Harbor, its beaches, parks and recreational needs. The Harbor 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 Harbor Commission shall advise the City Council on any other matters concerning the Huntington Harbor when so requested by Council. The Harbor Commission may hold hearings on any matter concerning the commercial and recreational development of the Huntington Harbor; advise the City Council on proposed Huntington Harbor related improvements; make recommendations to City Council for adoption ofregulations and programs necessary for the ongoing implementation of the goals, objectives, and policies of the Huntington Harbor; 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 Harbor; finally, make recommendations to City Council concerning the acquisition, disposition, or repair of equipment, facilities, materials, and supplies relating the Huntington Harbor.


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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