The Board of Port Commissioners consists of five members, appointed by the City Council for terms of four years each. Members must be residents of Redwood City at the time of their appointments and continuously during their incumbencies. Additionally, members must have been a resident of the City for at least 3 years prior to their appointment. Members serve without compensation and cannot hold any other public office or position in the City while serving as members of the Commission.
The duties and responsibilities of the Board of Port Commissioners are prescribed in Section 47 through 50a of the City Charter. Port Commissioners are assigned exclusive control and management of the Port, including the right to adopt and enforce ordinances, orders, regulations and practices for proper administration as necessary for the management and government of the Port and its facilities.
The Port Commissioners are responsible for:
Supervision and control of the Port area, waterfront properties and adjacent lands and Redwood City Marina
Provision for the needs of commerce, shipping and navigation at the Port
Development, construction, re-construction, alteration, repairs, maintenance, equipping and operating all waterfront properties
Regulation and control of all public service and public utilities operated in connection with the Port
Fixing of all rates, dockage, rental, tolls, wharfage and related charges for the use and occupation of the public facilities and services of the Port, and providing for collection thereof
Pursuant to the Charter, the Port Commission prepares an annual budget.
The Board of Port Commissioners meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month and may meet in additional special sessions. For the Port Commission meeting schedule, go here. Meetings are subject to change. To review meeting agendas, minutes and meeting cancellations, go here. To sign up to receive meetings agendas, minutes or other Port announcements, go here.