The Oxnard Harbor District is an independent special district (business enterprise) a political subdivision of the State of California which owns and operates the commercial Port of Hueneme. The District was created in 1937 under authority of an act of the legislature of the State of California which provides for the formation of Harbor Districts.The Oxnard Harbor District’s policies are set by a five-member Board of Harbor Commissioners elected at large from the District. The day-to-day business operations of the Harbor District are administered by a CEO and Port Director and professional staff.
The Harbor District is empowered to acquire, construct, own, operate, control or develop any and all harbor works or facilities necessary to the efficient undertaking of its mission. The District prepares and controls its own budget, administers and controls its fiscal activities, and is responsible for all Port construction and operations.
The Harbor District’s political boundaries are comprised of the Greater City of Oxnard area (population 181,000) and the City of Port Hueneme (population 22,000). Each Harbor Commissioner is popularly elected by the citizens of the Oxnard Harbor District for a four-year term. Their terms are staggered to maintain continuity.
The Oxnard Harbor District receives no taxes for its operation, operating entirely on Port business generated funds. In fact, in addition to paying fees for harbor development permits, the Harbor District pays significant amounts to the City of Port Hueneme through special agreements to provide for City services necessary to support Port activities. On an annual basis, the Port publishes a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the prior fiscal year and adopts a budget including a debt schedule and capital plan for the current fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).
A pivotal component in the intermodal logistics supply chain, the Port of Hueneme is a major contributor to the economic health of Ventura County and Southern California. The following is a snapshot of the Port’s key economic contributions.
- $11.39 billion in annual trade value.
- $2.2 billion in overall economic impact.
- $173.2 million paid in annual taxes.
- Provides more than 20,032 direct, indirect, induced and influenced jobs regionally.
- Top trading partners include: Austria, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, China, Ecuador, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Japan, Korea and Mexico.
- See more information the Port’s economic summary from Martin & Associates here
- See more trade statistics here
Congresswoman Julia Brownley Delivers $375,000 to the Port of Hueneme’s Environmental Initiative
Recognition of federal funding support for the Port’s local environmental efforts
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Port of Hueneme Receives Recognition from Oxnard Union High School District for Community Outreach Efforts
“Business Champions Night” shined bright on the celebration of local partnerships.
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Port of Hueneme Signs Memorandum of Understanding on California Ports Data Systems Development
The MOU outlines an agreement between the five container ports to jointly advance computerized and cloud-based data interoperability with a common read more