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).
The Port of Hueneme plays a vital role in the intermodal logistics supply chain and is critical to the economic health of Ventura County and the Southern California region. The Port supports the transport of over $7 billion in cargo, generates a $1 billion economic impact, and provides more than 9,400 direct, indirect, induced and influenced jobs regionally. Top trading partners include: Austria, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, China, Ecuador, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.
OHD Board President Jess Herrera Speaks
Suggesting that the business community should be “mad as hell’ at the stagnant economic growth in read more
Meeting High Standards for a 9th Consecutive Year
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Putting local people to work and creating green jobs
The final step in the Port’s South Terminal Modernization came to fruition on read more