Mayor's Moves Threaten Port's Reputation, Jobs
Orange County Register
By John McLaurin
November 18, 2013
The international trade community is watching the Port of Long Beach with dismay.
Historically, Long Beach has been one of the most successful and respected seaports in the
world, annually moving more than $140 billion in cargo, and supporting tens of
thousands of jobs in Southern California.
But recently, Mayor Bob Foster sent notice to the City Council that he wants to remove Harbor
Commission President Thomas Fields from office without any explanation. City
council members, who have to approve with a supermajority vote, will take up
the matter Tuesday.
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