3 New Members Confirmed to LA Harbor Board

The Port of LA’s newest harbor commissioners, from left: real estate businessman Lee Williams, former U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard and labor advocate Michael Muñoz. Photo: POLA.

Former U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, labor advocate Michael Muñoz and real estate businessman Lee Williams are the newest members of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners.

The Los Angeles City Council on May 2 approved Mayor Karen Bass’ nominations to the commission, the governing board that oversees the Port of Los Angeles.

The trio, which are replacing Harbor Commission President Jaime Lee and Commissioners Lucia Moreno-Linares and Anthony Pirozzi, Jr., are expected to participate in their inaugural commission meeting on May 11. 

Roybal-Allard was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years and was the first Mexican-American woman elected to Congress. Before that, she served in the California State Assembly. 

Muñoz is the research director for the nonprofit Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy. Before that, he was an organizer for the Teamsters/Warehouse Worker Resource Center at the port and a coordinator of the National Staffing Workers Alliance.

Williams is the owner and operator of The Lee Williams Real Estate Group, which mainly serves the Los Angeles South Bay. He’s also active in the community, serving on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles Harbor, past board chair of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, and vice president of the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council.

“I am looking forward to working with these three new, talented individuals on our Los Angeles Harbor Commission: a local community advocate, a veteran policy maker in Congress, and a leader in labor,” said Los Angeles Councilmember Tim McOsker, whose district encompasses the port.

By Karen Robes Meeks