New San Diego Port Board Chairman Lays Out Priorities for 2021

At a recent Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners meeting, Chairman Michael Zucchet laid out his priorities for the port for the year, which include working with stakeholders and community members to weather the impact caused by the coronavirus pandemic and guiding the transition of leadership of two new commissioners, the retirement of President and CEO Randa Coniglio and the arrival of incoming President and CEO Joe Stuyvesant.

Zucchet, who takes over for Ann Moore, the board’s 2020 chairwoman and Chula Vista representative, also spoke of the port’s Climate Action Plan, the Maritime Clean Air Strategy and strides to upgrade infrastructure at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and along Harbor Drive.

He also highlighted efforts to enhance the San Diego Bay waterfront, citing the Port Master Plan Update, and the Chula Vista Bayfront, Central Embarcadero and East Harbor Island projects as examples.

“I also look forward to elevating the Port’s role as an environmental champion – particularly on environmental justice and air quality, and to keeping our major planning and redevelopment projects moving forward,” he said.

By Pacific Maritime