Harbor Commission

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Program Description

This is a Regular meeting of the Harbor Commission, which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month. 



In 1926, Major Max C. Fleischmann, an ardent yachtsman and philanthropist, offered $200,000 (approximately one half the cost) toward the construction of a harbor project on the condition that the City contribute the balance. A harbor bond was approved in a special City election, and the Harbor Commission was established to supervise the project, which began in June 1927. The breakwater was completed 3 years later.

By Ordinance No. 4272, adopted June 12, 1984, the powers and duties of the Commission were expanded to include the "Waterfront." As currently defined, this adds Stearns Wharf and the Waterfront Parking Program.