Miscikowski named to harbor commission

Mayor Villaraigosa put forth Cindy Miscikowski, the former City Council member from Brentwood, for the port commission spot vacated by S. David Freeman. Release after the jump.

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LOS ANGELES - Mayor Villaraigosa today appointed Cindy Miscikowski to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners.

“Cindy brings passion and dedication to her work for the people of Los Angeles,” Mayor Villaraigosa said. “Her experience will add great value to our team at the Harbor as we continue the work of growing and greening our Port, implementing the Clean Truck Program and the wider goals of the Clean Air Action Plan, and ensuring that our Harbor
communities are protected and economically viable for generations to come.”

Miscikowski, a former Los Angeles City Councilmember, represented the 11th District from 1997 to 2005. On the Council, she served as chairwoman of the Public Safety Committee for five years, where she moved to streamline the recruitment and hiring of police officers, implement the reforms called for in the consent decree between the LAPD and the federal government, and led the five-year program to implement
full paramedic resources at all of our fire stations.

As vice-chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, Miscikowski oversaw the City’s $4 billion annual budget as well as the voter-approved bond financed projects which built new fire stations, police stations, libraries and recreation projects throughout the City.

Miscikowski previously served as staff to Councilmember Marvin Braude for 22 years - 18 as Chief Deputy. From 1994 to 1996, Miscikowski served as Executive Director of the newSkirballMuseumandCulturalCenter in Brentwood. She is also widely recognized for her crucial role in the preservation of thousands of acres of open space in the Santa Monica Mountains for park use by future generations.

As a staunch advocate of women’s issues, Miscikowski is a member of the Women’s Political Committee and the National Organization for Women’s Legal Defense and Education Funds. Miscikowski holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA currently lives in Brentwood.

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