activity-dine activity-more activity-play activity-shop activity-stay arrow-leftarrow-rightArtchevron-downchevron-rightchevron-up close download email gridlistlocationmime-default mime-link mime-pdf mime-video Parkspin search social-facebook social-flickr social-instagram social-linkedin social-pinterest social-rss social-twitter social-youtube berth-request-form blue-economy boat-launches breakbulk contact-the-port cruise-information current-rfps dine docks-and-anchorages drybulk economic-impact events faqs green-business-network harbor-police job-opportunities live-vessel-tracking news play port-events public-meetings refrigerated-avocados refrigerated-bananas refrigerated-pineapple shop stay tenant-resources tidelands-activation-program view-bidding-opportunities commercial-vessels current-conditions directions fact security agendas calendar cruise documents information jobs map meeting minutes notification parking permits reporting reports reservation rfps rules tap vendors video-play weather-cloudy weather-partly-cloudy weather-rainy weather-sunny weather zoom Skip to main content
General Press Releases

Port of San Diego Launches eScribe for Board of Port Commissioners Meetings Management & Communications

As part of the Port of San Diego’s commitment to transparency and public information, the Port is now using eScribe as its management and communications tool for Board of Port Commissioners meetings. eScribe is an end-to-end meeting management platform designed for public agencies like the Port of San Diego. It includes tools that simplify meetings and open new channels for community engagement and transparency.

The agendas for the Open and Closed Session Board of Port Commissioners meetings on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 are available now and were published using eScribe. The December 5 meetings and all meetings going forward will be hosted via eScribe and the platform will be used to display the meeting agenda and to record motions, Commissioner votes, public comment, and meeting minutes. Additionally, the Board Meetings page on the Port website has a new design and layout that is more accessible and is easier for the public to interact with.

The Port welcomes and encourages the public to attend meetings of the Board of Port Commissioners to learn about and connect with policy decisions that affect the dynamic San Diego Bay waterfront. All Open Session Board meetings and the public portion of Closed Session meetings are held in person. The public is invited to attend the meetings in person or watch via livestream.

Click here for the Port’s Board Meetings webpage.

Click here to sign up to receive Port Board meeting agenda notices via email.

The Port is governed by a seven-member Board of Port Commissioners, each of whom is appointed by the city councils of their respective cities. There is one representative each for the cities of Chula Vista, Coronado, National City, and Imperial Beach. San Diego has three commissioners.

The Port of San Diego was established by the California State Legislature in 1962 to manage San Diego Bay and public trust lands. The Port’s responsibilities are outlined in the Port Act and is charged with implementing the Public Trust Doctrine. The Port Act directs the Port to manage the bay and tidelands in a balanced manner that promotes commerce, navigation, recreation, and fisheries. The Public Trust Doctrine provides that tidal and submerged lands and other navigable waterways (collectively, Tidelands), such as in and around San Diego Bay, are to be held in trust by the State for the benefit of the people of California and not limited to the benefit or interests of local municipalities adjacent to Tidelands.

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.