February 21, 2024
Commissioner Frank Urtasun. Picture by Ken Stone

Frank Urtasun, Coronado’s appointee to the Port of San Diego board of commissioners, was sworn in as chair Thursday throughout a ceremony on Broadway Pier.

It’s the third time that Urtasun has served as chair. He served twice whereas he was the appointee of Imperial Seaside from 1992 to 2002.

He’s the primary commissioner within the historical past of the Port to be appointed by two completely different member cities.

Along with Urtasun, Danielle Moore, considered one of three San Diego appointees, was sworn in as vice chair; and Ann Moore, Chula Vista’s appointee, was sworn in as secretary. 

Through the ceremony, Urtasun stated his theme for 2024 might be “Delivering on Our Promise,” which he described because the transformation of San Diego Bay because the port’s formation in 1962, and the persevering with dedication to enhance the 34 miles of bayfront land for residents and companies.

“The Port of San Diego will proceed to reinvest its earnings from tenant rents into our neighborhood for parks, environmental enhancements, and new venues for all Californians and guests to benefit from the lands in and round San Diego Bay,” he stated. “Our promise to the voters has impressively, and continues to be, fulfilled with out taxing residents.”

Urtasun is a former Sempra government who later based Regional Methods Group, a San Diego-based public affairs and strategic communications consulting agency.

Commissioners are appointed by town councils of the 5 member cities — Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Seaside, Nationwide Metropolis and San Diego — for four-year phrases and could also be reappointed for added phrases. .