Long Beach Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell named chair of California ports committee

Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, has been appointed chairman of the Select Committee on Ports, his office announced today.

With the port of Los Angeles and Long Beach in his district the committee “is a direct acknowledgement of their importance to not only my region, but California as a whole,” O’Donnell said in a statement.

As chair, O’Donnell pledged to focus on all port-related activity, including waterfront development, goods movement, air quality and economic activity.