Hueneme port to continue to pay city for impacts, services
The Port Hueneme City Council decided Wednesday to extend three agreements requiring the port to pay for port-related financial impacts on the city and continue holding the port liable for city-provided services and infrastructure repairs for an additional 25 years.
The decision followed a joint session of the City Council and the board of the Oxnard Harbor District, which governs the port. The session was called to review the status of the agreements, two signed in 1983 and another signed in 1987.
The three agreements require the port to pay for city-provided police and fire services within the port in addition to providing compensation for repairs to city streets resulting from cargo trucks moving in and out of the port.
The Hueneme port has paid nearly $6 million to the city over the past five years under terms of the agreements, according to city documents.
City officials estimate that for the 2008-09 fiscal year, the port owes the city $1.23 million under the provisions of the agreements.
The resolution adopted by the City Council in regular session after the joint meeting found that the port continued to impact the city financially and that the agreements should be extended for 25 years.