Garry Bonelli-Chairman, Board of Port Commissioners
December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Garry Bonelli was sworn in on January 16, 2019, as the new board chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners for the San Diego Unified Port District.
As Chairman, Garry sits on more than half a dozen boards, including the SANDAG Airport Connectivity Subcommittee to help improve ground mobility to and from San Diego International Airport/Lindbergh Field as well as a military base access committee to determine better solutions to move people on and off bases around the region more efficiently, and the SANDAG Transportation Committee, which oversees a myriad of issues including the Bayshore Bikeway.
Garry’s mantra for the Port of San Diego is clearly defined: “In order to have a world-class port we must: think globally, plan regionally, and act locally, focusing on what’s best for the bay overall.”
His goals include completing the Port Master Plan, so that it can go before the State Coastal Commission, and working hand-in-hand with Chula Vista on that city’s Bayfront Park Project, which covers 535 acres, and includes a Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center, restaurants, marinas, retail space, an RV park, and more. He notes that fully half of the acreage will be dedicated to open space. He also plans to continue to be a champion for clean bay water.