HBCA continues to push for positive changes in the way the harbor is managed.
In June 2021, HBCA requested an audit of the Harbor Department as per County policies. The Auditor-Controller Department agreed to a limited audit of the Harbor Department’s Property Development and Maintenance Practice.
The report did not cover the Krieger years during which many of the harbor problems originated.
The audit was an important step in safeguarding Channel Islands Harbor. We thank the Audit-Controller Department for responding to the concerns that we raised in our letter requesting an audit.
The report confirms many of the public’s concerns and frustrations regarding the harbor’s mismanagement over many years.
The report includes the Harbor Department’s responses and the corrective actions it plans to take.
The public needs assurance that history will not repeat itself going forward. This will require the publishing of agreed upon standard harbor policies and processes for harbor development and maintenance.
There are still no such standard policies and processes.
HBCA submitted a response to the audit report identifying omissions and questions that need to be addressed.
We need you write to the Board of Supervisors requesting that these policies and procedures be officially established at the harbor.