Former 11th District Los Angeles City Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski has been appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to

the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners.

Miscikowski was a member of the City Council from 1997 to 2005. She served as chairwoman of the Public Safety Committee for five years, where she moved to streamline the recruitment and hiring of police officers, implement the reforms called for in the consent decree between the Los Angeles Police Department and the federal government, and led the five-year program to implement full paramedic resources at city fire stations.

“Cindy brings passion and dedication to her work for the people of Los Angeles,” Villaraigosa said. “Her experience will add great value to our team at the harbor as we continue the work of growing and greening our port, implementing the Clean Truck Program and the wider goals of the Clean Air Action Plan, and ensuring that our harbor communities are protected and economically viable for generations to come.”

As vice-chair of the council’s Budget and Finance Committee, Miscikowski oversaw the city’s $4 billion annual budget as well as the voter-approved bond financed projects which built new fire stations, police stations, libraries and recreation projects throughout the city.

She previously served as staff to Councilman Marvin Braude

for 22 years, including 18 as his chief deputy.