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Port Commission Elects Dodge Chairman, Kastrop Vice Chair, Garcia Secretary
               The Redwood City Port Commission has elected its officers for the next year.
  • Dick Dodge, chairman.
  • Lorianna Kastrop, vice chair.
  • Ralph Garcia, secretary.
Dodge succeeds Simms Duncan as chairman.  Dodge, who originally was appointed to the Port Commission in 1980 and reappointed seven times since, is one of the longest current consecutive serving port commissioners in the United States. Dodge's current term
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Dick Dodge with wife Ginny
expires July 2018. He is president emeritus of a business he has owned and operated since 1976, THE Office City, turning it into one of the largest independent office products dealers in Northern California.

Lorianna Kastrop
Kastrop was first appointed to the Port Commission in June of 2008 and reappointed in 2012 and 2016. She was the second woman to be appointed to the commission and the first woman to serve as Chair. She is Vice President of The Kastrop Group, Inc. architectural firm, and has a background in financial analysis. Her husband Michael is President and Principal Architect of the business.  She is the founder of the award-winning PortFest, an annual community event held on the first Saturday of October at the Port, scheduled Oct. 7 this year.

Garcia was first appointed to the Port Commission in 2005 and reappointed in 2007, 2012, and 2016. He previously served 10 ½ years on the Redwood City Planning Commission, including a two-year term as commission chairman. He has owned Ralph's Vacuum and Sewing Center in Redwood City for more than 30 years, a
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Ralph Garcia
business he describes as one of the few remaining family businesses in that industry.
Port Commission Approves Marina 
Tariff No. 7 Changes

The Redwood City Port Commission on September 27 unanimously approved changes to Marina Tariff No. 7, that among other things will allow up to 19 liveaboards at the 190- Marina berth Port Municipal Marina, which previously were disallowed in the tariff. This change is subject to approval of a permit by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). Changes to Tariff No. 7 take effect Nov. 1 but it will likely take the remainder of 2017 to obtain BCDC permit approval.
The Port of Redwood City has operated the Marina since 1977 and issues Marina Tariff No 7 which establishes rules and regulations, rates and charges for berthing, and other terms and conditions for berthing boats in the Marina.
The Port is planning to have the liveaboard berths primarily located on C dock that is closet the restroom, shower and laundry facilities at the Marina and better meets BCDC permit requirements. The Port is planning repairs and upgrades to C dock that would better accommodate liveaboard use. The electrical wiring and panel serving C dock would be upgraded and new utility pedestals on C dock would be installed. The onshore restroom and laundry facilities would be upgraded with new fixtures, laundry machines, tile, paint and other improvements as well as any current ADA accommodations that may be necessary.

T he revised Tariff No. 7, new berthing agreement, and new marina rules and regulations are available on the Port website under Latest News, changes to Marina Tariff No. 7.

PortFest Among Bay Day's Four Anchor Events on Saturday, October 7

Save the Bay's second annual Bay Day, Saturday, Oct. 7, the same as Port of Redwood City's PortFest, salutes numerous public events that day that celebrate the Bay.  PortFest is one of Bay Day's four anchor events.  Link to events. 
The Port of Redwood City is a gold sponsor of Bay Day.

PortFest, a free community celebration of the working and recreational waterfront in Redwood City, is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Full details at
Redwood City Upcoming  Sesquicentennial  Events 
Saturday, Sunday October 14 and 15 12-5 p.m. FREE

Redwood City Sequoia Art Group (SAG) 54 th  Annual Art Show,  Community Activities Building, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City

Join the Redwood City Sequoia Art Group (SAG) as it celebrates Redwood City's 150th with their 54 th  Annual Art Show featuring the work of SAG members and community artists, plus the work of the Sequoia District Junior high and High School students. On Sunday at 4:30 there will be an awards ceremony.
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