Town Hall

The CITT State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting is organized in an attempt to foster information exchange that positively contributes to resolution of port-related conflicts. In its infancy, the Town Hall approach was designed to make sure that the rank and file members of the longshore union were included in any debate surrounding port growth. While this is still the goal, the Town Hall has evolved to include a wide array of stakeholders interested in the relationship between the ports and the community.

The Town Hall meetings have received wide recognition in the goods movement industry. The event has received support and financial sponsorship from the executive directors of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, and Long Beach City College Office of Economic Resource Development and others. The event has also received formal endorsement by the board of directors of many trade associations.
 
After the 10th anniversary Town Hall in 2009, the series was renamed “Point/Counterpoint” to reflect the broader goal of offering an educational forum in which different perspectives on a pertinent issue are presented.  However, the Town Hall brand was so established and powerful that stakeholders continued to refer to the series as “the Town Hall.”  In 2013 the original Town Hall name was restored.
 
Town Halls are available via webcast. Videos from the event are also available for purchase. Town Hall videos have been used as an independent informational resource by governmental agencies and industry and community groups. White Papers which summarize the Town Hall discussion and highlight the key topic addressed are free of charge.

 

2016 Town Hall

March 30, 2016
Partners in Innovation

Event Link

Flyer

Event Photos

Webcast

Town Hall Video

 

2014 Town Hall

October 15, 2014
Global Trends, Local Impacts, Big Decisions

Event Link

Summary Report

Webcast

Town Hall Video

 

2013 Town Hall

May 15, 2013
Efficiency and Competitiveness: Securing Cargo and Jobs

Video

Webcast

Summary Report

 

2012 POINT/COUNTERPOINT

March 28, 2012
The Future of Southern California Goods Movement: Will We Survive or Thrive in 2025?

Video

Webcast

Summary Report

 

2010 POINT/COUNTERPOINT

October 6, 2010
Efficiency and Competitiveness: Securing Cargo and Jobs

Video

Webcast

Summary Report

 

10th Town Hall

March 11, 2009
The Decade Ahead: Jobs, Cargo, Competition, and You

Webcast (includes options for Video Overview and Webcast)

Ten Years of Town Halls
A History of the CITT Town Hall

Proceedings

 

9th Annual Town Hall

February 7, 2007
Port Security: Guarding America's Front Door

Webcast (includes options for Video Overview and Webcast)

White Paper [387KB PDF]

Proceedings
[328KB PDF]

 

8th Annual Town Hall

March 15, 2006
Evolving Goods Movement Solutions: Balancing the Economy and the Environment

Webcast

Proceedings
[973KB PDF]

 

7th Annual Town Hall

March 10, 2005
Lessons Learned from the 2004 Peak Season Crisis: Causes, Impacts, Solutions

Webcast

Proceedings [908KB PDF]

White Paper
[2.8MB PDF]

 

6th Annual Town Hall

March 24, 2004
Quality of Life and Port Operations: Challenges, Successes and the Future

Webcast

White Paper
[1.3MB PDF]

 

5th Annual Town Hall

March 26, 2003
What's In It For Me? Collaborative Strategies for New Transportation Infrastructure in California
Webcast

 

4th Annual Town Hall

March 13, 2002
New Priorities and Challenges for Trade and Transportation in Southern California

Webcast

White Paper
[136KB PDF]

 

3rd Annual Town Hall

January 31, 2001 and February 15, 2001
Solutions: Perspectives on the Future of Goods Movement in the Southern California Region
Webcast

 

2nd Annual Town Hall

April 6, 2000
Mechanization and Modernization: A Tradition in Partnerships
 

 

1st Annual Town Hall

Februrary, 1999
First Annual ILWU State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting