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  • The CITT State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meetings are 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 receive wide recognition in the goods movement industry. The events have received support and financial sponsorship from many entities including 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. The events have also received formal endorsement by the board of directors of 21 trade associations.

    Town Hall meetings are available via webcast, and videos of the events 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 discussions and highlight the key topics addressed are free of charge.

    Domenick Miretti Award

    The Miretti Award honors the late Domenick Miretti, a founding member of the CITT Policy & Steering Committee, who embodied the spirit of the local trade and transportation community. Miretti, who served as ILWU Liaison for the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, always emphasized the importance of the collaboration between industry and educational partners, for the betterment of the trade and transportation workforce. Each honoree is given a personalized plaque at the annual Town Hall. A perpetual plaque is housed in the offices of CITT.


    More information about Town Hall Meeting 2016 and previous Town Hall Meetings may be found below.

    Tenth Annual CITT State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting

    The Decade Ahead: Jobs, Cargo, Competition and You.  Wednesday March 11 2009 6:00 - 8:30PM

    The Decade Ahead: Jobs, Cargo, Competition and You

    Held Wednesday, March 11, 2009
    Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
    6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA

    Video Presentation

    View the video that opened the forum here.

    The Tenth Town Hall Video is now available for purchase for $25 including shipping.  It may be ordered in either DVD or VHS format. For orders and additional information, contact us by e-mail or phone: or 562-985-2876.

    Available Resources