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A City Hall return for former L.A. Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski?

June 3, 2009 |  2:30 pm

After a four-year absence, former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski is making a comeback at City Hall -- sort of.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa plans to place Miscikowski on the powerful five-member commission that oversees the Port of Los Angeles. She will replace harbor commission President S. David Freeman, who now serves as the deputy mayor for energy and the environment.

Miscikowski served on the council, representing a coastal district stretching from Westchester north to Pacific Palisades, until 2005, when she was forced out by term limits.

If confirmed by the council, Miscikowski will lead the harbor department as it deals with a significant drop in cargo traffic, caused largely by the global recession, and legal challenges to portions of the mayor’s clean truck program, which calls for the replacement of up to 17,000 older, diesel trucks.

--David Zahniser at L.A. City Hall