Los Angeles earmarks $33 million for port security

| 6/21/2006

The Port of Los Angeles has set aside more than $33 million in its 2006-2007 fiscal year budget for safety and security initiatives.

According to a news release from the port, $2.5 million has been earmarked for a container inspection facility, $8 million for a port-wide security surveillance system and $22.6 million in federal grant money for other security measures.

The other measures include a port-wide security identification and access control system, though it is unknown if that will be part of the federal government's Transportation Worker Identification Credential program.

Additional plans call for a waterside security surveillance system, passenger complex screening, a perimeter security system and waterborne perimeter security barriers.

The total operating budget for the entire port is $848.5 million.