The Port of Los Angeles’ Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a resolution to rename a portion of Miner Street as Dave Arian Way. The stretch of street is now renamed after Dave Arian, who recently served as vice president of the Harbor Commission. Arian died on Jan. 2 after a bride battle with cancer.
Arian was appointed to the Board of Harbor Commissioners on Sept. 24, 2010 and reappointed on Aug. 12, 2014. Gene Seroka, the port’s executive director, hailed Arian as a “prominent leader and advocate for the LA Waterfront as a union worker, labor leader and supporter of many community organizations.”
He worked as a longshoreman and was a member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) from 1965-2009. Arian was also a founding member of the Harry Bridges Institute.
Seroka added the stretch of Miner Street was renamed in recognition of Arian’s leadership and port industry career.
The Harbor Department will spend $6,000 to change the designated stretch of Miner Street to Dave Arian Way. Miner Street south of 22nd Street is the stretch of road set to be named after Arian.