VIDEO: Micah Loyd Candidate For Port Canaveral District 2

By  //  July 12, 2016

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RUNNING FOR THE SEAT VACATED BY HANK EVANS

ABOVE VIDEO: Micah Loyd, candidate for Port Canaveral Commission District 2, discusses his background and his reasons for wishing to serve Brevard as a Port Commissioner.

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Micha Loyd, the president of Loyd Contracting, located in North Brevard, sat down with Space Coast Daily to discuss his candidacy for Port Canaveral Commission District 2.

Current Canaveral Port Authority District 2 Commissioner Hank Evan is not running for reelection.

Since the idea of its creation in the late 1800s and its construction during the 1950s, Port Canaveral has grown and prospered to become a major deep water port of entry.

Created by the Florida Legislature and structured as the Canaveral Port District, it encompasses approximately one-half of Brevard County, Florida.

The district is subdivided into five areas, each represented by an elected commissioner. The commissioners embody the Canaveral Port Authority Board, which has jurisdiction over fiscal and regulatory policies, with the chief executive officer and staff responsible for the administration and operations of the port.

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As an independent agency, the Canaveral Port Authority can levy ad valorem taxes; incur indebtedness through the sale of bonds; establish tariff rates; and negotiate for government grants. The Port Authority Board voted in 1986 to cease levying taxes.

Since it’s dedication on November 4, 1953, Port Canaveral has built first-class berthing facilities and has experienced great success in the cruise and cargo industries while maintaining a commitment to preserving the environment.

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Port Canaveral continues to develop to meet the needs of existing tenants, attract new business, and provide the residents and companies in the region with the benefits of low-cost ocean transportation, a growing job base and expanding economic opportunity. Current facilities construction will enable the port to continue to grow with the demand for services.

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