Saturday, March 8, 2008

Neighborhood councils: Your voice in government

San Pedro is represented by three neighborhood councils, official City of Los Angeles government bodies that serve as the grassroots voice of the people. If you live, work or own property in San Pedro, you are a member of at least one council.

As a constituent (or “stakeholder”), you can attend the monthly meetings, express your opinion, bring your neighbors to testify on an issue that affects all of you, vote in the board elections or even run for office yourself.

Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Approximate boundaries: Along Western Ave. from Averill Park to Palos Verdes Drive North, and along North Gaffey Street down to Summerland Avenue.
Meetings: Second Monday of the month (Upcoming: May 12) at 6:30 p.m. at Peck Park Recreation Center, 560 N Western Ave.
Contact: (310) 732-4522,

Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Approximate boundaries: From the Vincent Thomas Bridge south to 18th Street, including the areas east of Leland Street.
Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month (Upcoming: May 13) at 6:30 p.m. at Port of Los Angeles High School, 250 W 5th St. (Free refreshments served at 6 p.m.)
Contact: (310) 918-8650,

Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Approximate boundaries: South of 18th Street.
Meetings: Third Monday of the month (Upcoming: May 19) at 6:30 p.m. at Cabrillo Marina Community Building, Cabrillo Plaza, Berth 28.
Contact: (310) 290-0049,


NavyBrat said...

If you are not happy about what is going on in Pedro attend a meeting of the Neighborhood Council. San Pedro has 3 areas depending on where you live. Come and speak out.
Ask the neighbors around 20th and Walker. Neighborhood Council supported their efforts and gave them a forum to speak.
Love this new Pedro blog site. Thanx.

IronHead433 said...

Attend one if you are happy, that way they'll know ya when ya show up "not happy".