Welcome to the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council. We are a group of dedicated volunteers, elected by you, the stakeholders. Our activities are funded by the City of Los Angeles through the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Our objective is to work as a body for the improvement of our neighborhood, representing our community in matters of interest and governance to the City of Los Angeles and our City Councilmember in a transparent, inclusive, collaborative, and accountable manner.
We, the members of San Pedro neighborhoods, together in unity and understanding and, at the gate of self government, are gathering to welcome everyone: residents, homeowners, businesses, churches, renters, organizations, and others to make life a satisfying experience in our community of San Pedro.
What is a stakeholder?
Neighborhood Council membership is open to all Stakeholders. “Stakeholders” shall be defined as those who live, work or own real property in the neighborhood and also to those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder, defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing participation within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries and who may be in a community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or religious organizations.
How can a stakeholder participate?
Stakeholders may come to Board and Committee meetings and speak during the public comment period. If you have an item of concern that you would like to have discussed by the Board, please email the Board at least a week ahead of the scheduled meeting so that your item may be considered for the agenda. Please note that the Board may only take action on items on the agenda. The agenda is posted 72 hours in advance.
You can also join a Committee and volunteer at events.
The Board in governed by the Brown Act and the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council Bylaws
Roles & Responsibilities of Neighborhood Council Board Members
Supported with a moderate amount of City tax-payer money, Neighborhood Councils have approximately $42,000 yearly to spend at their discretion. Typical areas of expenditure include outreach and administrative support, youth and school support, neighborhood improvement projects, community-based events and activities, emergency preparedness, and park and landscape beautification.
Please plan ahead, it can take 2-3 months or more to approve and process a funding request before payment is sent. The Board can only discuss and vote on items on the agenda, so completed Neighborhood Purposes Grant requests must be received at least a week prior to the next meeting to be considered for the agenda.
You can find information about our expenditures on the Neighborhood Council Funding System Dashboard