This application is to fill one vacant BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE seat for the term ending June 30, 2023. Candidates must own or work at a business, with a BTRC from the City of Los Angeles, and meet one of the following: business is within the boundaries of the NWSPNC OR candidate resides within the boundaries of the NWSPNC and owns or work at a business that is a member of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce OR candidate resides within the boundaries of NWSPNC and owns or works at a business with a 90731 or 90732 zip code. A map can be found at this link.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL BOARD MEMBER?
Neighborhood councils exist to represent L.A’s diverse communities. San Pedro has three neighborhood councils. Neighborhood council boards are charged with presenting priorities for the city’s budget, monitoring the delivery of city services, and allocating and expending funds provided to each council. Some of the issues with which councils deal include planning and zoning matters, public safety, community beautification, and the environment. Neighborhood councils also work together on regional and citywide issues such as electric and water rates, ballot measures, and the City budget.
What is required of a board member?
A commitment to attend and participate at board, committee, and community meetings (approximately 10-15 hours per month). The Board meets at 6:00 pm the second Monday of every month. Committee meeting times and dates vary with the committee.
The oversight of public funds allocated to the council.
The initiative to look for ways to improve our community.
The ability to work with a diverse group of people, presenting your own ideas, as well as listening to the viewpoints of others.