Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council


Region: Harbor Area

Neighborhood Councils are locally-elected advisory bodies to the City of Los Angeles. They were formed for the purpose of making city government more responsive to its citizens, and to encourage the cohesiveness of neighborhoods. These advisory councils were first proposed by city council member Joel Wachs in 1996 and were incorporated in the Charter Reform of 1999. Read about the City’s Plan for a Citywide System of Neighborhood Councils,
Neighborhood Councils are official governmental bodies and so must abide by the Brown Act that strictly governs the meetings of public deliberative assemblies. Read about ethics for neighborhood councils prepared by the City’s Ethics Commission.
More than 90 neighborhood councils have been certified. The South or Harbor Area of the city was at the forefront of this movement, representing four of the first six councils certified. Central San Pedro was certified on February 12, 2002, representing approximately 32,000 residents. For more information on Neighborhood Councils visit the DONE (Department of Neighborhood Empowerment) website.
City Charter Section 912 provided for a review of the neighborhood council system within 7 years of its inception. For this purpose, the “912 Commission” was formed.
HOW NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS CAN IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN LA (presentation before a gathering of Neighborhood Council Leaders on Dec 3, 2005 by retired Zoning Administrator Jon Perica who acted on 2,500 development cases over a 20 year period with the LA City Planning Department).

Executive Officers

Board Members

PLU Committee Members

Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 6:30pm
Meeting Address:
Port of Los Angeles High School
250 W. 5th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Mailing Address:
1840 S. Gaffey St. Box 212
San Pedro, CA 90731
Planning Mailing Address:
1840 S. Gaffey St. Box 212
San Pedro, CA 90731

Certification Date:
Certification Order:

Field Rep:
Atziri Camarena

Funding Rep:
Shawna Dungo