Board Seat Vacancy Application Process
Wanted: Neighborhood Leaders
Apply to fill one of three vacant board seats
Joining your local Neighborhood Council offers a great opportunity to have your voice heard and to become involved in helping determine the future of your community!
THE FOLLOWING SEATS ARE AVAILABLE:
Vacant Seat #1 RESIDENTIAL SEAT
Applicant must live or own property in census tract 2964-00. Refer to the boundary map link shown above. This is a very irregular area that is roughly that portion of the City of Los Angeles bounded by Peck Park on the North (Summerland west of Western), 7th Street/Miraleste Drive on the South and West, and Bandini/Leland on the East.
Vacant Seat #2 EDUCATION SEAT
Applicant must represent a school serving the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council area.
Vacant Seat #3 BUSINESS SEAT
Applicant must own or work at a licensed business doing business within the boundaries of the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council, OR reside within the boundaries of the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council and own or work at a business that is a member of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce or location in zip code 90731 or 90732. (Refer to boundary map link shown above).
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 initiatives, and the City budget.
What is required of a board member?
- Commitment to attend and participate at board, committee, and community meetings (approximately 10- 15 hours per month)
- Oversight of public funds allocated to the council
- Initiative to look for ways to improve our community
- Ability to work with a diverse group of people, presenting your own ideas, as well as listening to the viewpoints of others.
To apply for a position on the board, complete and submit the Candidate Information Form along with the required documentation.
It must be received no later than Tuesday, August 4, 2020. If you have questions, please call 310-918-8650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.