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Local Government

Mayor Eric Garcetti

Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles, the largest city in the state of California and the second-largest in the United States by population, with more than 4 million residents, spanning 469.1 square miles. Mayor Garcetti was elected on May 21, 2013 and sworn into office on July 1, 2013.

Councilman Joe Buscaino, 15th Council District

Councilman Joe Buscaino represents the 15th Council District, which includes the Port of Los Angeles and the communities of San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, and Watts.

Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners oversees the management and operations of the Port of Los Angeles, one of the busiest, most successful seaports in the United States. The five-member board is appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles and confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council. The commissioners serve five-year terms and elections are held every July for the offices of president and vice president.

Neighborhood Councils

Certified Neighborhood Councils are diverse, inclusive, and open to all community stakeholders -- defined as any individual who lives, works or owns property in a Neighborhood Council area. In addition, community stakeholder status may be identified by participation in, among other things, educational institutions, religious institutions, community organizations or other nonprofit organizations, block clubs, neighborhood associations, homeowners associations, apartment associations, condominium associations, resident associations, school/parent groups, faith based groups and organizations, senior groups and organizations, youth groups and organizations, chambers of commerce, business improvement districts, service organizations, park advisory boards, boys and girls clubs, cultural groups, environmental groups, code watch, neighborhood watch, police advisory board groups, and/or redevelopment action boards.

Chambers of Commerce

Local chambers serve as a communication outlet for the Port of Los Angeles, helping to extend its community outreach efforts. A number of Port staff members serve dual roles as chamber members and constituents of neighboring Harbor area cities. The following are local chambers located near the Port of Los Angeles:

California Chamber of Commerce

Carson Chamber of Commerce

Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce

Lomita Chamber of Commerce

Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District (PBID)

The San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District (PBID) is a property-based business improvement district formed in 2008. The PBID’s boundaries extend from 4th Street on the north to 9th Street on the south and west from Harbor Boulevard to Pacific Avenue. The PBID’s goal is to provide a district that fosters business development, expanded retail sales, ownership of residential real estate and tourism in a clean, safe environment for Downtown San Pedro.