Who Represents Me?
If you live in the City of Los Angeles, you can use this city website to find all of your elected officials at local, state and federal level: http://neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org
For people who live outside the L.A. City, you can use http://myreps.datamade.us/
For your representatives at the state level, check out http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov
LA County Board of Supervisors
The 13 members of the Metro Board oversee the the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. These members include LA City Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA City Councilmembers Mike Bonin and Paul Krekorian, all five LA County Supervisors (Solis, Ridley-Thomas, Kuehl, Hahn, Barger), representatives from the other 87 cities in LA County such as James Butts of Inglewood, Robert Garcia of Long Beach, and several other appointees of the Mayor, Governor, and regions.
You can find more info on the members and how to contact them at https://boardagendas.metro.net/board-members/
From the agency's website: " Metro is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. We serve as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for one of the country’s largest, most populous counties. More than 9.6 million people – nearly one-third of California’s residents – live, work, and play within our 1,433-square-mile service area."
The City of Los Angeles is the second largest municipality in the country, with approximately 4 million residents. There are 87 other cities in the County of Los Angeles, such as Santa Monica, Beverly Hill, Culver City, West Hollywood, Lancaster, Monterey Park, Torrance, Compton, Long Beach, Pico Rivera, Whittier, Monrovia, and many more.
LA City is governed by a Mayor and a 15 person City Council, who are elected from geographic districts depicted in the map below. The City also elects a City Attorney and a Controller.
District 1 — Gilbert Cedillo
District 2 — Paul Krekorian
District 3 — Bob Blumenfield
District 4 — David E. Ryu
District 5 — Paul Koretz
District 6 — Nury Martinez
District 7 — Monica Rodriguez
District 8 — Marqueece Harris-Dawson
District 9 — Curren D. Price, Jr.
District 10 — Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
District 11 — Mike Bonin
District 12 — Greg Smith
District 13 — Mitch O’Farrell
District 14 — Jose Huizar
District 15 — Joe Buscaino
Mayor: Eric Garcetti
City Attorney: Mike Feuer
Controller: Ron Galperin
You can find more information and ways to contact your elected officials in the City of LA at https://www.lacity.org/your-government/elected-officials/city-council/council-directory
LA Unified School District
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the 2nd largest public school district in the United States.During the 2016–2017 school year, LAUSD served around 734,641 students, including 107,142 students at independent charter schools and 69,867 adult students.During the same school year, it had 26,556 teachers and 33,635 other employees. It is the second largest employer in Los Angeles County, after the County Government. Every LAUSD household or residential area is zoned to an elementary school, a middle school and a high school, in one of the eight local school districts. Each local school district is run by an area superintendent and is headquartered within the district.
LAUSD is governed by a seven-member Board of Education, which appoints a superintendent, who runs the daily operations of the district. Members of the board are elected directly by voters from separate districts that encompass communities that the LAUSD serves, as indicated in the map below.
The seven current members of Board of Education include George McKenna (District 1), Board President Monica Garcia (District 2), Scott Schmerelson (District 3), Board Vice President Nick Melvoin (District 4), Vacancy due to the resignation of Dr. Ref Rodriguez (District 5), Kelly Fitzpatrick-Gonez (District 6), and Richard Vladovic (District 7).
More information and ways to contact them are available at https://boe.lausd.net/
Information on local school districts, other cities, and other forms of government like water districts coming soon!