Thursday, June 12, 2008

San Pedro: a vital economic engine and treasured LA community

San Pedro Chamber
Originally uploaded by CD-13
Home to the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro is a vital economic engine for not only our city, but our region and nation.

This afternoon I met with some of the neighborhood's most active business leaders and community advocates at the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce's annual luncheon. The theme of this year's event was: Building a World Class Community in a World Class City for the 21st Century. Indeed, there are a lot of exciting new projects underway in Downtown San Pedro and the area is experiencing a renaissance much like I've seen in the Hollywood area of my own Council District.

With the 466th anniversary of the naming of San Pedro coming up in November, we're reminded that Los Angeles started in San Pedro and Los Angeles continues to be sustained by San Pedro.