Welcome to Pico Union Neighborhood Council

We are an organization that works for the Pico Union community which is located in Los Angeles, CA.

Next Meeting

The public is invited to join us for our Executive Board meeting on Monday, August 25, 2014, 6:30 pm at Kolping House. Agenda.

President's Message

PUNC President Mark LeeAugust 13, 2014

Greetings from the New Pico Union Neighborhood Council!

I'm very excited and proud to report that we had our second full General Board meeting last Monday, August 4, 2014.  There, we accomplished a great deal toward changing Pico Union into the neighborhood that we want it to be.  

Key accomplishments at the meeting included:

  • Passed an item to have a Citizens Police Academy with both the Olympic and Rampart Divisions of the Los Angeles Police Department.  About 120 people are expected to enroll.
  • Planned a Town Hall Meeting with the Captains of the Olympic and Rampart Divisions of the LAPD where citizens can voice their concerns and ask questions.  This will happen at our next general board meeting on September 8, 2014.
  • Established six working committees: Zoning, Land Use, and Planning; Quality of Life and Safety; Transportation; Outreach; Budget and Finance; and Youth.  They are all staffing up with volunteers and are eager to help the community.   

Additionally, over the past few weeks I have met with all of the community leaders in the Pico Union area to hear their hopes, concerns, and ideas.  We are excited about the possibilities ahead as we work to improve our community and to provide a voice for our neighbors and other stakeholders who want to interact with City government.

We are here for you and we are ready to work together to improve our historic and vibrant community.  Please let us know about your concerns, your suggestions, and your ideas to help make our community one of the best in Los Angeles.

It is time for change.  Please join us at our next General Board and Town Hall meeting on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:30pm in the auditorium of Kolping House at 1225 South Union Avenue to become a vital part of that change.

Thank you for all that you do to help our community.  We look forward to serving your needs!


Mark Lee
Pico Union Neighborhood Council
1225 S. Union Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Pico Union Neighborhood Council Announces New Executive Board

The Pico Union Neighborhood Council has installed a new 12-person board which has elected a new Executive Board.  At a Special meeting on May 28, 2014 run by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, former President Mark Lee was once again elected President of the neighborhood council.  Cynthia Rodriguez was elected Vice President.  New board member Estrella Marisol Galindo was elected Secretary and new board member Louis A. Shapiro was elected Treasurer.

“Now is the time to unite”, said President Mark Lee.  “We must come together to unite the community and work for the people of Pico Union, he added.  

There will be no general board meeting in June.  The next Executive Committee meeting will be Monday, June 30, 2014 and the new board’s first general board meeting will be held Monday, July 7, 2014.  At that regularly scheduled meeting, the board will choose three stakeholders to fill vacant board seats and address an agenda of important items that will help make Pico Union a better place to live.

PUNC Meetings

Become a guest of the General Board Meetings held every 1st Monday of each month; if the first Monday falls on a holiday, the General Board Meeting will held on the following Monday. Monthly agendas are posted in the Agendas and Minutes link located on the right side of the screen. Get involved with the decisions that affect and improve your community.

Office location: Kolping House Auditorium, 1225 S. Union Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015


Sea un huésped de las Reuniones de la Junta General el 1ª Lunes de cada Mes, si ese día cae en un día festivo, la junta se llevara acabo el Lunes de la semana siguiente. Las Agendas se fijaran en el enlace llamado Agendas and Minutes que esta localizado al lado derecho de esta pagina. Forme parte de las decisiones que afectaran y mejoran su comunidad.

Lugar de la oficina: Casa Kolping, 1225 S. Union Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015