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Library Commission

Mission

It is the mission of the Library Commission to advise the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian on matters of library policy, administration, operation, and service; to obtain public input; and to make suggestions and recommendations on any matters which have come to the attention of the Commission regarding LA County Library.

History and Structure

The Library Commission was formed by order of the Board of Supervisors in 1994 and was composed of 15 members appointed by the Board. Prior to 1994, Regional Library Councils in the 5 LA County Library Regions provided the opportunity for citizen participation and input regarding Library operations.

In 1996, the Board of Supervisors ordered the Commission to be restructured following a proposal developed by a working group of representatives of involved agencies. The new Library Commission has 20 members. Ten commissioners are selected by the City Selection Committee of representatives of the cities served by LA County Library, selections to be made from among elected city council members in those cities; and ten commissioners appointed by the Board of Supervisors, two by each Supervisor. This action created a Commission which represents both the unincorporated areas and the cities served by LA County Library.

Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, July 17, 2024, from 10 am – 11:30 am at Paramount Library (Satellite Locations: Sunkist Library & West Hollywood Library)

All meetings are open to the public.

To view previous meeting agendas and minutes, please click on the “Previous Commission Meetings” tab above.

Commission Goals

  1. Provide input to the Library regarding efforts to stabilize funding, and advocate for more stable library funding at both the local and state levels.
  2. Advise the County Librarian with regard to the changing needs of libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
  3. Assist in publicizing and promoting the programs and services for the Library to all County residents.
  4. Schedule Commission meetings at a variety of locations, and publicize meeting times and locations to increase public attendance and provide a forum where residents may give and receive information about library services.

Contact The Commission

LA County Library Headquarters
7400 E Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242
Phone: 562.940.8400
Email: librarycommission@library.lacounty.gov

Current Commissioners

First District

Eric Alfaro
Resident of Alhambra
Appointed by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis

Kim Ting Yu
Resident of Rowland Heights
Appointed by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis

Emmanuel J. Estrada
Mayor, City of Baldwin Park
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Ruth M. Low
Councilmember, City of Diamond Bar
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Second District

Nancy Anderson Kuechle
Resident of Culver City
Appointed by Former Supervisor Ridley-Thomas

Revé Gipson
Resident of Los Angeles
Appointed by Former Supervisor Ridley-Thomas

David Lesser
Councilmember, City of Manhattan Beach
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Göran Eriksson
Councilmember, City of Culver City
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Third District

Joy C. Williams
Resident of Chatsworth
Appointed by Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath

Nicole Payton
Resident of West Hollywood
Appointed by Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath

Celeste Rodriguez
Mayor, City of San Fernando
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Mary Mendoza
Vice Mayor, City of San Fernando
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Fourth District

Angelita Medina
Resident of Whittier
Appointed by Supervisor Janice Hahn

Jonathan Beutler
Resident of Palos Verdes
Appointed by Supervisor Janice Hahn

José Luis Solache
Mayor, City of Lynwood
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Steve Croft
Councilmember, City of Lakewood
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Fifth District

James P. Allen, Vice Chair
Resident of Santa Clarita
Appointed by Supervisor Kathryn Barger

Tess Shih
Resident of Pasadena
Appointed by Supervisor Kathryn Barger

Corey Calaycay, Chair
Mayor Pro Tem, City of Claremont
Appointed by City Selection Committee

Rick Crosby
Councilmember, City of La Verne
Appointed by City Selection Committee

2024

Wednesday, January 17, 2024, from 10 am – 12 pm at Temple City Library

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from 10 am – 12 pm at Hawthorne Library

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 10 am – 12 pm at Montebello Library

2024

Wednesday, January 17, 2024, from 10 am – 12 pm at Temple City Library

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from 10 am – 12 pm at Hawthorne Library

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 10 am – 12 pm at Montebello Library

2023

January 18, 2023, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

March 15, 2023, from 10 am – 12 pm at Diamond Bar City Hall, Windmill Room

May 17, 2023, from 10 am – 12 pm at La Verne Library

July 19, 2023, from 10 am – 12 pm at Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library

September 20, 2023, from 10 am – 12 pm at Agoura Hills Library

November 15, 2023, from 10 am – 12 pm at Angelo M. Iacoboni Library

2022

January 19, 2022, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

March 16, 2022, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

May 18, 2022, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

July 20, 2022, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

September 21, 2022, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

November 16, 2022, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

2021

January 20, 2021 – cancelled

February 17, 2021, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

March 17, 2021, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

May 19, 2021, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

July 21, 2021, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

September 15, 2021, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

November 17, 2021, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

2020

March 2, 2020, from 10 am – 12 pm, at San Dimas Library

July 15, 2020, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

September 16, 2020, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

November 18, 2020, from 10 am – 12 pm, Virtual Meeting

 

2019

January 16, 2019, from 10 am – 12 pm, at La Puente Library

March 20, 2019, from 10 am – 12 pm, at Willowbrook Library

May 15, 2019, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, at the Hall of Administration

July 17, 2019, from 10 am – 12 pm, at Stevenson Ranch Library

July 23, 2019, from 3 – 4 pm, at Duarte City Hall, Conference Room

September 18, 2019, from 10 am – 12 pm, at Artesia Library

December 4, 2019, from 10 am – 12 pm, at Topanga Library

2018

January 17, 2018, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the A C Bilbrew Library

March 21, 2018, at La Mirada Library – Meeting was canceled

May 23, 2018, from 10 am to 12 pm at the Hall of Administration

July 18, 2018, from 10 am to 12 pm at the Rowland Heights Library

September 26, 2018, from 10 am to 12 pm at the San Fernando Library.

November 28, 2018, from 10 am to 12 pm at the South Whittier Library

2017

January 18, 2017, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Huntington Park Library

March 15, 2017, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the La Crescenta Library

May 10, 2017, from 11 am to 1 pm, at the Hall of Administration

July 19, 2017, from 10 am to 12 pm, at Library Headquarters

September 20, 2017, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Hacienda Heights Library

November 15, 2017, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Lomita Library

2016

January 20, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Baldwin Park Library

February 17, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at Library Headquarters.

March 16, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Duarte Library, Bakersfield article

April 20, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at Library Headquarters.

May 18, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Hall of Records

June 15, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Compton Library

July 20, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library

September 21, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at Library Headquarters

October 19, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at Patriotic Hall

November 16, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Hall of Administration

2015

July 22, 2015, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Lennox Library

September 16, 2015, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Malibu Library

October 21, 2015, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Hall of Administration

November 18, 2015, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the East Los Angeles Library

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