Mission Statement and Purpose of the Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women
The Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women was established by ordinance by the City Council and Mayor in 1975. In 1980, the Commission was made a permanent department of City government.
The Commission assists in assuring to all women the opportunity for full and equal participation in the affairs of City government and promotes the general welfare of women in the Los Angeles community. The Commission is authorized to:
Inform and Advise the Mayor and City Council of the needs and problems of women in the City of Los Angeles, with special emphasis given to women in City government
Investigate problems and conditions affecting women adversely
Recommend programs which offer to women in the City of Los Angeles, a greater opportunity and ability to pursue life choices without discrimination
Propose methods of alleviating inequities in pay and job opportunities between men and women
Promote awareness of changing life patterns, opportunities and responsibilities of women
Maintain an active liaison with citizen groups concerned about identifying and removing obstacles to the development of a woman's full potential
The seven members of the Commission are appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council. Each Commissioner serves a five-year term. The Commission meets on the second Friday of each month, except for holidays. All regular meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. and are open to the public. Periodic meetings are held throughout the City of Los Angeles to seek information on the concerns of women. Please call the Commission office for meeting location..