There are many ways the general public can get involved in local government in the community development and housing realms. Some are listed below.
The Neighborhood Council system was establishedin 1999 as a way of ensuring that the City government remains responsive to the different needs and lifestyles of Los Angeles’ rich variety of communities. There are currently 99 Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles, each serving about 40,000 people. https://empowerla.org/councils/
Government commissions are led by appointed residents of the City and/or County, who both oversee and advise in the successful functioning of their respective departments.