About the South Bay Cities Council of Governments
The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) is a joint powers authority government agency of 16 cities and Los Angeles County that share the goal of maximizing the quality of life and productivity of the South Bay subregion of Los Angeles. South Bay cities and the county maintain the qualities and characteristics that make them unique and independent, while coming together collectively to address issues of common interest for a greater good. Our members are motivated by the collective vision of what the SBCCOG can do for our communities through Partnership, Persuasion, Performance and Advocacy.
The SBCCOG members are Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance, and the Harbor City/San Pedro/Wilmington communities of the City of Los Angeles, along with the unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles District 2 and 4.
Overseen by a board of directors, the SBCCOG conducts business through committees and working groups made up of city and county elected officials, city and county staff, government partners and members of the community. These groups focus on conservation of energy and water, along with waste reduction and shared mobility, through our South Bay Environmental Services Center (SBESC); senior and homeless services through Social Welfare, Equity and Access initiatives; Transportation, particularly administration of Measure R and Measure M funding; land use and climate action planning through our Sustainable South Bay initiatives; broadband access with the South Bay Fiber Network (SBFN), geographic information systems (GIS) mapping through our Technology initiatives and Advocacy on legislative positions that address these issues.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging period for our South Bay cities. We have faced the resultant loss of many lives, closed businesses, unemployment of residents and tremendous loss of revenue for our cities. We are also challenged with disparities in how various segments of our population can access services. The value of having the SBCCOG as a means for our cities to network and share best practices has never been more evident.
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