As a department of the City of Los Angeles, El Pueblo is a living museum that continues to fulfill its unique role as the historic and symbolic heart of the city, celebrating the Native American, African American, Spanish, Anglo, Mexican, Chinese, Italian and French cultures that contributed to its early history. El Pueblo is an important cultural and historical destination for those visiting Los Angeles, and it currently attracts over two million visitors a year from throughout the United States and from every continent in the world.


El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument promotes, safeguards, and preserves the City's birthplace and culturally diverse heritage through the effective management of its commercial and historical resources and events.


El Pueblo will be recognized as an iconic destination in Los Angeles and regarded as a top tier historical site that supports local culture and inspires repeat visitation.


The strategic plan was developed under the direction of the Board of Commissioners with input from the Olvera Street merchants, non-profit partners, and other community members, as a five-year rolling plan designed to guide El Pueblo's future development, while keeping in mind the needs of our tenants, local community, and other stakeholders. El Pueblo also recognizes that new ideas, developments, or initiatives may occur that warrant attention, but may not be included in this PDF iconStrategic Plan


David Louie

David W. Louie, President

Commissioner Patricia Alarcon

Patricia Alarcon, Vice-President

Gerlie Collado

Gerlie Collado, Member

Salvatore DiCostanzo

Salvatore DiCostanzo, Member

Commissioner Fabian Garcia

Fabian Garcia, Member

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Alex Ibarra, Member

Jasse Marez

Jesse Marez, Member

Natalie Samarjian

Natalie Samarjian, Member

Aaron Thomas smiling

Aaron Thomas, Member


El Pueblo Commission meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 2:00 p.m. at the Biscailuz Gallery, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA CA 90012.

PDF icon El Pueblo Commission Agenda - 02-25-21

PDF icon El Pueblo Commission Minutes - 01-28-21

El Pueblo Commission 02/25/21 YouTube Streaming Link 

*Please note: The YouTube livestream is a video presentation only, and there will be about a 15-30 second lag time for users. Individuals should still call-in to the meeting directly if they would like to make any public comment: 

Dial-in Information for the Public

Phone Number: (669) 254-5252

Meeting ID: 161 968 0486