Lauro "Nick" Pacheco, Jr. is an Americanattorney, politician, and a member of the Democratic Party. Pacheco served as a member of the Los AngelesCity Council (1999-2003). Prior to serving on the Los Angeles City Council, Nick Pacheco served as an Elected Charter Reform Commissioner (1997-1999) for the same district he served as Councilman. He also worked for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office as a Deputy District Attorney (1995-1999).
While on the council he established a jogging path around a cemetery (Evergreen Cemetery Jogging Path) that included the use of recycled tires as part of the sidewalk. He also created the Affordable Housing Trust Fund in the City of Los Angeles as chair of the council's Housing and Community Redevelopment Committee.
As Chair of the council's Budget Committee he established the Neighborhood Prosecutor program that focuses on quality of life crimes in each neighborhood. Under this program each police division in the City has a specific Deputy City Attorney assigned to identify and prosecute quality of life crimes (graffiti, prostitution, drag-racing, etc.) that harm each neighborhood.