There's only a few days left to register as a candidate for the Council Board elections this spring. Online registration is open, but only until the end of next Sunday, February 7th.
Our Board members represent our Neighborhood Council area, responsible to our local community, to support improvements in our neighborhood and make sure we are represented at City Hall. Neighborhood Councils have been increasingly powerful in City government, demanding services, stopping or altering projects, and supporting the voice of the people. And our Board members are members of our community. They are community leaders, not appointed by the Mayor or City Council. They are selected by us in free and fair elections by the residents and workers in our Neighborhood Council.
We're also sharing these videos including a call for involvement from Mayor Eric Garcetti and an explanation of what it means to be a Board Member in the Neighborhood Councils:
Eight of the fifteen seats on our Neighborhood Council Board will be open for the election on April 7th. The seats are in four categories, including:
2 Resident seats
2 Community Based Organization
3 At Large and
1 At Large Community Interest.
The qualifications for each seat are different and can be found on the Registration page. Candidates need to upload appropriate documentation to register, and will have the opportunity to include a statement and other information. You can find the requirements for each type of seat (including seats that aren't open in our election) at http://empowerla.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/AcceptableFormsofDocumentation.pdf.
To register as a candidate, visit http://empowerla.org/nccr/, or just click on the Candidate Registration button on the left of this website. You'll find an informative video about what it means to serve as a Board Member and be able to register to run to represent us.
You can also register to vote online any time between now and Election Day. Go to https://register.empowerla.org/council/32/, fill out your information. You'll also need to submit a picture of your photo ID to prevent online fraud. Remember that if you are a stakeholder in multiple Councils, you'll need to register to vote in each one separately. Some registration requirements are different with different Councils.