A slate of candidates that included supporters of AirBnb rentals emerged victorious in Silver Lake while a tenant rights’ activist will serve as the new president of the Echo Park neighborhood council, according to preliminary results from Saturday’s elections (there are also links below to all the election results).
The Los Feliz Ledger has a run down of the election results from several of the council races, including a large turnout in Silver Lake where two rival slates fought fought for control of the advisory body.
Meanwhile, in the Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council election, Kwazi Nkrumah was elected president by a wide margin, with 315 votes according to provisional results. The second largest vote getter, former president Jose Sigala, picked up 99 votes even though he had withdrawn his candidacy. Clint Carlton, Public Relations Manager for the Dream Center, came in third place in his bid for president.
The provisional results for all the elections must still be finalized and are subject to challenges.
In addition to Echo Park and Silver Lake, neighborhood councils representing Atwater Village, Historic Filipinotown, Los Feliz and Rampart Village also held elections on Saturday.
A second round of neighborhood council elections are scheduled on April 26 for Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, El Sereno, Glassell Park, Highland Park, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Monterey Hills and Mount Washington.
* Update: The Elysian Valley Neighborhood Council election scheduled for April 12 was cancelled by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, the city agency that oversees the councils, because there were fewer candidates than open board seats, said President Steve Appleton. The agency made the decision only a week before election day and after a mailer had been sent out, Appleton said.
Preliminary Election Results (PDF format):