2016 Echo Park candidate forum

More than a dozen neighborhood councils across the Eastside will be holding elections this April. However, those candidates who want to run must register within the next two weeks.

Go here to find out more about the elections and to file your candidate registration.

What do neighborhood councils do?

Mo Najand, a board member of the Echo Park Neighborhood Council, provided a summary:

“The purpose of a neighborhood council is to promote more citizen participation in government and to make government more responsive to local needs through a citywide network of neighborhood councils.  Each council is responsible for representing the diverse interests of its stakeholders.

Neighborhood councils are funded by the city and governed by an elected group of individuals who live, work, own property, or otherwise have a connection to the neighborhood. They address issues and engage in initiatives affecting the neighborhood as a whole.

Neighborhood councils connect residents on a local level with their city government and aim to address issues of safety, development, and quality of life with those who live and work around us.

They are a perfect forum to get involved and provide input for your neighborhood.”

To find out what neighborhood council you live or work in, go here.

Here are the filing and election dates:

Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council

(Montecito Heights, Monterey Hills, Mount Washington & Sycamore Grove)

  • Candidate Filing Date: 1/28/2019
  • Election Date: 4/13/2019

Atwater Village Neighborhood Council

  • Candidate Filing Date: Jan 22
  • Election Date: April 6

Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council

Echo Park Neighborhood Council

Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council

  • Candidate Filing Date: 1/28/2019
  • Election Date: 4/13/2019

Elysian Valley Riverside Neighborhood Council

  • Candidate Filing Date: Jan 22
  • Election Date: April 6

Glassell Park Neighborhood Council

  • Candidate Filing Date: 1/28/2019
  • Election Date: 4/13/2019

Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council

  • Candidate Filing Date: 1/28/2019
  • Election Date: 4/13/2019

Hermon Neighborhood Council

  • Candidate Filing Date: 1/28/2019
  • Election Date: 4/13/2019

Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council

  • Candidate Filing Date: 1/28/2019
  • Election Date: 4/13/2019

LA-32 (El Sereno) Neighborhood Council

  • Candidate Filing Date: 1/28/2019
  • Election Date: 4/13/2019

Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council

Rampart Village Neighborhood Council

  • Candidate Filing Date: Jan 22
  • Election Date: April 6

Silver Lake Neighborhood Council

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