Who would want to run for neighborhood council? The positions are unpaid, the boards are powerless to change city laws and the meetings can be long and sometimes unruly. However, the city’s network of neighborhood councils continue to attract veteran activists as well as newcomers to represents the interests of their communities.
On Saturday, April 6, voters in Atwater Village, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Los Feliz, Rampart Village and Silver Lake will determine which of more than 140 candidates, according to most recent information, will be elected. Many seats have attracted multiple contenders.
A second batch of Eastside neighborhood councils in Boyle Heights, Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, El Sereno, Hermon, Highland Park, Glassell Park, Lincoln Heights Montecito Heights and Mount Washington will hold their elections later this month on Saturday, April 13.
Stakeholders who live, work, own property, or otherwise have a connection to the neighborhood are eligible to vote. To find out what neighborhood council you live or work in, go here.
Thanks to Mo Najand of the Echo Park Neighborhood Council for gathering up the information below about the April 6 elections
Poll Location: Atwater Village Public Library Meeting room 3379 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles 90039
Candidate List: Atwater Candidates
Poll Location: Edendale Library Meeting room 2011 W. Sunset Blvd.
Candidate List: Echo Park Candidates
Poll Location: Riverside Elysian Valley Recreation Center Gymnasium 1811 Ripple St.
Candidate List: Elysian/Riverside Candidates
Polling Location: Elysian Masonic Lodge Multipurpose room 1900 N. Vermont Ave.
Candidate List: Los Feliz Candidates
Poll Location: Shatto Recreation Center Classroom 3191 W. 4th St.
Candidate List: Rampart Village Candidates
Poll Location: St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1523 Golden Gate Ave.
Candidate List: Silverlake Candidates