Your Neighborhood Council is as strong and effective as its stakeholders make it – no more, no less.
During 2010, all the City’s Neighborhood Councils will be holding elections for their Boards of Directors. NENC is part of Region A (roughly, the north and west San Fernando Valley), and all Region A elections will be held on March 2.
Want to make a difference in your community? Want to join with others in improving the quality of life, work, play, and learning in Northridge? Spread the word about the need for greater participation. Find out who’s running for the Board, and ask them the tough questions. Last but not least, come out on March 2, 2010 and vote! Together, we can make participatory democracy work for all citizens of Northridge and Los Angeles.
All seats on the Board (except the Youth and CSUN seats) are open in this election (see the composition of the Board here). The filing period for candidates whose names will appear on the ballot is closed as of January 4, 2010, and the write-in candidate filing period closed on February 1, 2010. The table below shows the full slate of candidates for this election.
Look for other election-related events in the Upcoming Events section of this site (left column of the page).
Here’s a table of information about the NENC Board elective categories (the Youth and CSUN positions are appointed) and the candidates registered for each as of this date:
|Category||Seats||Number of Candidates||Write-in Candidate Names||On-ballot Candidate Names|
|At Large||2||4||Steven Ramirez||Nestor Fantini, Alice McCain, Chavon Smith|
|Business Owner / Employee||2||1||None||Barry Greenberg|
|Property Owner||3||2||None||Lucille Meehan, Steve Patel|
|Resident and Either Propery Owner, Renter, or Business Owner / Employee||3||3||None||Yehuda Draiman, Don Dwiggins, Peter McCarty|
|Either Property Owner, Renter, or Business Owner / Employee||2||1||None||Kelly Lord|
Candidate statements will be added to this page as they become available. Note that there are “open” positions in some categories; they will be filled by appointment at the first general meeting after the election results have been confirmed by the Clerk’s office and the new board has been seated.
Note: if you’re one of the registered candidates, we encourage you to create a statement to be published on this site; rich text and images will be allowed, although we may impose a disk space limitation.
The election will be administered by the Los Angeles City Clerk’s office. The procedures to be followed in conducting the election, including the timeline, are available here.