BOYLE HEIGHTS NC ELECTIONS – OCTOBER 13, 2012

FINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
Community Seats

PATRICK KELLY

JOEL ULLOA

CARLOS MONTES

TERESA MAQUEZ

EDWARD PADILLA

ELVIRA “VERA” DEL POZO

DIANA DEL POZO-MORA

JOE DIAZ

ERIKA TREVIS

OLIVIA RUBIO

MARGARITA AMADOR

FRANCISCO “PACO” ARAGO

MARYANN AGUIRRE

JOSE “CARMELO” ALVAREZ

Factual Basis
MARTHA PELAYO 
Area 1 Seat
AURELIA SALGADO 
Area 2 Seat
SIERRA JENKINS
Area 3 Seat
LUZ MONTOYA-RUIZ 
Area 4 Seat 
ERNESTO ESPINOZA 
Click here to download Final Canvass of Votes (pdf)

 

Open Board Seats 2012 – Boyle Heights NC
BOARD POSITION
# OF SEATS
ELECTED OR APPOINTED?
QUALIFICATIONS TO
RUN FOR THE SEAT

QUALIFICATIONS TO
VOTE FOR THE SEAT

Area 1 Seat
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 1 and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 1 and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Miguel Juvera

My name is Angel and I have lived here in the Boyle Heights Community for 2 years now and I love the change and transformation that the community is going through. I believe in people and I truly believe in this community and I want to be apart such beautiful transition.

Aurelia Salgado

Boyle Heights is a great place to live!I enjoy community service and knowing that I can be a part of positive change and service in my own neighborhood.I would like to do outreach and invite all residents and stakeholders to participate and become involved with the neighborhood council.My goals are simple. “Kids and Families First.”We are what make up a neighborhood.“Be Transparent and Accountable”this includes holding other people in leadership positions accountable too. I want to always do the right thing for the members of my community.As a Construction Closeout Consultant, Time Banker, Student and Actor, I have been placed in leadership positions. These experiences along with my concern for the well being and quality of life of all Boyle Heights Residents, uniquely qualify me to advocate for the members of the Boyle Heights Community. I hope to serve you in this position.

Area 2 Seat
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 2 and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 2 and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Jose Aguilar

Sierra Jenkins

I have lived in Boyle Heights for several years and want to give back to the community.

Llevo varios anos viviendo aqui en Boyle Heights. Seria todo un placer y un orgullo tener la oportunidad servir a la comunidad.

Area 3 Seat
Term: 2 years

 1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 3 and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 3 and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Luz Montoya-Ruiz

Area 4 Seat
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 4 and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 4 and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Ernesto Espinoza

Community Seats
Term: 2 years
14 Elected Stakeholders  who live, work, own property in the BHNC and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the BHNC and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Barbara Martinez

Im an active member of the community and lived in Boyle hight al my life im a proud mother of 3 boys and a grand mother of five grandchildren i voluntered at there schools many years and i love to work helping the schools. Im very proud to have recived the volunteer of the year certificate award and letter from president Obama. I was president of the School Site Concil acadamy of the arts @ Roosevelt High school and president of the ceac commitie in the school of Medical Health and Sciense allso active with several organisations in my community and the city. I like helpping people like me that dont have much but care about our childrens futer and to better the qualatie of life were we live. Please excuse my grammer.

Edward Torrez

Diana Del Pozo-Mora

I hope my participation makes a difference in my community.

Margarita Amador

My name is Margarita Amador, I have been a resident in Boyle Heights for over 40 years.  I grew up in Pico Gardens and worked for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles for 14 years, where I provided social services programs residing in Public Housing.  I have been the Secretary for the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council for the past 4 years and have been very devoted.  I am extremely passionate about my neighborhood and would like to continue to be an advocate for the residents.

Manuel Aldana Jr.

City Hall is plagued by corruption, mismanagement, and disregard for the public trust. I am committed in making a difference and improving the quality of life here in Boyle Heights. I know the issues that are important to us. Jobs, public services, honest government, and education. We need a Neighborhood Council (NC) that will encourage the community to attend meetings so that their concern’s can be heard. I have advocated for parents and improving student academic performance by serving on school advisory committees and filed over 100+ Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) complaints against LAUSD for violations of federal & state regulations, I have advocated for ratepayers by serving as a member of the DWP Ratepayer’s Advocacy Committee against unnecessary rate increases, and I have also filed grievances against the former Boyle Heights NC for violations of state & city laws. Thank you for your vote. -Manuel ”Manny” Aldana Jr.

Philip Del Pozo

Phil del Pozo a resident of Boyle Heights for over 65 years. I am very concerned with the environment issues and those affecting quality of life. I attend several meetings every month to see how I can better improve my neighborhood.  I believe the area is getting better, but we must all work together to make it a better place to raise our children.

Teresa Marquez

Jose “Carmelo” Alvarez

Maryann Aguirre

Kenneth Wyrick

Born and raised in Boyle Heights. Worked on the original stakeholder proposal that lead to BHNC certification. We need to plan for how the BHNC operates efficiently via website  that empower the board to communicate as an EARLY NOTIFICATION system for BH.

Francisco “Paco” Arago

Christopher DeLeon

Christien-Azul Amaral

I have been a resident and business owner in Boyle Heights for 8 years and have seen the city evolve.
As a resident and business owner for 8 years, I care deeply about the community in which we live, the people in our community and our living environment.
In the past 8 years, I have become actively involved in promoting more activities and resources for our community.
Examples:
-Produced and curated photography show at local Boyle Heights gallery showcasing local photographers.
-Produced music night “Eastside Luv” at Eastside Love Bar in Boyle Heights.
-Music programmer for annual “Imix Holiday Sale”, last years took place at The Paramount (2708 E. Cesar Chavez, Boyle Heights).  A pop up marketplace where local vendors come together and sell their crafts and goods.
-Participated in multiple art shows:  Self-Help Graphics, Urban Sanctuary.
-Currently developing a radio show for Radio Sombra (internet radio) broadcasted from Boyle Heights.

Carlos Montes

Please vote for me for the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council. I have a long history of working and organizing for the improvement of our community and as an advocate for equal rights. I graduated from Hollenbeck Junior High School and attended Roosevelt HS. I will work with the community and the neighborhood council to improve the quality of life in Boyle Heights. I will work in the areas of improving and fighting for more parks, and recreation, improving the police, fire, and library services, improving traffic, street repairs, promoting local community businesses and community pride, stopping illegal dumping and crime via community education and involvement. I will also be an advocate for more funding for services and programs for Boyle Heights. I will support programs and businesses that bring quality and good paying jobs to Boyle Heights. I will also support improving the quality of housing for home owners and renters.

Edward Padilla

As Boyle Heights continues to change rapidly, we need to unite our voices and strengthen our community to be able to address changes in a positive way. In this historically diverse neighborhood, it is expected that there will be a spectrum of backgrounds and beliefs concerning how we should progress and grow. Being part of the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council means that we will listen well to each other and work together to make Boyle Heights a better place to live, work, and visit. I want to continue to serve on the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council because I strongly believe in the future of this culturally rich community. I am a proud resident of this wonderful neighborhood, and I am a volunteer teacher of dramatic arts at Casa 0101 Theater where I am also President of the Board.

Danny Bozarth

I have served on the board of the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council as the Area 2 representative since October 2011. During that time I have attended every meeting, and I have voted on every issue. We need to take an interest in our community and improve our neighborhood by educating our residents about the services available to them. We must take pride in our community and make Boyle Heights a safe and healthy place for future generations to live, work, and prosper.

William Morrison

Elvira (Vera) Del Pozo

I AM A RESIDENT OF BH FOR OVER 60 YEARS, LIVE AND OWN PROPERTY AND I AM VERY INVOLVED WITH COMMUNITY ACTIONS TO MAKE LIVING IN BH A BETTER PLACE! I NOT ONLY WORK WITH A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS, BUT STRIVE TO DO IT IN A RESPECTFUL WAY, RESPECTING THE RIGHTS OF ALL OF INDIVIDUAL IN BH.

Patrick Kelly

Boyle Heights is a dynamic community, and I want to represent you in making it ever better. Through my years of involvement here, particularly as part of Alcance Victoria / Victory Outreach Church, I am very familiar with the social and economic issues our residents face. I hope you will support me in this election, as I aspire to take a greater role in leading and improving our neighborhood.

Boyle Heights es una comunidad dinámica, y me gustaría que lo represente en hacerlo cada vez mejor. A través de mis años de participación aquí, especialmente como parte de la Iglesia Alcance Victoria / Victory Outreach, estoy muy familiarizado con los temas sociales y económicos que enfrentan nuestros residentes. Espero que me apoyen en esta elección, yo aspiro tener un papel más importante en la dirección y mejorar nuestro barrio.

Joel Ulloa

I served on the Neighborhood Council for Boyle Heights for the past two years. In that capacity I served on the Bylaws Committee and contributed to the development of the current standing bylaws. I also served as part of the team that worked closely with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to develop a stronger and more cohesive Neighborhood Council in Boyle Heights. I grew up in Boyle Heights and can attest to and feel lucky to have been a part of its great opportunities, culture, and community.

Erika Trevis

I have strong interests in historic and cultural preservation, infrastructure redevelopment, and sustainable planning. As a resident of Boyle Heights for the past year and four months, I have grown very attached to this wonderful community.
I love that residents can walk to stores from their homes and that public transit is easily accessible. I also love that the city has public parks and an apparent care for community heritage that I consistently witness at Mariachi Plaza.

My vision is for Boyle Heights to become a model for well-maintained infrastructure and sustainable living. I want to see all of the sidewalks in Boyle Heights repaired, trash cleaned up, and more greenery added wherever a neighborhood is lacking. I want to see residents continue to benefit from public transit and more. I believe that my involvement will help to achieve this vision.

Joe Diaz

I would like to be a Candidate for the BHNC because i have been a Boyle Heights resident since i was born i am 40 years old now i have lived twenty two years in Pico-Aliso Housing Development. I currently live on Mott St and Cesar Chavez Ave where i have been living for the last twelve
years. I have seen this community in it’s good and bad times and i know that for every negatived thing that has happens here in this community we have made it positive out of it.

Olivia Rubio

Unity is strength!
No one better than a long standing Boyle heights resident to inform and advocate for the community. My priority will be to promote the safety and well-being of the community.
Vote for Olivia Rubio for the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council!
La Union es la fuerza!
Quien mas que un residente de Boyle Heights para apoyar y informar a la communidad. Mi prioridad sera promover la seguridad y bienestar de nuestra communidad.
Vote para Olivia Rubio para el Consejo Vecindal de Boyle Heights!

Sergio Guerrero

Factual Basis
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the BHNC and affirm a factual basis for it and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the BHNC and affirm a factual basis for it and who are 18 years old or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Geza Gedeon

Martha Pelayo

I was born and raised in Boyle Heights.  After graduating from Roosevelt High School and completing my degree at UC Irvine, I eventually began working for the City of Los Angeles Youth Opportunity Movement in Boyle Heights, where I helped case manage and mentor youth from this community for over seven years.  Currently I am a project director as East Los Angeles College, and have continued to maintain and build on partnership with organizations in Boyle Heights.  I also volunteer with the arts venue in the community.  I am thankful for the impact this community has had in my life an I want to continue bringing my experience and resource to the revitalization of this community.  I would be honored to serve as your representative in the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council.

ELECTIONS INFO

Benjamin Franklin Branch Library
2200 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, 90033
Polling Hours:
10 am to 4 pm

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