DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES NC ELECTIONS – November 15, 2012

FINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
At-Large Director

PATRICIA “PATTI” BERMAN

Area-Wide Business Director
HAL BASTIAN
Area-Wide Resident Director
J. RUSSELL BROWN
Central City East/Toy District Business Director
TINA PELLEGRINO
South Park Business Director

TRAVIS KASPER

Historic Downtown Business Director

MICHAEL DELIJANI

Fashion District Business Director
LYNN MYERS
City West Business Director
DAVID HURTADO
City West Resident Director
RASOOL ALI
Bunker Hill Resident Director
JUDITH MARKOFF HANSEN
Civic Center Resident Director
THEODORE NATHANSON 
Historic Downtown Resident Director
BARRETT REIFF-MORSE 
Central City East/Skid Row Resident Director
GENERAL JEFF 
South Park Resident Director
SCOTT BYTOF 
Area-Wide Homeless Resident Director
MAX CEE 
Public Sector Workforce Director
GRETCHEN SIEMERS 
Arts, Cultural and Education Interest Director

TATI SIMONIAN

ANASTASIA JOHNSON

NANCY LEE 

Arts, Cultural and Education Interest Director (Resident)
JOE MOLLER 
Social Services Provider (SSP) Directors

KEVIN MICHAEL KEY

ROBERT NEWMAN

WENDELL BLASSINGAME

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

QUALIFICATIONS TO
VOTE FOR THE SEAT
Arts, Cultural, and Education Interests
Directors
Term: 2 years
3 Elected Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with proof of interests from organizations but not limited to nonprofit educational institutions, museums, cultural institutions and organizations, preservation societies and organizations, faithbased organizations, and nonprofit entertainment venues. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with arts, cultural, and educational interests within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Nancy Lee

Having worked in downtown Los Angeles since 2008, I have seen many exciting developments in our visual and cultural landscape that have drawn more and more Angelenos here. I care about the future of downtown both personally and professionally.

Montana Graboyes

In my role as a communications associate at The Colburn School, I have spent nearly two years immersed in the artistic and educational life of Downtown Los Angeles. While serving in this position, I have developed a tremendous passion for the distinct, and vibrant, creative communities of the area. I hope to join the council because I want to ensure that as downtown continues to undergo its current Renaissance, that the arts remain supported and valued as a key piece of our civic life.

Tati Simonian

Having grown up in Los Angeles, and working in various parts of the cultural sector both in LA and NYC, I believe building community is the most important element of success. Currently, all eyes are on downtown LA and its changing landscape. As the marketing manager the newly opened Grand Park, my work is focused on not only building a community around Grand Park’s events and offerings, but also bringing attention to downtown LA’s vibrant and thriving arts and culture scene!

Anastasia Johnson

I am a historic core resident and work in South Park. I bring a passion for the community that I live in as well of an understanding of the needs of my neighbors. I have worked in downtown since 2002 and had the distinct pleasure of serving on the Grand Ave. partnership as a representative of the Cathedral our Lady of the Angels and seeing the city transform around me over the last ten years. Maintaining the history, art, and beauty of downtown Los Angeles while the city burgeons is my key desire.

Donald Kronos

Born near Canada in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and having since traveled throughout North American, Central American, and South America, actor and activist Donald Kronos, is a true adventurer who has known many lifestyles and many hardships and has spent years advocating for a better life for all. His wish is that none should suffer and he strongly believes that such a world is possible, not through faith alone but through a concerted effort to work with each other in an attempt to better understand each other’s views, needs, desires, and values. He feels that an education system best serves the public when it best serves each individual student and he recognizes that this can not be accomplished by treating students like cattle but rather by acknowledging their individual humanity and fostering their ability to connect with each other on every level.

Simon Ha

Simon Ha is an architect practicing and raising a family in DTLA. His profession, community involvement, and residency in DTLA give him a unique qualification to understand the needs of our community and envision the future for DTLA.As an architect, he has designed large scale mixed-use projects in South Park, Broadway area, and Historic Core, which gives him knowledge indowntown planning and developments.

He currently serves on the DLANC Board and Co-Chairs the Planning and Land Use Committee.

As a parent with a daughter going to kindergarten in 2013, he has teamed up with other DT parents to bring a quality elementary school option inDowntown. If successful, Metro Charter Elementary School will be open fall of 2013.

Arts, Cultural, and Education Interests
Director (Resident)
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 16 years of age and resides within the DLANC boundaries with proof of interests from organizations but not limited to nonprofit educational institutions, museums, cultural institutions and organizations, preservation societies and organizations, faithbased organizations, and nonprofit entertainment venues. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with arts, cultural, and educational interests within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Joe Moller 

As Executive Director of the Art Walk I have hands on experience for the past 2 years dealing with many of the issues in Downtown LA. I am a proactive, solution orientated community member who wants to see Downtown succeed!

Area-Wide Business Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 16 years of age with proof of business interests within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Hal Bastian

I have had the pleasure of serving on DLANC for the last eight years and would be honored to be re-elected. I have been involved in the building of a greater Downtown since 1994. As Senior Vice President & Director of Economic Development for the Downtown Center Business Improvement District since 2001, I have been involved with development of over 15,000 residential units, recruiting over 200 restaurants and retailers, among many other things. I live in Downtown, as well and am dedicated to a better quaility of life for all.

Alameda East Business Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Business member or qualifying business interests within the Alameda East area and who is at least 16 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the Alameda East area within the DLANC boundaries.
Central City East/Toy District
Business Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Business member or qualifying business interests within the Central City East/Toy District area and who is at least 16 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the Central City East/Toy District within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Rick Young

The economy is looking mean. So we got to go green.

“Power to the People”

Tina Pellegrino

I am a deeply passionate 12 yr advocate for Downtown Los Angeles. As the Chief of Staff at American Apparel, our growth has paralleled the city’s growth. We started small here and now occupy more than 1M sq feet in downtown and employ more than 5,000 people. It’s been wonderful to be part of the revitalization of this great neighborhood.

My experience in DTLA was not in some fancy corporate office tower, but at 7th and Alameda, at the intersection of the Warehouse District, Little Tokyo, Arts District and Skid Row. Working here has taught me how to get things done, be compassionate, produce a great product, make a difference, work hard and stay organized. Together, we’ve fought for public transportation, immigration, and environmental causes.

I’d like to apply these skills even more. Please consider me for DLANC. I would be honored to be of service to this city.

City West Business Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Business member or qualifying business interests within the City West area and who is at least 16 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the City West within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

David Hurtado

I am the current business director for city west and have lived and worked in City West, Downtown LA since January of 2007. I share a passion like most here in the city that would like to see the city flourish and grow.

I hope to continue to see our district west of the 110 freeway be apart of Downtown. Its growing rapidly and there are many changes and items that will need to be addressed in the future. I know I can be the voice that we need to bring to the board.

Downtown Center Business Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Business member or qualifying business interests within the Historic Downtown area and who is at least 16 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the Downtown Center within the DLANC boundaries.
Fashion District Business Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Business member or qualifying business interests within the Fashion District  area and who is at least 16 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the Fashion District within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Lynn Myers

LYNN MYERS has been an active member of DLANC since 2001. Myers worked on the original neighborhood council planning team, and was elected to the Board of Governors as the Fashion District Business Representative in DLANC’s first election in 2002. She has served on numerous DLANC committees and participation in special projects.

MYERS is Managing Director of the LA Fashion District, the nationally recognized 100-block business improvement district that represents over 980 property owners and 2,500 merchants. Myershas worked for the LA Fashion District BID since 1994, participating in the start up, management and promotion of the first property based business improvement district in Los Angeles. Please vote for Lynn!

Historic Downtown Business Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Business member or qualifying business interests within the Historic Downtown area and who is at least 16 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the Historic Downtown within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Sandra Garratt

I am an award winning Design Director who created & owned a $500 million per year design & manufacturing business with more then 1,200 shops in the USA. I have been Green since 1992 and lecture and teach manufacturing & retail models of sustainable, Green business. I have resided and worked in downtown LA since March 2008 when I returned to California after working many years in NYC. I have a first hand understanding of living & working in LA and think I can help make a positive difference if I am on the LANC. I am registered Green party and make every effort to “walk my talk”.

Michael Delijani

I have been actively working to revitalize the Historic Core since I was a UCLA student years ago. I have helped the establishment of the Historic Core BID and acted as Chairman and Elected President of the Board. I have been one of the first supporters of the Neighborhood Council and eventually a Board Member. Currently I serve at different Committees of Bringing Back Broadway as well as LA Streetcar. My passion is to improve Downtown and specifically Historic Core for a better live, work and play environment.

South Park Business Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Business member or qualifying business interests within the South Park area and who is at least 16 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with business interests within the South Park within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Travis Kasper

I have lived in Downtown for nearly 4 years with my wife and daughter. I own and operate my own law firm in South Park. I am very interested in helping to shape the downtown business environment.

At-Large Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Any stakeholder who claims any type of stakeholdership within the DLANC boundaries and who is at least 16 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and claim any type of stakeholdership within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Patricia (Patti) Berman

I moved downtown 11 years ago.

I have served on DLANC for two terms. As Vice-President of Outreach, I initiated a newsletter and supervised a new DLANC Website. Goal: connect with stakeholders.

During my second term, I’ve been privileged to serve as president. Parklets have become a reality as has the Spring Street Park. A $121,000 grant will produce a vision of downtown’s livability, mobility and sustainability. I am humbled to be a part of these projects and so many others.

In addition to my work with DLANC, I serve on the Park Advisory Board for Pershing Square and the Art Walk board.

On the personal side, I spent years as a saloon singer on the American night club circuit and I’m a licensed scuba instructor.

DTLA is an exciting, evolving community; I love downtown and I want to continue to represent you.

Edgar Varela

I have been a resident of Downtown Los Angeles for 10 years and have owned my own business in Downtown Los Angeles for the past 6 years. I have been involved involved on several boards and know my way around the private and public sectors of DTLA. I want to continue to help shape this great neighborhood.

Area-Wide Resident Director
Term: 2 years
 1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who occupies his/her own dwelling within the DLANC boundaries and who is at least 16 years of age. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Richard Hillier

My wife and I retired to downtown Los Angeles after we saw all of the changes that have occurred in the last few years. We have participated in all of the Music Center venue offerings and the library Aloud programs and volunteer programs. We have been members of 24 Hour Fitness gym and now belong to the YMCA and participated in their Stair Climb to the Top charity. We shop and eat at the downtownstores. I would like to see the positive changes continue as I have the time and desire to contribute to the growth of downtown.

Russell Chan

I have lived Downtown since 1994 as an Investor and local Realtor. My mission has been committed to improving the residential lifestyle and responding to the needs of residents in the community. I have served on DLANC currently for over 4 years and would be honored to be re-elected. I will continue to be involved with the growth and improvement Downtown Los Angeles.

Will Wright

As a resident of the Pacific Electric Lofts at Sixth and Main, I care deeply about the health, environment, urban design and economic performance of the downtown community as a whole. For the past 17 years, I’ve witnessed the transformation of Downtown LA and look forward to representing the nearly 45,000 individuals that have chosen to reside in DTLA, as well as, strengthening our relationship with all of the other stakeholders who either work, own property, recreate, shop, dine and/or dance in downtown!

I look forward to serving you on the Downtown Neighborhood Council.

J. Russell Brown

Lived downtown for 10 years, starting with the early loft dwellers on Main and 4th. Seen many changes and glad to have been part of the improvements.

Been involved with neighborhood councils for 12 years, including almost 8 years with DLANC- 5 as President. Active member of DLANC’s planning committee and chair of DLANC’s transportation committee.

Other volunteer duties include 5 years with Pershing Square Park Advisory board- 4 years as chair. 3 years on Film LA’s Community relations board. Helped write downtown special filming conditions.

Trustee of Bringing Back Broadway. Chair BBB Streetcar committee. Previously, Executive Director Historic Downtown Business Improvement District. Educational Chair- PlanCheck NC. Founder DTLA Exchange. Member of Park 101 Freeway cap park coalition.

Next steps for downtown include involving the community in civic events and participation such as mixers, park events, transit improvements and business development.

Area-Wide Homeless Resident
Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 16 years of age and who self attest as homeless within the DLANC boundaries in places not meant for human habitation, such as cars, parks, sidewalks, abandoned buildings, in emergency transitional or residing in supportive housing for homeless persons who originally came from the streets; or who receives assistance (housing or resources) from a homeless services agency. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and self attest to homeless status and residency within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Max Cee

I will do what it takes to make downtown better for homeless people. I understand the struggle of being homeless and I think the current system is appalling. I will fight those who try to take advantage of the homeless.

Alameda East Resident Director
Term: 2 years
 1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 16 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the Alameda East area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the Alameda East area within the DLANC boundaries.
Bunker Hill Resident Director
Term: 2 years
 1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 16 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the Bunker Hill area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the Bunker Hill area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Judith Markoff Hansen

My history of being involved in Downtown goes back to 1979, bringing my students from Manual Arts HS to artist’s loft spaces. In 1982, leaving my Librarian job, I opened Gorky’s Cafe on 8th and San Julian and it became a huge 24/7 involvement, and included the People’s Muffinry addition to expand the kitchen.

Since that time I have lived and worked in SF and Germany and now Bunker Hill for the past 6 years. My interest is heavily weighted to our parks and kids and keeping downtown affordable to the middle class.

Central City East/Skid Row Resident
Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 16 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the Central City East/Skid Row area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the Central City East/Skid Row area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

General Jeff

As the incumbent and two-term Skid Row resident representative for the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council and also the Vice-President of Outreach and Communications, my efforts speak for themselves as I have continued to address any and all issues and concerns in our Skid Row community as we continue to add our collective voice to the overall Downtown community. I intend on fulfilling my constituents’ needs to the very best of my ability at all times.

Jessyka Quintero

I am a resident of Central City East and have live here for the past eight years. One year of that I was homeless in the Skid Row area. I believe this is the time to show my vested interest in my community and the issues surrounding the homeless, poverty, and housing.

My boss is one of the LAHSA’s Commissioners and as an employee of one of the greatest service providers that have vested interest in the community I am tuned to how those dynamics play out in the continued growth in the downtown area. I believe that DLANC is a wonderful forum for me to contribute my everyday experiences to comprehensive solutions for some of our issues in the downtown community.

This is the day for change.

City West Resident Director
Term: 2 years
 1  Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 16 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the City West area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the City West area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Rasool Ali

Dear All,
I presently represent City West Resident Director DLANC (2yr). I am committed to working hard to improve our community . From Residential Residency Placement to Ttransportation and New Business Development we are striving to improve our growing community.
I sincerely ask for your vote.
Thank You
Rasool Ali

Civic Center Resident Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 16 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the Civic Center area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the Civic Center area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Theodore Nathanson

Bunker Hill resident (33 years); Aerospace Engineer and Architect (Quebec); Canada and United States Citizen; Rockwell international; Downey and Canoga Park (Vehicle Design and Structural Analysis, 13 years – award winning extended duration orbiter mission extension kit, 4 orbital transfer vehicles, space station cupola; American Institute of Architects, Boston Society of Architects ( The Universal House, minimal surface catenoid ground based environmental control system, Citation Award for Unbuilt Architecture); Strathcona Academy, Outermont, Quebec ( Magazine Digest Award – 1 of 3 best students out of 120); Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering); Harvard University (Master in Architecture); University of Southern California ( Graduate School – Finite Element Analysis); El Camino Community College, Compton ( Visiting lecturer); California Museum of Science (Volunteer)

Fashion District Resident Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 16 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the Fashion District area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the Fashion District area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Historic Downtown Resident Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 16 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the Historic Downtown area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the Historic Downtown area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Laura Q. Abrams

James Bond

Being a resident in the corner of 6th and Spring for over 10 years, working on growing and bettering our community was always exciting. Now I have a lot of free time and I believe this would be a way to give back to the community and voice some of my neighbors concerns such as traffic, festivities, events, dog recreation areas, etc.

I have a lifetime of experience working in the arts and voicing humanizing points of view. I believe in middle grounds, compromise and working hard for results that are beneficial to everybody. I am NOT looking to enrich myself or to gain any benefits, this is about giving, and since I believe in walking the walk I will make public my yearly financial statements if elected and they will show no significant changes.

Barrett Reiff-Morse

Dear Historic Core Resident Community,

It is my privilege and pleasure to have the opportunity to represent you as the Historic Core Resident Director in the 2012 Downtown Neighborhood Council Elections.

As a resident of the Historic Core for approaching 12 years, I have known many of you through events, businesses ventures and most importantly friendships.

My objectives as your Resident Director are simple:
1) Advocate for services and facilities you need and want
2) Inspire the nature and spirit of the community
3) Develop locally owned and operated businesses

As our neighborhood grows, it is our responsibility to guide the community into one we enjoy, embrace and share for years to come. As your Resident Director I commit to involving you in the process of creating this future for the Historic Core.

Thank you for your support and your vote!

Best,

Barrett

Joshua Levi

In the two years I have lived downtown, I have watched its transformation unfold and gained a wealth knowledge and pride for the area. Everyday, I share my knowledge of the area and what is happening with friends and colleagues, and it truly warms my heart to watch the pride and passion for downtown grow. This is an amazing community, and it is my passion to work with the neighborhood council and contribute to its continued success. I hope to gain the resources of the neighborhood council to continue to establish downtown as an exciting and world class destination for all of Los Angeles, and all of the world, to enjoy.

Shaun Pollenz

I moved Downtown last year after graduating from law school in Orange County. I love Downtown and I have enjoyed watching the area grow and change, yet I remain unimpressed with this neighborhood’s condition. Downtown is a forgotten neighborhood, left for decades to fend for itself in spite of the fact that it is home to our city’s government. I am inspired, however, to help Downtown become a safe, vibrant, and economically sound neighborhood instead of the desolate and abandoned framework that it is today. If elected, my priorities will include shutting down the drug tunnel that exists on 5th Street between Rite Aid and Skid Row and bringing in new business development to provide residents with a more complete neighborhood environment.

Shannon Franklin

South Park Resident Director
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Resident (tenant and homeowner) who is at least 16 years of age and who occupies his/her own dwelling within the South Park area within the DLANC boundaries. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and reside within the South Park area within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Joan McCraw

I love Downtown Los Angeles. I’m captured by the vibrant culture and beauty of the historic architecture and enlivened by the challenges that drive its economic engine. It would be an honor to serve as a voice for residents and build on the legacy of the DLANC, advancing purposeful programs that coalesce the community and contribute to the quality of life in downtown.

Early advocate downtown renaissance|Loft dweller since 2006|Strategist/CMO at 213,drivingforce in LA’s urban revival. Established nucleus of thriving nightlife district integral to the social fabric of New Downtown in the bones of LA’s long neglected classic architecture. Launched 7 craft cocktail bars + websites, social media,legacy events,2005-11|Historic Downtown LA-BID Board,2009-11|Launched Dwell on Design. Country’s largest design exhibition(30,00 modern acolytes.Now 7 years at Convention Center|Dwell emissary Downtown Center-BID,2005-09

Scott Bytof

I am the incumbent Resident Director and Treasurer representing the Neighborhood Council from South Park.

During my term I have been active in reviewing and commenting on projects such as the Grand Park and proposed Streetcar, have helped facilitate community activities such as the Skid Row Photography Club and have worked with a team of Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates to provide feedback to the Mayor and City Council on City Budget issues.

I would be honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve as a resource for my community and a conduit to the city government.

Follow me on Twitter @sbytof

Juan Godinez

My name is Juan Godinez, a resident in the area for the past 10 years. I recently attended a DLANC meeting and witnessed how the struggled to meet quorum to just have an official meeting. I decided to volunteer this time around and help our community become a better neighborhood. I have been a volunteer before and an advocate for a good education to our children. I’m ready to give my time and effort to our neighborhood

Social Services Provider (SSP)
Directors
Term: 2 years
3  Elected Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age and with proof of SSP interests from organizations but not limited to mission-type, faith-based organizations that provide social services, nonprofit affordable housing, development and management organizations, non-profit educational and employment training, social service advocacy groups, non-profit hospitals, health care providers, social service counseling and life enrichment organizations such as senior service centers. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with SSP interests within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Robert Newman

Wendell Blassingame

Over the past 8 years I have volunteer (Skid Row) the Central City East, annual Homeless Memorial, Health Fairs and various educational and nutritional workshops.  Over the last 8 years I have volunteered my time to Manage Movies on Nickel ate the James Woods Center show current movies every Sat and Sunday.

KevinMichael Key

I came to this community over 10 years ago a disgrace to my family, my profession and my dream. Since then I have represented the best of Skid Row all over the World. I continue to live and work here because Skid Row saved my life.
I am a former defense attorney and now I represent The World’s Largest Recovery Community through my work with The Los Angeles Poverty Dept.(LAPD) theater troupe, we recently brought 3 days of parades to Skid Row.
I work at UCEPP on 6th and Stanford and I understand the issues of this community, I attend 12 step meetings in the community.
I will continue to fight the mass media narrative about our community. Together we can build a better space for all of us.

Lashaun FosterJones

I HAVE WORKED IN DOWNTOWN FOR MANY YEARS. I HAVE ASSISTED MANY HOMELESS PEOPLE AS WELL AS THE WEALTHY. I ENJOY WORKING AND VOLUNTEERING FOR DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES.

Adam Anglin

Public Sector Workforce Director
Tern: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who is at least 16 years of age and with proof of a public employer located within the DLANC boundaries. May NOT be resident or business stakeholder. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with interests in the public sector within the DLANC boundaries.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Chris Margaronis

My experience working in the public sector in Los Angeles, and my relationships with electeds and staff, can help to provide this neighborhood council a seat at the decision making table. Additionally, my work to secure federal grants can help this council pursue its priorities. If we get a school for our local kids, I’d love to volunteer and help out the gym class or sports teams. Let’s get to work.

Please contact me with questions at chrismargaronis@gmail.com or (909) 213-5483.

Gretchen Siemers

I represent the over 10,000 public sector employees who spend 40+ hours per week within the borders of DLANC. As the current Public Sector Workforce Director and the chair of the Sustainability Committee, I have worked to bring over $100,000 in grant money to DLANC, and I’m currently leading the team of consultants working with these funds to produce a community-driven vision plan for Downtown. My 5+ years experience as an urban and regional planner with LA County provides me with a future-oriented perspective, as well as an understanding of local political process, so that I can make informed decisions that affect the Downtown community.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions about my experience or platform. Cheers!

Private Sector Workforce Director
Term: 2 years
1  Elected Stakeholder who is at least 16 years of age and with proof of a private employer located within the DLANC boundaries. May NOT be a resident or a business stakeholder. Stakeholders who are at least 16 years of age with interests in the private sector within the DLANC boundaries.
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