Mayor Eric Garcetti stood before 754 Neighborhood Council leaders at the 2013 Congress of Neighborhoods and issued a challenge, calling on Board Members to pursue greater stakeholder engagement during the 2014 Neighborhood Council Elections and to increase voter turnout at the polls.
He even promised to swear in the Board that has the best increase in community participation during the elections.
The Mayor’s keynote speech on September 28 came less than two weeks after the City Council acted unanimously, authorizing “the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the City Clerk to conduct Neighborhood Council board member elections during the months of March, April, May and June of each even-numbered year…” and less than a week after he signed ordinance #182723, setting the 2014 Neighborhood Council Election season in motion.
EmpowerLA followed up on the Mayor’s challenge with three workshops at the Congress of Neighborhoods that focused on Elections and Outreach and featured Holly Wolcott, LA’s Interim City Clerk, and her Elections team plus the EmpowerLA Elections Team.
Isaias Cantu and Christopher Garcia will be representing the City Clerk’s Office during election season and will be responsible for Candidate filing, Vote-by-Mail, Ballot production, Voter registration, and Polling Supply production.
Stephen Box and Glenn Bailey and will be representing EmpowerLA during election season and will be responsible for Independent Election Administrators, Outreach, Communications, Candidate Workshops, Volunteers, and Polling Place operations.
EmpowerLA and the City Clerk will both be doing what they do best, resulting in a commitment to making the 2014 Elections the best yet, to meeting the Mayor’s challenge ,and to exceeding expectations along the way.
The immediate next steps for Neighborhood Councils are:
If you have any questions or comments or ideas or just want to chat, email Elections@EmpowerLA.org or call 818-293-VOTE (8683).
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