ENCINO NC ELECTIONS – SEPTEMBER 29, 2012

OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
At-Large Representatives

KATHY MOGHIMI-PATTERSON

STACIE DE ARMAS-SHRINSKY

Apartment / Condo Representative
SHERMAN GAMSON
Business Representatives

VICTORIA MILLER

TODD RUBINSTEIN

Education Representatives
MARLY TEMPEL
Park Advocate / Environmental Representative
DEBRA GEORGE
Public Safety Representative
JOHN TASHTCHIAN
Religious Organization / Institution Representative
VIKEN CHELEBIAN
Volunteer / Service Representative
HERUG KITSINIAN
Planning and Land Use Representative
TALAR DARDARIAN
Area 1 Representative
GLENN BAILEY
Area 2 Representative

JASON ACKERMAN*

Area 3 Representative
KEN SILK
Area 4 Representative
ALICIA HERRING
Area 5 Representative
No Candidate
Area 6 Representative
JOHN ARNSTEIN
Area 7 Representative
DEBBIE WATSON
Click here to download Final Canvass of Votes (pdf)
2-way tie for second place decided by drawing of straws 10/4/12
Challenge 1Response
Challenge 2Response
Challenge 3Response

 

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

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VOTE FOR THE SEAT
At-Large Representatives
Term: 2 years
2 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property or those who declare a stake within the ENC boundaries and affirm a factual basis for it and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live,  work, own property or those who declare a stake within the ENC boundaries and affirm a factual basis for it and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Kathy Moghimi-Patterson

It has been two years that I have been an active board member at the Encino Neighborhood Council. I have been heavily involved in saving the Los Encinos State Historic Park. I have also represented the community of Encino in Redistricting Los Angeles and Redistricting California. I have co-chaired an ad hoc committee for amending Bylaws of Encino Neighborhood Council. At this position, I advocated amending the Bylaws and successfully accomplished this goal. I graduated from law school in 2001 and hold a cum laude Juris Doctorate degree. I also work in the legal industry. I have also served the position of the president of a homeowners association for more than 14 years.

Stacie de Armas-Shrinsky

My name is Stacie M. de Armas-Shrinsky and it would be an honor and a pleasure to represent your interests as an At-Large Representative for the Encino Neighborhood Council.  I have been a resident of Encino for 10 years and have been an active member of the community including Friends of Encino Park for many years. My children have played in our sports leagues and attended our own Encino Parents Nursery School in Encino Park.
In September of 2011, I was given a certificate of appreciate from our Councilmember Paul Koretz for my contribution to community service with Friends of Encino Park.
My husband and I are homeowners in Encino Village for 10 years and regular enjoy our parks, community center, and other neighborhood activities.
I have a BS in business management and MBA from Texas A & M University.  I have worked in the corporate brand communications and marketing fields for over 15 years.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at staciedearmas@gmail.com
Thank you for your consideration.

Bobbin Bergstrom WITHDREW

Herbert Strickstein

(1)   Semi-retired attorney at law

(2)   Have lived in Encino for 45 years

(3)   Former chairman, Small Craft Harbor (Marina del Rey) Commission, County of Los Angeles

(4)   Listed each of the past 25 years, “Best Lawyers in America”

(5)   Former president, Condominium Council Association

(6)   Member, El Caballero Country Club

Apartment/Condo
Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected An apartment/condo tenant or owner who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or those who declare a stake within the ENC boundaries and affirm a factual basis for it and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Sherman Gamson

PLEASE RE-ELECT SHERMAN GAMSON, CANDIDATE FOR ENCINO NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, AS APARTMENT/CONDO REPRESENTATIVE

THIS POSITION REPRESENTS OWNERS AND RENTERS OF ALL MULTI-FAMILY DWELLINGS IN ENCINO (APARTMENTS, CONDOS, TOWNHOUSES)

CURRENT MEMBER OF ENCINO NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL ELECTED AS APARTMENT/CONDO REPRESENTATIVE ALSO PREVIOUSLY ELECTED BY THE COUNCIL AND SERVED AS VICE-PRESIDENT AND AS SECRETARY
RESIDENT OWNER IN A HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION IN ENCINO (CURRENTLY PRESIDING AS PRESIDENT)

I HAVE LIVED IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY SINCE 1961. I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE COUNCIL SINCE WORKING ON THE FORMATION COMMITTEE PRIOR TO CERTIFICATION IN 2002

I HAVE BEEN ACTIVE IN THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES:
BY-LAWS, ELECTIONS (BOTH OF THESE AS A MEMBER AND AS CHAIR)
ALSO I WAS A MEMBER OF PUBLIC SAFETY, AND OUTREACH

I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR VOTE SO I CAN CONTINUE TO MAKE ENCINO A GREAT PLACE IN WHICH TO LIVE OR WORK
THANK YOU!!

Business
Representatives
Term: 2 years
2 Elected

Business representatives such as (but not limited to): Encino Business Improvement District, Encino business property owners, any employees, volunteers or business owners who work within the ENC boundaries and who are 18 years or older.

Stakeholders who live, work, or own property in the neighborhood or declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm a factual basis for it and are at least 18 years of age, shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each open position on the Board.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Eliot Cohen

I‘m Eliot Cohen, financial advisor and Encino resident for 9 years; I live with my wife, daughters, and family dogs.
I’ve watched with concern as Encino’s quality of life has been systematically eroded by development.  Traffic, public safety, and environmental problems are often discussed, but seldom heeded or acted upon by our leaders. The cumulative negative effect of development hasn’t been adequately calculated.
Many are disenchanted with ENC which should be an effective voice for stakeholders to promote their interests and have their concerns addressed.
I’ve served on ENC for two years, but I want to do more to boost its viability. I will support a greatly increased outreach budget to raise ENC visibility and effectiveness.
I ask for your support because I know what must be done to make results-driven advocacy happen.  Let’s keep Encino a good place to live, work, shop, eat, and send kids to school.

Gil Spiegel

Gilbert (Gil) Spiegel: Prior to moving to Encino, where my family has lived for the last 20 years, I lived and worked in Philadelphia where, as an real estate attorney and developer, I was constantly working with and before neighborhood councils and zoning boards. I am familiar with neighborhood and city “grand plans” and how they are supposed to work and how they are broken. I agree that change is necessary but it should not be disruptive to the community nor change its character.

Victoria Miller

As a long-term resident of Encino, and an active member of the community I respectfully submit my application for Business Area Representative for the ENC. I have lived in Encino for most of my adult life, moving here in 1985. I have been a homeowner since 1990, and a Board member of HOME (Homeowners of Encino) for the past 6-7 years. I have spent much of that time as a self-employed business owner based in Encino. I have raised my daughter here, and she went to elementary school in Encino, where I served on the school board for 2 years.

Todd Rubinstein

I have worked and lived in Encino since 1994. Encino is my favorite district in the City of Los Angeles. It is the gateway to the west side. There are many great businesses, shops, restaurants, and office buildings. It is my desire to continue the work of the Council to ensure that Encino continues to be a great place to live, work, play, and grow a great community.

I have been involved with the Encino Chamber of Commerce and Encino Neighborhood Council since 1997; have been a Board member of ENC for the last 2 years. Educated in Finance, Real Estate, and Law, I bring a well rounded and much needed dignified voice to the community as well as the Council.

Education
Representatives
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Member of, or otherwise involved with an educational institution such as (but not limited to): Berkeley Hall School, Crespi Carmelite High School, The Curtis School, Emelita Elementary School, Encino Elementary School, Friends of Lanai, Holy Martyrs Armenian School, Lady of Grace School, Temple Ner Maarav Nursery School, Torat Hayim Nursery School, St. Cyril School, Valley Beth Shalom School and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or those who declare a stake within the ENC boundaries and affirm a factual basis for it and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Mia Howard-Rubinstein

I am an attorney who has lived and worked in the area for the past six years.  My children attend school here, were born here and our family ha been a part of this wonderful community with my legal and community knowledge.  I would appreciate your vote and help in making Encino an even better place for us all! Thank you!

Marly Tempel

I am a proud long term resident and Homeowner of Encino. As a mother of 2 children education is and will always be a priority for me and I promise to represent the local schools in our community as one of Encinos most valuable assets.
I have been involved in the reopening of HESBY OAKS K-8 school. I volunteer on a weekly base. I support local public schools in Encino as a business sponsor. Encino has some of the best public and private schools, our neighborhood has a reputation for first class education and that draws young families and new residents to the community.
I strongly believe that no great achievement is possible without persistent work and I am ready and
willing to work for Encino. I appreciate your trust and thank you for voting for me.

Park Advocate/Environment
Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Member of, or otherwise involved with a park, recreation center, or open space group such as (but not limited to): San Fernando Valley Audubon Association, Balboa Golf Course, Balboa Park, Encino Community Center, Hjelte Sports Center, The Japanese Garden, Lake Balboa Park, Los Encino State Historic Park, Mulholland Tomorrow, Sepulveda Basin Users Group, Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Areas Steering Committee, Sepulveda Garden Center, Sierra Club of San Fernando Valley and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or those who declare a stake within the ENC boundaries and affirm a factual basis for it and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Sharon Brewer

As current Park Advocate/Environment Representative I have been involved in discussions with US Army Corps of Engineers regarding updating Sepulveda Dam Basin Master Plan and Sepulveda Garden Center proposed gardener plot fee increases.

I continue to monitor large special events at Lake Balboa/Woodley Park. I’m on Park Advisory Boards for Balboa Sports Center/Encino Community Center (9 years).  I have volunteered for years at events held at both facilities.

I have participated in numerous clean-ups at Lake Balboa and Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Areas.  I have been and continue to be involved  with the Sepulveda Basin Off Leash Dog Park attending meetings and events.

I believe the mission of the ENC is to “Empower Stakeholders” by giving them the tools/information of who to contact directly about an issue.  Then if they still are not satisfied, the ENC can get involved.

ENC involvement—9 years.

PLEASE  RE-ELECT “SHARON BREWER”

Debra Lee George

I would be honored to have your vote for Park Advocate and Environment Representative so that we may work together to protect and enhance our parks and open spaces.
The recent Los Angeles City Council redistricting that placed the Sepulveda Basin in Council District 6 and the residents of Encino in Council District 5 requires the ability to advance partnerships between stakeholders in order to maintain and improve park resources. I will seek and encourage input from all of the individuals and groups involved.
My volunteer work includes the Sepulveda Basin land use discussions and classifications. I am aware of the numerous stakeholders, their concerns, and the necessity of sharing our resources with differing interests.
I am a member of the Sierra Club, a resident of Encino, and I enjoy near daily walks or bike rides through our parks.
Thank you for your consideration.

Planning and Land Use
Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works,
or owns property within the ENC
boundaries and who is 18 years or
older
Stakeholder who lives, works,
or owns property within the ENC
boundaries and who is 18 years or
older
CANDIDATES FILED:

Jeremy Erlandsen

I have lived in the San Fernando Valley my entire life.  Three years ago my wife and I were fortunate to have the opportunity to move our family to Encino.
Our two boys play baseball at Encino Little League, soccer at Balboa AYSO and attend Lanai.  My wife and I are active participants in all, and enjoy supporting the community that our children call home.
I value “pride of home-ownership” and believe that the rights of homeowners need to be monitored and protected.  We also have a duty to ensure that responsible commercial development complements and strengthens our community.  Both of these objectives can be achieved through thoughtful dialog between residents and developers through the efforts of the Planning and Land Use Committee.
I have served on the ENC as the Area 6 Alternative Representative and appreciate your vote for PLU Representative.

Talar Dardarian

I have been a part of the Encino community for the past 15 years, and served as the Planning and Land Use representative for the last two.  The Planning and Land use Committee has been very active in supporting projects to better our community.  I’d like to continue this path in representing you for a better Encino.  The Neighborhood council is a great channel for residents to show their involvement and help decide the future of the community they reside in.  This fair process, and our activism, can lead to an even better Encino.  Together, we can make this an ongoing reality.  I appreciate your vote and look forward to a new term.

Public Safety
Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Member of a public service organization such as (but not limited to): Codewatch Representatives, Encino Hospital, Neighborhood Watch Groups, West Valley Community Police Advisory Board, West Valley Gray Squad and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or those who declare a stake within the ENC boundaries and affirm a factual basis for it and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Art Sherman

I am a WWII veteran who lived in Encino since 1970. I work with the W. Valley LAPD and also work with WOW Group of Valley Veterans.

John Tashtchian

Religious Organization/Institution
Representatives
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Member of, or otherwise involved with a religious organization/institution such as (but not limited to): Chabad of Encino, First Presbyterian Church of Encino, Holy Martyrs Armenian Church, Lady of Grace Church, St. Cyril Jerusalem Catholic, Church Temple Ner Maarav, Torat Hayim, Valley Beth Shalom and who is 18 years or older Stakeholders who live, work, own property or those who declare a stake within the ENC boundaries and affirm a factual basis for it and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Viken Chelebian

Volunteer/Service
Representative
Term: 2 years
 1  Elected Works/participates in a volunteer/service group such as (but not limited to): Encino Little League, Friends of the Tarzana Encino Library Senior Groups, Sisters of Social Service and who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or those who declare a stake within the ENC boundaries and affirm a factual basis for it and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Daniel Rotman

As a resident of Encino, born and raised, I have come to know in depth the needs of our community.  From developing economic opportunities both for commercial business and local jobs, to improving the quality of life for Encino’s residents, to providing safe streets, parks and commercial centers for our kids and neighbors, as a Council Board Member, I will work hard to always represent your best interests.I went to pre-school, elementary school, middle school and high school in Encino, attended UC Berkeley for college and Harvard for my graduate degree in Government.  I started a nonprofit at 23 years old helping homeless youth and battered women in Los Angeles, and started a business that has employed more than 300 people, many from Encino.  I am a deeply invested community member.  Lets work together for Encino.  Thank you for your consideration.

Herug Kitsinian

Norma Landau

Since the early 1980s, I have been a member of Homeowners of Encino and am a Board member and serve as Treasurer. When the ENC started I attended meetings as an alternate for the HOME rep. and for the last 4 years I have been a stakeholder member of the Planning and Land Use committee.

My commitment comes from living in Encino since 1956 and seeing the rampant and uncontrolled growth. The increased traffic, density and development are serious issues that effect the quality of life for Encino residents. Our neighboring communities are effected as well, as is the entire city of Los Angeles.

There is much work to be done and I would like the opportunity to serve on the Encino Neighborhood Council and be a positive part of the future of Encino.

Area 1 Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Resident in Area 1 who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who reside in Area 1 and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Steven De Vore

I am running for the Encino Neighborhood Council for the sole purpose of ensuring that the concerns and needs of the local residents are heard. As a resident of Encino for the past five years, and as a parent of two young children who play on our streets and who will attend our schools, I am dedicated to collaborating with the council and my fellow residents to seek solutions to our neighborhood’s pressing issues.

As a licensed attorney and real estate broker, my professional experience will be an asset when evaluating and addressing issues relevant to the community.

As such, I respectfully request that you elect me as your Area 1 Representative for the Encino Neighborhood Council.

Glenn Bailey

I currently represent Area 1, which includes the neighborhoods of Encino Village, Encino Park, and others north of Burbank and west of Balboa boulevards.

I serve on the Balboa Sports Center Park Advisory Board and the Los Encinos State Historic Park Task Force, which is working to keep the park from closing.  I actively support the Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park Advisory Board efforts.

On the Neighborhood Council, over the years I have served on the Park, Finance, Outreach, Bylaws, and Election committees.

This past year I represented the South Valley on the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates, an elected citywide group of 28 that makes budget recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.

I am fighting the City’s proposal to make homeowners liable for sidewalk repair damaged by parkway trees (average cost per homeowner $3,500-7,000).

I welcome your questions and suggestions: GlennBaileySFV@yahoo.com

I would appreciate your vote.  Thank you.

Area 2 Representative
Term: 2 years
1  Elected Resident in Area 2 who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who reside in Area 2 and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Jason Ackerman

I grew up playing in Los Encinos State Historic Park learning the value of nature, the past, and the interconnectedness of all things. Currently, Encino is not ready for the demands of the 21st century; there is serious need for improvement, especially when it comes to alternative/mass transit infrastructure. Area 2 is easily the transit-heart of Encino with the Commuter Express hub, the bike lanes along Burbank and Balboa Blvd, an Orange Line station, and a fairly reliable group of buses along Ventura Blvd.Unfortunately, our North-South connectors do not run frequently enough, reinforcing our dependence on cars and exacerbating traffic. As your representative, I will work tirelessly to help build, with your help, the more sustainable and safe Encino we deserve, starting with our bicycle, pedestrian and bus networks. Please visit facebook.com/JasonAckerman4ENC or e-mail me at JasonAckerman2012@gmail.com for more info.

Fred Myer

I am a professional Civil Engineer and a Real Estate Broker served my community for more than 30 years. I am a cancer survivor, a fighter that does not take NO for NO. I promise to perform to the best interest of my community.

Area 3 Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Resident in Area 3 who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who reside in Area 3 and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Ken Silk

I am running for re-election because of my concern as an Area 3 Condo resident, Condo owner and HOA Board Member about conditions in Area 3.
I have lived in the Valley for 27 years. I initially lived in Sherman Oaks while having a law office in Encino.

I was a founding member of the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council. After moving to Encino I became an alternate and was subsequently elected to the board of the Encino Neighborhood Council. I have been serving as Area 3 representative, as an active member of its Public Safety Committee and as Secretary of its Election Committee.

Since I am retired I have sufficient time to serve and ability to serve without business conflicts.

If re-elected I will continue to vote and speak against any developments that will cause traffic, parking or safety problem to Area 3 residents.

Area 4 Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Resident in Area 4 who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who reside in Area 4 and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Alicia Herring

I have lived in the city of Encino for the past 6 years, and have been an active Board member of my Homeowners Association since 2006.  I have been recently re-elected President for the 4th year in a row. I have worked in a variety of industries in my professional career and I feel that with my accounting background and management skills, I will be a valuable asset to the Encino Board.

Michael Janovici

I have lived in the San Fernando Valley nearly my entire life. The last three years of which I’ve been a homeowner in Encino. I’m now looking for an opportunity to get involved in our community and would be honored to be an Area 4 representative. I will always have the best interests of my fellow Encino residents first and foremost. I welcome the opportunity to work with my fellow Neighborhood Council members on continuing to improve the lives of our community. Thank you for your consideration.

Area 5 Representative
Term: 2 years
 1 Elected Resident in Area 5 who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who reside in Area 5 and who are 18 years or older.
Area 6 Representative
Term: 2 years
 1 Elected Resident in Area 6 who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who reside in Area 6 and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

John Arnstein

I am running for a second term as a member of the Encino Neighborhood Council Board. I have also been a member of the Planning and Land Use Committee for the past 4 years. I seek your support to continue the effort to protect Encino from overdevelopment. I support developments that meet standards, while opposing those that seek exemptions will result in degrading the Encino environment. I also seek to conduct meetings that are constructive, efficient and focus on the important issues of the community.

Area 7 Representative
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Resident in Area 7 who is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who reside in Area 7 and who are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Debbie Watson

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