PALMS NC ELECTIONS – October 28, 2012

FINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
President

ELI LIPMEN

Secretary

TANYA LEAL

Residential Representative, Area A

NATASHA ERICTA

Residential Representative, Area C

SHILPAN PATEL

Residential Representative, Area E

ANDREW PENNINGTON

Residential Representative, Area 2
ELISE ROTHBERG
Click here to download Final Canvass of Votes (pdf)
Challenge 1Response
Challenge 2Response
Challenge 3 – deleted – duplicate filing
Challenge 4Response
Challenge 5Response

 

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

QUALIFICATIONS TO
VOTE FOR THE SEAT
President
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the PNC and affirms the factual basis for it and is 18 years or older. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the PNC and affirms the factual basis for it and is 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Eli Lipmen

My name is Eli Lipmen, and I am running for President because I am passionate about Palms – it is a dynamic, diverse, and distinct community!

My experience as Secretary of the Palms NC over the past 2 years has been truly extraordinary. Working with the Council and members of the community, I revamped the community’s website and newsletter, established a monthly neighborhood clean up, and led a project that employed local artists and students to paint 10 murals in Palms.

I would be honored to have your vote. If elected, I would:
1) Increase community involvement through volunteerism & collaboration with community organization;
2) Prioritize beautification projects at Woodbine Park, Palms Elementary and Middle Schools, and the Palms Expo Line Station;
3) Re-envision Overland Avenue as more business- and pedestrian-friendly; and
2) Increase NC transparency.

Learn more about me and my campaign for President at http://eli4palms.tumblr.com or contact me at eli4palms@gmail.com.

Marisa Stewart

Many of you know Evening of Community – Community Safety Network! For the past 5 years I’ve created a successful and inclusive model of community interaction that works hard for Palms on multiple quality of life issues that affect us all. I earned a clear understanding of our community through my relentless grassroots contact with residents, businesses, schools, and substantial agencies which assist me or require my help to make Palms a better place to live. I’ve brought essential safety trainings and free medical services to Palms, and more are needed!

With undeniable love and respect for our community my visions are to help keep Palms safe and clean; Expand outreach and events embracing our beautifully diverse cultures; Support schools, new partnerships, commercial and green developments; Improve Parking; and Assist community Expo Line transition.

Community Safety Outreach Unity Vision Results!

A Needed Vote for a Needed Solution!

Vote Marisa! Thank you!

Dee Olomajeye

Dee Olomajeye is the new Program Co-chair of the Councils for Councils (C4C) Program.

Dee first served as Secretary and is currently President of the Palms Neighborhood Council. She has more than 11 years of experience in the Human Resources field working in various capacities in the areas of benefits, recruiting, retention, employee relations and performance & rewards. She is currently the Client Director for The Miles Organization, Inc – a boutique benefits brokerage and consulting firm in Venice, CA.

She also worked in various aspects of Human Resources for Accenture (Chicago), Mercer Human Resource Consulting and The Los Angeles Times – (Los Angeles) as well as with The Los Angeles Teaching Fellows Program recruiting mid-career professionals to teach in poorly served areas of the LAUSD.

She holds a BFA in Electronic Media Communications from the University of Cincinnati and has resided in Los Angeles since 2000.

Secretary
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the PNC and affirms the factual basis for it and is 18 years or older. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the PNC and affirms the factual basis for it and is 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Tanya Leal

My Fellow Neighbors, my name is Tanya Leal and I’m running for the Secretary Board Seat of the Palms Neighborhood Council (“PNC”). My family and I have been residents of the Palms Community for 3 ½ years and we are proud to call Palms our home because it is a vibrant, quaint and diverse community that is not only family-oriented but safe and quiet.
During the last 3 ½ years I have served my community by volunteering my time as a Parent Volunteer at my daughter’s schools. I was also involved in the community outreach group, “The Friendly Group,” that focused on bringing Palms’ families together in the community.
This year, I’d like to step it up a notch and serve as Secretary of the PNC to make a difference in both my community and the City of Los Angeles. It’s Time to Get Involved!

Residential Representative,
Area A
Term: 2 years

1  Elected Stakeholder who is 18 years or older and who resides in Residential Area A. Stakeholder who is 16 years or older and who resides in Residential Area A.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Natasha Ericta

Having lived in palms for over 8 years, I’ve come to love its subtle beauty and great diversity found not only thru its residents but also in its history, food and centrality within Los Angeles.  Being a renter has given me an appreciation for certain qualities like safety, cleanliness, the feel of a community are among the goals that the neighborhood council works to ensure for its stakeholders.  From my service as a Residential Representative and the Outreach Chair, I have had the privilege to organize various events that help bring the community together such as Bike Rodeo, held on June 2, which brought around 600 attendees from the local neighborhood.  I hope to continue my service to the Palms community as the Palms West Residential Representative and also as head of the PNC Outreach Committee.

Residential Representative,
Area C
Term: 2 years

 1 Elected Stakeholder who is 18 years or older and who resides in Residential Area C. Stakeholder who is 16 years or older and who resides in Residential Area C.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Gregory Zissman

To help the community and investments in the projects that are changes within the Palms community.

Shilpan Patel

As a concerned and motivated stakeholder, I’d like to serve our Palms NC as its Motor Residential Representative. As a 10-year resident I have not only enjoyed its diversity, conveniences and charms, but I have also recognized its improving, yet continued needs.

We are all poised for some exciting times ahead with new residential/business development, planned park improvement and the upcoming Palms Expo Line Station. Now more than ever, it is essential that the community be informed and involved to help shape its future.

I aim to help open up communication between the Palms NC and its stakeholders creating a more engaged and supportive community. In addition, I would like to find ways to improve and sustain safety and cleaning efforts – let’s keep Palms beautiful for not only our community, but also for our guests and visitors.

I’d like to help — please vote Patel for Palms and thanks for your support!

Rodney Abbot

I’ve had the pleasure of living in this unique and diverse community for the past 8 years. As your Palms residential representative I will bring a passion for sustainability, emergency preparedness, and community engagement. I’m an active member of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a leader in the Neighborhood Team Program (NTP-LA.com), a Red Cross volunteer, and finishing a master’s in environmental science from California State University, Dominquez Hills.

Residential Representative,
Area E
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who is 18 years or older and who resides in Residential Area E. Stakeholder who is 16 years or older and who resides in Residential Area E.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Andrew Pennington

I am running for the Palms Neighborhood Council because I want to make our neighborhood the best it can be. I believe I can help to harness limited city resources to make Palms a more united and beautiful neighborhood. I will try to use the coming light rail, and any redevelopment that follows it, as a way to transition Palms into a pedestrian friendly neighborhood that embraces and encourages its economically diverse businesses and residents. All this can be accomplished while maintaining Palms neighborhood feel. I will always be open to listen to what the neighborhood wants and needs.

Business Representative,
Area 2
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who is 18 years or older and who works or owns a business in Business Area 2. Stakeholder who is 16 years or older and who works or owns a business in Business Area 2.
CANDIDATES FILED:

Elise Rothberg

I reside and work in Palms and am proud to be a part of such a wonderful, diverse, thriving community. As a PNC member, including the Transportation Committee, I’ve been an active part of many positive changes this body has made within the community: concrete things such as library funding, pavement resurfacing, and more lighting for our streets. Working with the various committees on the coming EXPO line has been gratifying as we ensure the will of the stakeholders is known to the decision makers in this process.

I’m running to continue my work as Business Representative for Area 2 because I hope to persevere in my efforts on behalf of the businesses and residents of Palms; ensuring that the light rail system delivers maximum benefits to our community and to continue to help make Palms a safe, vital, and appealing place in which to live and work.

ELECTIONS INFO

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