PACOIMA NC ELECTIONS

OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
Youth Rep
MICHAEL D. GONZALES
Senior Rep

DORA TATE

FANNIE A. LONG

PAT O’CONNOR

Renter Rep
ALEX MORALES
Home/Condo Owner Rep

EDWIN RAMIREZ

BOBBII PRINGLE

FREDI ARRIAGA

JEFFREY W. STANSFIELD

Retail Business Rep

JOHN A HERNANDEZ

REUBEN GARCIA

Industrial Business Rep
PAMELA SILVER
Community Based Organization Rep
ROSY SANTANA-WILLIAMS
Faith Based Organization Rep
VACANT – no candidates
School Rep
VACANT – no candidates
At-Large Rep

OLIVIA LEDEZMA

REBECCA LONG

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

QUALIFICATIONS TO
VOTE FOR THE SEAT
Youth Representatives Term: 2 years 3 Elected 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 who are between 14 – 21 years of age. Stakeholders who live, work or own property in the PNC or declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm a factual basis for it and are at least 14 years of age, shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each open position on the Board.

CANDIDATES FILED: 

Michael D. Gonzales

I am a Kindergarten teacher at Haddon Ave. Elementary School and I enjoy working with my community. I enjoy community outreach and I think the NC has great potential to fully engage the community. I want to make a difference in Pacoima and being on the Pacoima Neighborhood Council is the gratification I feel when I participate on it.

Senior Representatives Term: 2 years 3 Elected 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 who are 62 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property in the PNC or declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm a factual basis for it and are at least 14 years of age, shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each open position on the Board.

CANDIDATES FILED: 

Fannie A. Long

Pat O’Connor

Member of:

- BRU
- Transit Advocates
- SACADA
- Historical Society
- Pacoima Neighborhood Council

Participant in:

- Sierra Club

Past Job Steward: SEIU & CSEA

Activist iwth over 40+ years experience

Interests: preserving the interests of poverty stricken people + issues of homelessness.

Margarie M. Gibbs

Dora Tate

I feel as though I know what is needed in the community.

I have lived in the community for over 30 years. My church is in the community. I work for the VA Hospital and have worked with parolees + inmates in an outreach program.

Renter Representatives Term: 2 years 4 Elected Stakeholders who rent within the PNC 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 14 years of age, shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each open position on the Board.

CANDIDATES FILED: 

Alex Morales

As former President and Senator of political affairs at Los Angeles Mission College -Associative Student Organization (ASO) and as a life-long Pacoima resident, I understand the challenges our community, schools and parks encounter every day. I have led delegations of students to lobby our elected officials in Sacramento and Washington D.C. to improve our educational system. As part of ASO, we organized various events that have improved the student life at Los Angeles Mission College, such as career fairs, emergency preparedness workshops and registration days.

As a community activist, I have the leadership and communications skills that are crucial in order to better Pacoima. I believe that our neighborhoods council can be a bridge between our community and city hall to bring the resources Pacoima needs. Istrongly believe I am ready to deal with the challenges Pacoima currently faces and as such, make it more successful for future generations.

Home/Condo Owner Representatives Term: 2 years  4 Elected Stakeholders who own residential property within the PNC 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 14 years of age, shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each open position on the Board.

CANDIDATES FILED: 

Edwin Ramirez

The Neighborhood Council is a great vehicle to help improve our community; I would appreciate the opportunity to serve on the council and to take and active part in sharing the responsibilities that come with the opportunity.

As a long time resident in the area, I appreciate all the positive changes and improvements but, there is still work to be done.

We can all do our share and help the Neighborhood Council be a better voice and a stronger advocate for our Pacoima

Please take the time to vote!

Bobbie Pringle
Jeffrey W. Stansfield

Fredi Arriaga

I’ve moved into City Of Pacoima 5 months ago, I bought my first home, which I am very happy about. My name is Fredi Arriaga, I have two wonderful Kids and a beautiful wife, they are the motivation in my career and personal life. I’m one more dreamer as many out there, dreaming with a clean and safe environment for our loved ones, thinking the City Of Pacoima could be the one.

There is a lot of potential in this community that we could take advantage of, and at the same time help the community developing job opportunities. As Imentioned before, I work for UHaul Co. as a Area Field Manager, helping small business stay in business by adding them to the rental network.

Looking forward to helping the leaders achiving the goals!!

Retail Business Representatives Term: 2 years 2 Elected Stakeholders who are employees or owners of a retail business within the PNC 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 14 years of age, shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each open position on the Board.

CANDIDATES FILED: 

Reuben Garcia
John A. Hernandez
Industrial Businesses Representatives Term: 2 years 2 Elected Stakeholders who are employees or owners of an industrial business within the PNC 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 14 years of age, shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each open position on the Board.

CANDIDATES FILED: 

Pamela Silver 

Environmental Inspector & Remediator-Educating youth and aiding in making healthier living environments for all home/business owners.

Mold/Lead-RRP/Indoor Air Quality/HAZMAT/Water/Safety.
www.pristineaire.net

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. -Navy’s youth development program for boys & girls 10-17 yrs. Must be drug and gang free. www.seacadets.org

Community Based Organization Representative Term: 2 years  1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, or owns property in the neighborhood or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms a factual basis for it and is a participating member of a CBO within the PNC boundaries and who is 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 14 years of age, shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each open position on the Board.

CANDIDATES FILED: 

Jenaro E. Ayala 

Rosy Santana-Williams

As the Interim President of the Pacoima Neighborhood Council I am very aware of the needs of the community. I am ready to take the challenge and continue supporting the Community of Pacoima. My ongoing commitment to the community is to continue connecting available resources, bringing the community together and advocate for a Safer and Healthier Pacoima.

Como Presidente Interino del Concilio de Pacoima, yo se cuales san las necesidades de esta comunidad y estoy lista para tomar cualquier reto y continuar apoyando a la Comunidad de Pacoima. Mi compromiso permanente para la comunidad es el continuar conectando los recursos disponibles, de unir a la comunidad y abogar por una ciudad Sana y Segura

Faith Based Organization Representative Term: 2 years 1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, or owns property in the neighborhood or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms a factual basis for it and is a participating member of a FBO (religious organization) within the PNC boundaries and who is 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 14 years of age, shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each open position on the Board.
School Representative Term: 2 years  1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, or owns property in the neighborhood or declares a stake in the neighborhood and affirms a factual basis for it and is a participating member of an educational institution within the PNC boundaries and who is 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 14 years of age, shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each open position on the Board.
At-Large Representatives Term: 2 years  2 Elected 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 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 14 years of age, shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each open position on the Board.

CANDIDATES FILED: 

Rebecca Long
Edy J. Alvarez

Erik Cook

Pacoima has yet to reach its full potential in terms of economic growth, quality of life, resource conservation, and infrastructure capability. To do so,I believe that first, it is essential a neighborhood council at-large representative that listens to the concerns of Pacoima’s residents. Secondly, it is critical to have a neighborhood council at-large representative that can effectively act upon the concerns of Pacoima’s residents. This can only be accomplished with a neighborhood council at-large representative who has the ability to strategically plan, organize the community, and execute actions on behalf of Pacoima’s residents.
As a neighborhood council at-large representative, Iwill represent the residents of Pacoima by providing concrete ideas and solutions to significantly improve Pacoima’s economic growth, quality of life, resource conservation, and infrastructure capability.

Olivia Ledezma

My name is Olivia Ledezma and I am running for a seat in the Pacoima Neighborhood Council. I can proudly say that I was born and raised in Pacoima. I am currently a school teacher at Haddon Ave. Elem., which is in Pacoima. Since I teach in Pacoima, I spend most of time in Pacoima. I also have many family members that live in Pacoima, including my mother, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. This is why I am so passionate in serving in the Pacoima Neighborhood Council and want to be a strong voice and advocate for the community and citizens of Pacoima. I feel I have the advantage of being from Pacoima, working in the city and spend numerous hours in the community since I am very close to my family. I am willing to dedicate my time and effort to support and serve the community of Pacoima to the best of my ability.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

ELECTIONS INFO

Pacoima City Hall
13520 Van Nuys Blvd
Pacoima CA 91331

Polling Hours:
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

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