Area 1 Seat
Area 2 Seat
Area 4 Seat
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Open Board Seats 2014 – Boyle Heights NC


Area 1 Seat
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 1 and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 1 and who are 18 years or older.
Marisol SanchezMarisol Sanchez – Saludos Boyle Heights! I’m excited to get an opportunity to serve my community by participating in the Neighborhood Council. After completing my schooling in Boyle Heights (go Rough Riders!), I received a B.A. from Mount St. Mary’s College and my master’s degree in social welfare from UCLA. I’m working in affordable housing and my experience involves working with diverse populations in a social services setting. Being part of the neighborhood council is a chance to collaborate with the community to meet our needs. Together, we can successfully address our concerns in innovative ways while advocating for positive change to impact our families and neighbors. Arriba Boyle Heights!
unnamedRolando Cruz – I am seeking the opportunity to empower the community that has empowered me my whole life. I’ve had the privilege to service great community leaders such as Father Greg Boyle and work to with many local non-profits to improve our communities. As a product of Boyle Heights fighting for our community is my biggest priority. We are a community with a rich history and I hope the we can continue to add that.

Area 2 Seat
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 2 and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 2 and who are 18 years or older.
Renee ChavezRenee M. G. Chavez – As a founding member of the BHNC, I look forward to serving the residents and stakeholders. I believe that Boyle Heights needs a stronger voice that represents all of its stakeholders.I look forward to working with our Elected Officials and community groups to move Boyle Heights forward.Y si hablo espanol! : )
Rita_rodriguezRita Govea Rodriguez – my name is Rita Govea rodriguez .I servied n the Review Advisory Committy for the Gold Line to the East Side,I was on the commity to re inturn the remains that were foud to the Evergreen Cemetry..I am a business women,co owner of Navarro Studio on east first st ,on the board of the city and county 3503 1/2 east first st I am the photropher for Los Abulitos of Boyle Heights and I am a cosmotoligest for 44 years. a Stateholder here in Boyle Heights and would like to see how we can inprove Our Boyle Heights, we need our Trees trimed, side walks realy fied ike 10 years ago or longer. I am just a smiple person and would like to help. Rita Govea rodriguez and P.S. they call me Rita Govea thank you

Area 3 Seat
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 3 and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 3 and who are 18 years or older.
Area 4 Seat
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 4 and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in Area 4 and who are 18 years or older.
LuzMariaMontoyaLuz Maria Montoya-Ruiz – Soy activista para una mejor educacion de calidad, respeto, dignidad para nuestros hijos que es el futuro de el mañana para tener acceso a mejores trabajos, salud, calles seguras, negocios y medio ambiente. Me encanta trabajar para mi comunidad. “Todos podemos lograr nuestro sueño si tenemos un gran corazon para lograrlo, no necesitamos un titulo universitario”.
Community Seats
Term: 2 years
14 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the BHNC and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property in the BHNC and who are 18 years or older.
Rafela_ChagoyaRafael C. Chagoya – I currently serve in the BHNC as a Community Seat member and Executive board member as well and have bein doing so since being selected in May of 2013. I want to continue working to make Boyle Heights a better community for all residents that live here. I have voted in favor of closing Exide, in favor also of granting a driver license to non-status immigrants, and in opposing the USC Master Plan that wanted to impact negatively the Hazzard Park wetlands among other negative impacts in the community around the before mentioned Park. I am willing and ready to continue working to make a Boyle Heights a better place to live for future residents and a place we can all call home and enjoy.
diana_del_pozoDiana Del Pozo Mora – Only with determination and joint efforts can we make a difference in our community.
Vera_Del_Pozo_Reg8_BHNC_2014Vera del Pozo – I will strive to do for the betterment of the Boyle a Heights community to make it a better place!
Phillip_Del_Pozo_Reg8_BHNC_2014Phillip J. Del Pozo – I want to make sure that we stay on a tangent with Boyle Heights receiving the best for the community.
CarlosM.Montes_BoyleHeights.REg8Carlos M. Montes – Please vote for me for the Council. I have a history of working for the improvement of our community. I graduated from Hollenbeck Junior HS and attended Roosevelt HS. I chair the Transportation Environment Committee. We worked many issues and won. We united with local residents, and won to stop USC from building a street on Hazard Park. We lobbied and helped passed licenses for the undocumented, support legalization for all campaign, against 30 day car impounds, clean up pet waste on our sidewalks. Worked to shut the polluting Exide plant. Will work for parks, libraries, improve traffic, street repairs, community pride, stop illegal dumping and crime via community education and involvement. I will support businesses that bring quality products and good jobs. I will also support improving the quality of housing for home owners and renters. I will fight for money for human needs not for war. Thank you.
Margarita Mago R8_BHNCMargarita Mago Amador – I have served as Secretary for the past 4 years. I am heavily involved on various committees in Boyle Heights because I believe in voicing my opinions and or concerns regarding changes being proposed in our community, looking at the best interest of the majority. I am a strong advocate of public safety and youth programs.
Fanny_Ortiz_Reg8_BHNC_2014Fanny Ortiz – As a current community activist, and current resident for Boyle Heights I commit myself to do everything in my reach to advocate for the Boyle Heights community needs. Creating a Higher Living Standard for the Boyle Heights residents through diligence, and good communication. I hope to become the connection with my Beloved Boyle Heights community and with the City of Los Angeles.Sí se puede en Boyle Heights!Como residente de Boyle Heights quisiera ser la conección de comunicacción entre los residentes de Boyle Heights y La Cuidad de Los Angeles. Para trabajar colectivamente en nuestras necesidades en La comunidad de Boyle Heights.
Victor RevelesVictor Reveles – Hello my name is Victor Reveles and I’m a father of 6 children. 1 CSUF graduate and 1 currently attending UCSB and I feel strongly invested in the area. I believe in “SHOPPING, PLAYING, WORKING & INVESTING in the neighborhood” and that is why I’m running for a community seat.
CaptureBana Haffar – If we don’t have a plan, we will become part of somebody else’s plan.I believe in the spirit of Boyle Heights and its community. It’s time to bridge the gap between politics and people. No one knows your community more than you do. We can make a difference in our neighborhoods!YOU MATTER. YOU COUNT!Si no tenemos un plan, nos convertiremos en parte del plan de otro.Creo en el espi­ritu de Boyle Heights y su comunidad. Es hora de cerrar la brecha entre la politica y la gente. Nadie conoce a su comunidad mas que usted. Podemos hacer una diferencia en nuestras comunidades!Usted importa. Usted cuenta!
AshleyReveles_BoyleHeights.REg8Ashley A. Reveles – Hello, my name is Ashley Reveles and I am running for a Community Seat with the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council because I care about maintaining and improving the quality of life in Boyle Heights for all. I believe we need to foster a healthy community climate considering the revitalization and renewed interest in Boyle Heights and surrounding areas. I personally would like to see a focus on maintaining streets and infrastructure.Born and Raised in Boyle Heights (attended Lorena St. Elementary and Stevenson Middle School), I received a B.A. in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton. I currently work in operations for the National Immigration Law Center, a non-profit organization, whom plays a critical role within the movement for racial, economic, and social justice for low-income immigrants. Passionate about advancing the opportunities for inner city youth, I volunteer as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.
Jason_GallegosJason Gallegos – Some people don’t vote. They don’t believe in it. They believe in
just following and going with the flow of the things that are: that
which they are. I hear them justly complain and moan, but do nothing,
or fear repercussions. So this is me acting on behalf of my family
and friends, and the community. I grew up here, this is my community.
And I selfishly want it to improve where it can.
Erika_TrevisErika Trevis – Having served 1 full term on the BHNC, my perspective of our community’s needs and my understanding of how to address relevant issues has grown significantly. My vision for sustainability, safety, preservation, and equality in Boyle Heights remains the same, but it’s imperative that community awareness and participation are increased and encouraged if we are going to make real progress. The BHNC needs to exercise its outreach and abilities to serve the best interests of the community so much more in the next two years than it has done in the past. I am proud to be a resident of Boyle Heights, and I intend to see that my fellow stakeholders have their voices heard and action taken.
Lia Salgado
Steven Cesar Almazan R8_BHNCSteven Cesar Almazan – As a lifetime resident of Boyle Heights, I have nothing but pure pride and honor for my neighborhood. I attended Santa Isabel Elementary School and Bishop Mora Salesian High School (â??09). I graduated from the University of Southern California, and received my B.A. in Communication and Psychology (â??13). I joined the Los Angeles Unified School District at New Open World Academy in Koreatown as a Special Education Elementary Teacher. I am running for a community seat on the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council to represent the young, growing professionals that are incoming and returning to the community. I want to empower residents to invest in the areas of education, finance, culture, and environmental quality. Ultimately, I want to influence all residents of this historically rich neighborhood to engage with local initiatives, programs, and events to improve their cultural and educational well-being. I would be honored to receive your support.
Kenneth Wyrick R8_BHNCKenneth Maurice Wyrick – I’m thankful to have been born, raised and to still have Boyle Heights as my home. I have a long term relationship with Malabar Elementary and Roosevelt High School where I work with information communications teknowledgy (ict) that brings together a softer more human side of technology into the lives of adults who seek to not be left behind by the Digital Divide. This Digital Divide includes the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council which was certified because of a teknowledgy plan that includes a way to involve people of Boyle Heights in LA City Services. I welcome the opportunity to be elected to the BHNC for the next 2 years so that I can work with others to increase the overall information communications teknowledgy (ict) for Boyle Heights.
Azul Amaral R8_BHNCAzul Amaral – As a resident & business owner in Boyle Heights for 9 years I care deeply about our community. I first ran for the BHNC in 2012, although not elected, I remained active & attended meetings. In 2013 I was appointed a community seat by BHNC. Currently I serve as the chair of the Adhoc Arts Committee & on the Planning & Land Use Committee. My voting record is aligned with what our community has voiced. I voted in favor of closing Exide that was polluting our air. I supported the CSULA Ethnic Studies program to be a part of the GED curriculum. I voted against the USC Master Plan that would have negatively impacted the Hazard Park wetlands. I’m dedicated to supporting healthy lifestyles for our youth, protecting affordable housing for our residents & continuing to provide educational arts programming in Boyle Heights. I would appreciate your support!
Joe Diaz – For 42 years I have called Boyle Heights my community. There is no other place like it. It’s not where you’re raised, its how you’re raised
me12Lizzette Perez – I believe that to see change in our community we must be the change. Together we can make that happen.It has given me such pleasure to see the positive direction Boyle Heights has taken over the past 15 years and continues to take. I would be greatly appreciative to be given the opportunity in being a part of future milestone accomplishments in our community.
Mynor_godoyMynor Godoy – No hay Comunidad sin UNIDAD! My name is Mynor Godoy and I would be honored to serve my community on the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council. I am committed to ensuring that we invest in infrastructure that strengthens our community as a whole and provides a better standard of living for all residents. I graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Columbia University. I am an Education Program Officer with the United Way of Los Angeles, a non-profit committed to creating pathways out of poverty. In my spare time I teach ESL and tutor. Born and raised in southeast Los Angeles, I have made a commitment to ensure that our neighborhoods have affordable housing for families, provide meaningful community programs for our youth, create activities to promote healthy communities and decriminalize our street vendors.
Aba Juliana Ramirez
Amanda_MejiaAmanda Desiree Mejia – Hola Mi Gente!I’m excited to represent the young women leaders residing in Boyle Heights. As a student receiving my Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California, I would love to give back to those residing in my community. I am a strong believer in creating change through community grass roots movements. Providing community members with a space to freely share their concerns and work together, is my priority towards improving the wellbeing of Boyle Heights.In the past few months, I have been privileged to work along side community stakeholders and public officials in the community through my Boyle Heights Rising project. As a community representative on the Neighborhood Council, I would love to be given the opportunity to continue making a difference in my community.Nunca dudes que un pequeño grupo de personas comprometidas puede cambiar el mundo, de hecho, es lo único que lo ha logrado.
Nicole_MartinNicole D. Martin – I want to join the neighborhood council so that I can help make it a tool that is accessible for all stakeholders to use. As a board member I will be a responsible and follow through with all of my NC responsibilities, work collaboratively with neighboring NCs, engage people who are new to the system, vote on issues that I think will enhance the quality of life for all stakeholders, and effectively respond to how City decisions affect Boyle Heights and Los Angeles.My eastside story begins when my Grandfather and Grandmother started their life together 5 blocks from where I live now. I’m excited for what LA is becoming and I want to work to ensure that my neighbors and friends are not left behind. I’ve worked in this community in my career and I’m ready to work for it as a citizen. Please vote for me.
Tom Mass
Community Interest Community Seat
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the BHNC and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, own property or who declare a stake in the BHNC and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 18 years old or older.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Polling Hours:
10 am to 4 pm

Boyle Heights City Hall
2130 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, 90033


Candidate Filing Closed 03/19/14

Deadline for Filing is March 19


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