North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council conducted an incredibly successful Candidate Forum for State Assembly Districts 39’s Special Election on Wednesday night which packed their meeting location (Saticoy Elementry school) with over 110 people. All candidates participated and answered questions submitted by the public and moderated by the League of Women Voters. North Hollywood West partnered with all other Neighborhood Councils within the District to conduct outreach for the event. There were opportunities to register to vote and one of our own IgniteLA students was the timekeeper for the event.

Saticoy Elementary Auditorium was full March 21 with voters interested in hearing from the candidates. Marilú Guevara, the Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles did a great job of moderating the forum and keeping the candidate comments within the time allocated. She presented prepared questions collected from the community in advance and distilled to focus on key topics. Each candidate had an opportunity to answer each question, with a different candidate starting each time.

The questions allowed candidates to share their position on:

  • Increased taxes
  • High speed rail through the district
  • How to bring jobs to our community
  • How to address homelessness
  • Whether to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act
  • Immigration
  • Climate change
  • Bail reform
  • Health care costs
  • How to improve public education

If you want to learn more about the candidates, check out the article on the NoHo West website: