Palms NC 2014 Elections 2017-01-09T12:30:24+00:00
FINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
President

MARISA STEWART

Vice President

RYAN BRADLEY

Secretary

LEN N. NGUYEN

Treasurer

NICK GREIF

Community-Based Organization Representative

CARLOS A CHICAS

Residential Area A Representative

WILLIE BELL

Residential Area B Representative

CAT EAGLE STEVENS

Residential Area C Representative
ELI LIPMEN
Residential Area D Representative
PAULINA QUARANTA
Residential Area E Representative
TREVOR MULLIGAN
Business Area 3 Representative
ELIOT HOCHBERG
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Open Board Seats 2014 – 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 as a community interest stakeholder and is 18 years or older. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the PNC as a community interest stakeholder and is 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Pamela Irwin CTC Blue Back 1mbPamela Irwin – I am a business professional that has lived in this area for many years. I come from a family of 10 and grew up in this neighborhood. I am the mother of 3 now adult children. I want to see the quality of life in this neighborhood improved. With your help and support we can all work together to make sure that that happens.I currently serve as the treasurer for California Coalition of Travel Organization and as President of SoCal ASTA. I have earned several awards for Leadership, Team Work and Advocacy.Please contact me if you have any questions. Best Wishes, Pamela
Daniel Gleiberman – My wife and I own and run a retail business on Motor Avenue called DL Rhein. Since we opened over seven years ago, we have grown very close to all of our business neighbors and local customers, and we are aware of the many issues that face our neighborhood.As a certified urban planner wth over 20 years experience in land use, public policy, and sustainability, I want to get actively involved and represent the Palms Neighborhood Council to ensure that we all have a safe, vibrant, walkable community to work, shop, and live in.Thank you for considering me for this important position.
MS PNC PIC 2014Marisa Stewart – Palms resident and advocate over a decade, establishing the most effective, community safety group, Evening of Community; heralded in Palms for crime reduction, safety, disaster preparedness, achieved through unmatched outreach and dedication to our community.Improving Palms through effective community outreach, my skills have been honed through my marketing and legal background. My dedication has bestowed recognition and commendations by various agencies including the U.S. Department of Commerce, County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, LAPD and LAFD.A standing presence within the PNC for years, no stranger to the Council process, I have completed the City’s required funding and ethics training. I am ready to hit the ground running!With continued love and respect, my goal as President is to preserve and enhance Palms keeping it safe, clean, improve parking, assist the Expo Line transition; while embracing marvelous diversity, schools, partnerships, green, residential, and commercial developments.Thanks Palms!
Vice PresidentTerm: 2 years 1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the PNC as a community interest stakeholder and is 18 years or older. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the PNC as a community interest stakeholder and is 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Ryan Bradley – I am currently the Vice President of the Palms Neighborhood Council where I serve on the council’s Planning and Land Use Committee and its Bylaws Committee. My wife and I have lived in Palms for 15 years. Since graduating from UCLA Law School in 2000, I have worked as a public interest attorney with Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, assisting the city’s elderly, poor and disabled. It is also been my pleasure to volunteer as a coach in the youth sports leagues of the Palms Recreation Center where I also serve on the Advisory Board. I am also a Board Member of the Child Care Law Center, an organization devoted to securing access to affordable, quality child care for California’s families. Most importantly, I am a committed volunteer and supporter of Palms Elementary School, where my daughter attends the second grade.

Secretary
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the PNC as a community interest stakeholder and is 18 years or older. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the PNC as a community interest stakeholder and is 16 years or older.

CANDIDATES FILED:

Terry Ellen Robinson (WITHDREW)
len pic 2013Len N. Nguyen – I’m running for secretary to support the continuing effort to make Palms a better place. I’ve lived in Palms since 2002 and led the successful effort to establish the Palms Neighborhood Council (PNC) in 2004 as the City’s 93rd neighborhood council. I served as Founding President of PNC from 2002-2005. Since 2005, I’ve served as Field Deputy for Council District 11. In that role I am the primary contact for residents, businesses, and community organizations in Mar Vista and West L.A. My responsibilities include representing the Councilmember at various community events and meetings and serving as a liaison for constituents to City Hall. Between 1998-2005 I worked as a Private Equity Associate and Senior Consulting Analyst with Wilshire Associates, a Santa Monica-based investment firm. I received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.

Treasurer
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the PNC as a community interest stakeholder and is 18 years or older. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the PNC as a community interest stakeholder and is 16 years or older.

CANDIDATES FILED:

NickGreifNick Greif – I am running for Treasurer to improve our Palms neighborhood and ensure our annual funding is well spent and cared for by someone with finance and government experience. I have both.

I currently serve on LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Business Team. Prior to this, I worked in strategy consulting, solving problems akin to those we face in Palms and ensuring those solutions were cost effective. I earned a degree in Finance with a Political Science minor from the Wharton School of Business at UPenn.

I grew up in L.A. and, upon returning, my girlfriend and I made Palms our first choice neighborhood. There is a lot we can do to make Palms even better. The People Street initiative can be great for our communities, as can our input into the Plan for a Healthy LA. I look forward to the opportunity to serve our neighborhood as the Palms NC Treasurer.

Community-Based Organization Representative
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who is 18 years or older who is associated with a community-based or faith-based group located in or serving Palms. Stakeholder who lives, works, owns property or declares a stake in the PNC as a community interest stakeholder and is 16 years or older.

CANDIDATES FILED:

Carlos A Chicas – I am currently the coordinator for our Palms Neighborhood Watch. I serve on the Palms Community Emergency Preparedness committee. I fellowship and volunteer at Core Church Los Angeles.I was born and raised in Palms. My background is in non profit. I held the title of Job Developer; I assisted the homeless, disabled and underserved population in our community, with job placement. Currently I manage an apartment complex in Palms.After sharing with my wife countless wonderful childhood memories of growing up in Palms, we found ourselves with the harsh reality, that Palms had changed and not for the best. So we decided to stop complaining and instead make a difference. We began working on revitalizing the Palms Neighborhood Watch.I seek your vote so that I may be elected to the Palms NC and so that I can further assist in making our community safe and prosperous.

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:

Willie Bell – As your representative on the Palms Neighborhood Council, I am dedicated to improving the quality of life in our West Palms neighborhood. I envision a New Palm, a community that is not only safe but beautiful. To that end, I am devoted to traffic flow improvements on Overland and Motor Avenues, to timely street repairs, and to the elimination of taggers who destroy our buildings and street signs.
Cameron Linderman – I am a resident and father here in Palms. I am a motion graphics designer www.linderman.tv I am a member of Occupy Venice. I volunteer with Venice Community Housing as a homeless advocate. I work with LA CAN, StopLAPDSpying.org, Chuco’s Justice Center, and Food and Water Watch here in Palms. I support a Homeless Bill of Rights. I am anti fracking and GMO’s. I support workers rights to organize. I am against corporate money in politics. I am an environmental activist. I support Veterans for Peace. I am against the TPP. I am for living wages. I want to see my community be a supporting and equitable one for all our families and for those looking to move here with theirs.

Residential Representative,
Area B
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who is 18 years or older and who resides in Residential Area B. Stakeholder who is 16 years or older and who resides in Residential Area B.

CANDIDATES FILED:

John Juarez (WITHDREW)
Alison_ReganAlison Regan – I have lived in Palms for 6 years and love this neighborhood and want to see it continue to grow and thrive. I am a deputy city attorney and have lived in Los Angeles for 24 years. I have always been active in local politics and would love to put my skills and experience to work for the residents of Palms.
Cat Eagle Stevens – As a lifetime resident of Los Angeles, I am proud to be running for Palms Neighborhood Council. Palms is an excellent example of the diversity, prosperity and ambition of Los Angeles residents and business owners. It is a privilege to represent our community – and I am well-suited to fulfill this role.I have attended local schools, worked in the community, and have made a career of representing individuals within entertainment. I have earned a bachelors degree in business as well as in the arts, and have been awarded for my abilities as a leader and a negotiator.As a Palms Residential Representative, my goal is to channel the insight of our residents in order to serve the needs of our community and strengthen the growing Palms neighborhood.

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:

Christopher James Bezenah (WITHDREW)
Eli Headshot_optEli Lipmen – Since moving to Palms I have been active in community building, including serving on the PNC for the past four years. When I joined as Secretary, I wanted to beautify our community and we took those first steps by installing artwork on utility boxes throughout Palms. As the President of the PNC since 2012, we have made Palms safer, cleaner, greener, and friendlier with community-driven projects like renovating Woodbine Park—which my two-year-old daughter loves!My family and I have now made Residential Area C in Palms our home with the recent purchase of our condominium. As your representative, I want to focus on our residential area by: 1) moving forward on the PNC project to improve Overland Avenue, 2) working to maintain Woodbine Park, 3) improving sidewalk access and walkability, 4) continuing to organize neighborhood clean ups, and 5) bringing us together as neighbors. Thank you for your support.

Eric Garcia_R11_PNCEric Garcia I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Eric Garcia & I want to say that my wife & I love Palms. We’ve lived here for over 10 years now, & I think it’s time to give back to our wonderful neighborhood. I believe that we as a community can come together to make it the place we all want it to be. There’s nothing I like more than seeing people walking & running, & kids playing all around Palms, & for this to continue we need to keep it safe, clean, & fun. I’m a hard working person, & I’d like nothing better than the chance to represent all the other hard working people we have living here. Thanks for caring about our great community.

Residential Representative,
Area D
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who is 18 years or older and who resides in Residential Area D. Stakeholder who is 16 years or older and who resides in Residential Area D.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Paulina Quaranta_R11_PNCPaulina Quaranta – I have lived in Palms for several years now with my husband and we are so thrilled to be in this culturally diverse neighborhood. I want to help our community thrive and be safe for all residents. I have spent 10 years working in the film industry and am an active volunteer in the animal welfare community. As your representative on the Neighborhood Council, I want to work with you to make Palms even better.
IMG_8499Lance Linden – I grew up here in the Palms area, and will make Palms a more vibrant, walk able and beautiful area to live in.Improvements I would work on include, more green spaces, better parking, better public transportation with easy access to the future Palms Station on the Metro Expo Line Train, more crosswalks and help create a Youth Center for the youth in Palms.

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:
MTMulliganTrevor Mulligan – I have lived in Palms for over 8 years now. I am a father of two boys, I quit my job to be a stay at home dad. I am also one of the co-organizers for the LA Dads group, more info at http://www.meetup.com/ladadsgroup
James_BarryJames Barry – I’ve lived in Palms over 12 years now. I love this neighborhood and want to see it thrive. As a father of a 2 year old, I’d like to continue to co-create a strong, safe community that supports and looks out for one another. Unified, there is so much we can do.

Business Representative,
Area 1
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholder who is 18 years or older and who works or owns a business in Business Area 1. Stakeholder who is 16 years or older and who works or owns a business in Business Area 1.
CANDIDATES FILED:
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:
Business Representative
Area 3
Term: 2 years
1 Elected Stakeholder who is 18 years or older and who works or owns a business in Business Area 3. Stakeholder who is 16 years or older and who works or owns a business in Business Area 3.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Eliot Hochberg R11_PALMSNCEliot Hochberg – I have lived and worked in the Palms area for over 3 years, both as a building manager and as a sole proprietor. This is in addition to having been an L.A. resident for my entire life.In the time I’ve been here, I’ve become familiar with the neighborhood and all it has to offer. I also think there are some missed opportunities.I will work hard to make sure that policies that currently work remain in place, while at the same time exploring new ideas that take advantage of changes in our neighborhood, such as new public transport and the continued success of neighboring Downtown Culver City.
ELECTIONS INFO

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Polling Hours:
9 am – 3 pm

IMAN (Iranian Muslim Association of North America)
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Los Angeles, 90034

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