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Rampart Village NC 2014 Elections – ELECTION DAY – Saturday, April 12, 10am-6pm, St. Anne’s Conference Center2017-01-09T12:30:29-07:00

OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
Resident Tenants Representatives

JENNIFER JOYA ABRILLO

ORLANDO CAGAMPAN

Business Representative
WILLIAM LAWRENCE GREENE

CONNIE P. MORED

Homeowner Representative
CLARITY MILLS
Community Based Organization Representative
PHILIP J WAYNE
At-Large Representatives

MACKY FONDEVILLA FORTU

MERCEDES KRUSE

NOLI REYES

Community Interest Representative
VICTOR TAMBALGUE CENDANA
Click here to download Final Canvass of Votes (pdf)
Challenge 1Response
Challenge 2Response
Challenge 3Response

 

Open Board Seats 2014 – Rampart Village NC
BOARD POSITION
# OF SEATS
ELECTED OR APPOINTED?
QUALIFICATIONS TO
RUN FOR THE SEAT

QUALIFICATIONS TO
VOTE FOR THE SEAT

Resident Tenants
Representative
Term: 2 years

2 Elected Stakeholders who live in rental units and who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, or own property in the neighborhood and are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Ronee Reece – Ronee Reece: I have been the Treasurer of the Rampart Village Neighborhood Council for the past 3 years. This is the most demanding position on the RVNC board.I STAND UP FOR TENANTS’ RIGHTS! My goal is to continue supporting tenants and stakeholders by sponsoring Community events and Community Improvement through marketing strategies.I advocate and advise tenants when they encounter landlord/tenant problems. I am a liaison to Aztecs Rising and uphold their skills in Gang Intervention.I’m a Musician/Songwriter, Producer, Marketing Expert, and Astronomer. I am willing to continue giving the RVNC my FULL TIME attention.I have worked with Businesses and Community Based Organizations in the RVNC area since becoming a Board Member of the RAMPART VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL.I also have worked extensively with City Hall to increase our neighborhood’s visibility and opportunities.I LOVE THE VIBRANT RAMPART VILLAGE AREA!
JesusEdwardEsqueda_RampartVillage.REg7Jesus Edward Esqueda – I have served for these past two years on RVNC, there have been significant changes and improvements such as: being a part of Renovation start of the Metropolitan Division Police Facility Los Angeles Police Department. Working on Making Temple St./Benton Way intersection”Accident Free” and safer for all Transportation especially Pedestrians, as Chair person of PSH&T standing committee I believe we can reduce crime if we elevate education and remember our Moral Values . I will continue to interpret to Spanish speaking Stakeholders the benefits of a safer, cleaner and more productive way of living by getting involved with N.C., City Elections and events. To teach their children by example, to get involved in our government. I am encouraging how to be neighbor friendly in any major crisis and being prepared for any such event. Try avoiding any anger with malice intentions towards others. We are all one kind. “Mankind”
JoshRachford_RampartVillage.REg7Josh Rachford – I am excited and passionate about improving our community. Let’s work together to reduce crime, beautify our neighborhood, improve the local business climate, improve our neighborhood’s schools, and bolster our burgeoning arts scene. I bring years of experience working in leadership roles in business, non-profits, and academia.I have worked for four years with the Story Pirates, a non-profit arts education organization that teaches writing and turns kids’ stories into an amazing show. As a teacher and office manager at Academic Chess I led others and was key in running the business. I also run a growing web design firm from my apartment. I ran a regular monthly show at Son of Semele’s neighborhood theatre. Let’s empower ourselves and each other to solve the challenges that matter to us, working with existing community groups like schools, clubs, and churches.Thanks for reading! If you’re a renter, please vote for me!
Orlando_Cagampan_Reg7_RVNC_2014Orlando Cagampan – I am looking for ways to make a difference in our community on the issues we are about most: crime, roads and street gangs and the economy. We advocate directly for real change in our communities consist of residents, business owners and property owners.
Local engagement is important because no one understands a neighborhood better than the people who live, work and play there. Neighborhood Councils are answering that need and strengthening democracy in Los Angeles by embracing and supporting the diversity of neighborhood that comprise the city of Los Angeles. Working together, neighborhood council have generated success stories across the city.
Jennifer_Joya_Abrillo_Reg7_RVNC_2014Jennifer Joya Abrillo – At this moment I am involved at my local schools as a site council parents (VISTA CHARTER M/S) and Rosemont avenue Elementary School) Because I like to see that my kids are learning the way they should be and the school heads are doing the best for all the student. I am also a member helping Praise Christian Church outreach Ministries. People are my passion, keeping unity, keeping our community safe and clean. If selected, the work will be beyond the meeting once a month and the effort will be continuous to do everything within my abilities to make this happen. I did census work in 2010 that is why I started being involved in my neighborhood I see the need of the community. Also volunteer at dream center.

Business Representative
Term: 2 years

2 Elected Stakeholders who own or work at a legally recognized business within the NC boundaries who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, or own property in the neighborhood and are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
RV_WillGrne2014William Lawrence Greene
Wendell Jose Llopis – I am a former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, and formerly headed a private practice representing law enforcement officers, and police officer associations, at both the city and state levels, as well as at various specialized public agencies. I currently work as in-house counsel at AFSCME District Council 36, representing the interests of hard working men and women. I am running for Business Representative because I strongly believe that those of us who work in this District need to be deeply committed to contributing to the quality of life experience of every stakeholder within the District. As your Business Representative, I will focus my energies on being a reasoned and well-informed voice advocating for the interests of our many varied residents, and traditional merchants, always guided by the principles of inclusiveness and due respect to the multicultural heritage of this unique area of our City.
RV_ConnieM2014Connie P. Mored – I belong to the RVNC, Los Angeles.To be a member we all have to commit ourselves and work as a team, if we move forward then the success takes care of itself. We can rise by lifting each other, good plans shape good decisions, good planning help to make elusive dreams come true for the community. To promote peach and order, cleanliness and beautification. We can render a greater service by helping promoting moral values, loving our neighbor as much as we can. We have to attack every problem with enthusiasm not on how fast we do it but on how will we do it.We have to work for the realization of tomorrow without putting doubts of today. Good relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement in real life grows. I’ll try my best to help for the welfare of our neighborhood so we can enjoy

Homeowner Representative
Term: 2 years

1 Elected Stakeholders who own a home within the NC boundaries who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, or own property in the neighborhood and are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Clarity Mills
Jose Antonio Angeles
Student RepresentativeTerm: 2 years 1 Elected Stakeholder between 16-20 years of age at the time of the election who is enrolled in school. Stakeholders who live, work or own property in the neighborhood and are 16 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Community Based Organization Representative Term: 2 years 1 Elected Stakeholder who is a member of a community based organization and is 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, or own property in the neighborhood and are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
MelbaThorn_RampartVillage.REg7Melba Thorn – “I am artist, an art therapist. I transform recycled materials into a diversity of art forms. Over the years, I have trained a variety of professional health providers in the methods and techniques of using art as a therapeutic tool. As an art therapist, I have also worked directly with various special needs populations. I am also trained in dispute resolution. Having lived as a car-free resident of the RVNC District for almost a decade, I am familiar with the physical and social problems of the neighborhood, including broken sidewalks, uncared for trees and parkways, traffic congestion, non-working pedestrian signals at traffic lights, gang activity, the fear of crime, landlord-tenant and neighbor conflicts as well as the need for more affordable housing. As your at-large representative, I am a solutions-oriented candidate and will work with leadership in the District and the City to help resolve these kinds of issues.”
Domingo_VillenaDomingo Villena Jr. – I am interested to be a part of the rampart village neighborhood council as community affair director of the community base organization movement to help end rape and other child abuse (mother movement). I believe I possess the necessary skills and experience you are seeking and would make a valuable addition to your organization.I have a solid interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface with individuals at all levels, bilingual self-starter (speaks English and Tagalog), with broad customer service background. I am capable, creative, team-oriented person with dynamic outlook on life and a strong desire to help people. I am skilled in developing relationships and providing exceptional individualized service, with my experience as a member services with a medical group, and as a marketing agent at Temple Community Hospital and Dr. Filart (IM/Geriatrics), I believe I have the exceptional skills in community outreach, and public relations.
Boris Villacorta – I’m Boris Villacorta and I interested in running for the Community Based Organization Representative seat at RVNC. I’ve being involve in this community all my life since a teenager attending Virgil M.S. as adult working at a community organization that provide services to youth and families in the area, I being with them for eleven years. I know the area very well and I am familiar with the community organizations that provide services to the Rampart Village residents. I had seem changes in this community and the progress, but there is still more that we can do by getting others involve in our community and bring positive change for the future generations. My experience working with at risk youth in the Rampart Village gives the opportunity to connect with other community organizations in the area, who are doing the same work.
Philip J Wayne R7_RVNVPhilip J Wayne – “To be an advocate to the local government and assist in representing the needs of the community.”
At-Large Representative
Term: 2 years
3 Elected Stakeholders who live, work or own property in the neighborhood and are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work, or own property in the neighborhood and are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
Linda1Erlinda Lim – I’m Erlinda Lim I’m running for the At-large Representative seat: I’ve served on this Board for two years & am now RVNC Secretary & DWP- MOU Representative & attend LANCC & other citywide meetings to keep up with citywide issues & advocate for more NC training for Board members. I want to be re- elected, because so many problems affecting this community like illegal posting, illegal vending, homelessness, tagging, street & sidewalk repairs etc, still need to be worked on more. My experience in this Elected Office has been enlightening & empowering; I’m a conduit connecting Stakeholders to City Services solving the problems in the community that are arising. I will continue to do my best giving service to the community, & outreaching to our RVNC Stakeholders in isolation and sadness. I’m committed to getting things done the right way in a positive & productive way; this is my quest.
Macky Fondevilla Fortu – Since I Served in the Board of Rampart Village Neighborhood Council and appointed as Vice-chair of its Budget and Finance Committee, Rampart Village NC has become more cohesive and community centered. Challenges ranging from Fiscal accountability, Budget transparency in Reporting to the Board and Stakeholders were tackled and “Internal Control” was improved in Rampart Village NC during my tenure. If elected, I will continue and step up Community Outreach efforts. I pledge to intensify the Food distribution (Food Bank) every month, in which I’m currently involved. In collaboration with CD 13 Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, I pledge to intensify Street Clean-up and and address sanitation and street services issues by helping bring City of L.A. Services to the community. I also pledge to support Low-Cost or Affordable Housing and help qualified constituents get the right information and help them apply for it.
John Maliga – I just moved into the Rampart Village community, taking on the role of a co-manager of a coop apartment building with my wife, Sandy. The coop is a well-known community that creates an urban ecological community that attempts to consider both the community concerns, and addresses some of the concerns and possibilities to create a living environment for the 21st century.I have long been interested in intentional communities, but have also participated in trying to change a city. Among my many experiences, I lead a board of an organization that created work and living spaces for artists in the Midwest, and we, among our many efforts, created a lasting building and coop that served the arts. I want to expand that notion to everyone.
Noli_Reyes_Reg7_RVNC_2014Noli Reyes – I want to run for a representative position with the Rampart Neighborhood Council so that I can contribute my know-how and skills to my community now that I just retired. I have worked for a long time as a security officer with reputable companies in downtown LA who honored my skills in organizing manpower to maintain an environment that is safe, responsive, equipped with contingency plans ready in times of emergency. Additionally, with my passion for community organizing, for ten years now, I am the president of the Historic Filipinotown Tennis Club. I would like to continue volunteering my passion, dedication, time, experience and resources to help my neighborhood maintain a physically active lifestyle, peace, safe, organized and a better place for my community.
mercedes_krus_Reg7_RAVNC_2014Mercedes Kruse – I am interested to be part of Neighborhood Council my platform: First, I would form or create a “team “ to be responsible and accountable to whatever task we are going to do: Honor all people, Love Brotherhood, Fear God, Honor the President or any officials, To be effective “Watcher & Doer” To achieve any challenges in the neighborhood.

Community Interest Representative
Term: 2 Years

1 Elected Stakeholders who are 18 years or older. Stakeholders who live, work or own property in the neighborhood or who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder and are 18 years or older.
CANDIDATES FILED:
VictorTambalgueCendana_RampartVillage.REg7Victor Tambalgue Cendana – I am running for the Community Interest Representative position because I have stake in the community. I lived at Virgil avenue between First and 3rd Streets, for 12 years where I develop bonding with neighbors before moving to one block North of Freeway 101 at Commonwealth Avenue. So my neighbors and friends are just six blocks away. I still shop at Vons, Ralphs and Seafood City markets for my needs all within RVNC. I go to church at Lord of Harvest located at 2707 West Temple Street where I am very active in Soul Winning activities. I have been a community development officer in my career and I want to use this for the betterment of the community. I work with Housing Department and RVNC would be a good channel to reach stakeholders not only of the housing program but for other programs of the City.
David RockelloDavid Rockello – David Rockello is my professional name: I am an Artist, Local Historian, Published Writer & Editor, Set Designer, Graphic Designer, Scenic Artist, Sculptor, Makeup Artist, Art Director, Curator, Animator & Community Organizer. I have now served nearly four years as President of Rampart Village Neighborhood Council & would like the opportunity to continue the work of making the RVNC a better more transparent neighborhood council. RVNC has come a long way in the past four years as a team effort but there is still much to do, I need your support & vote to make our community as effective as other neighborhood councils in our fair city. I will continue to advocate for Intra-Neighborhood Council cooperation & stronger alliances between the RVNC, GEPENC, SLNC, EHNC, MPNC, WNNC, WSNC, WCKNC other neighboring councils & city wide alliances like LANCC so we are better places to live work & play in LA.
ELECTION INFO

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Polling Hours:
10 am to 6 pm

St. Anne’s Conference Center
155 N. Occidental Blvd.
Rampart Village, CA 90026

Documentation

No Vote by-Mail

Candidate Filing Closed 2/26/14

Deadline for Filing is February 26

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Download the pdf form and

Mail to:

City Clerk – Elections Division
555 Ramirez Street, Space 300
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Email to:

clerk.election@lacity.org

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Fax to: (213) 978-0376

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