Blecker & Brill
WIN SEATS ON THE BOARD!
PLEASE COME TO THE SWEARING IN CEREMONY!
July 11th at Pan Pacific Senior Center. 6:30 pm
Shelby Blecker and Craig Brill both come from lengthy backgrounds of being involved with community efforts and charitable causes. Not only do we both own and operate businesses, we also... (read the rest on our Platform page)
Voting has concluded.
We had a fabulous turnout at
Pan Pacific Park.
Thank you to all our
NEIGHBORS who told us they really want to see representation on the board and an end to the special interest sentiment.
MID CITY WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL ~ ELECTION IS OVER ~ NOW THE REAL WORK BEGINS!
*THERE WERE ONLY 3 SEATS IN THIS ELECTION THAT REQUIRED YOUR VOTE
(all the other seats were uncontested)
YOU MADE YOUR VOTE COUNT!
WE RAN FOR THE FOLLOWING SEATS:
Who’s on a Neighborhood Council?
While Neighborhood Council board members are volunteers, they are public officials elected by the members of their community. Most board members serve two-year terms; a few Neighborhood Councils have four-year terms.
What does a
Neighborhood Council Do?
Read All About Neighborhood Councils on the Empower LA website. Keep in mind, our new Councilmember, Katy Yaroslavsky has said she relies on her neighborhood councils to hear about what constituents are asking for.
Who can run or vote?
Unlike other city, state, or federal elections, voting and being a candidate in Neighborhood Council (NC) elections is open to more than just the residents of a community.
Participation is open to those who live, work, or own property or a business within an NC’s boundaries, as well as to “community interest stakeholders,” such as church members, local students (or parents of students), or members of local service organizations.
Candidates and voters need not be US citizens or legal residents to qualify. Participation is also open to the formerly incarcerated.
The minimum age to vote is 16; the minimum age to run for most NC seats is 18, except for Youth Seat candidates, who may be between the ages of 14-17.
27 Candidates from the 2021 "Progressive" slate chosen by the current "MCW Progressive Slate" QUIT or WILL NOT run again in 2023! Now they're trying it again.
The more you look at the people who put together the current "MCW 2023 Progressive Slate" the more questions should be asked about what happened with the last slate they provided to you with all of the “feel good” promises they were making.
Would you trust a slate that was put together by an organization that had 17 of their last slate candidates QUIT before they completed their 2 year commitment?
Would you trust a slate that had 6 more people who did stay for 2 years refuse to run again - INCLUDING THE BOARD PRESIDENT?
Would you trust a slate that had basically appointed, by an internal vote, 4 new board members who also refused to run again?
Would you trust a slate of 35 people that only have 13 original apparatchiks returning to run again?
THE QUESTION YOU NEED TO ASK IS WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THOSE WONDERFUL SLATE CANDIDATES? WHY DID ALMOST 2/3rds OF THEM QUIT OR REFUSE TO RUN AGAIN???
Read more about this tragic story of failure by visiting our: Platform Page