UPDATE: Informational meeting date set for Westside candidates
Neighborhood council elections in the City of Los Angeles are just around the corner and Councilmember Bill Rosendahl is urging constituents in the 11th District to engage in the process.
The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment has set Sunday, October 28, 2012 as Election Day for the neighborhood councils in the 11th District.
The neighborhood councils were initially put into place to build community and serve as a voice to discuss issues and concerns. Participation is crucial and Councilmember Bill Rosendahl urges his constituents to cast their votes and take part in the civic process.
“The Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles began as a way to encourage more citizens to get engaged with government — and make government more responsive to local needs,” said Rosendahl. “The Neighborhood Council system has grown and flourished in the 11th District thanks to volunteers who want to make our district an even better place to live.”
New candidates can file online between August 29th and September 28th. Those interested can also check out these sites for more information on neighborhood councils in District 11:
General information on the election process is here.
The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is holding an elections meeting for all neighborhood councils on the Westside. The meeting will cover everything from candidate verification to campaigning to outreach techniques to polling place setup and Election Day operations.