When former Eagle Rock Elementary School
Principal José Posada announced his candidature as public security director in
last October’s elections to the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, many ER
residents heaved a sigh of relief.
As a popular, charismatic principal, Posada was the perfect person to help defeat a challenge from so-called “factual-basis stakeholders”—or “Starbucks stakeholders”—who demonstrate an interest in neighborhood affairs by producing no more than a receipt for minor items such as gum, water or a cup of coffee purchased in Eagle Rock.
Fast-forward 10 months and Posada is “retiring,” according to the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, along with two other board members—Immediate Past President Michael Larsen and Sub-District 6 Director Ethan Weiss.
Posada’s departure is prompted by the fact that he was promoted within the Los Angeles Unified School District and is no longer principal of Eagle Rock Elementary.
“It's been six great years working to improve Eagle Rock on the ERNC,” Larsen told Eagle Rock Patch, explaining his reason for leaving. “It's time to move on, and I can do so knowing that this current ERNC is among the best group of volunteers I've ever seen.”
Added Larsen: “I want to thank everyone who stands up and gets involved in this community as well as the dedicated CD14 staff who really care about what they do and work hard for the betterment of our community.”
The ERNC is now looking to replace Larsen, Posada and Weiss—by appointment, although all three positions will be up for elections in the spring of 2014, along with the rest of the council’s board.
To view the requirements and deadlines for applying for the three vacant seats, visit www.eaglerockcouncil.org.
All applications for the three seats must be in by Aug. 27 to be considered at the next ERNC board meeting on Sept. 3.