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The Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Needs You!

Sept. 13 is the deadline for filing candidatures for Council office.

Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Civic Director and Election Committee Co-Chair Maria Nazario sums up the ERNC’s activities and responsibilities in the run up to Council elections in October.

The application process to run for office for the is open and the deadline is Thursday, Sept. 13. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the ERNC and engage with fellow Eagle Rockers on enhancing the quality of life in Eagle Rock.

There are 18 positions open. Council members are elected to a two-year position and may serve a maximum of six years. Complete your application today—go to www.eaglerockcouncil.org.

The ERNC was certified as a council in April 2002. It is an official city organization, staffed by volunteers and has a working budget of $35,000 for 2012-13. ERNC is concerned with issues relevant to the community and makes recommendations to the City of Los Angeles, the City Council, departments and the mayor. Additionally, the Council works closely with CD14’s councilmember and staff.

By serving as an elected member of ERNC, you help ensure services for Eagle Rock, which include businesses that are appropriate for the community, police, fire, street repair, traffic calming initiatives, graffiti control and much more.

The Council sponsors and funds—or partially funds—community projects that benefit Eagle Rock, such as:  computers, benches and landscaping for local schools; tree planting projects along the major streets in Eagle Rock; security video cameras; concerts in the park; the North East Los Angeles Veteran’s Parade; and the Eagle Rock Music Festival, just to name a few.

All meetings of the Council’s Board of Directors are open to the public. There is a public comment period at each meeting for stakeholders to comment on items on the agenda, as well as non-agenda items. These meetings are the Council’s chance to hear from constituents about issues facing the community, and about items or issues the Council should know about. By participating in the Council’s activities, not only are you in the know, but you have the opportunity to make a difference.

For information on running for office and the open positions visit the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council at www.eaglerockcouncil.org and click on the button that says “Eagle Rock Needs You.”

Any stakeholder may run for office to a Council position. A stakeholder is any person who is:

• 16 years old on election day, Oct. 13.

• Lives in Eagle Rock.

• Owns property in Eagle Rock or participates in an Eagle Rock organization that is concerned with activities related to education, religion, community, business ownership, apartment association, school/parent group, arts, political action, services, cultural, etc.

For more information on how you can become involved, contact ERNC President Michael Larsen at m.larsen@mac.com; Election co-chair Alejandro Jimenez at ajl253@att.com; or the Neighborhood Council Election hotline at (818) 293-VOTE (8683), elections@empowerla.org, www.empowerla.org.

Don’t delay! The Sept. 13 deadline to file your applicationis quickly approaching.

nonoise August 21, 2012 at 02:07 PM
What a shock, a city councilmember that actually attends a neighborhood council meeting. Councilmember Ed Reyes never attended even one. Kudo's go to Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council and the Patch for doing an excellent job of getting information about the elections out there. The article and the ad were excellent. The ad is bold and one that is easy to see and find and understand.
Michael Larsen August 21, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Thanks @nonoise! Yes, we work very closely with Councilmember Huizar and his staff to improve the community. Spread the word! We need a candidates for every board position for this important and influential civic group. If you know anyone who has wanted to get involved, but wasn't sure how, let them know this just might be their perfect opportunity. It's easy to sign up to be a candidate. You can do it online here http://empowerla.org/ernc/eagle-rock-nc-elections/. You can also contact me or any other board member if you want to know more. m.larsen@mac.com Thanks!
Michael Larsen August 23, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Historic Highland Park NC is having a Candidate Filing Workshop this Saturday from 11am-1pm at the Arroyo Sec Library at 6145 N Fig. Information given at this workshop will also apply to Eagle Rock NC candidate filing. Thanks to HHPNC for putting this on!
Erykah Grande August 30, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Michael Larsen, could you guys make an announcement as spread it like wild fire as to WHEN, WHERE and WHAT TIME the VOTERS can go cast their votes, Please? I'm finding myself really digging deep to find this information as I prep for the Elections. Thanks.
Michael Larsen August 30, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Erykah, the election will be held on Saturday, October 13 at Eagle Rock City Hall (2035 Colorado Blvd), the same place we have our board meeting every month. I'm not positive about the exact time frame so I'll wait to give out that info. You should be seeing more outreach about election day details after the candidate filing deadline. Keep an eye out and Please come out and vote!

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