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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Election co-chair Alejandro Jimenez at email@example.com; or the Neighborhood Council Election hotline at (818) 293-VOTE (8683), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.empowerla.org.
Don’t delay! The Sept. 13 deadline to file your applicationis quickly approaching.