About 40 people attended Tuesday night’s “Meet the Candidates” forum ahead of elections to the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 13, in Eagle Rock City Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event, held at the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness and moderated by outgoing Civic Affairs Director and Election Committee Co-Chair Maria Nazario, featured 24 candidates. Two candidates—Baker Montgomery (Director Sub-District 1) and Liam Roth (Business Director)—couldn’t attend the forum because of prior commitments, although they provided statements that Nazario read out.
After introducing themselves, the candidates responded to three issues proposed by the moderator:
• What they would do for the community with the $37,000 in annual funds provided to the ERNC. (See video for details.)
• Their understanding of the Colorado Boulevard Specific Plan. (Most candidates agreed that the 1992 document, attached, needs to be modified.)
• Whether or not they support medical marijuana dispensaries in Eagle Rock—and how many dispensaries they think it’s appropriate to have in the neighborhood. (Just about everybody supported the need for medical marijuana. Many candidates said it was not for them but for policy making bodies such as the City Council to decide how many dispensaries Eagle Rock should have. Some candidates said flat out that Eagle Rock has too many pot clinics.)