Los Feliz Neighborhood Council

Elections – District E Voter Info

GENERAL ELECTION – MAY 14TH / FIREHOUSE (#35)

(1601 HILLHURST AVENUE, LOS FELIZ, 12 PM-4 PM)

THE CANDIDATES

Joseph Garner Garner, JosephHello. My name is Joseph Garner. I am a proud resident of Los Feliz. I work in the Film and TV Industry and have been an Angeleño since moving here from San Francisco in 2002. The reason I picked Los Feliz to call home is because of the eclectic experience it has to offer– local shops and neighborhood charm mixed with nature and parks. It’s a diverse community of artists, merchants, entrepreneurs, students and open-minded residents.

It is critical to maintain the integrity of our community by continuing to invest in our schools, parks and public areas, while at the same time, making sure our diverse and local businesses continue to thrive. I am always accessible– whether it’s Sundays at the Farmers Market picking up some Brothers hummus, Wednesday nights at Rockwell with the musical and comedic stylings of Mr. Jeff Goldblum, Friday night at the Vista Theatre, or enjoying a home cooked meal with family and friends at La Pergoletta. Los Feliz is my home. Thank you for your support

Danny Cohen Cohen, DannyI have been a resident of Sunset Drive and District E since March 2010, a member of the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council Governing Board since August 2015, and involved with LFNC since October 2014.

Los Feliz, much like the rest of Los Angeles, is changing, but we can all be a part of having that change be inclusive and forward thinking. We’re facing the realities of housing, transportation, and the state of our environment. During my time already on the Governing Board, along with the Transportation Committee, I have focused on creatively evolving our shared resources to provide a better Los Feliz, rather than settling for the status quo. Our neighborhood should reflect the fact that we are all Los Feliz.

Being on the LFNC Governing Board is important to me because it provides the opportunity to be a part of the positive change, head public discussion, and help to shape the future of this wonderful neighborhood.

Thank you for your consideration and your vote.

Bryant Edwards Edwards, Bryant Having lived in Los Angeles my entire life, I have had the unique pleasure of living and working in various neighborhoods. Los Feliz is my favorite. You can see me walking to work (CHLA), to the store, or to any one of our many neighborhood restaurants. I am embedded and invested in our community, and I am committed to working with neighbors and city officials to sustain our neighborhood’s and our city’s vitality. I will do everything that I can to ensure the safety, vibrancy, and sense of community in Los Feliz.For the past 3 years, I have served on the board of my profession’s state association, collaborating with stakeholders throughout California. I am interested in the same type of involvement right here in my neighborhood.

As a firm believer in collaboration, gathering and using evidence to inform decisions, and being proactive in order to sustain our community. I hope that you’ll give me the opportunity to serve our neighborhood.

Josh Steichmann Steichman, Josh Pragmatic progressive.Josh has lived in Los Feliz for five years, and currently works as a communications and strategy consultant for non-profits, and previously worked as an arts journalist. He was formerly the communications manager of Equality California, and has a strong belief in the power of neighborhood and local government to improve the lives of everyone who lives, works or plays inside their boundaries.

Having previously served on the board of a 350-unit housing cooperative in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Josh has experience managing the needs of a diverse community as well as experience with budget and program management.

Los Feliz is changing, along with the rest of LA. Josh would be proud to work to protect the best parts of Los Feliz while making sure that the gains we see are returned to the community.

Dani Walker Walker, Dani Los Feliz is home to some of the most passionate creative and socially aware residents in Los Angeles. The Los Feliz community has redefined culture and created a blueprint for what it means to be an urban oasis. I believe in progressive thinking and solutions that move us forward to keep our area safe and desirable for residents and private business. As a designer, I spend a lot of my time in residents’ homes collaborating on remodeling projects. Through that, I have been given insight into the needs, wants, and concerns of the individuals in this area and neighboring communities. Skyrocketing rents, the growing homeless population, and over development are among some of the top concerns. It is important that we work together to create a space where we all feel a part of this great community and keep Los Feliz special. I hope to be given the opportunity to join the NHC and represent the amazing community I live in and love. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Kevin Randolph Randolph, KevinMy name is Kevin, and I’m running for a District E Representative seat of the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council.

Since last year, I have been a member of the Transportation & Mobility Committee to better understand the issues facing Los Feliz residents every day. Through that Committee’s work, I’ve had the opportunity to hear from stakeholders in the community as well as local government officials on a variety of projects currently in the works.

I hope to have the opportunity to serve on the larger Governing Board and contribute to a better Los Feliz for all who live, work, and play in this beautiful neighborhood.

Poll Map - Fire House (blue)

ABOUT DISTRICT E/ FRANKLIN HILLS

The Los Feliz area designated: Franklin Hills, along with a few more of the streets lying directly to the West of it (“Franklin Hills adj.”) makes up our District E.

It’s home to the quirky and magnificent Shakespeare Bridge, and a public staircase system that provides vertical walkways connecting Franklin Hill’s narrow, winding streets.  Built in the 1920’s, these 14 stairways (“to heaven?”) gave pedestrians an express route to the now-defunct street trolleys below.

The Prospect Studios on Talmadge Street has gone by many names since it opened in 1915, but is most famously known as the ABC Television Center, where some of TV’s greatest hits like ‘Barney Miller’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Let’s Make A Deal’, and the long-running soap opera ‘General Hospital’ were produced.

Brothers Walt and Roy Disney opened their first animation studio in District E and lived on Lyric and St. George Streets, “close to the office;” Mickey Mouse was “born” right here in Los Feliz.

Franklin Hills has varying (and eclectic) architectural styles, including some of the finest examples of Mid-Century Modern homes in Los Angeles.  Famed architect, John Lautner, designed the school complex that now houses the Lycée International de Los Angeles (LILA) school, which is designated a Los Angeles historic-cultural landmark.

Hyperion Avenue (West) is a mixture of residences and small businesses that act as Los Feliz’s eastern border looping around to where Hyperion merges into Fountain Avenue towards Thomas Starr King Middle School.

 

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