Los Feliz Elections – VOTE MAY 14th!
The Council advises on and influences City policy for delivering municipal services to Los Feliz, including police, fire and public safety; education; parking and traffic; recreation and parks; land use, zoning, construction and business permitting; plus public works projects and other city-wide issues. Our Board also decides whether, when and where to fund initiatives it believes will most benefit the neighborhood.
Terms in office are four years. Boardmembers are required to complete city training programs, attend regular meetings, meet with City officials and occasionally speak before City Council and other City agencies.
Boardmembers are “official” (actually public officials). The Neighborhood Council is not a club, a non-profit corporation, a grassroots organization, or an association. We don’t collect dues or charge membership fees. We are a publicly elected body that carries the full “consent of the governed.” By law, all of our meetings must be open to the public, and they are.
So, when the council says we officially represent over 36,000 resident stakeholders… We actually do.
Boardmembers put in a lot of work and are expected to chair a committee or drive a major initiative. They need to be quick on the uptake and able to engage in reasoned debate. Most importantly, they are expected to lead.
For the “opportunity” to give up their personal time and efforts, they also have to be elected by the people, for the people (and that’s why they can expend tax $).
There is no pay. However, the council spearheads efforts to continually improve this neighborhood, our neighborhood. It’s no accident Los Feliz is widely considered one of the best in L.A. (and that’s from people who don’t live here!).