|Neighborhood Council Elections |
The Education and Neighborhoods Committee may be reviewing the issue of Neighborhood Council elections at its next meeting on April 17, 2012. City Council has yet to pass any of the enabling ordinances fully authorizing our department to conduct elections. The City Attorney is expected to submit the revised ordinance language to the City Council shortly.
At the request of the Mayor, the Department prepared a budget proposal for new staff and operating costs, which will be submitted to the City Council on April 20, 2012. In the meantime, we have brought on 2 former Independent Election Administrators (IEA), Jerry Kvasnicka and Stephen Box, to act as Election Coordinators. Along with our project lead, Grayce Liu, they will be preparing the structure of elections along with a comprehensive outreach plan.
We are proposing that elections be held from August to November of 2012 in 12 regions with IEA's overseeing the elections. We realize that this is an ambitious timeline given the situation and are doing our best to streamline the process so that we can successfully hold the elections.
If your Neighborhood Council has not already started preparing for elections, please do so. Start convening your election/outreach committees and make sure your bylaws reflect your current Board structure. We will be extending deadlines for bylaw amendments to May 12, 2012 for any final changes before the elections. In addition, the deadline to encumber election outreach money from this fiscal year for next year is May 16, 2012.
Click here for the City Clerk Elections Alternatives Survey Results Report.
Click here for the draft of our elections report to the City Countil.
Click here for the list of regions and proposed election weeks.
We would appreciate your feedback before our final submission to City Council on April 13, 2012. For questions or comments, please contact:
Grayce Liu - Grayce.Liu@lacity.org
Jerry Kvasnicka - Jkvas@earthlink.net
Stephen Box - Stephen@thirdeyecreative.net