63 Neighborhood Council Seats Up for Grabs
There are 13 board seats up for grabs in Mar Vista, 14 in Westchester-Playa, 15 in Del Rey and 21 in Venice.
Neighborhood councils are advisory bodies designed to increase civic engagement and make city government more responsive to local needs. Each council gets $37,000 to fund a variety of community projects.
Unlike city council elections, eligible neighborhood council voters and board members typically include not only area residents but also people who can demonstrate a significant ongoing community interest, such as business owners and area students.
Elections officials have created a new online system designed to streamline the filing process for prospective neighborhood council candidates. For more information about how to become a candidate, visit empowerla.org.
— Gary Walker