The Venice Neighborhood Council has scheduled a candidate recruitment reception Thursday, Aug. 30 for those interested in running in the council’s election in October.

The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Ave. (at North Venice Boulevard) in Venice.

The event is organized to help candidates understand the Los Angeles city election process and neighborhood council campaign rules. The election will take place Oct. 28 for the positions of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, communications officer, community outreach officer, land use and planning chair, 13 community officers and one factual basis community officer.

Those eligible to run for office include anyone individual who lives, works, or owns property in Venice, and anyone individual who declares a stake in Venice and affirms the factual basis for it.

Candidates are invited to file candidacy applications prior to Sept. 28. Applications can found online at http://empowerla.org/vnc/venice-nc-elections, or at the neighborhood council table at the Venice Farmers Market.

Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl has been invited to speak, describing his relationship with neighborhood councils and their role in city government. Current advisory council board members will also be on hand to talk about the responsibilities of their positions.

The election process and requirements will be reviewed and a question and answer session will be held.

Admission to the event is free and open to everyone. Parking is available in the public parking structure across the street or in the beach parking lots.

Information, www.VeniceNC.org/Elections.

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