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Downtown Neighborhood Council Candidate Filings Due Tuesday

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, April 22, 2010, at 04:59PM
DLANC Meeting Eric Richardson [Flickr]

The DLANC board of directors meets in the lobby of the Los Angeles Theatre in September of 2009.

Interested in running for the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council? Better get your paperwork in now. Candidate filings for the council's upcoming June election are due this upcoming Tuesday, April 27, at 5pm.

All 28 board seats are up for grabs in the election, which will take place on Friday, June 25. Vote by mail will also be available. Those who don't turn in their paperwork by Tuesday can run as a write-in candidate, but won't be on the ballot.

Created in 1999 as part of a City Charter overhaul, neighborhood councils are intended to give communities a greater voice in local affairs. Councils primarily advise the City Council, but also have some amount of funding to use on community projects. That funding has been under attack this year as the City fights to close a sizable budget deficit.

DLANC's board structure includes seats specified for residents, business representatives, social service providers, arts and culture representatives and even a homeless seat. Board members serve a two-year term, and are eligible to be in office a maximum of eight years.

Those interested in running can find the candidate packet on the City Clerk's website as a PDF. Full election rules are also available as a PDF.


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