2023 NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL ELECTIONS
- CALL FOR CANDIDATES -
Candidate Filing Period open January 13, 2023 - February 27, 2023
All candidates shall be required to provide the appropriate documentation for the position they are seeking. Information and details on becoming a candidate can be found at:
The election is run by the Los Angeles City Clerk office. For more information, please call the Neighborhood Council Election Section at (213) 978-0444 or email them at Clerk.ElectionsNC@lacity.org.
What It Means To Be A Neighborhood Council Candidate.
What is EPNC?
The Echo Park Neighborhood Council is a publicly funded and elected group of volunteer individuals who live, work, own property, or otherwise have a connection to Echo Park. We address issues and engage in initiatives affecting the neighborhood as a whole, as well as in each of its six districts.
The EPNC connects residents on a local level with their city government and aims to address issues of safety, development, and quality of life with those who live and work around us.
When is the Election?
Saturday, May 13, 2023. The Candidate filing period is January 13, 2023 – February 27, 2023. More details and timeline below.
Who can run?
Any stakeholder who has a connection within the District or the entire EPNC for At-Large/Youth Seat, can run. Stakeholder is defined as those who live, work or own property in the neighborhood or who declare a stake in their neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder. The latter is defined as a person that is a member of a community organization within the NC’s boundaries. Bylaws, (Article IV on Pages 6-7).
To determine whether you are within the Boundaries of EPNC as a whole or any particular district, look at the Map and description of boundaries in our Bylaws (Article III on pg 4).
Candidates for all seats must be 18 years or older except for the Youth Seat. The Youth Seat candidates must be 14-17 at the time of the election.
What seats are up for election this year?
There are 21 seats on the Board. Half of the seats are up for election this year, as EPNC transitions to staggered terms of four years each. The seats open this year are:
-1 District 1 Representative
-1 District 2 Representative
-1 District 3 Representative
-1 District 4 Representative
-1 District 5 Representative
-1 District 6 Representative
-4 At-Large Representative
-1 Youth Representative
Each seat is a four year term, except for the Youth seat, which is a 2 year term.
What are the duties/commitment for serving on the Board?
Attend board regular and special meetings; Board of Governors (BOG) meets 4th Tuesday of each month for 3-4 hours
Actively serve on a committee, which typically meets once a month, and may include some additional tasks
Outreach to stakeholders, including participating in EPNC events and initiatives
Additional duties/opportunities for those who want to serve as an officer, committee chair, or liaison
How do I register as a candidate?
Access the Candidate Filing Portal at https://clerk.lacity.org/clerk-services/elections/nc-elections
Timeline (Region 7)