Want to Be on the Board of the Neighborhood Council?

Do you want to serve on the Board of Directors of our neighborhood council, Mid City West Community Council, and help to make decisions about the future of our community?

Then run for a seat in the upcoming elections to be held on November 15.  All candidates must apply to run by October 16.

Here is the info:

Citywide elections will be held as part of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council System. Elections for the Mid City West Community Council (MCWCC) will be held on November 15, 2012 at the Pan Pacific Park Recreation Center, 7600 Beverly Boulevard from 1:30PM to 7:30 PM.

Board seats are open to all Mid City West stakeholders. A stakeholder is any individual who lives, works, owns property or can otherwise claim a factual basis for their stake in the neighborhood. The approximate borders are the City of Beverly Hills in the west, La Brea Avenue on the east, the City of West Hollywood in the north, and Olympic Boulevard/San Vicente Boulevard on the south.

All 45 seats on the Board are open for these elections. Stakeholders interested in running for an open seat must file with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) no later than Tuesday, October 16, 2012 to be listed on the printed ballot. You can find all the information you will need to file as a candidate at the DONE website.

If you have any questions, please contact the Mid City West office at (323) 651-3512.

About Mid City West Community Council (MCWCC):  Mid City West is funded by the City, as provided in the Charter, and charged with the responsibility of advising city departments, agencies, boards and commissions on matters of importance to our community, with providing input in the Mayor’s budget process and with monitoring the delivery of city services.

Mid City West is the voice of the stakeholders at City Hall and responds to and considers the myriad issues that impact and concern our community… both local and citywide. The MCW Board of Directors is the governing body for this Council. It consists of 45 seats, 31 of which are community interest positions such as Renters, Homeowners, Nonprofits, Minorities, Education, etc.  With the exception of seven Zone Reps, all board members are elected by the stakeholders. MCW is committed to, and its bylaws require, transparency and openness.

Any stakeholder can run for the Board of Directors. All board and standing committee meetings are posted and open to the public. The Board must reflect the community, and no single group, organization or individual will be permitted to control your Council.

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