Studio City News
Voting For Studio City Neighborhood Council
By Ivetta Babadjanian
Sep 20, 2012 - 12:18:58 PM

STUDIO CITY—Elections for the Studio City Neighborhood Council will be taking place on Thursday, September 20 from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Walter Reed Middle School.
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The council is "an elected body officially recognized by the City of Los Angeles to promote greater access and participation in the political process. Its mission is to build community and advise City government on issues of local concern, and to direct information between local Stakeholders and city agencies," states the council's website.

It is not required to be a registered voter to cast a ballot, however, it is required for voters to show some documentation to prove they are in fact a residential homeowner in Studio City or have worked in the city for a certain amount of time. There has been some confusion on what the requirements entail, thus, President John Walker emailed residents and said, "Council has chosen 'Self-Affirmation' to identify Stakeholders.  You will be asked to affirm the factual basis for your stakeholder claim (Homeowner, Renter, etc). through written self-affirmation."

If it is uncertain whether or not someone has the qualifications to vote, a Provisional ballot can be filled out.

“We are continuing to try to revise our bylaws and make the race as inclusive as possible,” said Bylaws Committee chairman, Ron Taylor, during the weekly Neighborhood Council meeting on Wednesday, September 19.

To view the full list of candidates and the positions they are running for, go to Studio City Neighborhood Council's website.


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