LOS FELIZ—Candidate filing is still open for the 2019 Los Feliz Neighborhood Council elections. Candidate registration ends on Friday, March 15.

According to the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council website, the Council advises on and influences city policy for bringing municipal services to Los Feliz. This includes a number of services, such as police, fire, education, parking, recreation and parks, land use, construction, zoning, and business permits. The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council helps to work through city-wide issues, and public works projects. They assist in deciding how to fund initiatives that can be influential in helping the neighborhood as a whole.

The city of Los Feliz has 10 representatives in five districts. The five districts are labelled A through E. District A includes Los Feliz Hills, District B includes Laughlin Park and Los Feliz Square, District C includes Los Feliz Village, District D includes The Knolls and Waverly Heights, and District E includes Franklin Hills. Terms in office are for four years.

Representatives are expected to complete city training programs, attend regular meetings, and meet with city officials and speak in front of City Council and various other city agencies. All board members are publicly elected officials. All meetings are open to the public. Representatives officially speak for 36,000 resident stakeholders.

Various workshops have been offered to inform potential candidates about  the upcoming election. On Saturday, January 5, the EmpowerLA’s Candidate workshop discussed how to run a successful campaign, how to connect with voters, how to advocate for and vocalize issues, and how to write empowering, clear personal statements. The goal of the workshops are to make sure candidates are fully prepared for the elections.

Election Day will be held on May 14. For additional questions visit the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council Twitter or the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council Facebook pages. Calls can also be directed to (213) 973-9758. Emails can be sent to info@losfeliznc.org.