Neighborhood Council Candidate Filing Period Closes February 9, 5pm!
For information on NCs and their operations, please visit the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment website EmpowerLA.org or contact them at (213) 978-1551.
Applications or required documentation must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on filing deadline days.
For more information, please call the Neighborhood Council Election Section at (213) 978-0444 or email us at Clerk.Electionsnc@lacity.org.
The 2021 NC elections are coming and we’re looking for a few good neighbors who are conscientious, community-minded, and eager to represent North Hills West.
You can run for elected office at the local level representing nearly 14,000 Neighbors. Six board seats, which is half the Board, are up for election on April 27th 2021.
Anyone 18 or older who lives, works, owns property, or is otherwise invested in our neighborhood’s success is eligible to serve.
File by February 9 to run for a seat on the NHWNC Board and the chance to help shape decisions on housing, homelessness, transportation, the environment, arts, and everything else that affects North Hills West. Good luck and may the best candidates win!
Terms are four years, in which you’ll directly advise the City Council, Mayor’s Office, and all other City agencies on matters affecting our community. See our website, bylaws, empowerla.org/elections and the City Clerk’s Election Portal for more info.
Please don’t hesitate to contact current Board members for insights on our responsibilities, privileges, and time commitments: Board@NHWNC.net!
Board Meetings are currently virtual. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Our next board meeting, held via Zoom, will be on January 21st!
The candidate filing period only lasts from December 26 until February 9th so now’s your chance to get ready, get set, and RUN!: File on the NC Candidate Filing Portal
What are Neighborhood Councils?
LA’s 99 Neighborhood Councils together form the grassroots level of the Los Angeles City government. The system was created to connect LA’s diverse communities to City Hall, and was established in 1999 by an amendment to the City Charter. While Neighborhood Council board members are volunteers, they are public officials elected to office by the members of their community. Neighborhood Councils advocate on issues like homelessness, housing, land use, emergency preparedness, public safety, parks, transportation, and sustainability. They also provide local expertise and a local voice on the delivery of City services to their communities. For more information, visit EmpowerLA.org.
Who can run or vote?
Unlike other city, state, or federal elections, voting and being a candidate in Neighborhood Council (NC) elections is open to more than just the residents of a community. Participation is open to those who live, work, or own property or a business within an NC’s boundaries, as well as to “community interest stakeholders,” such as church members, local students (or parents of students), or members of local service organizations.
Candidates need not be US citizens or legal residents to qualify. Participation is also open to the formerly incarcerated. The minimum age to run for most NC seats is 18, except for Youth Seat candidates, who may be between the ages of 16-18.
Due to public health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Neighborhood Council Elections will be conducted entirely by mail. In an all Vote-By Mail election, a voter submits an application to establish their eligibility to receive a ballot. Once the application is approved, a ballot is mailed to the voter. Voted ballots can be returned by mail using the postage paid envelope provided or dropped in a ballot drop box by Election Day.
To request a VOTE by Mail Ballot please register here: https://clerk.lacity.org/elections/neighborhood-council-elections/vote-by-mail-application
The Vote-By-Mail Application period begins on February 26, 2021 until April 20, 2021 for North Hills West.
Election Day is Tuesday, April 27th and the last day to receive postmarked ballots is April 30th, 2021.