Your local Neighborhood Council is your connection to Los Angeles City Hall.

Elections for the Del Rey, Mar Vista, Palms, and Venice Neighborhood Councils are on
Sunday, June 2, 2019.


Think local, act local. VOTE!



Mobile and desktop: Follow this link to the City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Info web page find your local neighborhood council using your address.

Neighborhood Council maps: (click the map to enlarge, a link to the neighborhood council's website can be found below each map)


Del Rey Neighborhood Council
Mar Vista Community Council
Palms Neighborhood Council
Venice Neighborhood Council

Desktop only: Use the interactive map below to find your local Neighborhood Council.


Find Your Local Neighborhood Council


What is a Neighborhood Council?


A neighborhood council is a city-certified advisory group whose purpose is promote citizen participation in local government. The members and elected Board members - the stakeholders - are people who live, work or own property in the neighborhood. They may also include community interest stakeholders who have a connection to the neighborhood. They are designed to advocate for the many diverse interests and needs in their community and advise the Los Angeles City Council on issues of concern.

Neighborhood Council Board Members are elected or appointed to their positions by their neighbors. They hold regular monthly Board meetings and have working committees that reflect their neighborhood's concerns, like transportation, mobility, City infrastructure, planning, land use and development, green issues, homelessness, aging, arts and education...just to name just a few.

Neighborhood Councils receive $42,000 of City funding each year to support their activities. These funds can be used for:

  • events and programs that focus on the needs of their community
  • advocacy on issues of community concern like crime, traffic, parks and open spaces, public safety, emergency preparedness, and economic development
  • outreach to engage more stakeholders

Some of the functions of the Neighborhood Council are:

  • to submit information and feedback about local priorities during the annual City budget process, prior to its submittal and approval by City Council
  • to receive advance notice of issues and projects before the Los Angeles City Council through the Early Notification System (ENS)
  • to submit Community Impact Statements (CIS) to the Los Angele City Council to voice stakeholders' opinions and feedback to the City before final decisions are made

On average, Neighborhood Councils represent a local population of 38,000 people. There are currently 99 Neighborhood Councils across the City of Los Angeles.

For more information, head to the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment website.

About the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council System


Elections Are June 2, 2019


With the exception of the last election cycle, Neighborhood Council elections take place every two years. The elections are run by the Los Angeles City Clerk's office.

Voting Times and Locations by Neighborhood Council 



PLEASE NOTE: For people with disabilities and the elderly, curbside voting may be available at each location. Reach out to your local neighborhood council (links below) for more information.


Election Guidelines

Each Neighborhood Council (NC) decides how many seats are on their Board and what the qualifications are for each seat.  In addition, their Bylaws state what the voter qualifications are and how each stakeholder will verify that they are eligible to vote.

All of this information is summarized below. If you have any questions, take a look at your Neighborhood Council's bylaws on their website or reach out to them via the links below.

Del Rey
Mar Vista
Palms
Venice

Del Rey

Marina Del Rey Middle School Library
12500 Braddock Dr, Los Angeles 90066

12 NOON - 4 PM





Voters will verify their Stakeholder status through documentation.

Any stakeholder who is 16 years old (minimum) on election day and who lives, works, or owns property within the Del Rey NC boundaries is eligible to vote for:

  • President 
  • Vice-President 
  • Treasurer 
  • Secretary 
  • Outreach Officer 
  • Communications Officer

Stakeholders who live, work, own property/business or other community interest within any of the following areas and who are 16 years or older are eligible to vote for the following area director positions:

  • Area A Director 
  • Area B Director 
  • Area C Director 
  • Area D Director 
  • Area E Director 
  • Area F Director 
  • Area G Director 
  • Area H Director

Bylaws: http://www.delreync.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/DRNC-Approved-Bylaws-060115SS.pdf
Website: http://www.delreync.org and contact page: http://www.delreync.org/contact
Email: Board@DelReyNC.org



Mar Vista

Mar Vista Recreation Center Gymnasium
11430 Woodbine St, Los Angeles 90066
10 AM - 4 PM




The voting age is 18 years old.  All voters must verify their stakeholder status through written self affirmation.

  • The "Community" Director shall be elected by Stakeholders. 
  • The "At-large" Directors shall be elected by Stakeholders who live, work, or own property within the stated boundaries of the MVCC; and
  • The "Zone" Directors shall be elected by Stakeholders who live, work, or own property within their respective stated geographic Zone boundaries. 

Community Interest is defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing participation within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries and who may be in a community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or religious organizations.

Bylaws: https://lacity.quickbase.com/up/bn9g6crpq/g/rbs/eq/va/MVCC_ApprovedBylaws_12.04.2018.pdf
Website: https://www.marvista.org and contact page: https://www.marvista.org/contact.php
Email: board@MarVista.org



Palms

IMAN Center Auditorium
3376 Motor Ave, Los Angeles 90034

10 AM - 4 PM



Stakeholders must be at least fourteen (14) years old to vote and will self-affirm their stakeholder status in order to vote.

Stakeholders 14 years or older can vote for:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Community-Based Organization Representative 
  • Business Representative
  • Youth Representative 

Stakeholders 14 years or older who reside in these specific residential areas can vote for:

  • Residential Representative, Area A 
  • Residential Representative, Area B 
  • Residential Representative, Area C 
  • Residential Representative, Area D 
  • Residential Representative, Area E

Bylaws: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1e5JZeejDIiKVFn-FJUBjxGH1yWhb_elT
Website: http://palmsnc.la/ and contact page: http://palmsnc.la/contact/
Email: info@palmsnc.la




Venice

Oakwood Recreation Center Basketball Court
767 California Ave, Venice 90291
10 AM - 6 PM




Any Stakeholder who is sixteen (16) years or older, or a junior or senior in high school, may vote. Voters will verify their stakeholder status by providing documentation acceptable to the City of Los Angeles and/or City Clerk—Election Division supporting that declaration. Community interest stakeholders will also be required to provide a form of documentation to substantiate their community interest claim. No voting by proxy is allowed.

Each non-community interest Voting Member shall be entitled to cast votes as follows:

  • One (1) Vote for President 
  • One (1) Vote for Vice President
  • One (1) Vote for Secretary
  • One (1) Vote for Treasurer
  • One (1) Vote for Communications Officer
  • One (1) Vote for Community Outreach Officer
  • One (1) Vote for Land Use and Planning Committee Chair
  • One (1) vote for only one (1) Community Officer. This may either be a Community interest Community Officer or a Community Officer.

Each community interest Voting Member shall be entitled to cast one (1) vote for a community interest Community Officer candidate.

Bylaws: https://www.venicenc.org/pdfs/VNC_ApprovedBylaws_07.01.2017.pdf
Contact: https://www.venicenc.org and contact page: https://www.venicenc.org/contact.php
Email: info@VeniceNC.org


Election Information and Locations



Head over to the Los Angeles City Clerk's website using the links below to meet your local candidates and read their full candidate statement.


Del Rey


Mar Vista


Palms


Venice

Meet Your Candidates!





Check back after June 2, 2019 for links to the election results.

Election Results