How To Vote In Tuesday’s Neighborhood Council Elections

NORTHRIDGE, CA — On Tuesday, residents and stakeholders in Northridge, Granada Hills, and Porter Ranch will elect their subsequent Neighborhood Councilmembers.

You might be eligible to vote for the council in a neighborhood (boundaries listed beneath, with maps) the place you both dwell, work or personal a enterprise, personal property, or are concerned with a group group. Sadly, it’s too late to request a mail-in poll.

If you’re uncertain which district you reside in, see this map. To study extra concerning the candidates operating, go to right here and choose your neighborhood, or learn the candidate statements beneath.

Ballots have to be postmarked by April 27, or positioned in a close-by drop field. Dropbox places for any of the next Neighborhood Councils may be discovered at: Northridge Recreation Heart, 1800 Lemarsh Avenue; Granada Hills Department Library, 10640 Petit Ave.; Mid-Valley Regional Library, 16244 Nordhoff Avenue; Northridge Recreation Heart, 10058 Reseda Blvd.; Porter Ranch Library, 11371 Tampa Ave.

Northridge West

Neighborhood boundaries: Nordhoff Approach as much as the 118 Freeway, between Corbin Avenue and Reseda Boulevard

Candidate data session: Candidate Data Session 1 – Zoom

Seats open: 6

Deadline to obtain mail-in ballots (which have to be postmarked by Election Day:) April 30

Candidate statements:

  1. Invoice Fox: It has been my pleasure to serve on the NWNC for the previous 5 years. I imagine Neighborhood Councils can and may try to enhance our space. Under is a partial record of essential objects we have now completed. June 2016 $1000.00 for Neighborhood Watch indicators. August 2016 Grant for Flagpole on Reseda. Sept 2016 First Support CPR Coaching for lecturers at Calahan Faculty. Nov 2016 Drip system to save lots of bushes on Tampa median. Jan 2017 supported shut down of Aliso Canyon. March 2017 Sober Dwelling City Corridor. Might 2017 Neighborhood Watch supplies for LAPD Senior Lead Officers. Sept 2017 created Homeless Committee. Dec 2017 Grant for Granada Excessive Faculty Robotics crew. March 2019 Aliso Canyon City Corridor. 2020 three Candidate Election City Halls. We now have accomplished quite a few Group Impression statements. We now have accomplished a whole lot of group clear ups. I’ll proceed to work on points that enhance the standard of our lives. Please assist and vote for me on April 27 2021, vote by mail. Thanks
  2. Joel Lowell: I’m a present board member and Treasurer of Northridge West Neighborhood Council. I’m a local Angelino and have lived in Northridge for over 20 years. I’m now a retired researcher and advertising and marketing analyst and have served as an officer and board member of a number of non-profit organizations up to now. Earlier than transferring to Northridge I lived within the Hollywood Hills the place I used to be an lively board member of the Owners Affiliation (pre Neighborhood councils) the place I lived. I sit up for persevering with serving on the Northridge West Neighborhood Council board.
  3. Jorge Antonio Jimenez: Hello, I am Jorge, and I’m dedicated to serving to our group be safer, cleaner, and sustainable. I am a local Angeleno, and a army veteran. I am grateful to have spent near 20 years within the San Fernando Valley as a enterprise government within the movement image business, and really feel blessed my household and I name Northridge dwelling. As your neighbor, if elected to signify our group, you possibly can depend on me to make use of my expertise as an advocate for training, my skilled and army expertise to assist employment and veterans’ companies, my love of the outside to flourish our inexperienced areas and make them safer, and my lifelong calling to serve for a larger good to make sure our group continues to function a mannequin of civic excellence, security, and prosperity. As a member of Northridge West Neighborhood Council, I’ll serve with honor, braveness, and dedication. Thanks in your consideration. To study extra about my marketing campaign, please go to www.jorgefornwnc.org
  4. Josh Stern: Josh Stern is a artistic designer for the Larger Los Angeles space dedicated to offering options for residents, tenants and companies for Northridge, the town Josh calls dwelling. Josh has labored with corporations like The Walt Disney Firm and Apple, Inc. and is able to tackle the position of not solely understanding citizen considerations, however delivering guarantees to make Northridge an unbelievable place to go to, store and dwell!
  5. Kathleen Edwards: I’ve lived within the Northridge and CD 12 areas most of my life. I’ve no private or political agenda apart from maintaining our NC system non-partisan, and defending and advocating for the person voices and native considerations of residents residing inside our Northridge West Neighborhood Council boundaries. As a member of the Northridge West Neighborhood Council, I’ve served as Public Security Chair, and on the Bylaws and Standing Guidelines, Homelessness and Beautification committees. I championed for reopening the West Valley Animal Shelter as a municipal animal shelter. I advocated for resident and enterprise considerations, concerning the METRO/BRT devoted Bus line alongside Nordhoff proposal, the Metropolis’s moreover proposed “road diets,” and considerations with sidewalk meals distributors. I work to make sure our streets, road lights and and sidewalks are repaired in a well timed vogue, and function your liaison with Metropolis departments on points affecting our “high quality of life,” points. I would admire your vote!
  6. Michael Howard: I promise to be an advocate for, and accountable to the individuals of our nice group, and be your voice in serving to to construct again Northridge West right into a group of which we are able to all be proud. I’m identified for being very adept at bringing various factions collectively to resolve tough issues. My model is to be an issue solver and construct consensus with a respectful, collaborative method. I’ve been a resident of Northridge for 22 yrs., earned BA & MS levels from CSUN, & earned an MBA from LMU. If elected I’ll convey a recent potential, new concepts, and promote higher communication between authorities & the individuals of Northridge. For my Enterprise {Qualifications} See: www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhow… Earlier civic expertise: H.S. class President., CSUN Graduate Class President, Scholar Member of the School Senate Graduate Research Committee, Who’s Who Amongst College students in American Faculties & Universities. At LMU I served two phrases as President of the EMBA Alumni Society.
  7. Clark Thomas: I’m a Northridge West native who’s at the moment a third-year economics main at San Diego State College. I used to be born and raised on this city, so I maintain this neighborhood very near my coronary heart. Since a younger age, I’ve been volunteering my time to assist close by companies and organizations reminiscent of L.A. Works, The Khalsa Care Basis, Dynasty’s United Youth Affiliation, and lots of extra. I’m operating to be on this neighborhood’s council workplace in hopes that I could be a voice for our metropolis’s youthful residents. I really feel like we’d like somebody who can higher perceive their wants and desires. Our group has been thriving for fairly a while now because of our nice group leaders and I want to assist them in sculpting their concepts for our future generations in order that we could proceed to thrive for years down the highway. It will be an honor to proceed to serve this group that all of us love. Thanks
  8. David Douglas: My identify is David Douglas, and I’m operating to be your subsequent neighborhood council consultant. I’ve lived in Northridge West for over 10 years, and I’ve seen some issues come and go, however I want to make a everlasting lively change in my group. My predominant three priorities are neighborhood security, beautification, and environmental power financial savings. Neighborhood security focuses on the protection of the Northridge West Space by reinstating the neighborhood watch crew. I’ll collect volunteers for the neighborhood watch as soon as I’m elected to the neighborhood council. Neighborhood beautification deal with cleansing the streets of this neighborhood by directing funds to scrub the streets commonly and have extra trash cans positioned on the road. Neighborhood environmental power methods deal with saving power from electrical utilization through the use of funds to purchase clear saving gentle bulbs. If elected I’ll do my greatest to make a optimistic change to the Northridge West group.
  9. Sebastian Toro: At the moment we reside in a time of nice polarization, which in flip results in foundational points not being correctly handled. Personally, I need to to assist in voicing the considerations and actual world points people of the Northridge-West space are being subjected to. Additionally to assist in the constructing of a brand new platform the place we take care of present points and on the identical time handle future ones that will come. Humanity can not escape an issue with the identical pondering that acquired it there. This area has the potential to be the innovators to a brand new mind-set that transcends and turns into a pillar for a brand new motion. Please enable me the privilege to signify this group and help in getting over this static friction coefficient so as to transfer ahead. Thanks
  10. Sonny Liampetchakul: I began college at CSUN again in 1982 and acquired my bachelor diploma in Civil Engineer and a grasp diploma in Structural Engineer. I really like our neighborhood and wished to boost a household right here. It’s a secure place that I can take a stroll alone late at evening. We now have a terrific private and non-private faculties right here, reminiscent of Nobel Constitution Center Faculty, Chaminade School Preparatory, and so on. We’re a multicultural metropolis with many alternative companies and eating places. I purchased our first dwelling, four months earlier than the Northridge Earthquake, again in 1993. Each of my sons are attending CSUN. I want to ask in your votes to have the ability to help and be part of an answer for our persevering with to develop metropolis. A few of my experiences are coping with the town of Los Angeles constructing and Public Works departments frequently, as an officer of a Company since 1996, and as a volunteer for each college and group. I’ll assist us get by means of among the up and coming challenges.
  11. Angelica Robinson: I’ve lived and actively participated on this group for over 30 years. I grew up right here: attending Topeka, Nobel, and Granada. I’ve participated in quite a few group parades, native Automobile Exhibits along with LAPD, taught group group health/wellness courses at quite a few well being services together with the Y (YMCA) in Porter Ranch & LA Health (Northridge), and I’ve attended Shepherd of the Hills Church (Porter Ranch) for over a decade. I attended Howard College in Washington, DC for my BFA and Chapman College in Orange, CA for my MFA, constructed my very own enterprise specializing in finance and venture administration and at the moment make money working from home. I’ve lived and travelled all around the globe; I’ve even summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, however I all the time discover my manner again to this lovely patch of Northridge. I’m aside of the material of this group; and I do know as an NWNC Consultant I’ll faithfully serve our group and its members nicely.
  12. Brian Cathcart: I’ve cherished residing in Northridge, and elevating our two boys in Devonshire Estates. The faculties, neighborhoods, and open areas are perfect for households. However, within the nearly twenty three years that we have lived right here, it hasn’t been with out want for group involvement. I have been lively to assist take away unhitched promoting trailers from our streets, fought in opposition to everlasting movie places in our neighborhoods, and appeared at public works hearings to remove massive cellphone towers that I assumed have been dangerously near properties and busy streets. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, I would really like our neighborhoods to deal with offering inviting, open areas, parks, and walkways/bike paths to get individuals outdoors and drive visitors to our native enterprise.
  13. Victor Castro: I dwell in Northridge and need to make our neighborhood the most secure space to dwell in by doing what I can primarily based on my expertise and coaching.
  14. Louis John Dezseran Jr: I moved to Northridge in 1985 after I was seven years outdated. I went to Calahan Elementary Faculty, Nobel Junior Excessive Faculty, and Chatsworth Excessive Faculty. I earned my bachelor’s diploma in philosophy, political science, and sociology from Pepperdine College, and my grasp’s diploma in social coverage from Oxford College. I at the moment work for the Salvation Military in a job helping the homeless, and I want to be a member of the Northridge West Neighborhood Council in order that I can serve the group whereas on the identical time participating in metropolis politics.
  15. Scott Lawry: CPA For Northridge West My imaginative and prescient for NW is to make it a fiscally & environmentally accountable group. Growing a framework to convey the neighborhood right into a fiscal surplus utilizing my acctg, finance and budgeting experience, that I’ve gained over the previous 15 yrs. By being an lively CPA since 2013, I can guarantee you my conservative method will give the way forward for all the SFV a leg up within the larger LA space Being a millennial, I understand how the brand new generations suppose and I’m poised to make use of my tech savviness to place NW in a terrific pos for a really affluent future. I’ve already cont. to the Group by being lively in native church buildings and daycares. I moved to NW to start with of 2018 and have lived in SoCal since 2015. I’m initially from FL and have a multicultural household which I imagine would convey range to the Group. As current unease within the political panorama has put everybody on edge, I need to act as a grassroots catalyst in NW for positivity and natural development.

Northridge East

Neighborhood boundaries: Nordhoff Avenue to Devonshire Avenue between Reseda Boulevard and Devonshire Boulevard; Devonshire Boulevard to the 118 between Reseda Boulevard and Backyard Grove Avenue; Nordhoff Avenue to Lassen Avenue between Reseda Boulevard and Woodley Ave, excluding the world south of Plummer Avenue and east of Gerald Avenue.

Seats open: 7

Deadline to obtain mail-in ballots (which have to be postmarked by Election Day:) April 30

Candidate statements:

  1. Judy Diamond: I’m a present Member at Massive for Northridge East Neighborhood Council, serving because it’s Treasure. The committees I serve on are “Government”, “Finance”, “Planning and Land Use”, “Elections”, and “Dearborn Park”. It has been my pleasure to serve this Northridge group I’ve resided in for over 37 years. I graduated from San Diego State College with a B.A. in Political Science. Involved with homelessness, I’m a member of each “West Valley Alliance on Homelessness”, and “United Coalition to Finish Homelessness”. A few of my previous commitments embrace, President and Treasurer of “West Valley Wolves Hockey Affiliation”, Treasurer and Division Representatives of “AYSO Area 8”, Board Member “Northridge Little League”, Co-Chair of Fundraising at “CSUN Lab Faculty”, and “Dearborn Elementary Faculty.” I’ve additionally canvassed my neighborhood throughout the earlier metropolis council elections. Your vote can be appreciated, so I can proceed this work on behalf of our neighborhood.
  2. Stephanie Yu: Dwelling in Northridge for over 10yrs I’ve come to actually admire this metropolis. I’m motivated to commit extra of my time to assist any manner I can to make Northridge and the encompassing areas higher. I convey with me the expertise of a former instructor, restaurant proprietor, and group volunteer. I’m at the moment the president of the Korean Mother or father Affiliation at Granada Hills Excessive Faculty and the Treasurer of Parkside Villa HOA. It provides me nice pleasure to serve my group and assist anyway I can. My humble angle in serving others enable me to see past simply the current however for our future. I’d be actually honored to have the possibility to serve my group in a extra important manner. By being elected to the Neighborhood Council I do know I can contribute my many acquired talents and use it to higher meet the wants of the group.
  3. Ken Ross: Northridge East Neighborhood Council (ie NENC — 2nd Vice President) NENC Government Committee (Alternate) NENC Property Proprietor Seat (Incumbant). NENC Election Committee (Co-chair). NENC Public Security Committee (Co-chair). NENC Outreach Committee (Member). NENC Animal Rights Liason. “United Coalition to Finish Homelessness” (ie UCEH — 2nd Vice President). “West Valley Neighborhood Alliance on Homelessness” (ie WVNAH — Member). “Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils” (VANC — Member). “Northridge Imaginative and prescient” (Member). Many years lengthy Northridge dwelling proprietor and Burbank solo dental workplace proprietor (Retired). UCLA Dental Faculty Dept. of Oral Radiology (Affiliate Professor — Retired). San Fernando Valley Dental Society (ie SFV) Peer Assessment Committee (Member — Retired) UCLA Dental Faculty (Grad); US Grant Excessive Faculty (Grad) Activist Summary Artist (Invented? “Multiperspectivism”) with canvases on “Michael Vick Canine Combating Victims”, “Kiddie Cages Decried” (opposing baby kidnapping)
  4. Daphne Lengthy: I’m a present scholar enrolled at California State College Northridge majoring in Political Science with an emphasis in regulation and society and a minor in Enterprise Legislation. I’m very captivated with being educated in the case of politics and the selections that influence my group, and I need to use my training and keenness to assist higher my neighborhood.
  5. Sydney Thiroux: Hiya! My identify is Sydney (she/her), and I’m a senior at Whittier School, double majoring in Chinese language and World & Cultural Research with a minor in anthropology. I’ve lived on this group since I used to be eight years outdated. I’m an alum of the Civic Youth Management Academy, which is the place I used to be first uncovered to the neighborhood council system. I need to serve on the Northridge East Neighborhood Council as a result of I need to see this group develop into a safer, extra sustainable, and extra inclusive place for all of its residents.
  6. Sean C. Laird: I would actually like to have the chance to serve this group and to study extra about how we are able to higher our neighborhoods.
  7. William Parnell (Youth Board Member): Hiya! My identify is William Parnell, and I’m 15 years outdated and at the moment examine at Granada Hills Constitution Excessive Faculty, within the Worldwide Baccalaureate program. I additionally take part in Mannequin United Nations at GHC, so I’m acquainted with using parliamentary process and perceive methods to act professionally and considerately to assist additional the objectives of the Neighborhood Council. I’ve all the time cherished historical past and take a eager curiosity in American politics, and hope to convey these pursuits to bear as a consultant for our group, and am excited to study extra about our metropolis and authorities as an entire. I hope to supply an expert but life like perspective on behalf of the Youthful Residents in our neighborhood, and I’d benefit from the alternative to work with this group to assist it develop!

Porter Ranch

Neighborhood boundaries: North of the 118 Freeway to the bottom of Oat Mountain simply north of Sesnon Boulevard, between Browns Canyon Highway and Aliso Canyon Park

Seats open: 5

Deadline to obtain mail-in ballots (which have to be postmarked by Election Day:) April 30

Candidate statements:

  1. Becky Leveque: I’ve lived in Porter for Ranch for over 40 years. My late husband, David and I, have three Sons and eight Grandchildren. Our youngsters all attended Castelbay Lane Elementary Faculty at a time after we desperately wanted one other college. I and others labored in tandem for a few years in making the dream of a brand new college a actuality. I’m proud to say our objectives have been achieved and the doorways to the Porter Ranch Group Faculty have been opened to be loved for a lot of generations to come back. I’m a Neighborhood Watch/Group Policing Advocate and the Co-Founder Of Supporter of Legislation Enforcement in Devonshire. I imagine you will need to be related to the group we serve. My objectives are as Follows: To shut down the Aliso Canyon Fuel Storage Facility; Open up the faculties safely as quickly as potential; proceed to construct and improve secure communities for all of Porter Ranch.
  2. Brandii Grace: Our group remains to be at risk from Aliso Canyon. Our metropolis’s subpar homelessness companies proceed to fail us. COVID continues to devastate our faculties, our companies, and much too many in individuals our group. We have to do higher. We CAN do higher! I am operating to proceed my work to push for enhancements in our metropolis. I would like everybody who lives, works, or visits Porter Ranch to really feel snug within the data that this can be a secure, clear, and thriving group for ALL individuals!
  3. Gabriel Khanlian: My identify is Gabriel Khanlian. I’m married to my pretty spouse Aleeza and a proud dad of three. I dwell in Porter Ranch and my pleasure and pleasure is Porter Ranch. I’ve served on the Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council as Secretary for the previous 5 years. I’m 100% professional security and am the co-chair of the protection committee. I’m very lively in lots of different Porter Ranch committees as I imagine being an lively participant retains Porter Ranch safer, more healthy, cleaner, and offers me the power to have a much-needed say in bringing sources to the group to make it higher. Via the years, I’ve realized to pay attention and struggle for what the group desires and wishes. I’m additionally the chair of the Governing Board of Porter Ranch Group Faculty in addition to the President of my HOA. With my expertise, I’ll proceed to struggle to enhance the standard of life in our metropolis as that is our dwelling and our future. Sturdy management is what is required to maintain our metropolis secure, clear, and protect household and housing values.
  4. Vas Singh: I dwell in Porter Ranch. Served on Board of Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council for Eight years (2006-2010 and 2010 – 2014). Served on Outreach Committee, Public Security Committee, Go Inexperienced and Chair, Audio system’ Bureau, of Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council. Served on Planning Committee of the Congress of Neighborhoods, Planning Committee of the First Valley Regional Congress. Neighborhood Council Plan Assessment and Reform Initiative Committee and, Mayor’s North Valley Price range Advocate. I’ve commonly attended Division of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) conferences, Mayoral Price range/different conferences and, Metropolis Liaison. I work for the Metropolis of Los Angeles. I’ve wonderful relationships with varied authorities places of work, departments and businesses. If elected, I’ll work to boost the bar in Porter Ranch to make it a Higher group to dwell in with high quality development, infrastructure, public security and, to make sure that our Group will get its justifiable share of Metropolis’s Companies.
  5. Lloyd George Berriman Jr: As my spouse and I take our morning stroll by means of the neighborhood, we are able to solely surprise why our son, who we raised right here, doesn’t need to keep. We love speaking with the neighbors (and their canines) we first met at IHOP, the place we had all gathered searching for shelter, info, and sizzling espresso throughout the devastating fires that swept by means of our streets. As a retiring instructor, after 34 years with LAUSD, we celebrated the entrance yard indicators saying graduates of all ages and many alternative faculties. We love chatting at our native markets (and eateries after they reopen). It’s such a superb place to dwell. That is, nevertheless, a altering world. Our nationwide leaders have interaction in name-calling and power-bickering. Our state (the sixth largest economic system on the planet) is unresponsive and infrequently counter-productive. We glance round and notice it is just on the native degree, the group degree, that change is admittedly potential. Let’s work on cell protection, storm drain particles, and dying bushes, collectively.
  6. Lillian Brik-Malinskiy: I’ve by no means seen myself getting concerned in politics, however with nationwide and native occasions going down, I really feel, as a member of society, and the neighborhood during which I reside and have my youngsters go to high school in, it’s my obligation to advocate and seize the eye of Metropolis Council representatives that is likely to be overlooking the wants of areas like Porter Ranch. We’re a small, however important inhabitants, and aligning our agenda to foyer the federal government for our wants and needs provides us a robust group. I want to convey to the Neighborhood Council a brand new era illustration with concepts that align with the present occasions. Whether or not you vote me in or not, Neighborhood Council’s ought to embrace varied age teams so as to usher in new members with new views who may cause an instantaneous influence from the federal government. Ex: The Skid Row Neighborhood Council being endorsed and supported by the federal government. My agenda: homelessness and parked trailers, road racing, re-opening…
  7. Cheri Derohanian: My identify is Cheri Derohanian. I really like Porter Ranch. I served on the Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council for four years, from 2014 – 2017. My youngsters attended elementary college at Castlebay and center college at Porter Ranch Group Faculty. I acquired very concerned in each faculties, volunteering on committees concerning the Native Management Funding Formulation when each faculties’ discretionary funds disappeared and the brand new Widespread Core Curriculum was carried out in 2014. After the Aliso Canyon Blowout of 2015, I testified at Abatement hearings, at California Air Assets Board in Sacramento, AQMD conferences, and proceed to advocate for a safer atmosphere for our group. My true imaginative and prescient is to convey extra Arts and Tradition to Porter Ranch. As soon as COVID is underneath management, I envision organizing an Artwork Truthful that includes native artists and having Concert events within the Park. Porter Ranch is the gem of the Valley. We have to hold our group secure, clear and delightful. I really like Porter Ranch.
  8. Christine Demirtshian: My identify is Christine Demirtshian and I’m a proud resident and enterprise proprietor inside the Porter Ranch group. I used to be born and raised within the San Fernando Valley and my husband and I are pleased to name Porter Ranch the house of our younger and rising household. I need to personally be certain our group is flourishing and may be the very best it may be for every member of this group. The issues I particularly need to deal with are reopening companies safely and effectively, homelessness coming into our group, RVs parked all through our neighborhoods and total maintaining our Porter Ranch clear and secure. I sit up for serving every member of my district.
  9. Asaad Alnajjar: Present PRNC Vice President, Chair of Security, Bylaws, and Monitoring Programs committees. Engineer on the Metropolis of LA with 32 service years & many citywide initiatives designed. I’ve all the time labored for a 100% Inexperienced Porter Ranch beginning with Photo voltaic Panels alongside Carbon & Porter Ranch Drive to enhanced parks for tree cover. As soon as re-elected I’ll proceed working for you for Aliso Canyon Closure, Fuel Monitoring Programs, COVID-19 points, Security & Site visitors, improve LAUSD faculties, enhance the way in which of our residing and bridge the hole to metropolis service & upkeep points. Since 2003, lively inside the Porter Ranch Group & CD 12 for a lot of group companies and initiatives to boost our district as an entire in coordination with Mayor Garcetti’s workplace many packages for Interfaith, Sustainability, Resilience, A Bridge House, Imaginative and prescient Zero, EmpowerLA, Social Fairness & different LA enhancements packages. Energetic member of LAFD CERT, LAPD C-PAB and the Metropolis Emergency EMD crew alongside first responders to save lots of lives.

Granada Hills North

Neighborhood boundaries: Aliso Canyon Wash to I-5, between Rinaldi Avenue, O’Melveny Park, and the 405 Freeway

Seats open: 21

Deadline to obtain mail-in ballots (which have to be postmarked by Election Day:) April 30

Candidate statements:

  1. Brian Allen: I’m Brian Allen, a present member of the Granada Hills North NC and serving as its Treasurer and Price range Advocate, I want to proceed to contribute my expertise and power in direction of making the NC system higher whereas supporting our area people and the town of Los Angeles. I’ve served on the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners Fairness Funding Workgroup because the Chairperson and was a member of the Metropolis Clerk NC Funding Workgroup. Moreover, I’ve been a member of the NC Price range Advocates for greater than 5 (5) years and at the moment the Granada Hills North NC consultant to the Aliso Canyon Fuel Blowout Group Advisory Group. Dwelling within the Granada Hills North Group for over 28 years and organising my Consulting/Accounting enterprise right here in 2005, supplies a lot understanding of our group. With my expertise in enterprise, accounting, and work with the town, I’ve assisted many NC’s and proceed to satisfy and work together with NC Alliances, and Metropolis Departments.
  2. Jason Lester: I’m at the moment an lively board member on the Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council, and would very very similar to the possibility to proceed serving our group. I hope that you’ll vote for me, and permit me the chance of one other two years. The expertise that I’ve gained over the course of my present time period has been invaluable. I’m additionally at the moment on our Neighborhood Outreach Committee, which I’ve loved being part of. Sadly, as a result of COVID, many occasions have been canceled or postponed over this previous yr. I’m wanting ahead to with the ability to serve one other two years with out the restraints of this pandemic, and with the ability to work with our different committees with the data that I’ve gained. Please contemplate me when voting as my coronary heart is on this group. Thanks!
  3. Graham Czach: I have been an expert musician for the previous 25 years and personal two profitable music companies, the Chicago & LA Diamond Trio, that present high quality custom-made dwell music leisure for particular occasions. As a enterprise proprietor and musician, my job is to be detail-oriented, present options, be insightful, and relate to individuals on a private degree to heal and convey pleasure. It is all a couple of optimistic angle, honesty, and dealing nicely with others as a crew. I imagine that by being part of the Granada Hills North Council, I will use these attributes and expertise to make a optimistic influence on our group by listening to residents’ considerations and points, and implementing collaborative options. Initially from Chicago, I moved to LA on the finish of 2016 and purchased a home with my spouse in Granada Hills North final yr. I really like this neighborhood and care deeply concerning the well-being and security of our group. We’re a household and you may depend on me to serve you with respect and honor.
  4. Keren Conner Waters: Sturdy Neighborhood Advocate for all that issues, to all residents: High quality of Life Advocacy; Profitable Group Engagement at Native and Metropolis Occasions; Pandemic Senior Assist; Civil and Human Rights; Planning and Land Use Administration; Public Security; Group Impression Statements In opposition to Defunding LAPD, Metropolis and State Group Panels; Proposed Options for Homeless Relocation, Housing and Help; RYLAN and Neighborhood Watch Planning.
  5. Thomas J. Hartfield: Re-Elect Thomas Hartfield as District three Consultant. In your Council I’ll proceed to convey a recent perspective and a optimistic imaginative and prescient. Having spent over 20 years in group service, I’ll proceed to work onerous and successfully in direction of sustaining our Granada Hills ambiance. Previous roles: Chair of Planning & Land Use Committee, Boys & Women Membership Government Board Member & VP Useful resource, Vice Chairperson of Unbiased Residents Oversight Committee and Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. Security of our neighborhood is precedence and dealing along with all stakeholders to make it a greater place to dwell and do enterprise for everybody – engaged on metropolis infrastructure and companies for residents, protect and enhance our group, our neighborhood and our high quality of life. As a veteran of the monetary business, I’m nicely knowledgeable with the financial challenges dealing with our native economic system. With this expertise, I might be a superb steward of our metropolis’s funds and a accountable candidate with integrity.
  6. Danitza Pantoja: I at the moment serve on the Neighborhood Council and I’m additionally a member of the PLUM Committee. I labored collaboratively with different Neighborhood Councils to host a City Corridor with the 2 Faculty Board Members operating for election. I’ve labored within the area of training for 15 years as a college psychologist and at the moment because the Coordinator of Psychological Companies for a highschool district. I’m proud to at the moment function Board President for El Centro De Amistad a non-profit group offering psychological well being companies within the San Fernando Valley. I used to be additionally appointed by Meeting Speaker Rendon to the Council of Legal Justice and Behavioral Well being. I’m captivated with our group and the optimistic influence we are able to all have in our group. It has been a privilege to serve the residents of Granada Hills North the final two years on the Council and I’d be honored to be elected to serve for one more two years.
  7. Alvin Waters: It has been privilege to serve on the Granada Hills North Neighborhood council. Within the final two years I’ve been instrumental in partnering with a number of entities together with LADWP within the trunk line venture. As well as I’ve been instrumental volunteering on the group occasions together with our semi-annual shred occasions and Granada Hills Avenue Faire. In gentle of current occasions I’ve partnered with the board to write down a group influence assertion to advertise social change clear for all stakeholders. My intent in operating for District Three is to proceed to associate with board members and work in the very best curiosity of stakeholders in relation to any current occasions. My greatest priorities for my subsequent time period together with pushing for change in social justice, homelessness and reasonably priced housing impacting CD12. I welcome the chance to proceed my subsequent time period with limitless potentialities.
  8. Alfredo Castillo: I pleased and humbled to have the chance to serve my neighborhood once more. I hope to do extra for my neighborhood. I’m a Mortgage Mortgage Officer by commerce a father by proper and a Granadian by alternative. Hope to see you quickly.
  9. Michael Greenwald: Please vote for Michael Greenwald, a confirmed fighter for the standard of life in our Group. We now have made loads of progress through the years and are dedicated to persevering with. Residents associations are an essential a part of our Group and deserve illustration. Michael has labored on Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council from 2003 to 2009 and 2010 to the current, Board President (7 years), Public Security Chair (6 years), Chaired Nominating and Know-how Committees. He serves as an L.A.P.D. Reserve Police Officer (30 years) assigned to Air Assist Division. Has served the group on the Boards of: Granada Hillside Property Homeowners Affiliation, Granada Hills Group Hospital, Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce, Residents Advisory Committee, CD12, Catholic Large Brothers and Large Sisters, Juvenile Diabetes Affiliation, “DARE” America, Epilepsy Society, Anti-Defamation League, United Cerebral Palsy, Coalition of Valley Communities. Please vote for Michael Greenwald
  10. Citlali Manzo (scholar rep): Citlali Manzo has served on many councils to help fellow college students with having their voices heard inside their faculties and communities. She has served on the Mother or father Trainer Scholar Affiliation (three years), BD3 Scholar Advisory Council (2 years), California Scholarship Federation (three years), and Related Scholar Physique (four years). She makes use of her management expertise and influences to assist make enhancements inside her native highschool. As Scholar Consultant, Citlali Manzo will have the ability to attain out to extra faculties in the neighborhood to assist strengthen the relationships between college students and better authority.

Granada Hills South

Neighborhood boundaries: Devonshire Avenue to the 118 Freeway, between Lindley Avenue and the 405 Freeway; Lassen Avenue to Devonshire Avenue between Balboa Boulevard and the 405

Seats open: 17

Deadline to obtain mail-in ballots (which have to be postmarked by Election Day:) April 30

Candidate statements:

  1. Bette Biers: As a house owner in Granada Hills for 50 years, my group curiosity may be very sturdy and really supportive. My group expertise consists of positions as Director on the Board for the next teams: Outdated Granada Hills Residents’ Group, Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce, United Coalition to Finish Homelessness (UCEH), and previous Director of Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council. Previous to Covid, held the place as Government Director for the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce and dealt with the total administration of the Chamber Workplace. I’m an advocate for our small companies, homeless inhabitants and group residents. Native neighborhood residents have voiced their considerations, and every concern has been addressed to the Granada Hills South NC albeit the overall month-to-month assembly or the suitable month-to-month committee assembly. As a member of the Granada Hills Lady’s Membership, I’ve found many avenues of assist for our group together with civic and cultural affairs. I’m your voice.
  2. Brad Smith: As a life-long resident of the northwest San Fernando Valley, I imagine residents deserve more practical authorities from the Metropolis of Los Angeles, and the neighborhood councils are an essential software in making that occur. As a founding board member and previous president of Granada Hills South, I’ve labored to focus the GHSNC’s efforts on high quality of life points in Granada Hills, together with defending the very best attributes of our group, our single-family neighborhoods, nice faculties, and parks, recreation, and library companies. I’d be honored by your assist.
  3. Emayatzy Oliver: I at the moment serve on the GHSNC and I additionally serve on the Planning and Land Use Committee together with the Beautification Committee. Nonetheless, I noticed a necessity in the neighborhood which is why I proposed the creation of a Cultural Affairs Committee to higher be certain that everybody inside our fantastic neighborhood is seen and heard. I’d like to serve one other time period so as to proceed with the progressive work that we have began.
  4. Jerilyn Lopez Mendoza: I’m honored and excited to be a candidate for the Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council. My household has lived on this space for nearly 10 years, and my daughter has attended public faculties on this neighborhood for over eight years. I’ve been an environmental lawyer for over 20 years and have been an environmental advocate and metropolis official throughout that point. I spent 5 years on the Board of Harbor Commissioners the place I oversaw the operations of the Port of Los Angeles. I additionally served two years on the Board of Public Works, the place I labored on points associated to Sanitation, Avenue Companies, Avenue Lighting, Engineering and Contract Administration. I’m acquainted with the appliance of the California Environmental High quality Act and its utility to initiatives, massive and small. I’m pleased to supply my experience to my neighbors and associates to do every part I can to enhance our group whereas sustaining what makes our neighborhood distinctive. I hope I’ve the chance to serve. Thanks.
  5. John Ok. Horn: I’m a voice of purpose and focus in addressing area people points and am a present first time period Board Member of the GHSNC. My spouse and I’ve lived in Granada Hills – the very best group in Los Angeles – since 1994. We nonetheless dwell in our first dwelling and have three boys – 22, 19, and 16 – who all attended native faculties. I’ve a historical past of group service in my church and within the PTA. In my first time period on the GHSNC, I served because the Chair of the Homelessness Committee and put my 28 plus years {of professional} work expertise on homelessness within the San Fernando Valley to make use of. I held common committee conferences and academic boards on homelessness, led the 2019 native homeless depend, labored with our Security Committee to deal with the homeless encampments on the Granada Hills Rec Heart, and linked with our Council workplace on suggestions to supply wanted housing companies. I really like our group and can be honored to serve you for one more time period. Thanks and please vote.
  6. George Karam: Born within the San Fernando Valley and raised in Granada Hills, I’m dedicated to the betterment of our neighborhood and the wellbeing of our group members. I’m the affiliate editor of The Planning Report, a Los Angeles primarily based land use and infrastructure publication, in addition to the co-founder and useful resource liaison of the Arab-American Coalition for Fairness. As a housing and transit advocate, I look ahead most to collaborating with group members and native organizations to assist our unhoused neighbors and advocate for safer and extra equitable streets. I’m an skilled group organizer well-equipped to assist and signify our neighborhood—bridging the hole between Granada Hills South and Metropolis Corridor.
  7. Verej Isanians: Our neighborhood wants sturdy management and revitalization. With greater than a decade of expertise in group service instructing, six years of expertise in program administration within the LA County Division of Public Social Companies and public help packages, one yr of expertise in the US Division of Commerce Bureau of Census, it’s with nice curiosity that I current my candidacy to Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council. I stand for sturdy neighborhood character, wonderful companies and packages, and financial duty. I’ve met, listened to, and labored with individuals of differing viewpoints. I assist reasonably priced housing, youth, and senior companies; cooperative metropolis and college relations; visitors security efforts; sound monetary practices; emergency preparedness initiatives; public security measures; power reliability plans; and environmental insurance policies. VOTE FOR TRANSPARENCY AND STRONG LEADERSHIP
  8. Launa Bogartz: I’m honored to be thought-about. I’ve been a resident of Granada Hills for 23 years with my husband and 4 youngsters. My youngsters attended public faculties within the San Fernando valley and I’ve taught in LAUSD, personal and constitution in major & secondary normal and particular training for 24 years. I’ve held many auxiliary volunteer positions inside the college system and group for ICOC, ICC, PTA, PTSA, LSLC, SSC, LAUSD Board, YMCA, & AYSO. Inside these associations I’ve volunteered as chairperson, secretary, treasurer, president, membership, methods & means, government Vice President, baseball supervisor, basketball coach, crew dad or mum & soccer coach. I even have coaching in suicide prevention and personal adoption.
  9. Michael Benedetto: I imagine in group and group service. I’m operating for my 4th time period for Neighborhood Council, the place I’m at the moment Vice Pres., and sit on the Exec. Board, Co-chair of Outreach, Public Security and Homeless Committees. I’ve organized quite a few city halls and public boards, am a founding member of West Valley Neighborhood Alliance on Homelessness; Pres. of the United Coalition to Finish Homelessness; Co-chair of the Granada Hills Avenue Truthful; answerable for the DOT/safety. Twice nominated for the Gil Benjamin Citizen-of-the-Yr Award, I’m a member of the Group Advisory Group (CAG) for the $25 million Public Well being Research concerning Aliso Canyon. Grasp of ceremonies of the Granada Hills tree lighting occasion. Two years Pres. of the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce. Regional Director for the United Chamber of Commerce. Intern for & additionally labored on initiatives with Sen. Robert Herzberg. I concerned myself in group service to make a distinction.
  10. Michael Jordan: Have lived and served the group of Granada Hills since 1974. Granada Hills Excessive Faculty and California State College, Northridge graduate. Will proudly search to serve our group to deal with points that have an effect on nicely being, security, and high quality of residing.
  11. Christine Lamonica: I’ve lived within the San Fernando Valley my complete life and in Granada Hills since 1998. I have been residing in my present residence since 2008. My youngsters all went to high school right here in GH and my two youthful youngsters nonetheless dwell right here with me. I additionally opened my yoga studio particularly right here as a result of we did not have something like that and I actually wished to convey the apply to our neck of the woods. Sadly my studios needed to shut because of the pandemic however have been sustaining a web based presence and hope to reopen a bodily house right here in GH this summer time. I care deeply about our metropolis and whereas many issues occurring across the nation could also be out of attain, I may help and have an effect on change right here in my neighborhood. I have been serious about methods I may make a distinction and hep individuals after I noticed this chance and it actually looks as if the right technique to become involved and do one thing productive. I am involved about our rising homeless inhabitants and likewise concerning the impact the pandemic is having on native companies.
  12. Chantal Serrano: Hello! My identify is Chantal Serrano and I’m a proud longtime Granada Hills resident. I’ve lived right here for the previous 15 years. My aim is to assist make Granada Hills a extra inclusive, various, and environmentally acutely aware metropolis. If elected I want to present the Granada Hills group with larger transparency on the inside workings of neighborhood selections, in addition to present the attitude of a youthful era. I’m at the moment pursuing my B.A. in Political Science with a deal with American Politics and I intend to pursue Legislation Faculty thereafter.
  13. Colleen Toumayan: My household has lived on this fantastic group since 2002. I’m honored to run for my second time period for the Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council, the place I’m the Co-Chair of the Outreach Committee and a member of the Homelessness Committee. I’ve had the privilege to work together with our unbelievable group in these roles. I loved elevating my youngsters in our neighborhood who’ve benefited from the distinctive training that our group supplied them at VAAS. As a neighborhood enterprise proprietor specializing in public relations and advertising and marketing, I want to proceed to assist the group with my ability set. I’ve a historical past of group service in varied board positions. My earnest want is to offer again to our group and be your voice for important points that have an effect on our group. I genuinely imagine that at this native degree, is the place nice therapeutic for our nation begins as we work collectively. I worth your vote and I’m wanting ahead to the chance to serve as soon as once more.
  14. Carlos Amador: My identify is Carlos Amador and I’m operating to be reelected as a board member of the Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council. As a resident of Granada Hills, I’ve had the honour of serving on the board of this nice group. I’ve engaged in points associated to cultural affairs, beautification, outreach, and homelessness, amongst others. I’ve taken the initiative to boost essential points impacting our metropolis and our neighborhood. I hope to serve as soon as once more as a board member to convey ahead artistic neighborhood initiatives and occasions, handle essentially the most urgent points in our neighborhood, and proceed making Granada Hills a vibrant and delightful place to dwell, examine, work, store, and worship. I hope to depend in your vote as a board member of the Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council.
  15. Carolyn Sanderson: A 35+ yr resident of our neighborhood, I’m compelled to do my half to assist preserve a secure and appropriate atmosphere during which to dwell. I’m a retired Speech Pathologist and Administrator after a 28+ years profession with Los Angeles Unified Faculty District, who has all the time served our group with a eager curiosity in optimistic outcomes. I sit up for fulfilling my civic engagement on behalf of all of our residents and neighbors.

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