ERNC Meets on Tuesday, May 6, 7:00-10:00pm

The Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Board will hold a Special meeting, followed by its Regular monthly meeting, on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:00pm at Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock. All Eagle Rockers are welcome and encouraged to attend!

The Special meeting will feature all the usual ERNC business, like Public Safety reports and spending votes (if any), while the Regular meeting will be taken up by the swearing-in of the new ERNC board elected on April 26, and a 90-minute training of the new members.

The agendas for both meetings will be posted 72 hours in advance online here at WWW.ERNC.LA, at Eagle Rock City Hall, and several other sites around Eagle Rock.

Click to view the meeting agenda.

Click through the links on the agenda to view/download all the supplementary materials the ERNC will use to make decisions at the meeting. One paper copy of this agenda packet will be posted for public viewing at the meeting, so if you want your own copy to refer to, please print at home and bring with you.

The public may make general comments at the beginning of the Regular meeting, and speak on individual agenda items at both meetings as they are discussed. Public comments are limited to 2 minutes each. See the agenda for details.

If you want to suggest an agenda item for next month’s meeting, please email executive@eaglerockcouncil.org, and your suggestion will be discussed at the Executive Committee meeting, which usually takes place the Tuesday before the regular meeting. Notice of Executive Committee meetings will be made online, as well as at City Hall and other posting sites.

If you’re seeking funding for your local non-profit organization or project, please submit this DONE Funding Application Form. Once it’s submitted and found to be complete, we’ll set your funding request on the agenda for the next board meeting. Please note our deadline schedule; we consider applications as a group, 3 times per year.

A backlog of public meeting documents is available in our Google Apps document folder.

Executive Committee Meets Tuesday, April 29

The ERNC Executive committee will meet Tuesday night, April 29, at 8:00 pm at the Coffee Table restaurant in Eagle Rock (back patio). We will review all agenda item requests and set the agenda for the upcoming ERNC General Board Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, May 6, at 8:00pm. We will also set an agenda for a Special Meeting of the ERNC, which will immediately precede the May 6 Board meeting, at 7:00pm.

See the meeting agenda here.

The reason we are having a Special meeting followed by regular Board meeting on May 6 is because the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment’s rules about seating the newly elected ERNC board. We won’t know whether the new board can be seated until after the agenda for the May 6 meeting is created, so both the “old” board and the “new” board will meet that night, to ensure that we serve Eagle Rock’s citizens’ interests.

All board members, committee members, and members of the general public are welcome to attend any and all public meetings.

ERNC Election Results

Thank you to everyone for voting today, and for helping out at the polls! We had close to 250 voters, which is a good turnout in a year without controversial issues (and without people from out of town voting).

Here are the election results, as confirmed by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Click the “2014 Elections” button in the sidebar to check their site for the official tally and any updates on challenges.

SD1 – RACHEL BROCKMAN

SD2 – THOMAS FITCH

SD3 – JESSE SAUCEDO

SD4 – MICHELLE FRIER

SD5 – MATT HARRINGTON

SD6 – DAVID KOFAHL

SD7 – LIAM ROTH

SD8 – JOHN GOLDFARB

ARTS – CHRISTINA HULEN

AT LARGE – DAVID GREENE

BOULEVARDS – DANIEL HOUSE

BUSINESS – MICHELLE HELSETH

CIVIC – SOUMYA KANDUKURI

EDUCATION – JEN NUTTING

PUBLIC SAFETY – JENNIFER MCCORMICK

TREASURER – ASHLEY ATKINSON

YOUTH – EDDIE RAMIREZ

 

Elections on Saturday!

On Saturday, April 26, from 10:00am – 4:00pm, the L.A. City Clerk and Department of Neighborhood Empowerment will hold elections for the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council.

Here is everything you need to know to make an informed decision, and make your neighborhood a better place:

- Elections will be held at Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041 (at Maywood).

- Polls open at 10:00am, and close at 4:00pm.

- You will be asked to fill out a registration form before you can vote. The form is available in advance at this link. Print out at home, and bring with you to save time.

- If you want to vote for a Sub-District candidate, you need to know which one you live in. Click here for a Sub District map.

- No ID is needed to vote. You must bring ID to the polls! See details, below.

- Know whom you’re voting for! The list of candidates is available on our page at the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.

- Questions? Comments? We’re here to help! Send us an email at info@eaglerockcouncil.org

ERNC Elections Update!

Today the ERNC was informed by the City of L.A. that this Saturday’s elections will not be “self-affirmation,” as they had previously announced. Instead, voters will be asked for “acceptable documentation” to prove that they are Eagle Rock Stakeholders.

What’s an Eagle Rock Stakeholder? In general, it’s someone who lives, works, or owns property or a business in Eagle Rock.

What’s “acceptable documentation”? It’s any one of the below, as long as it shows both your name and your Eagle Rock address:

- Driver’s License
- CA Identification Card
- Passport
- Any picture ID (work, school, gym, club, credit card, etc.)

If you don’t have one of the above, then you can provide two of the following, showing an Eagle Rock address where appropriate:

Social Security Card
Residential lease or rental agreement

Los Angeles County property tax bill
Mortgage statement or rent receipt
Home owner’s or renter’s insurance documentation
Current utility bill
Home Owners’ Association bill
Letter from landlord confirming renter/tenant status
Mail with your name and home or business address
Letter from local Neighborhood Watch
Other similar documentation proving occupancy/tenancy

Business lease or rental agreement
Commercial mortgage statement or lease receipt
Current City of LA Business license
Work permit
Staff roster
Personal business card
Printed advertisement or webpage of business
Letter from employer on business letterhead verifying employment
California (CA) State Board of Equalization resale certificate
Pay check or stub
Letter/documentation from Business Improvement District (BID) or Chamber of Commerce
Billing statements from vendors
Other similar documentation proving employment or business ownership

If you forget your documentation, you can still vote — just fill out a Provisional Ballot, and you’ll have 3 days to email the information in to the City Clerk.

NEW! If you’re not an Eagle Rock Stakeholder, you may still be able to vote as a Community Interest Stakeholder. 

If you don’t live or work in Eagle Rock, but do have a strong connection to it — like being a member of a nonprofit, place of worship, or civic group — you can still vote in the election? The City of L.A. has asked us to remind you that if you can provide proof of your connection (see box, below), you’ll be considered a “Community Interest Stakeholder,” and you can vote. Granted, you can only vote for one seat — the new “At Large” director — but it’s something new this year.

The At Large seat, and the Community Interest Stakeholders that are allowed to run and vote for it, are the end result of the controversy caused by the ERNC’s 2012 elections, when out-of-towners (“Starbucks Stakeholders”) were encouraged to vote in our elections, using a receipt from a local business as supposed proof of their stake in the neighborhood. The City of LA got rid of the receipt-holders, but kept those who could prove that they had a real connection to Eagle Rock.

Just to be clear, anyone eligible to vote can vote for the At Large seat, so everyone will see it on their ballot tomorrow. But if you’re a Community Interest Stakeholder, it’s the only seat you can vote for.

If you’re a Community Interest Stakeholder, when you come to vote tomorrow, bring picture ID (like a Drivers License), and written proof of your connection to the neighborhood. What’s considered written proof? For starters, copy and fill out the letter at this link — it will be your best piece of evidence. If you can’t fill it out tomorrow, you can have 3 days to send the letter in to the City. Just tell the Poll Worker that you’d like to vote provisionally.

The whole list of acceptable documentation for Community Interest Stakeholders (and everyone else) can be found in the Elections Manual at this link. Look at pages 6-7 for the Community Interest list.

Isn’t democracy wonderful? If you have any problems voting tomorrow, email the ERNC from your smartphone: info@eaglerockcouncil.org, and we’ll help you out!

Elections Volunteers Needed!

Serve your community, eat some free food, and meet your neighbors, by helping out at the ERNC elections on Saturday. It’s easy, and fun! We need people to help out before, during, and after the election. Come for an hour or the whole day. Teens are welcome!Sign up online at this link:
ERNC Elections Sign-Up for Saturday, April 26

ERNC Meets Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 7pm

The Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday, April 1 at 7:00pm at Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock. All Eagle Rockers are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Special meeting notices and the proposed agenda are posted 24 hours in advance online at ERNC.LA, at City Hall and several other sites around Eagle Rock.

View the meeting agenda at this link. 

Click through the links on the agenda to view/download all the supplementary materials the ERNC will use to make decisions at the meeting. One paper copy of this agenda packet will be posted for public viewing at the meeting, so if you want your own copy to refer to, please print at home and bring with you.

The public may make general comments at the beginning of each meeting, and speak on individual agenda items as they are discussed, by filling out a Speaker Card at the beginning of the meeting. Public comments are limited to 2 minutes each. See the agenda for details.

If you want to suggest an agenda item for next month’s meeting, please email the current Secretary (Michael Blanchard) at least 2 days before the Executive Committee meeting, where we set the agenda. (You can also contact your sub-district director, and he or she will get it to the right person.)

If you’re seeking funding for your local non-profit organization or project, please submit this DONE Funding Application Form. Once it’s submitted and found to be complete, we’ll set your funding request on the agenda for the next board meeting.

(The ERNC board usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, but sometimes holidays and such get in the way. If you’re planning on going to a meeting, please confirm details for the date in the calendar section.)

A backlog of public meeting documents is available in our Google Apps document folder.

ERNC Executive Committee Meets Tuesday, March 25

The ERNC Executive committee will meet Tuesday night, March 25, at 8:00 pm at the Coffee Table. We will review all agenda item requests and set the agenda for the upcoming ERNC General Board Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, April 1.

All board members, committee members, and members of the general public are welcome to attend any and all public meetings.

View the agenda here.

A backlog of public meeting documents is available in our Google Drive folder.