Saturday, September 6, 2008

Central Neighborhood Council Election Tuesday

Voters will elect five boardmembers at Tuesday’s Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council election.

The election takes place on Sept. 9 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Port of Los Angeles High School, 250 W Fifth St.

Eligible voters – stakeholders – are those who live, work or own property in the area, approximately north of 18th Street and east of Leland Street.

People can also vote if they have some other connection to the area. Examples of a qualifying connection include doing business, shopping or dining in the area, belonging to a community organization or patronizing a museum within the council boundaries.

Five seats will be filled in the election.

Seventeen candidates will appear on the printed ballot. At least eight write-in candidates are also running.

Write-in candidates must file in advance; candidates cannot declare the day of the election. The write-in filing deadline is Monday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m.

At least two slates of candidates have formed.

Phillip Trigas, Frank B. Anderson, Linda L. Alexander, Arthur Almeida, and Raymond Lee Parker are running together on the “accountability” slate.

Incumbents Joe Gatlin, Mayra Perez and Pam Newsom are running with Jim Cordero and James Brown on another slate. These five candidates are running write-in campaigns.

Find more information, candidate filing forms and a district map on the council’s home page.

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