Friday, November 14, 2008

Psst, Wanna be a Councilmember?

Choose your governing body, declare your candidacy and/or sign a nominating petition. Jump in and join the fray. Here’s how:

L.A. City Council

Candidates are now gathering signatures to qualify for the March 3 ballot. Councilwoman Janice Hahn and supporters collected signatures over coffee and breakfast at the Omelette and Waffle Shop Friday morning. Hahn faces two opponents, educator Chris Salabaj and graphic designer James P. Weston.

Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council
There are two vacancies on the governing board. Those who live, work, own property or have another connection to the Central region are eligible to serve. The council represents the area north of 18th Street and east of Leland Street.

For an application or more information, send a message here or call (310) 918-8650. The application deadline is Nov. 26.

Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council
The council will fill two board vacancies at its meeting Monday. (See meeting details in preceding story.)

Coastal represents the parts of San Pedro south of 18th Street. People wishing to serve will be invited to make statements, followed by a board vote to appoint the two new members. Review the council’s bylaws or email for more information.

In Related News
Mayoral candidate Walter Moore held a rally at the Doubletree Hotel in San Pedro Wednesday. In addition to grassroots supporters, the audience included other candidates in the March election.

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