The Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council (CHNC) will be voting to fill 4 vacancies on their board on Monday, May 26, 2014 at their regular board meeting. All candidates will have the opportunity to present themselves and to answer questions. Being involved in your neighborhood has many benefits to all citizens in your area, because you are able to participate in the decision making of many important issues.
Besides these vacancies, there are other opportunities to be an active part of the council, including a variety of committees. Your qualification must include either being a stakeholder who lives or works in the area, or being a member of a religious organization or school within the boundaries.
The website states: “The CHNC is a self-governed, self-directed and independent organization empowered by the Los Angeles City Charter.” Neighborhood councils are city-certified local groups and elected by the neighborhoods themselves. Representatives are able to meet with the mayor to discuss development of the city, receive advanced information about upcoming projects and have a voice in the overall growth of the community. There are currently 95 Neighborhood Councils across Los Angeles.