With the Tarzana Neighborhood Council election coming up on September 20, Patch checked in with Len Shaffer, the president of the TNC, to find out more about it.
When can Tarzana stakeholders vote in the Neighborhood Council election?
Elections will be held on September 20, 4 to 8 p.m. at the , 19130 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana (corner of Vanalden and Ventura).
What kinds of issues are being discussed regarding the elections at the moment?
Most of the candidates speak about their desire to improve the community. Some have specific agendas like getting the city council to freeze rents.
What is the financial situation with regard to the elections?
TNC put aside $8000 from last years budget to do outreach for this election. The city council voted $550,000 for the Dept of Neighborhood Empowerment to conduct the elections.
Do you know how many of the current members will be running for re-election?
12 of our current board members are running.
What do you enjoy most about being the Tarzana Neighborhood Council?
The ability to help improve the community; the chance to help members of the community who are in need of city services; the opportunity to work with others who have the same goals.
What do you think about the Empower LA campaign?
For the most part they are doing a good job keeping the elections moving. From what I have seen the turnout for elections, at least in the Valley where the first series of elections are taking place will surpass turnout in past years. Their focus has been on getting candidates who will bring voters to the polls.
For a list of candidates for the TNC and for more information, click here.