You can vote for the Next Palms NC Board!
Where and when do I vote?
Past elections were held at the IMAN Center at 3376 Motor Avenue in Palms. More details will be posted as the next election approaches.
Am I eligible to vote?
As of 2019, if you have a stake in Palms and are 14 years or older than you can vote. In short, if you are reading this page you probably qualify to vote. A stake means you live, work, or have an ongoing community interest in Palms. We are also a self-affirmation neighborhood council which means on election day you just show up the polls and declare a stake to vote. It’s the honor system, which we are proud of, so kindly don’t abuse it. That also means you do not need to be a US Citizen to vote. As a community stakeholder you can vote for all the seats (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Community Based Organization Representative, Business Representative, and Youth Representative) except for the Residential Seats. If you also live in Palms you can vote for one of the five Residential Area Representative Seats (A, B, C, D or E) that cover the part of Palms you live in.
What is the Palms Neighborhood Council (aka why should I vote)?
The Palms Neighborhood Council (PNC) is an official advisory agency of the City of Los Angeles. The PNC serves as a voice for the over 44,000 residents of Palms. The Palms NC seeks to improve the quality of life of our stakeholders, engage on issues affecting the community, improve the delivery of City services to our area and make City officials and departments more accountable to community needs. Some great examples of our work can be found in our 2017-2018 Annual Report or our 2016-2017 Annual Report.
I want to vote but what if I want to get more involved?
The bulk of our work takes place in our committee system and you do NOT need to be an elected board member to sit on a committee. Actually, half of our committee chairs are not elected board members. You can join a committee right now! Just email the committee chair and start coming to their meetings. Committee info here and meeting calendar here.
This was helpful info but I want to go town and inhale more documents and learn even more! Can you paste a bunch of links below that will direct me to more information?
Happy to! See below:
- Palms NC Document Repository (contains past projects, meeting agendas and minutes, trainings, city documents, and so much more!)
- Department of Neighborhood Empowerment Website
- City Clerk NC Elections Website
- 2019 NC Elections Handbook
- Rest of the Palms NC website
- PNC Annual Reports
- PNC Twitter
- PNC Facebook Page