Please help prevent a hostile takeover of the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council.
Vote on Saturday. Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ramona Hall (4580 N. Figueroa St.)
Your vote in the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council elections is essential in deflecting a power grab that is being mounted by a clique of candidates whose Hermon-based leadership attempted to dissolve the ASNC earlier this year.
(Please note that everybody who lives in Northeast L.A.—in Highland Park, Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Lincoln Heights, El Sereno or Eagle Rock, as well as in the ASNC’s five core communities—and does any business or takes part in any activities within ASNC boundaries is entitled to vote in the ASNC elections.)
The members of the Hermon clique call themselves the “Back-2-Business” slate. They’re running for offices representing Hermon, Sycamore Grove and Monterey Hills but their core strategy lies in capturing six of the “at-large” seats on the neighborhood council, seats representing such issues and groups as Environment, Recreation/Arts, Community/Non-Profits, and Faith-based organizations.
Last year, the group’s leadership attempted to dissolve the ASNC and form its own Hermon Neighborhood Council. When their efforts failed (the city ruled that Hermon is much to small to have its own council), they schemed to take over the ASNC and take control of the ASNC’s $37,000 annual funding.
Please help preserve the ASNC as a group supporting all the Northeast L.A. neighborhoods within its boundaries. Please take the time to vote this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you’ve ever attended a Monterey Hills Jazz festival—or would like to do so—you may register as a Monterey Hills stakeholder. You may also claim stakeholder status if you've attended a Lummis Day event, have shopped at the Superior Grocers store on Figueroa, use the Southwest Museum gold line station, visited the SW Museum etc.
Here are the “Preserve ASNC” candidates who will support an equitable distribution of resources in Northeast L.A.:
MONTEREY HILLS: Darius Adle • Judy Knapton
MONTECITO HEIGHTS: Martha Benedict • Roy Payan
MOUNT WASHINGTON: Valerie Harragin • Andrea Jayasekera
"AT LARGE" representative positions:
FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS: Margaret Barto
ENVIRONMENT: Nina Zippay
RECREATION, CULTURE, AND THE ARTS: Ariel Van Zandweghe
COMMUNITY NON-PROFITS: Terry Saltzman
OTHER AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVES: Teresa “Teri” Bonsell • Jack Fong