5 June 2016 the entire Board of the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) is up for election.
Between now and the election, each office will
be described here, along with other fascinating facts regarding VNC elections.
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Candidate filing begins 21 Feb 2016.
There are 21 seats on the
Board - 7 named offices, each with its unique duties, and 14 Community Officer seats.
There are two types of stakeholders:
(1) Community Interest stakeholders do not live, work, or own property
within the VNC area, but they have substantial and ongoing participation within VNC's boundaries. For example, they may
be in a community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or religious
organizations. One of the 14 Community Officer seats is available for occupation by a Community Interest stakeholder.
This is the only VNC office Community Interest stakeholders can run for and/or vote for. The candidate
with the most votes wins.
(2) Non-Community Interest stakeholders live, work, or own real property within the VNC boundaries. These
stakeholders can run for and fill the other 13 at-large Community Officer seats. These stakeholders can cast
one vote for each of the named offices and only one (1) vote for a Community Officer seat. If they choose, that
vote can be cast for a Community Interest Community Officer candidate. The 13 candidates with the most
votes win the 13 at-large Community Officer seats.
The reason voters can cast only one vote for any Community Officer seat is to minimize the possibility of
the Board being taken over by a slate. It seems strange, but it works. Since these election rules were adopted, the make-up of the Community Officers has consistently been of many different points of view, not just one.
Sun., 21 Feb: Candidate filing period begins
Thu., 25 Feb: First Candidate mixer