Former members of the Ramona Gardens Residents Advisory Council receive a recognition award from City Councilman Jose Huizar. Photo by Antonio Mejias- Rentas

Former members of the Ramona Gardens Residents Advisory Council receive a recognition award from City Councilman Jose Huizar. Photo by Antonio Mejias- Rentas

Rosalío Ibarra will take over next month as president for the Ramona Gardens Residents Advisory Council (RAC), after his election was certified this week by the Housing Authority of Los Angeles. Ibarra replaces Maggie Aguilar, who has served on the post for the last three years.

Elections were held on October 15. Ibarra, who has served as RAC vice president on the outgoing board, won with 48 votes certified. His contender, Gabriel Águila, received 33 votes.

Also elected to the board were Olga Pérez as vice president, Ana Bryan as secretary and Alberto López, who won races for treasurer and sergeant-at-arms, but will likely take the latter post. Liliana Martínez was also elected to the office of Housing Authority Resident Advisory Committee (HARAC) representative.

Pérez, who is new to the board, was this election’s top vote getter, earning 54 votes while her contender Marlene Arazo took 26. Bryan received 32 votes, ahead of the 29 received by contender Raquel Ibarra.

López received 14 votes for the office of secretary, 55 votes for the office of treasurer and 58 for the office of sergeant-at-arms. With 65 votes, Martínez received all the votes cast for the office of HARAC

According to the League of Women Voters, who managed the elections, there were a total of 91 votes cast for the RAC elections, of which three were disqualified.

Ramona Gardens residents 18 years and older who are listed on their apartment lease ”“a total of 1,057, according to HACLA”“ were eligible to vote.

Election results were announced Tuesday at a special community meeting attended by area Councilman José Huizar, who presented certificates of merit to the outgoing board members.

The new board will have to name someone to the office of treasurer. All will serve a three-year term that begins Nov. 1 and ends in 2017.

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