Boyle Heights’ local governing board will have an election this Saturday to fill 19 open positions. There are 25 candidates vying for the seats. Winning candidates will sit on the board for a two-year period beginning in June.

You can see the candidates for each position here.

You must be at least 18 years old to vote in Neighborhood Council election.  You are able to vote if you live, work or own property in Boyle Heights, or if you have a vested interest in Boyle Heights (i.e. participate in a community organization, such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit, and/or religious organizations)

The Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council is a city-certified local group of property owners, business owners and residents that have an influence on solving local issues and advocating for their community. The Neighborhood Council receives public funds of $37,000 each year.

The current Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council passed a resolution in favor of supporting a local community garden, announced their support for President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, and voted to join a group that deals with drought response strategies and climate action.

Saturday’s election is for all Neighborhood Councils in North East Los Angeles. Arroyo Seco, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Greater Cypress Park, Historic Highland Park, LA-32, and Lincoln Heights will also be having their Neighborhood Council elections on Saturday.

You can vote Saturday 10a.m. to 2p.m. at Boyle Heights City Hall, 2130 East 1st Street, Los Angeles.

Photo above: A previous Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council meeting.

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Kyle Garcia

Kyle García is a former web editor with Boyle Heights Beat.

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