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The Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council and several other eastside councils are now open to new candidates interested in serving on the boards. The neighborhood councils are city-certified local groups responsible for working with city council members and authorities to work on issues in their community, EGP News reports.

The local boards in Arroyo Seco, Lincoln Heights, Boyle Heights, El Sereno, Cypress Park, Glassell Park, Highland Park, and Eagle Rock have opened their candidate-filling period. If you want to run for election to be on your community’s council, you have until March 22 to apply.

Boyle Heights has 16 seats on their council. Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council President Vera del Pozo told EGP that getting involved can help solve issues that exist in the community.

Neighborhood Council positions are unpaid and their recommendations are only advisory. The Los Angeles City Council ultimately retains full control over the city’s budget and planning.

To learn more about your local election, visit EmpowerLA.org.

Boyle Heights Beat

Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth "por y para la comunidad". The newspaper and its sister website serve an immigrant neighborhood in East Los Angeles of just under...

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