PNC Board Election-Sunday May 18th!

Come Out & Vote for the next future leaders of the Palms Neighborhood Council. The Election will be held at the IMAN Center, 3376 Motor Ave. from  9a.m.-3p.m.

For a list of the Candidates running, click here







Call for Candidates

Interested in becoming a member of the PNC Board? Well here’s your chance!

All 13 board seats are open to New Candidates for the 2014 Board Elections!

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Community-Based Organizations Representative
  • 5 Residential Representatives
  • 3 Business Representatives

Applications are  now being accepted through April 3, 2014…Sign-Up Today!



How do I qualify as a Candidate?  If you live, work, own property or declare a stake in the PNC as a community interest stakeholder and 18 years or older, you qualify as a Candidate. Visit the PNC EmpowerLA page to view the qualifications for all 13 Board seats.

What is a community interest stakeholder?  On December 18, 2013, the Los Angles City Council passed an Ordinance (LA City Ordinance 182830) declaring that a Community Interest Stakeholder is defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing participation within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries and who may be in a community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/religious organizations.

Will I need to provide documentation to file for candidacy?  Yes, all Candidates will have to provide documentation when filing. The documentation must establish their identity AND stakeholder status according to the position they are seeking. Please refer to the Acceptable Forms of Documentation to know what supporting documents you may need for the seat you are running for.

Where can I get my Candidate filing form?  Click on the 2014 Elections button above to visit the PNC Elections page on EmpowerLA.

I am having problems filling as a Candidate online, is there another way I can register?  Yes, You’re first option is to file online. The second option is to download the Candidate form that is fillable and submit it by either emailing it to clerk.election@lacity.org, fax to (213) 978-0376 or mail to:

City Clerk Elections Division 555 Ramirez Street, Space 300 Los Angeles, CA 90012

So much information, who can help me navigate the process?  Contact Alisa Smith, Independent Election Administrator for Region 11. You can email her or call her at (213) 910-3491 or alisa@empowerla.org.


Palms had an excellent turnout for the Neighborhood council election – on par with many of our neighboring councils and an 18 fold increase in voter turnout from the previous Palms election.

Thank you to all the voters who came out, to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment who ran the election, to the volunteers who made the election a success, to the IMAN Center who kindly hosted the election, and to all the candidates! A special thanks to David A. Holtzman, President of the League of Women Voters, who personally attended to administer the only Instant Runoff Vote in the City of Los Angeles (read more about IRV in Palms here).

The results of the Palms Neighborhood Council election have been certified by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the new Board was seated on Wednesday November 7th at the IMAN Center, 3376 Motor Ave, during the regularly scheduled Palms NC General Assembly.

Click here for the final certified canvass of votes. The newly elected Board is:

  • President (Term: 2 years) – Eli Lipmen
  • Secretary (Term: 2 years) – Tanya Leal
  • Residential Representative, Area A (Term: 2 years) – Natasha Ericta
  • Residential Representative, Area C (Term: 2 years) – Shilpan Patel
  • Residential Representative, Area E (Term: 2 years) – Andrew Pennington
  • Business Representative, Area 2 (Term: 2 years) – Elise Rothberg

Palms Neighborhood Council Election Procedures (established in 2010)

Palms NC Election 2012 Details Worksheet