Palms Neighborhood Council Election – Sunday, June 5, 2016!

Come Out & Vote for the next future Assemblymembers of the Palms Neighborhood Council. The election will be at Fire Station 43, 3690 Motor Avenue from  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Online voting is also available.

For a list of the candidates running, click here 

Call for Candidates

All 13 Assembly seats are being selected by stakeholders at the 2016 election!

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Community Organization Representative
  • 5 Residential Representatives
  • 3 Business Representatives

Applications for Candidates Closed April 6, 2016


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 EmpowerLA page to view the qualifications for all 13 Assembly 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 Elections button or 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 Jeffrey Zimmerman, Independent Election Administrator for Region 11. You can email or call him at (213) 978-0697 or jeffrey@empowerla.org.


Palms had an excellent turnout for the Neighborhood council election – on par with many of our neighboring councils and we maintained the voter turnout from the previous 2012 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 were certified by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the new Board was seated during the regularly scheduled Palms NC General Assembly.

Click here for the final certified canvass of votes. The 2014-2016 PNC Board is:

  • President – Marisa Stewart
  • Vice President – vacant
  • Secretary – Len Nguyen
  • Treasurer – Nick Greif
  • Community Organization Representative – Dr. Wayne Byrd
  • Business Representative, Area 1 – Eduardo Mendoza
  • Business Representative, Area 2 – vacant
  • Business Representative, Area 3 – Faye Johnson
  • Residential Representative, Area A – Willie Bell
  • Residential Representative, Area B – Cat Stevens
  • Residential Representative, Area C – Eli Lipmen
  • Residential Representative, Area D – Paulina Quaranta
  • Residential Representative, Area E – vacant

Neighborhood Council Election Manual