Concerned Stakeholders of Studio City Offer Their Slate

A message from John Walker, the SCNC president.

(Editor's Note: Studio City Patch welcomes all nominees to post their statements, additional information or blogs onto the site as well. For instructions, click here.)


Elections for many people just come and go.  Most feel they *can't make a difference* or *can't find the time* or *simply do not have an interest*.
While I can't speak to all the reasons people don't come out and vote on a larger level, I can speak to the effectiveness of voting on a community level.
We are you're Neighborhood Council.  We were founded under a City Charter established in 1999. We were created to "promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs".

Under that Charter, we act as an "advisory Board on issues of concerns to the neighborhood".  We represent "diverse interests".  That is why we have representation from Business, Employees/Independent Contractors, Service Organizations, Residential Homeowners, Residential Renters and a Youth Board member.  We are all inclusive.  We are an all Volunteer organization.  

We should not be on this Board if our purpose is to make a profit.   Our purpose is to provide the decision-makers information before those decisions are made with what our community wants.  It is also to protect the quality of life that we, as stakeholders of Studio City hold dear to our hearts and why we have chosen to live here.

Currently, I am running on a slate with other engaged Stakeholders,  who want to work for Studio City.  These people are "Concerned Stakeholders of Studio City",  and are willing to work to maintain that level of life, keep businesses and allow for job growth, in order that we can continue to prosper with what we know as *controlled growth*.  There are two other candidates running who are not on this slate, but who, as the current President of this Board,  I know, have worked with,  and have had conversations with about our community and support:  Scott Oulette andJohn Lawler.    

If you enjoy Studio City, please find a moment to VOTE for it.  Please turn out on Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ Walter Reed Middle School, between 2:30 - 8:30pm and support our community.


John Walker

President, Studio City Neighborhood Council

Denise Welvang September 19, 2012 at 11:17 PM
As a long time concerned Studio City resident and stakeholder I wanted to become more involved in my neighborhood and help give others a voice for their concerns. After attending many Committee and Board meetings I had the opportunity to join the Board of the Studio City Neighborhood Council. As a member of the Budget Committee, Land Use Committee and a representative to the Valley Neighborhood Alliance, a coalition of San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Councils, I have worked to have our collective voices heard and make the city more aware of our local needs. On Thursday September 20th join your fellow stakeholders and my fellow "concerned stakeholders" and vote.
Dan Nieman September 20, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Miki - To your point, my wife and I are running as well and are not identified on this slate. Please read more here: http://studiocity.patch.com/blog_posts/a-new-generation-of-leadership-for-studio-city
Mike Szymanski September 20, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Dan you should be able to upload your slate onto your story... just click UPLOAD at the bottom.
Richard Niederberg September 20, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Just a note that of all the Neighborhood Councils having Elections today, Studio City is the only one with polls open for SIX hours; all the rest are open for FOUR hours. Everybody on the CSSC slate wants MORE Stakeholder participation, even in voting.
Lisa Cahan Davis September 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Election details: Vote today 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Walter Reed Middle School http://bit.ly/WalterReedMiddleSchool; Candidate list: http://studiocitync.org/2012/09/studio-city-neighborhood-council-election-information/ EmpowerLA site with Candidate Profile: http://empowerla.org/scnc/studio-city-nc-elections/


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