The seats being filled at the upcoming City administered election are:
About LA Neighborhood Councils + NC Elections
The 99 Neighborhood Councils of the City of Los Angeles together form the grassroots arm of the City government, and serve in an advisory capacity to the City. Board members serve their terms as volunteers and are elected by members of their community. Bel Air Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council (“BABCNC”) members serve two-year terms.
Who can run?
Candidates must be aged 18+ on Election Day, except for Youth Seat candidates, who must be aged 14-17. Generally speaking, anyone who lives, works, studies, worships, or owns property or a business within NC boundaries may run, as can community interest stakeholders, who belong to locally based community service organizations which meet specific requirements, however some seats have more restrictive requirements. Candidates need not be US citizens or legal residents to qualify. Participation is also open to the formerly incarcerated.
For the specific qualifications required to be a candidate for each BABCNC Board up for election, click here.
To find out whether the BABCNC is your Neighborhood Council, click here
Candidate Information Video
Learn what it means to be a Neighborhood Council candidate and board member in this 4-minute video:
Note: despite the video’s statement that the time requirement is 10-20 hours a week, the typical BABCNC Board member spends 10-20 hours a month.
For more information on Neighborhood Councils (NCs) and their operations, please visit the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment website here
How to file to be a Candidate: go to the City Clerk’s NC Elections webpage, where potential Candidates can find more information and file to be a Candidate online or by mail:
For online filing you will need to set up an Angeleno account, which is a City of Los Angeles account which can also be used for other City services and programs. You are not required to be a legal US resident to open an Angeleno account.
Help for candidates: including help with candidate filing and questions about eligibility - [email protected] or you may also call the City Clerk’s team at (213) 978-0444 or toll-free (888) 873-1000 (Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm Pacific.)
NC candidates or those who are thinking of running can get application help and training on campaign best practices by signing up for a Candidate Info Session at http://tiny.cc/CandidateSessions. RSVPing for a session will also enable candidates to receive election newsletters and voter engagement resources via email. [Note: the next session is in January, just before the filing deadline. EmpowerLA is looking into making the recording from a recent Candidate Info Session available]