Neighborhood Councils are advisory bodies who advocate for their communities with City Hall on important issues like development, homelessness, land use, and emergency preparedness. Neighborhood Councils are part of the Los Angeles City government, and have annual budgets funded by taxpayer dollars. Neighborhood Council board members must reside in the neighborhood they represent and only residents of that neighborhood can vote them in. Board members donate their time as volunteers and serve two year terms.
The Neighborhood Council system was established in 1999 as a way of ensuring that the City government remains responsive to the different needs and lifestyles of Los Angeles’ rich variety of communities. There are currently 99 Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles, each serving about 40,000 people. Windsor Square is part of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) which includes 14 neighborhoods.
Elections for a new board will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2023. You can vote in person at The Barking Lot, 336 N. Larchmont Boulevard, from 10 am to 4 pm that day. You will need to provide documents that demonstrate your eligibility to vote, see below for more details on the documents required.
Windsor Square will elect a board representative (and also an alternate) to represent Windsor Square for the next 2 years on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council. The GWNC has 21 board members and 21 alternates. Fifteen seats are by geographic region (see the GWNC Map), six seats are in special interest categories. Gary Gilbert and David Meister are running for the Windsor Square seat. Windsor Square resident Brian Curran is running for the “other nonprofit” seat and Windsor Square resident Tommy Atlee is running for the “renter” seat.
Please mark your calendar now and make time to vote. For more information on how to vote and the required documents, please see: https://greaterwilshire.org/2023-elections/.