Bike lanes on North Figueroa Street – will they ever happen? Not without the backing of neighborhood councils and a broad coalition of local people behind the idea.
We’re doing our part here at the Flying Pigeon, working with the LA County Bike Coalition’s Ride Figueroa and the local community group Figueroa For All, to produce both a “Bike The Vote!” ride and a #fig4all Voter Guide.
We’ve come out to party & eat pan dulce together, we’ve come out to engage bike lane opponents together, we’ve ridden our bikes together, we’ve shopped together, our kids have made posters together, we’ve hand made sashes and signs, we’ve done a lot together – now let’s vote!
Bike The Vote!
Get ready to flex your sexy bike muscles this Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. on a jaunt up the North Figueroa corridor to take part in as many Neighborhood Council elections as possible!
Meet at the Flying Pigeon LA bike shop at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014. We ride at 10:15 a.m. for the Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council election, then onward to the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, and finally the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council election. You don’t have to be a registered voter to vote, you don’t have to be a U.S. citizen, but you do have to be a “stakeholder”. Generally a “stakeholder” is someone who:
Stakeholders live, work, own property in the neighborhood or who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm an ongoing and substantial community interest and who are 14 years or older.
Warning! Warning! Warning! The election officials will want to see some sort of documented proof that you have a stake in the community. Don’t be intimidated by these people though. The fewer the votes, the less relevant the election. Our votes give these people and this system its legitimacy. If they turn us away, it is their loss not ours. Plus, that just gives us more time to have fun and ride bikes. Read more about their paperwork requirements here:
(THIS WILL BE UPDATED AS WE CONTINUE TO RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM CANDIDATES – IF YOU SPOT AN ERROR, EMAIL email@example.com AND WE’LL FIX IT ASAP!)
There are few things more powerful than a list of candidates a group of like-minded people can vote for! We can make a big difference in the politics of our neighborhood by voting for the following people who we consider the most bike-friendly candidates running in various elections:
Polling Hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Cypress Park & Recreation Center (Auditorium) (2630 Pepper Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90065)
- Carlos Hinajosa aka “Gnarly Charly”
- Michael Gunn Gonzales
- Alejandra Cortez
- Rory Booten Olsen
Polling Hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Ramona Hall Community Center Lobby (4580 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065)
- Harv Woien
- Lynda Valencia
- Martha Benedict
- Eric Pierson
- Padraic Cassidy
Polling Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
Highland Park Senior Center (6152 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042)
- First Vice President:
- Second Vice President:
Diego R. Silva
Johanna A. Sanchez
- Edward L. Braun
- Javier Cabral
- Miranda A Rodriguez
- Amirah Noaman
- Susanne Huerta
- David Andrés Kietzman
- Miguel Ramos
- Graeme Flegenheimer
- Jessica Ceballos
- Carlos Reyes
- Harvey Slater
- Boo Caban
Non-Figueroa-based NC Elections:
Glassell Park Neighborhood Council
Stakeholder status for Glassell Park is through a self-stated affirmation of interest in the community.
- Molly Taylor
Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council
Make sure you have some documentation to ensure you’re a stakeholder here (lease, license, bill, invoice from a local vendor, etc.)
- Civic Director
Soumya B. Kandukuri
- Education Director
- Sub-District Director 5
- Sub-District Director 7
- Sub-District Director 8
- At-Large Director
(THIS WILL BE UPDATED AS WE CONTINUE TO RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM CANDIDATES – IF YOU SPOT AN ERROR OR OMISSION, EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org AND WE’LL FIX IT ASAP!)