[SILVER LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL] Watch Out for Those Trick-or-Treaters

SLNC Co-Chair Anne Marie Johnson

SLNC Co-Chair Anne Marie Johnson

The great thing about bylaws and standing rules is that they are living and breathing documents, which can be adjusted, improved or simplified.

This month the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Governing Board (SLNC) approved changing the age eligibility to run for a seat—and to vote in governing board elections—from 14 to 18 years of age.

This change puts the SLNC in line with 40 other neighborhood councils throughout Los Angeles County. Stakeholders 14 years of age or older can still participate as voting members on most of our advisory committees, which is the best way for younger residents to get involved in the neighborhood council family.

In other news, In September, the Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power (LADWP) held the second of three Silver Lake Reservoir community meetings at the John Marshall High School auditorium. 

A standing-room-only crowd heard updates from LADWP, including their plans to refill the iconic reservoir in May 2017 to historic levels, with water supplied by underground wells. A third and final meeting will be scheduled for November.

Halloween is also soon upon us, and the SLNC reminds everyone how important it is to keep eyes open for trick-or-treaters walking through the neighborhood—especially on our dark and narrow residential streets.

Many organized Halloween events are planned throughout Silver Lake, including festivities at the Bellevue Park Recreation Center on October 31st and Ivanhoe Elementary School’s “Ivanhoe Down,” October 29th.

The next governing board meeting of the SLNC will be Wednesday, November 2nd, at Ivanhoe Elementary auditorium. For more information and to receive our email newsletters, please visit silverlakenc.org.

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