In conformity with the September 16, 2021 enactment of California State Assembly Bill 361(Rivas) and due to concerns over Covid-19, the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council meetings will be conducted entirely with a call-in option or Internet-based service option.
Every person wishing to address the SONC Outreach Committee during meetings must dial (833) 548-0282, and enter 836 2315 4607 and then press # to join a meeting. The meeting can also be joined from the Zoom join meeting screen using Webinar ID: 836 2315 4607. When prompted by the presiding officer, to provide public input at the Neighborhood Council meeting, the public will be requested to dial *9 or use the Raise Hand option, to address the Outreach Committee on any agenda item before the committee takes an action on an item.
Comments from the public on agenda items will be heard only when the respective item is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters not appearing on the agenda that are within the Outreach Committee’s jurisdiction will be heard during the General Public Comment period. Please note that under the Brown Act, the Committee is prevented from acting on a matter that is brought to its attention during the General Public Comment period; however, the issue raised by a member of the public may become the subject of a future Committee meeting. Public comment is typically limited to one minute per speaker, unless adjusted by the presiding officer of the Committee.
AB 361 Updates: Public comment cannot be required to be submitted in advance of the meeting; only real-time public comment is required. If there are any broadcasting interruptions that prevent the public from observing or hearing the meeting, the meeting must be recessed or adjourned. If members of the public are unable to provide public comment or be heard due to issues within the Neighborhood Council’s control, the meeting must be recessed or adjourned. Any messaging or virtual background is in the control of the individual board member in their personal capacity and does not reflect any formal position of the Neighborhood Council or the City of Los Angeles.
In 2023, the City Clerk will be using a hybrid election model for NC elections that provides for both in-person polling place voting as well as the option to Vote-By-Mail. The minimum voting age is 16. Voters can only cast their ballots for candidates that are running in their respective area of Sherman Oaks. This means that only eligible certified voters associated with Areas 1, 2, 4 and 6 will be voting in the 2023 election for candidates running for open positions in those areas. Participation to vote is open to those who live, work, or own property or a business within a specific area. The certification process to receive a ballot will require voters to attest to qualification via written documentation (California driver's license or ID, property tax statement, paycheck, City of LA issued business license, etc.).
The voting deadline for SONC elections will be Thursday, June 22, 2023, with official results released on July 6, 2023. Newly elected council members will be officially sworn in and seated at the July 10th, 2023 SONC board meeting.
The in-person polling location for the 2023 Sherman Oaks NC Election will take place at the Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center (SOEVAC), 5056 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, in Building C, Back Division. Voting hours will be 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Learn more about the 2023 Neighborhood Council Elections at: empowerla.org/elections
How to Join the Virtual Zoom Meeting
By Telephone -- Dial: 1-833-548-0282; Enter: WebinarID 845 1811 9643; and Press #.
Online -- Cut and Paste: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84518119643; Press: “Enter.”
On Zoom join meeting screen -- Enter Webinar ID: 845 1811 9643; Press “Enter.”
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