The Chatsworth Neighborhood Council campaign is getting hot as area stakeholders debate their choices on local Facebook pages.
Balloting to fill 10 at-large seats will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, at the Chatsworth Train Depot, 10038 Old Depot Plaza Road. Those elected serve for two years.
But what if you can't decide which candidates to support? You can find statements from the candidates, a series of videos from the recent Candidate Forum, and a list of documentation you need to show in order to vote at http://www.chatsworthcouncil.org. In most cases if you live within the borders of the Council inside the Los Angeles city limits, you just need to show an official photo ID confirming your address. For a map, click here.
However, there are additional ways to qualify as a voter. You are also considered a stakeholder if you work, own real property or board a horse within the Council's boundaries inside Los Angeles city limits.
You may also qualify as a community interest stakeholder, defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing participation within the Neighborhood Council's boundaries and who may be in a community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or religious organizations.
Candidates have been asked to submit one-page flyers to be placed in notebooks which will be available for voters to review at the polling place.
The Chatsworth Neighborhood Council is one of 96 city-funded Councils. It is an officially recognized advisory body to Councilman Mitch Englander, the City Council, city departments and zoning boards.