The Venice Neighborhood Council will accept nominations for a replacement community officer until Tuesday and the council's board in June will elect a candidate to its board.
Two candidates already have submitted their applications. They include:
- Thomas R. Sauer. in his application, Sauer said that he is a certified public accountant. He listed "safety safety safety" as the three most pressing issues in Venice.
- Mark Rojas. In his application, Rojas said that he is the CEO of Sparkwave Media and a co-founder of the Venice Art Crawl. He listed preservation of Venice's history and culture; integration and representation of different interest groups and representation of the homeless while balancing safety needs as the three most pressing issues in Venice.
Applications for the position can be found right here and should be mailed to the council's chair of the Rules & Elections Committee Ira Koslaw at firstname.lastname@example.org by a deadline of 5 p.m. on May 15.
Candidates will be given three minutes to introduce themselves to the board during its May 15 meeting and the board will have two weeks to submit additional questions to the candidates by sending them to Koslow. The candidates will have one week to respond via email. The questions and answers will be posted on the councils Web site and sent to board members.
The election by the board will take place June 19 and the winner will be immediately seated as a voting board member.
The election is being held to replace Matt Kline, who was elected at the last board meeting to the executive position of community outreach officer. Kline, who organized the recent Silicon Beach Town Hall, replaced Marc Saltzberg, who was elected vice president by the board after Carolyn Rios resigned from the post.
More details on the election, including applications submitted by the candidates can be found right here.