Encourage cooperation ~ provide an inclusive forum ~ cohesion of the community ~ bring people together and lift the human spirit ~ YES!
In alignment with these aims are several colleagues running with me for Silver Lake Neighborhood Council both independently and in progressive coalitions (supported by numerous community members) namely my friend, colleague & neighbor Charles Herman-Wurmfeld (At-Large). We have been visiting various regions of Silver Lake to hear what is important to people and are encountering tremendous stakeholder interest in the concepts of fairness, kindness, neighbor-oriented solutions and near-unanimous support for responsible, local-regulation determination of shared economy services, in ways that make sense for the MOST neighbors who live, breathe, work, play, and commune in Silver Lake day and night. Other friends of mine Georgene Smith Goodin, Lucha Sitz, Frances Tran, James Bigelow, Helen Dion etc are running and are strong candidates & community members ~ and so is the rest of our coalition. Please check out and support the Yours Not Ours Coalition at http://www.yoursnotsours.org
Now, on the flip side, I do not understand how the more conservative slate in this election is purporting in any way to be a “Neighborhood” Council, a “”neighborly” council, or anything related to being a good “neighbor” (also conflicting with so many of the SLNC’s own bylaws) as in their current slate’s web links, they refer individuals to resources on how to anonymously spy upon their neighbors and secretly report them to authorities. How is that cooperative, balanced, or even kind? Is that the kind of neighborhood council we want? Is that really the best recourse for solving problems? We seek to unify our community, not divide it further.
This is just one of many issues. Your input welcome, your vision desired, your views welcome. This is YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, and we humbly and graciously request YOUR VOTE in person this Sat Apr 12, 2014.
Amy Clarke, Gaia Grove, Silver Lake ~ April 2014