Election Results: Northridge South Neighborhood Council

Neighborhood Council elections begin in Northwest San Fernando Valley.

Balloting for contested seats on Neighborhood Councils in the Northwest Valley began Thursday and continue Saturday.

At Northridge Middle School, 107 stakeholders signed-in to vote, New England Town Hall style, in a real demonstration of grass-roots democracy. Of the 95 Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles, about 88 are voting for new board members this year.

The Northridge South Neighborhood Council was the first in Region 2 to vote. Clusters of councils will be voting at different times across the city during the following weeks.

The Northridge South balloting was classified as a "selection," rather than an election. Councilmembers were "selected" by community members who raised their hands to vote with scraps of colored paper, signifying their candidate choices at a Town Hall meeting. The papers were collected and counted by independent volunteers from other councils.

Most councils will have traditional elections on Saturday where stakeholders can go to polling places [see list below] and mark their choices on ballots.

Here is the result of the Northridge South Neighborhood Council Town Hall selection:

Business Stakehlder (two seats)

√ Fred Youssif 56 √ Donnal Poppe 46 Debu Seltzer 43

Residential Stakeholder (six seats)

Virginia Watts 72 √ Jan Scott 68 √ Michael Savage 58 √ Tom Bramson 55 √ Andrea Alvarado 55 √ Margaret Landers 52 Dan McCrory 34

Polling Locations 

Granada Hills South 
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Granada Hills Rec. Center  
16730 Chatsworth Street
Granada Hills, 91344


Northridge East
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Northridge Recreation Ctr. Arts & Crafts Room
18300 Lemarsh
Northridge, 91325


North Hills East 
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sepulveda United Methodist Church
15453 Rayen Street
North Hills, 91343


Porter Ranch 
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Shepherd of Hills Church  
19700 Rinaldi Street
Porter Ranch, 91326


Northridge West 
1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Topeka Drive Elementary School
9815 Topeka Drive
Northridge, 913244


North Hills West 
12-4 p.m.

Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society 
9550 Haskell Ave.
North Hills, 91343 

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