There are still 60 provisional ballots to count so things could shift slightly. Stay tuned...
Yours Not Ours is a coalition united in shifting the dominant culture of the current Board- a culture of exclusion, secrecy, and retribution against neighbors that disagree with them. This Saturday is urgent as these board members are running for re-election under the name "Empower Silver Lake." Their flyer says "The issues that are important to us are important to you, because we are you." That slogan speaks volumes, as anyone who has attended even a single meeting can attest. If you voice a concern that is not in alignment with their beliefs you will be treated with hostility, impatience and disdain. They have relied on an uninformed and uninvolved Silver Lake community to maintain their seats and agendas.
So the Yours Not Ours Coalition was born. Our slogan is that it's Your Council, Not Ours - and certainly Not Theirs. A lot is at stake in this election. Only 500 people voted in the last election out of 41,000 Silver Lake residents. Your vote will make a big difference. We believe that the issues that are important to you are the ones that must be important to the council--not the other way around. Most people do not even know the Neighborhood Council exists or that they can become involved and effect change in their communities. And that's a problem we aim to fix.
Please click the links above to learn more about our candidates and our platform. Most importantly, come out this Saturday, April 12th, to Micheltorena Elementary from 10am to 4pm and make your own choice!