<<In the hotly contested Silver Lake election, candidates on the new slate “Yours Not Ours” carried the day. Incumbents fared poorly overall and only two members of the Empower Silver Lake slate prevailed.
In Silver Lake, civic engagement could be called controversy’s silver lining — Saturday’s election recorded the biggest turnout of any neighborhood council election so far this year.>>
<<“I really feel that this is emphasizing the value of being neighborly in a neighborhood,” said Amy Clarke, the election’s leading vote-getter with 737 total. “We’re entering kind of a new phase … There are new outreach strategies emerging, there are new communities being forged, there are new bonds being grown. And I believe that everyone who’s served the board well so far will continue to serve the community well … but that potentially a change in board culture can lead to a shift in the culture of the community, and I’m really hopeful that we’re going to be able to move forward in a constructive and compassionate and hopefully harmonious way.”
To date, roughly halfway through the city’s neighborhood council elections, the SLNC’s voter turnout surpasses any other neighborhood council election, and was more than double the 507 who voted in the last election in 2012.>>
Election results – pending any of the 60 provisional ballots and any further matters – should be final by Friday April 18. Stay tuned for updates.
Thank YOU, Silver Lake! This is YOUR victory 🙂
In gratitude, Amy Clarke