Calling all NoHo-Arts-Districta-farians!

What happens in neighborhoods around NoHo affects us. Join our neighbors in making The Valley a better place to live!

Calling all NoHo-Arts-Districta-farians! If you live, work or play in Studio City, you may qualify to vote in the Studio City Neighborhood Council elections, for which online voting has already begun. If you haven’t heard about it — you’re hearing about it now.

If you are a NoHo Arts District-based — barrista, writer, actor, dancer, director, producer, art director, grip, electric, makeup, hair etc. — you can probably qualify to vote! And it’s absolutely free. is a great resource and will try to get you all squared away to learn about the candidates to cast your votes.

There’s a lot at stake in this election: Should the City Council continue its aggressive addition of parking meters to our streets? (Hint: No!) Is a pedestrian bridge, like the one currently going up at NBC Universal at the RED LINE station, appropriate for Harvard Westlake, a private school that wants to put a 750 car garage in a hillside on Coldwater Canyon? (Hint: No!)

Have you ever been ticketed in Studio City? There’s a groundswell of residents who want to HAVE A SAY!

Most comprehensive post for candidate endorsements is HERE.

Voter registration may be completed on-line until March 31st.

On-line Voting has begun. You may also vote in person Thursday April 7th, 4PM to 8PM at:

Walter Reed Middle School
4525 Irvine Street
Studio City

Neighborhood Council Elections Eric Preven www.nohoartsdistrict.comEric Preven is a writer, producer and 30-yr resident of Studio City. Mr. Preven’s open government advocacy has drawn wide praise. He has collaborated on, or appeared in, news stories in the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily News, Los Angeles Magazine, and LA Weekly — and been interviewed on KCRW, and on KCET’s “SoCal Connected.”

A well-known public advocate on issues of transparency and accountability, Preven has advocated for criminal justice reform, including greater civilian oversight; government ethics reform; and economic incentives to retain vital county businesses, such as the entertainment industry. Mr. Preven lives with his two teenage children in Studio City.

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