LITTLE ARMENIA—Christina Khanjian was elected to the Griffith Part Neighborhood Council during Saturday’s local elections, according to results publicized Tuesday. The Armenian National Committee Hollywood chapter was instrumental in raising awareness about the election and encouraging voters to participate.
With 830 votes, Khanjian was the highest vote recipient in District B of the neighborhood council, which has five electoral districts and is represented by two people from each district.
Ron Ostrow, who also enjoyed the support of the local Armenian community, won in the same district with 806 votes.
All candidates who were supported by the Armenian community were elected. They are: Frank Massi and Mio Vukovic from District A; Alexander De Ocampo and Harpreet Mahli from District C; Tomas O’Grady and Leslie Vankeuren from District D; and Jessica Kornberg and Mark Mauceri from District E.
“As a group, we thank all the candidates, volunteers, and poll workers for being part of this historic election. Most of all, we thank the voters who came out in record numbers proving our neighborhood is one of the most actively engaged in all of Los Angeles. More stakeholders voted here than in all of the other March 20th council elections combined, said De Ocampo, the spokesperson of the newly elected neighborhood council members.
“Many were told our candidates had a ‘Pro-Development / Anti-Park’ agenda and we were committed to having permit parking installed across the districts. Nothing could be further from the truth,” he added.
“As board members, we will work to ensure the council is inclusive, fair, and open to all stakeholders, regardless of one’s position on any issue. We invite the community to join in the process and help make a difference,” he explained.
“As an entity, Los Feliz Forward will cease to exist, but as a philosophy, we believe moving Los Feliz forward should continue indefinitely,” he concluded.