Get to know your ATC Candidates: Thursday, June 1, NBBA Hosting Candidate Forum!

ATC Candidate Forum 2017Join your neighbors and meet the candidates for our Town Council! Thursday, June 1, from 7-8:30 at our Altadena Community Center (730 E. Altadena Drive) candidates will answer questions on a panel, and then join residents of their district for conversation.

To get to know your candidate, please see the written answers to the Candidate Survey we asked all candidates to submit by clicking the blue link below.  We have provided all the answers we received – enjoy!

ATC Candidate Survey 2017 final

Don’t forget to vote – June 6th or 10th. Details in the previous post: (Upcoming Altadena Election)


Upcoming Altadena Election: Get to know the candidate for your area! (Updated 6/5 – who withdrew, & vote times/locations!)

voteAltadena Town Council election is around the corner – and some of our neighbors are running for seats to represent us. Voting in this election makes our voice stronger over local issues – and in our contested elections, picking the candidate that you believe will best represent your neighborhood, makes a big difference.

What is my Census Tract?
Our representation areas correspond to our town Census Tracts.  To find out your CT, this map is very helpful:

Who is running?
This information is from the Altadena Town Council website:

Census Tract

4601 No Candidate
4602 Billy Malone
4603.01 Damon Hobdy*, Dorothy Wong
4603.02 Dr. Sandra Thomas
4610 Veronica Jones, Brent Musson*
4611 Justin Robertson
4612 No Candidate
4613 Sylvia Vega

* Mr. Hobdy and Mr. Musson have withdrawn from the race.

How do I get to know the candidate in my area?
On Thursday, June 1, we held the NBBA’s Candidate Forum at the Altadena Community Center (730 E. Altadena Drive.) Attended by candidates and several current ATC members, as well as a full house of Altadenans, we all got to know our candidates a little better. Most candidates filled out a questionnaire for NBBA that we reprinted here:  ATC Candidate Survey 2017 final Read for more information on each candidate. OR watch the video (Thanks Eric Pierce) from the NBBA Candidate Forum – each candidate’s speech is linked to their CT page.

When is the election – and where do I vote?
Every Altadena resident 18 or over can vote – all that is needed is something that shows you are a resident here – a bill, or something similar that shows your name and address.

You can vote on June 6th and June 10th.  Here are the locations and times:

  • Tuesday, June 6th, 10 AM – 7 PM
    • Altadena Main Library, Mariposa and Santa Rosa, in the parking lot.
  • Saturday, June 10th, 9 AM – 4 PM – Multiple Locations:
    • Altadena Main Library, Mariposa and Santa Rosa, in the parking lot.
    • Tekeyan Cultural Center, New York Drive and Allen
    • Aveson School, Altadena Drive and Lincoln Avenue
    • Hoopla, 2591 Fair Oaks
    • Gordy’s Garage, Corner of Woodbury and Windsor


How can I get involved?

  • Volunteers are needed to help at all of the polling locations on June 6 (Early Voting) and June 10 (Election Day).
  • Encourage your neighbors to get out to vote.  If you are voting, make a plan to take a few neighbors or family members with you.
  • If you live in an area where no one is running, consider being the councilperson for your area. The ATC will need to appoint people to the empty posts, so talk to the council about your willingness to represent your community.