Special Election – Police Department Employee Member Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners
The current term for the Police Department Employee Member of the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners will end on June 30, 2020. Commissioner Robert von Voigt will be resigning from the Board as the Police Department Employee Board Member effective September 30, 2018. Since Commissioner von Voigt’s term was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2020, his resignation leaves an unexpired term of twenty-one (21) months. The Office of the City Clerk, in conjunction with the Department of Fire and Police Pensions, is scheduled to conduct a Special Election on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, to fill that position.
BOARD MEMBER DUTIES – The Board exercises the prudent person standard in the discharge of its duties. It has sole and exclusive fiduciary responsibility to administer the Fire and Police Pension System (System) and its assets; has the authority to set and adopt investment policies for over $22 billion in fund assets; and has the duty to establish actuarial assumptions and adopt rules and regulations necessary to administer the System.
Preparation for regular and special meetings requires an individual to commit hours of advanced reading of Board Reports and disability cases. The Board normally meets on the first and third Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. Most meetings are from two to four hours.
CANDIDATE PROCESS – Only active, sworn Los Angeles Police Department members of the System are eligible to run and vote for this Board seat. Members who are interested in becoming a candidate are required to complete and submit a Notice of Intent form, with optional Occupational Ballot Designation and Statement of Qualifications, that will be mailed to all eligible members with further instructions.
To qualify, candidates must mail or hand deliver the completed Notice of Intent, with optional Occupational Ballot Designation and Statement of Qualifications, to the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division, Piper Technical Center, 555 Ramirez Street, Space 300, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The completed Notice of Intent must be received by mail or in person by the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division by 5:00 p.m. on July 17, 2018. Candidates who wish to hand deliver their Notice of Intent may start on July 6, 2018, seven (7) business days preceding the above due date, and between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Postmarked letters are not sufficient and Notice of Intent forms received by the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division after 5:00 p.m. on July 17, 2018 will not be accepted.
VOTING PROCESS – After the candidates are determined, eligible voters will receive a ballot in the mail. Voters who wish to submit their election ballots in person may do so beginning August 21, 2018. All completed ballots must be received by mail or in person, by the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division by 5:00 p.m. on August 28, 2018 to be counted. The ballots will be tallied on August 30, 2018 in the presence of the observers designated by each candidate.
QUESTIONS – Inquiries regarding the election process may be directed to the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division at (213) 978-0440 or the Administrative Services Section of the Department of Fire and Police Pensions at (213) 279-3080.