Welcome!  This is the official website of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC).  We are a large coalition of Neighborhood Councils and welcome everyone to this open process.  Don't be left out!  Join the LA NC Coalition!  Send a delegate from your Neighborhood Council to represent you in this important process in Los Angeles.


About Us

Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles came about with the revision of the City Charter in 1999.  Article IX, Section 901(c) of that Charter states that the Neighborhood Councils should come together as a Congress of Neighborhoods. Why a "Congress of Neighborhoods"? What did the members of the Revision Commission mean when they used that term? According to the members of the Revision Commission, it was envisioned that Neighborhood Councils would come together to communicate with one another and to discuss and decide major issues affecting the citizens of Los Angeles. The formation of the Congress was to be left up to the Neighborhood Councils themselves.

Now, that time has come!  The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition is intended to enhance the ability of NCs, as well as their clout and influence, giving a larger voice on issues affecting more than one neighborhood. The Coalition is not intended to usurp or interfere with the role of an individual Neighborhood Council in their own neighborhood.

Chair:  Terrence Gomes
Vice-Chair:  David Uebersax
Secretary:  (vacant - could be YOU!)
Treasurer:  Glenn Bailey

Email the LANCC officers at LANCC@EmpowerLA.org

 

Next LANCC Meeting: 

Saturday, December 1, 2018
10:00 am

Location:
LA DWP Headquarters Building
Cafeteria Level
111 N. Hope St.
Los Angeles  90012

Free parking:  Enter from Hope Street, advise parking attendant that you are attending the Neighborhood Council meeting.

Bicycle racks are in front of the lower entrance.


Public Transit:  Civic Center Station of the Red and Purple subway lines is two blocks to the east. 

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Meeting Agenda: 12/1/18 
  1. PRESENTATIONS

    1. Christopher Garcia, Office of City Clerk, updates on NC elections, CANDIDATE FILING.

    2. Johanna Rodriguez and Angie Aramayo, Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement, A Bridge Home, an initiative launched by Mayor Garcetti to address the homeless crisis in LA

    3. Chris LeGras, Keep LA Moving, Road diets and safety concerns for the public. 
  1. LEGISLATIVE

1.      The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) demands that Councilmember Jose Huizar resign immediately. With the current FBI and IRS investigations and several, prior high profile incidents, including his affair with his Chief of Staff that cost the City $200,000 in legal fees, an after-hours car accident that was settled with $185,000 of City money, and his role in the $72 million pay-to-play Sea Breeze development scandal, he is a distraction and the people of Los Angeles and Council District 14 deserve better. Call to ask for his resignation 213-473-7014.


2.      WHEREAS, after two and a half years it is clear that traffic calming modifications to highways, roads, and streets within the City of Los Angeles, as being imposed under the city’s Vision Zero initiative, are public safety hazards,

WHEREAS, such traffic calming measures include, but are not limited to, “road diets,” which involve narrowing roadways, replacing traffic lanes with bicycle lanes, and installing physical barriers,

WHEREAS, these traffic calming measures pose a litany of safety, health, and environmental hazards, including but not limited to:

1.      Violations of state, county, and municipal fire codes as well as California case law, including but not limited to:

1.      Sections 503.4 & 503.4.1 of the California Fire Code;

2.      Section 21101 of the California Vehicle Code;

3.      Sections 503.4 & 503.4.1 of the Los Angeles County Health and Safety Code;

4.      Sections 57.503 of the Los Angeles Code of Ordinances; and

5.      City of Hawaiian Gardens v. City of Long Beach (2d Dist. 1998) 72 Cal.Rptr.2d 134.

2.      Increased emergency response times as a result of impeded fire apparatus access roads;

3.      Dangerously narrowed emergency evacuation routes;

4.      Increased emissions due to cars idling and stopping-and-starting;

5.      Increased pedestrian fatalities and overall accidents, according to the city’s own statistics and available California Highway Patrol data; and

6.      Violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the LANCC demands that the city enforce the laws and within 30 days of our demand to start the process to remove all traffic calming measures, including but, not limited to road diets, from:

1.      Current and former state highways;

2.      Designated emergency evacuation routes;

3.      Thoroughfares that qualify as “regionally significant streets or highways”;

4.      All thoroughfares that have seen an increase in accidents since July 2015; and

5.      All thoroughfares with two or more lanes of travel in both directions.

  1. REPORTS

    1. NCD- Grayce Liu/Mike Fong

    2. City Clerk- 2019 NC Election Updates

    3. Budget Advocates 

    4. Board of Neighborhood Commissioners-Len Shaffer

    5. Speed Round/ Announcements/ Alliances’ Updates

    6. Adjournment               
 
NOTE:  Next month's LANCC and DWP meetings will be held on 
Saturday, January 5, 2019 
at the usual DWP location and times.  


And meeting just prior to LANCC:
8:45 am DWP MOU Oversight Committee (even months) or DWP Advocacy Committee (odd months)

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

Location:  LA DWP Headquarters Building, Cafeteria Level, 111 N. Hope St., Los Angeles 90012

Meeting topics 12/1/18:

  • Jason Rondou, Manager of Strategic Development and Programs at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, will talk about the “Clean Energy Future” for LADWP.

  • The newly released “Once Though Cooling” report on repowering the coastal power plants (or not) will be summarized, with a view to understanding how its results will impact the DWP power planning process. An opportunity to participate in that process (now called the Strategic Long Term Resource Plan, or SLTRP) will be presented to Neighborhood Councils.  

  • The Ratepayer Advocate will also attend to discuss rates and answer questions.

As always, bring your own coffee.

LANCC is in the process of revising its Bylaws.  At the May 4, 2013 LANCC meeting, it was agreed that a revised version (Draft D dated May 2, 2013) would be forwarded to NCs for their approval. After your NC acts, please forward your meeting agenda and vote to: LANCC@EmpowerLA.org 

The current LANCC Charter dated February 2008 may be downloaded here.

(Updated 5/30/13)

Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils

There are presently 96 Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles, with a few more in the works.  Click here to view the list of all NCs, then click on the individual NC name to view its EmpowerLA webpage including the list of Board members.





The City Charter endows our Neighborhood Councils
with the right and the responsibility
for holding periodic joint meetings
of all Neighborhood Councils.


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