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, May 2, 2020
10:00 am

This will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom which allows online and telephone access.  Details are below at top of agenda.
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. 


Meeting Agenda 5/2/2020

If you have questions for any of our speakers, send to terrencegomes@soronc.org before Friday, 5:00PM.

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1.       Update from Jaime Espinoza, City Planning to present an update on the recently released Restaurant Beverage Program.

2.       Update from Cindy Cleghorn, Neighborhood Council PlanCheck and Congress.

a.       Hold on processing projects while NC PLUM committees (and other meetings by ZA or Planning commission)

b.      Discussion included suggestion per NC Presidents Ad Hoc group regarding Time to Act provision

3.       Update from Jack Humphreville on the City’s Budget, Budget Advocates.

a.       Mayor Garcetti's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 including $10,000 reduction in NC allocation; Budget and Finance Committee hearings; City Council public hearing is May 20th http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2020/20-0600_misc_1_4-21-20.pdf

b.      CF 20-0416  To Budget and Finance Committee Motion (Bonin - Koretz - Ryu - Harris-Dawson) relative to instructing the City Clerk and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to allow the roll-over of Neighborhood Council (NC) funds to Fiscal Year 2020-21, without a corresponding reduction to the regular budget allocation; expedite NC teleconference meetings; and expedite NC COVID-19 related grant processing. https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=20-0416

4.       Update from Mike Fong, DONE.

5.       Update from BONC.

a.       DONE's New Protocols for NC Virtual Meetings

b.      CF 18-0467 DONE Branding

6.      Discussion and possible action for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) is gravely concerned with CF 20-0491. In a recent article on Fox5NY, Councilmember Bonin told a news reporter that “the City Council supports the proposal and is looking to fast track it….” This statement suggests that Councilmember Bonin has been communicating, directly or indirectly, with other Councilmembers to build support for this policy decision without complying with the Brown Act. (See 216 Sutter Bay Associates v. County of Sutter (1997) 58 Cal.App.4th 860, 877 [holding that Brown Act prohibits serial meetings by majority of legislative body to engage in collective deliberation on public business].) Second, Bonin’s statements to the press suggest that he has already determined how he would vote on the issue of using federal funds to purchase distressed properties. To the extent that Bonin is ever asked to vote on whether to acquire distressed properties, he has demonstrated sufficient bias as to require his recusal. (See e.g., Woody’s Group, Inc. v. City of Newport Beach (2015) 233 Cal.App.4th 1012, 1021–1022 [holding that council member whose conduct creates probability of actual bias must recuse from land use decision].) The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) finds it disgraceful that are local elected officials, who have had a hand in placing residential properties in a distressed condition and then consider a process to quickly identify residential properties for potential acquisition. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) recommends that the City Councils creates a motion to use stimulus funds for bridge loans for Angelenos whose homes have become distressed due to COVID-19 and would keep those Angelenos from becoming homeless and adding an additional burden to the taxpayer. 


NOTE:  Next month's LANCC and DWP meetings will be held on 
Saturday, June 6, 2020 
at the usual DWP location and times.  They will likely both be held as virtual meetings until further notice.  

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

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020

Location:  Virtual Meeting

This meeting will be conducted with the Webex Desktop or smartphone app, or by dial-in telephone. 

Topics will include the DWP budget and the status of the NREL 100% Renewables study.

The Ratepayers Advocate will be available for questions.

Brew your own coffee.

The Webex access is linked here:

The Webex link will generate a browser page that (on a desktop computer) may ask the user to download the Webex app. If you cancel that, make sure the Webex app is running, and then click on the link a SECOND time (on that second try my Chrome browser gave me a pop-up that asked me if I wanted to connect the the Webex App to which I clicked yes, and it connected as expected). 

Smartphone users shouldn't have any problems. 

Join by phone

Tap to call in from a mobile device (attendees only)

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Global call-in numbers

Join from a video system or application

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You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Join using Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Skype for Business

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

The DWP Committee will host a virtual meeting on Saturday morning at 8:45.

Please click on a few minutes early so we can fix any problems.

Topics will include the DWP budget and the status of the NREL 100% Renewables study.

The Ratepayers Advocate will be available for questions.

Brew 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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