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, October 1, 2016
10:00 am

Location (for this month only):
Community Integration Services, Inc.
10100 Balboa Blvd.
Granada Hills  91344 

Free parking on site and on adjacent streets.  

Facility is located on the east side of Balboa Blvd. at Mayall St. directly south of Fire Station 87, where the annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair is being held until 2:00 p.m.  (Details and online registration here.)


Meeting Agenda

    1. Councilmember Jose Huizar and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson is the Chair on the Homelessness and Poverty Committee and play a vital role in the discussion of homelessness issues. The Councilmember will present a brief overview of the City's Comprehensive Homeless Strategy and the November General Obligation Bond ballot measure, Prop HHH. This will be an approximately 15 minute presentation with a question and answer session at the end.

    2. Jay Handal, No on HHH committee, what it promises: The measure, Proposition HHH, is designed to finance 8,000 to 10,000 units over 10 years for chronically homeless people, including veterans, seniors and foster youth. It requires approval from a supermajority, 67% of city voters, to pass. The bond would triple the city’s annual output of permanent supportive housing, which includes counseling, substance abuse treatment and other services, for its 28,000 homeless people. It would also be a boon for architects and builders. WHY WE SAY NO: Opponents of the bond measure have argued it would be quicker and cheaper for the city to rehabilitate derelict residential or commercial buildings, or pay down rent vouchers for homeless people. Officials have estimated each unit of permanent supportive housing would cost $350,000 to build; bond supporters say the city’s money would be matched 3-to-1 by state, federal and private money. Critics also say housing alone won’t solve the city’s homelessness crisis without accompanying services, which the bond money legally cannot cover. Los Angeles County officials have tried and failed to get several homeless service measures on the November ballot, including a “millionaire’s tax.”  The city has tentatively designated 12 surplus properties to sell or develop for homeless housing. Santana said those plans can continue with or without the bond money because the land is free, bringing the cost per unit down substantially. So, the Measure cannot fulfill its mission without another tax hike or bond in the future.

    3. Denny Zane, Executive Director, Move LA We are in support of Measure M, the LA Traffic Improvement Plan on the Nov. 8 ballot. Measure M is a comprehensive transportation plan aimed at easing traffic by fixing freeway bottlenecks, expanding rail and bus transit, making biking and walking safer. In addition to major construction projects, Measure M includes 17% for local cities and unincorporated areas of the county for local priorities like fixing pothole, traffic light synchronization, etc.


    1. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) supports a portion of CF 16-1060 to create a seven-member Citizens Oversight Committee (COC) to ensure effective oversight of the Homelessness Reduction and Prevention, Housing and Facilities solution.

 It is prudent to prepare the City for the possible influx of additional funds from the County, State, and Federal sources for Supportive Housing and to identify additional strategies that would further ensure sufficient oversight of and public accountability for resources intended for Supportive Housing and homelessness prevention.

 It is in the interest of the City to make efficient use of funding and to foster a transparent and competitive process in the awarding of public resources. The COC would have seven members, five from the community that would have the expertise and qualifications determined by the CAO, CLA, and HCID and two members from the Neighborhood Council system, one from north of the Santa Monica Mountains and one from south of the Santa Monica mountains.

    1.  The LANCC (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) also supports CF 15-1138-S11 and encourages Boards to establish a Homeless Advocate Program during this crisis. 

    2.  The LANCC (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) also directs the City Council to fund one additional staff position for $120,000 that would create a process and procedure and facilitate interaction between City Council and the DONE and incorporate input from the Neighborhood Councils.

    3. The LANCC (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) supports CF 16-1068 which opposes the above-ground, high speed train route known as E2 as proposed by the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), and calls for a station planning grant to be allocated to the City of Los Angeles to conduct environmental studies related to a proposed station which would be located on both the City of Los Angeles and Burbank property. The motion would allow the City of Los Angeles to have local planning control of a State project.

    4. The LANCC (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) supports the State of California’s lead to sever all financial ties with Wells Fargo Bank. The City of Los Angeles pays the Wells Fargo $15,000,000 a year for banking services. During the contract, the Controller has found incidents of charges for services never performed for $500,000 and the City Attorney has had to take Well Fargo to court for fraud. Wells Fargo has lost the trust of the people of Los Angeles and can no longer be allowed to perform services on their behalf. We request that the Los Angeles City Council make a motion to sever all ties with Wells Fargo and their subsidiaries and to contract with a bank that will put the needs of Los Angeles first and uphold their fiduciary duty. 


    1. EmpowerLA- Grayce Liu/Mike Fong           

    2. Budget Advocates- Jay Handal/ Liz Amsden

    3. Board of Neighborhood Commissioners-Len Shaffer

    4. Speed Round/ Announcements

    5. Adjournment  


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

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Location (this month only):  Community Integration Services, Inc., 10100 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills  91344

DWP Committee meeting overview:

The Neighborhood Council - Department of Water and Power MOU Oversight meeting will include a discussion of facts about the DWP Reform Measure RRR on the November general election ballot. Because the meeting location is not a city building, Dr. Fred Pickel, the Ratepayer Advocate, will have more freedom in discussing the measure as a private citizen than he had at last month's DWP Advocacy Committee meeting, which was held at LADWP headquarters. 

Committee chair Tony Wilkinson will also discuss the current LADWP Power Integrated Resource Plan. This is an effort that is conducted every two years, with stakeholder input, which sets the power generation plan (the mix of traditional and renewable power sources) and the resulting estimated revenue requirements for the next five years. The Power IRP will shortly be presented for public comment at three community meetings, once of which will also be a webinar.

DWP's proposed ten year, $41 million lease for three floors of Figueroa Plaza, a city owned building, will be discussed.  It is on the DWP Commission's agenda for this coming Tuesday.

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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