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, August 4, 2018
10:00 am

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. 


  Last Meeting Agenda: 7/7/18 


    1. David Jett, Legislative Director of Public Bank Los Angeles presentation and overview of proposal to put public banking on the ballot in November 2018.

    2. NC Elections and the NC Election Information Worksheet which is due August 1, 2018. Discussion of concern that no election dates have been selected and will NCs be able to select their own preferred day of the week as in past election cycles.

    3. NC Funding Program Policies & Guidelines which was just revised effective July 1, 2018. Discussion of what NCs need to understand the significant funding policy changes that have been made for the FY2018-2019. 


1.      Discussion and possible action to support creation of City account(s) for NC Alliances and Coalitions similar to the ones established for the Congress and Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates. NCs would then be able to contribute funding to support the work of the alliances and coalitions.

2.      Discussion and possible action based on the motions passed by NCs in regards to CF 18-0270.

    1. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) supports Council File 18-0467 and the proposed reforms for the Neighborhood Council system to make the system a more valuable asset for the Stakeholders of Los Angeles. We support the following reforms:

    2. Amending City Charter to change the name of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) to the Neighborhood Councils Department (NCD), the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (BONC) to the Neighborhood Councils’ Commission (NCC), and phasing out the use of the term/branding “EmpowerLA”. The NCD will always stay as its own Chartered Department and never merged under another Department. CF18-0600-S11

    3. Amending the L.A. Admin. Code to remove the “Community Interest Stakeholder” and recommendations for including specific additional definitions by ordinance of eligible voters and Boardmembers of Neighborhood Councils to be created by a panel of Neighborhood Councilmembers selected by the Neighborhood Councils.

    4. Amending City Charter to remove any reference to “selection” and clarify that Neighborhood Council Boardmembers will be elected.

    5. Recommendations for adopting regulations to provide a uniform minimum voting age and Boardmember age to allow consistent participation across the City.

    6. Recommendation for developing and adopting a planning and land use training required for all Chairs, Vice-Chairs, and committee members of Neighborhood Council planning and land use committees to better understand the process and protect the needs of the communities they serve.

    7. Recommendations on a process to allow NC’s to roll-over a non-cumulative maximum of $10,000 in any given fiscal year.

    8. Recommendation removing Section 5.485.h of Chapter 88 of Division 5 of the LA Municipal Code in order to remove the expiration of the ability for NCs to accept in-kind or monetary donations.

    9. Report on the costs of holding all Neighborhood Council elections on the same day in order to provide for a uniform citywide advertising and outreach campaign to inspire Stakeholders to increase their participation in the process.

    10. Develop a process, with the assistance of GSD and the City Clerk, to assist Neighborhood Councils with accessing shared space in City facilities, as authored by the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council in Council File 16-0298

    11. Develop an ongoing compendium of best practices generated from Neighborhood Councils and share those on a periodic basis with all Neighborhood Councils and include “how-to guides” for accomplishing those best practices in partnership with additional training through the NCD.

    12. Develop point of contact lists for key city departments and agencies, including DCP, DOT, Public Works’ Bureaus, Aging, Disability, HCID, DCA, LADWP, Port, Airport, Cannabis Regulation, Emergency Management, Animal Services, LAPD, LAFD, Recreation and Parks, Zoo, Finance, Library, Economic and Workforce Development and BIDS, with assistance from the departments and agencies, and share those lists with Neighborhood Councils, facilitate the training of those points of contact at those relevant departments on the most fruitful ways to assist and communicate with Neighborhood Council members, and coordinate with Neighborhood Councils to formally appoint a point of contact at each NC to communicate between each NC and the point of contact at each department, thus creating a single line of communication.


    1. Motion and possible action to promote more transparency for stakeholders that all City Councilmembers have their discretionary funds, special funds, and any other officeholder funds that their office has discretion over to have those funds and their balances posted on their websites in real time


    1. NCD- Grayce Liu/Mike Fong                                           

    2. Budget Advocates 

    3. Congress of Neighborhoods, September 22, 2018 (Cindy Cleghorn)

    1. Board of Neighborhood Commissioners-Len Shaffer

    2. Speed Round/ Announcements/ Alliances’ Updates

    3. Adjournment        

NOTE:  Next month's LANCC and DWP meetings will be held on 
Saturday, August 4, 2018 
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, August 4, 2018

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

Meeting topics 7/7/18:

  • The One Water Plan and the impact on Ratepayers.

  • The 100% Renewable Energy Advisory Committee and the impact on Ratepayers.

  • Mono Lake.

  • Greater transparency for the DWP Pension and OPEB plans.

  • The proposed County Rain Tax.

  • 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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