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 7, 2017
9:00 am (note earlier start time)

SoCalGas Company
9400 Oakdale Avenue
Chatsworth  91311

Free parking:  Limited parking on site.  Ample parking on Oakdale Avenue in front of facility. 

(Location has been changed for October 7th only to be nearby the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair being held at the Northridge Fashion Center from 10am until 2pm that day.)


Meeting Agenda 10/7/17 

    1. Jill Stewart, update on community plans, general plan, and vacancy data.

2.      David Ryu, Councilmember and chairs the Health, Education and Neighborhood Council Committee. to hear from Boardmembers on issues facing the system and get their opinions on pending issues such as stakeholder definition, the grievance process, subdivisions, NC funding equity, and more.

3.      Mike Feuer, City Attorney, The City, the homeless, and a plan. 


  • The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX) Neighborhood Council has grave concerns about the preparedness of Los Angeles and its residents in the event of an emergency. After seeing the hurricane devastation of Harvey, Irma, and Maria, in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico and the earthquakes of Mexico City Los Angeles’ residents need to be more prepared. One of the ways that the City of Los Angeles can prepare its residents for an emergency is through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Currently the LAFD has four instructors for a population of 3.976 million residents. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX) Neighborhood Council requests that the City Council fund an additional four instructors at a cost of $120,000 per year per instructor ($480K) to allow the scheduling of additional class so that Los Angeles can be better prepared for in the event of a disaster.

  •  The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX) Neighborhood Council has received many complaints and concerns from property owners and business owners who are or will be affected by the trash franchise system called RecycLA. LANCC supports the City’s efforts to have cleaner air, more recycling, and less trucks on the streets, but not at the cost to property owners and business owners. The main concerns we have heard from the business community are: 1. Bullying tactics by sales representatives to sign contracts. 2. Charging fees that do not correspond to the City’s agreed fee schedule. 3. Missed pick-ups that are charged for. 4. Phone calls to the waste hauler franchisee and to the City’s 800 number are rarely returned. We ask that the City investigates and resolves the issues, and if not, cancels the current contracts until the City can create a program that is fair and meets the needs of the business and property owners community.


    1. EmpowerLA- Grayce Liu/Mike Fong                           

    2. Budget Advocates- 

    3. Congress of Neighborhoods

    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, November 4, 2017 
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, October 7, 2017

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

Meeting topics from September meeting included:

  • The California WaterFix (aka the Bay Delta Conservation Plan), the 40 mile twin tunnels under the Bay Delta.

    Here is a link to the Ratepayers Advocate’s report, California WaterFix Cost to City Ratepayers:


  • Other matters involving water are on the agenda,  including storm water and other measures.

    Renewable Energy mandates.

  • Fred Pickel, the Ratepayers Advocate, and a DWP representative will join us.

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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