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:  Bob Gelfand
Treasurer:  Glenn Bailey

Email the LANCC officers at LANCC@googlegroups.com

Click here to receive email updates.


The Working Group for Constructive Change  (WG4CC) is a city-wide steering committee, created under the auspices of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC), to identify areas of concern within the Neighborhood Council (NC) system which impact NCs, their board members and stakeholders, and present them at LANCC to enable Neighborhood Councils to reach their fullest potential.

The WG4CC typically meets on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Recent Meeting Agendas:

June 9, 2024

May 19, 2024

April 28, 2024

April 14, 2024

March 24, 2024

March 10, 2024

The Working Group email address is:  LANCCwg4cc@gmail.com

On June 3, 2023, LANCC approved the release of a revised final version of a proposed Declaration of Neighborhood Council Rights.

Next LANCC Meeting: 

Saturday, July 6, 2024
10:00 am

Previous meeting Agenda PDF (text is also posted below; also see LANCC Meetings webpage for links to any presentations provided; link to meeting Zoom video recording will also be posted there, usually within 24 hours after the meeting.)

NOTE:  Documents received after 12 noon PST will most likely not be posted to the LANCC website until the following day.

This will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom which allows online and telephone access:

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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. 

Previous Meeting Agenda 6/1/2024

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

1. Welcome and roll call of Neighborhood Council Elected Representatives. 

2. Discussion and possible action to approve minutes. http://www.lancc.org/lancc-meetings.php 

3. Michael Lektorich of the NC Elections Section, Office of the City Clerk, 2025 Neighborhood Council Elections 

4. Update Reports from LANCC’s WG4CC committee- Mihran Kalaydjian lanccWG4CC@gmail.com Declaration Of Rights 

a. WG report to LANCC: as part of, invite people to submit questions for City Attorney meeting with LANCC 

b. 2. Motion to request authority from LANCC for the Working Group to notify all NCs by e-blast about concerns with details including Council File and potential impact to NCs and NC Coalitions to ensure all NCs have the necessary information to discuss, take positions, and act without waiting for LANCC authorization each specific issue. 

5. Update from Budget Advocates https://www.budgetadvocates.org/ – Co-Chairs Glenn Bailey/Kay Hartman. LABudgetAdvocates@gmail.com Budget Day, June 15, 2024 9:00AM- 12:00PM Location Los Angeles City Hall 200 N. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 Register at http://tiny.cc/BudgetDay24 

6. Update from DONE. 

7. Update from BONC Len Shaffer of Doug Epperhart 5 minutes 

a. Ask the Commish. 

8. Congress of Neighborhoods- updates 

9. Update from any other NC regional alliance 5 minutes 

10. Announcements 5 minutes 

11. Adjournment-Meeting ends at 1:00PM

(At 1:30 p.m., the Congress Planning Committee monthly meeting begins. Link to website for further details: https://www.neighborhoodcongress.la/)

NOTE:  Next month's LANCC meeting  
will be held on 
Saturday, July 6, 2024 
at the usual DWP location and time.  Future meetings will likely be held virtually via Zoom until further notice.  

And meeting just prior to LANCC:
8:30 am DWP MOU Oversight Committee (even months) or DWP Advocacy Committee (odd months)

The meeting link on NC-DWP meetings web page (meeting details and links will always be here) is:


The meeting will adjourn by 10 to allow participants time to join the LANCC meeting at 10:00 am via Zoom. 

Please submit comments by email:

for NC-DWP MOU meetings, to tonyw.civic@gmail.com    

for DWP Advocacy meetings, to jackh@targetmediapartners.com

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 99 Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles.  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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