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 5, 2019
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. 


Meeting Agenda 8/3/19

    1. Hydee Feldstein, community advocate, updates on land use legislation in Los Angeles and Sacramento.
    2. Jack Humphreville, Co-Chair Budget Advocates, updates on the LADWP billing investigation and the FBI’s involvement.
    3. Dylan Sittig, Department of Planning, unable to attend, but has the following report:

1.      Home-Sharing Registration

The City’s Home-Sharing Registration Portal is now available. To access the Portal visit: https://planning.lacity.org/homeSharing/homeSharing.html. To participate in Home-Sharing in the City of Los Angeles, all Hosts are required to successfully register for Home-Sharing and include the Registration Number (or Pending Registration Number) on all short-term rental listings prior to November 1, 2019. Information on the registration process, including details on eligibility criteria and required documentation, is available on the Department of City Planning’s website; this includes a 20 minute video explaining how to register online.

2.      Processes and Procedures: Informational Sessions
The Department will be releasing an annotated version of the proposed Processes and Procedures Ordinance. This proposed ordinance lays out the processes for review of land use application requests in an easy-to-use format. It reorganizes, consolidates, and standardizes existing processes, while maintaining long-standing opportunities for public participation. This August, the Department will host three public informational sessions to provide the public with opportunities to learn more about the initiative, including changes that will increase opportunities for public engagement in the development review process. For additional information, consult the flyer for event details.

3.      Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Program: Application Deadline
The Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone (UAIZ) Program is now accepting project applications. The UAIZ program allows landowners to receive a property tax reduction in exchange for committing their land to urban agricultural use for a period of at least five years. The UAIZ program to help incentivize urban agriculture throughout Los Angeles by turning vacant and/or undeveloped lots into local food sources and community assets. The deadline to apply for the 2020 tax year is October 15, 2019. For additional information, contact planning.uaiz@lacity.org.

4.      Quarterly Housing Progress Report

You can review the latest Quarterly Housing Progress Report here: https://planning.lacity.org/documents/ExternalAffairs/HousingProgressRpt/2019_Q1.pdf



    1. NCD- Grayce Liu/Mike Fong
    2. City Clerk- 2019 NC Election Updates July meeting
    3. Budget Advocates 
    4. Congress of Neighborhoods- Bob Gelfand
    5. Board of Neighborhood Commissioners-Len Shaffer
    6. Speed Round/ Announcements/ Alliances’ Updates
    7. Adjournment

NOTE:  Next month's LANCC and DWP meetings will be held on 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 
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, September 7, 2019

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

This month's meeting topics are:

Our guest is Marty Adams, the General Manager and Chief Engineer of DWP. 

He will discuss the “Lay of the Land,” to be followed by a Q & A.

Marty, a 35 year DWP veteran, was appointed GM and Chief Engineer in July.  Prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer, having been promoted from the head of the Water System.

The Ratepayer Advocate will be available for 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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