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, February 2, 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 2/2/19 

1. Christopher Garcia, Office of City Clerk, updates on NC elections, CANDIDATE FILING HAS OPENED. 
2. Dylan Sittig, Planning Department, presentation on the proposed update to the Citywide Design Guidelines. 
3. Aneesa Andrabi and Wajenda Chambeshi, Great Streets, Office of the Mayor, to announce Mayor Eric Garcetti’s 2019 Great Streets Challenge, a $2 million partnership program between Angelenos and the City of Los Angeles to transform streets into community public spaces, as part of the Mayor’s Great Streets Initiative. The Mayor challenges you and your community to re-imagine our streets! This upcoming year, we’re awarding a total of $2 million to communities to develop creative and impactful ways of using our Great Streets as public spaces. Successful grants will focus on community engagement, creativity, and long-term impacts. Angelenos can apply to pitch the City on a street that they would like to receive transformative improvements. The City will award selected community partners up to $15,000 per project to lead community outreach on a street transformation, along with implementation investments and technical assistance from transportation, economic development, and creative consultants. Applications are due on February 8, 2019. Angelenos can go to LAGreatStreets.org/2018-challenge to submit their project proposals. Partners will be selected according to their organizational capacity to conduct outreach and their proposed project area’s alignment with citywide policy goals for accessibility, mobility, and equity. 

1. Discussion and possible action to review CF 08-1827, The Cyclists’ Bill of Rights and compare the proposed Mobility Bill of Rights. 
2. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) strongly opposes any action of the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (BONC) to impinge upon the rights of Neighborhood Councilmembers to free association. On the BONC’s February 5, 2019 agenda, item #12 Discussion and possible action to create the Ad Hoc Committee to establish a policy to define and create standardized guidelines and rules for Neighborhood Council Alliances. Alliances are not under the jurisdiction of BONC and are a way for Neighborhood Councilmembers, from different Councils, to freely associate, create, and discuss city-wide and regional issues facing their stakeholders. 
3. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) strongly opposes the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (BONC) to use Ad Hoc committees to discuss the business of Neighborhood Councils. The Neighborhood Council system is built on transparency and communication and BONC Ad Hoc committees do not have to comply with the Ralph M. Brown Act and does not allow for the public or Neighborhood Councils to weigh in on the subject. 
4. WHEREAS the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) has been influential in giving support to the Congress of Neighborhoods planning committee (and other groups such as DWP Committees and Budget Advocates) succeeding in expanding the scope from simple networking to successful advocacy; WHEREAS concepts have been put forward to have Action Sessions or other issues focused agendas proposed so as to bring together Neighborhood Council Board Members and/or Stakeholders in a true ‘Congress’ form, with resulting resolutions agreed to and voted on; WHEREAS such plans were not implemented, due to such as concerns and limitations about Brown Act requirements where it comes the logistics of agendizing appropriately with over 90 different ND’s; WHEREAS there is still a desire to plan and implement such a forum; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS: LANCC shall coordinate with the Congress of Neighborhoods planning committee to propose a LANCC legislative session for the upcoming 2019 event. Planning should include outreach to NC’s, so that they can submit suggestions for the session, and then prepare to provide commentary of the item(s) proposed in advance. Individual NC’s would be encouraged to post notice of the Congress discussion, so as to adhere to Brown Act guidelines. Furthermore, if a member NC’s bylaws or standing rules stipulate that discussion put forward by their designated LANCC representative and votes thereof should be determined by the NC’s own Board, then those discussions and actions be conducted on the record prior to Congress. The resulting session would allow for discussion amongst LANCC representatives, as well as any general comments from Congress attendees if possible, prior to votes from LANCC representatives. 

1. NCD- Grayce Liu/Mike Fong 
2. City Clerk- 2019 NC Election Updates 
3. Budget Advocates 
4. Congress of Neighborhoods 
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, March 2, 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, February 2, 2019

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

    Previous meeting topics 1/5/19:

    • (1)  Environmental groups are pressuring LADWP to shut down the three coastal power plants that produce almost one-third of the city's power. An industry consultant's study says that these power plants are essential to power reliability in the city. DWP agrees with that assessment. An overview of the consultant's study will be presented. Both DWP and the Ratepayer Advocate's office will contribute to the discussion.
    • (2)  The City Council's last rate ordinance set LADWP's water and power price structure for a five year period. Thanks to the insistence of the Ratepayer Advocate's office, the ordinance provides for a mid-term rate review. That review is due from DWP on February 1, and the report from the Office of Public Accountability (OPA, the Ratepayer Advocate's office) is due on April 1. Dr. Fred Pickel, who was recently reappointed as Executive Director of the OPA for a new five-year term, will discuss the structure of the DWP rate system and the elements that are subject to review. 

    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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