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 4, 2017
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. 


Meeting Agenda 2/4/17 

    1. Matt Szabo, Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation and Deputy Chief of Staff, will present an update on the Mayor’s Budget for FY 2017-2018

    2. CM Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Co-Chair of the Homelessness and Poverty Committee, will present an update on the efforts of the City on the homeless crisis, Prop HHH and Prop H.

    3. Final Mayoral candidates to present for five minutes each with Q & A after.

    4. City Clerk Holly Wolcott and Department of Neighborhood Empowerment General Manager Grayce Liu will be providing updates on Neighborhood Council elections, including the online voting report back on CF 15-1022-S2, and Neighborhood Council Funding Program.


    1. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) is concerned that since 2006 the City Council has authorized $614,443,554 in lawsuit payouts. Out of the $614,443,554 in payouts, $503,565,107 was authorized for lawsuits against LAPD. This amount was not for excessive force or officer involved shootings, but for lawsuits by officers against management for sexual harassment, retaliations, sexual orientation discrimination, race/color/national origin discrimination, and gender discrimination to name a few. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) demands that the City Council and specifically Councilmember Paul Koretz and his Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee create a plan in 45 days to stop the abuse of members of the City Family and the Taxpayer who is subjected to the loss of City services by the payout of these lawsuits.

    2.  Whereas the City plans to change NC election procedures unilaterally and, Whereas the City plans to make all NC elections self-affirmation against the will of some boards and bylaws, and Whereas the City plans to reduce unilaterally the voting age of stakeholders in some NC's to 16 years of age against the bylaws and will of the boards, and Whereas the City is mandating all NC's use online voting only, against the will of the some boards who voted against online voting, and Whereas the City is attempting to mold neighborhood councils to fit an electronic voting model rather that fitting the contracted for electronic voting model to neighborhood councils, Therefore, The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council moves to demand the City suspend online voting unless and until it can show evidence that the online model is complete and secure as contracted for, that the City will provide proper outreach, that the Department can show it has returned to its core mission of supporting NC's, and can truly support neighborhood councils per its Charter mandate, and allow all of the councils, per the Charter, Ordinance and plan, to self-rule for the benefit of its stakeholders, and to allow the NC's to determine whether it should be online, self-determination and age specific for its voters.


    1. EmpowerLA- Grayce Liu/Mike Fong                            

    2. Budget Advocates- Jay Handal/ Liz Amsden

    3. Board of Neighborhood Commissioners-Len Shaffer

    4. Speed Round/ Announcements

    5. Adjournment  


And meeting just prior to LANCC:
8:45 am DWP MOU Oversight Committee (even months) or DWP Advocacy Committee (odd months)

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017

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

Meeting topics include:

  • Ratepayer Advocate Fred Pickel will discuss the Joint Study on DWP Total Compensation that was prepared by the Ratepayer Advocate and DWP.

  • Other topics may include the impact of the recent rains and snowfall on our water supply and the continuing need for conservation and the Memorandum of Understanding between the Neighborhood Councils and the Department of Water and Power.

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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