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 6, 2021
10:00 am

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

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Meeting ID: 998 8261 2542
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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. 


Meeting Agenda 1/2/2021

Agenda PDF

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

1. Alex Helou, Assistant Director, LASAN, presentation on the exciting things happening at LASAN and the status of the recycling program in the City of Los Angeles. 
2. "Improving Zoom for NC Use Open Forum - Session #2" Glenn Bailey will summarize the comments made at Wednesday night’s session and solicit additional input. In mid-January the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment will be meeting with high-level representative(s) of Zoom to discuss possible enhancements to benefit Neighborhood Council usage. DONE General Manager Raquel Beltran has asked to assemble a meeting with NC leaders interested in engaging with EmpowerLA on the subject. They are interested in productive ideas that can improve the process from the perspective of Boardmembers and stakeholder participants. 
3. Review of the proposed Digital Media Policy being considered by BONC and the link to it: https://empowerla.org/wpcontent/uploads/2020/11/Draft-Digital-Media-Policy-for-BONC-on-9.29.2020.pdf There is supposed to be another information session during January before BONC starts its consideration of the policy in February. 
4. "Round Table" on the NC Elections so far including candidate filing for Regions 5, 6, 7, 8, 1 and 2 which have all opened. 
5. Discussion and possible action for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) that when and if the Valley Generation plant is decommissioned, the land occupied by the plant will be repurposed for public recreational use and greenspace. CF 20-1463 
6. Discussion and possible action for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) that council file CF 20-0147 be amended to limit emergency powers of the Mayor to 30 days. Furthermore, any renewal will require a vote of approval from LA City Council. The amendment of the current emergency Mayoral order would take place 30 days after approval of this amendment. Discussion and possible action for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) that resolves to support recommendation of the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Council that the City of Los Angeles re-open the West Valley Animal Shelter as a fully functional animal shelter. CF 20-1114 
7. Update from Mike Fong, DONE 
8. Update from Congress of Neighborhoods 2021 Congress 
9. Update from BONC. 
10. Update from Budget Advocates. 
11. Announcements 
12. Adjournment.


NOTE:  Next month's LANCC and DWP meetings will be held on 
Saturday, February 6, 2021 
at the usual DWP location and times.  They will likely both be held as virtual meetings until further notice.  

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

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021, 8:30 am

Location:  Virtual Meeting

The following web site has a link to the meeting.  Phone access numbers are also available on this link.


The December 5 agenda includes:

LADWP will present a tutorial on how the power system works and how it must be changed over the next 25 years in order to convert to a renewable energy system. Christopher Lynn, DWP's Energy Control and Grid Reliability Division Director, will explain the power system and how it is affected by green energy. Ratepayer Advocate Fred Pickel will briefly present his views.

The expensive and pioneering LA100 study on how Los Angeles might transition to 100 percent renewable energy will soon be completed and released for public discussion. The City Council has also passed a motion calling for the closure of the Valley Generating Station. These issues will affect both the reliability and the cost of your electric power. They should be dinner table conversation. Spend 90 minutes with us on Saturday morning, 8:30 am, and find out why. 

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 to jackh@targetmediapartners.com

Brew 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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