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, May 5, 2018
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: 5/5/18 

    1. Jane Blumenfeld, former Deputy Director City of Los Angeles Planning Department, overview of the residential hotel housing model for seniors, the city’s very effective ordinance to preserve such housing, and what is happening to this model in today’s housing market.

    2. Linda Whitford, Protected Trees, presentation on the City’s Protected Tree Ordinance CF#17-7404 and how a CIS from the Neighborhood Councils will help strengthen the City’s tree canopy.

    3. Dylan Sittig, City of Los Angeles Planning Department, updates on planning department activities and how the department will be working more with the Neighborhood Councils.


    1. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) supports the efforts of City Council to be more inclusive of non-certified community councils to have those stakeholders’ voices heard via CF 15-0389-S1. Before the City Council takes this step to provide additional time to NON-CERTIFIED community councils, it needs to recognize the 13 alliances and coalitions whose members consist of the 97 certified Neighborhood Councils. We request that the language of CF 15-0389 S1 includes the 13 alliances and coalitions.


    1. EmpowerLA- Grayce Liu/Mike Fong                                                                          

    2. Budget Advocates 

    3. Congress of Neighborhoods

    4. Board of Neighborhood Commissioners-Len Shaffer

    5. Speed Round/ Announcements/ Alliances’ Updates

    6. Adjournment        

NOTE:  Next month's LANCC and DWP meetings will be held on 
Saturday, June 2, 2018 
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, May 5, 2018

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

Last month's meeting topics:

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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