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, December 2, 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.

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. 


12/2/17 Meeting Agenda  


1.       Mike Feuer, City of Los Angeles City Attorney, will present his plan for homelessness and answer questions about his office and issues facing the City.

2.       Rubina Ghazarian, City Planning, The City of Los Angeles is in the process of updating the Transportation Demand Management ordinance, which was adopted in 1993. The update will include context-based, project-specific strategies to increase equitable and multimodal access to goods and services. Over time, additional strategies can be included as transportation technologies and innovations emerge. The ordinance update will help implement Mayor Garcetti's sustainability goals to fight climate change and create a more resilient City. The City of Los Angeles is also proposing a series of minor ordinance revisions to align procedural sections of the Code and Specific Plan terminology with the Mobility Plan 2035.

3.       Amit Thakar, LawMaker, Council Member Ryu is challenging all LA residents, not just his own constituents, to propose and crowdsource new ideas for how we can make City operations more transparent and accessible.  On December 11, the policy with the most support on LawMaker will be selected by his office to create a new city program or piece of legislation to make LA government more accessible and accountable to residents like us.  This is an historic opportunity for Angelenos to actually have a direct impact on the crafting of a new law or program that will impact each and every one of us.  But if no one participates, we won’t be able to make positive change.  LA’s LawMaker Challenge:  https://lawmaker.io/challenges/7  End Date:  December 11, 2017 at 5pm PT

4.       Jill Stewart, Coalition to Preserve LA, Update on the planning meetings with Planning regarding the Open Space Element for the City of Los Angeles.


1.       Discussion and possible action on the BONC’s effort to define Community Interest Stakeholder terms of "substantial" and "ongoing" now that City Council has given them the authority to do so:  an Ad Hoc Committee was established consisting of Joy Atkinson, Len Shaffer, and Eli Lipmen with a deadline to report back at the BONC meeting to be held on the third Monday of February at City Hall.( third Monday in February is a City holiday.)


    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, January 6, 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, December 2, 2017

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

Meeting topics from November meeting included:

  • DWP’s Equity Metrics Initiative that is designed to track, measure and report on how LADWP programs are provided to all LADWP customers and residents of Los Angeles. The EMDI establishes a framework that helps ensure that we provide fair and reasonable services to all ratepayers.  We will attempt to get a better understanding of the related costs.

  • Trends in water usage.

  • The transfer fee.

  • Fred Pickel, the Ratepayers Advocate, and a DWP representative will join us.

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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