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, September 1, 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: 9/1/18 


    1. LADWP presentation to have LADWP customers join the residential sampling team. LADWP is looking for customers to participate in the Residence Sampling Team from September 10 – 14, 2018. Customers who join the Team will have their home drinking water tested during this period for lead and copper by a state-certified laboratory, free of charge; results are then communicated in writing. This Residential Sampling program is part of our continuing compliance with all federal and state water regulations. This mandated sampling program is in addition to the testing we normally perform for our customers, and an added measure to help us keep our Pure, Clean, Refreshing TAP safe for you and every other customer we serve. LADWP customers meeting the criteria below are invited to join the Residence Sampling Team: Home was built between 1982 and 1986, most of the original home plumbing has not been replaced, and a whole home water softener or water treatment device is not installed. Participating customers are welcome to remain on the team as long as they reside in the selected residences without significant changes to their plumbing. Sampling is typically performed once a year, but may occur more often. If you are interested and willing, our staff will guide you through the process. Please call Ms. Tamiko K. Higashiyama at (213) 367-5166 to sign up. Sampling must take place from September 10 – 14, 2018.

    2. Mike Fong, Neighborhood Council Department, NC Subdivision Update on NC Subdivision Council Files CF 12-1681-S1 and 12-1681-S3.  S-1 is the BONC recommendations and S-3 is a new motion introduced by Councilmember Ryu since the last LANCC meeting.  Both CFs were heard and approved as amended at the August 28, 2018 Health, Education, and Neighborhood Councils Committee and they are both scheduled for City Council next week, on Wednesday, September 5th. CF s-1 CF s-3   Except for the HENC Committee meeting which only provided ONE MINUTE each for public comment, there has been NO public vetting of the proposals contained in the S-3 motion.


1.      The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) supports the recommendations by Controller Galperin to improve the Emergency Management Department (EMD) NotifyLA system that notifies Angelenos of large scale emergencies. Some of the recommendations include:

1.      NotifyLA disseminate alerts for any large scale emergency already publicly communicated, directing Angelenos to the agency in command for more information;

2.      EMD should formalize its own procedures in coordination with LAPD and LAFD for when to send wireless emergency alerts, erring on the side of more information to ensure the widest possible audience during potentially dangerous situations;

3.      EMD should translate notifications into other commonly spoken languages. Emergency notification systems within the County of L.A. and LAUSD each support at least five languages while New York City offers pre-scripted emergency alerts in 13 languages.  LANCC (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) requests that Councilmember Englander, Chair of Public Safety, creates a council file to review the recommendations and implement those recommendations. http://www.lacontroller.org/NotifyLA

2.      The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) supports the noble idea that Street Services’ Urban Forestry Division (UFD) is notifying the Neighborhood Councils when a tree in their area is scheduled for removal. The LANCC (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) does not support the fact that UFD only gives the affected Neighborhood Council a three days’ notice. Most notices are received by UFD sixty (60) days in advance as the requests work through the permitting system. The LANCC (XXXXXX Neighborhood Councils) demands that the affected Neighborhood Councils receive notification when the permit requests are received. The Neighborhood Council President will be authorized to contact their City Council Office and UFD (213-847-3077) to demand a change to the current notification policy.

3.      The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) supports the efforts of Councilmember KREKORIAN and his CF 18-0821 to request that representatives from the four major mobile data carriers, AT&T Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, make their staff experts on billing and throttling available to explain their practices as it relates to disaster situations and that the Council request that the City Attorney’s office draft and file an Amicus Curiae briefing the litigation to restore strict net neutrality rules, including a no throttling rule. Furthermore, Councilmember Krekorian should amend the CF to include negotiations with the four carriers to include My311 and NotifyLA to be installed on all new phones sold in the City of Los Angeles and all new updates to current phone to provide better City services to its residents and notifications in case of major emergencies. CF Link


    1. NCD- Grayce Liu/Mike Fong

    2. City Clerk- 2019 NC Election Updates                                                                                      
    3. Budget Advocates 
    4.  Congress of Neighborhoods, September 22, 2018 (Cindy Cleghorn) Register Here
    1. Board of Neighborhood Commissioners-Len Shaffer

    2. Speed Round/ Announcements/ Alliances’ Updates

NOTE:  Next month's LANCC and DWP meetings will be held on 
Saturday, September 1, 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, September 1, 2018

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

Meeting topics 7/7/18:

  • The One Water Plan and the impact on Ratepayers.

  • The 100% Renewable Energy Advisory Committee and the impact on Ratepayers.

  • Mono Lake.

  • Greater transparency for the DWP Pension and OPEB plans.

  • The proposed County Rain Tax.

  • The Ratepayer Advocate will also attend to discuss rates and answer questions.

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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