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:  Bob Gelfand
Treasurer:  Glenn Bailey

Email the LANCC officers at LANCC@EmpowerLA.org


The Working Group for Constructive Change  (WG4CC) is a city-wide steering committee, created under the auspices of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC), to identify areas of concern within the Neighborhood Council (NC) system which impact NCs, their board members and stakeholders, and present them at LANCC to enable Neighborhood Councils to reach their fullest potential.

On June 3, 2023, LANCC approved the release of a revised final version of a proposed Declaration of Neighborhood Council Rights.

Next LANCC Meeting: 

Saturday, October 7, 2023
10:00 am

Previous meeting Agenda PDF (text is also posted below; also see LANCC Meetings webpage for links to any presentations provided; link to meeting Zoom video will also be posted there, usually within 24 hours.)

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

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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. 

Previous Meeting Agenda 9/2/2023

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

1. Welcome and roll call of Neighborhood Council Elected Representatives. 

2. Approval of outstanding minutes. 

3. Discussion and possible action to appoint Liz Amsden as a corresponding secretary. 

4. Untitled Neighbors, a coalition of City (and State) wide organizations and neighborhoods, who advocate for community-based solutions to our affordable housing needs. We will be presenting what the LA city Planning Department is proposing to rezone in our residential neighborhoods through the Housing Element that will allow multi story apartments in single family neighborhoods and higher density apartments in low multifamily neighborhoods. 

5. Report from LANCC’s WG4CC committee- Liz Amsden lanccWG4CC@gmail.com 

a. WG4CC September report 

b. Town Hall Report-back: What Went Good, What Went Bad with the Neighborhood Council Elections 

c. Proposed Motions from WG4CC: 

i. Motion for Neighborhood Councils and individuals to call on City Council to address the appearance of collusion and corruption in its rejection of the appointments of Jamie York as an Ethics Commissioner, and the impact of continuing to operate while the Ethics Commission cannot make quorum. 

ii. Motion requesting DONE maintain a list of facilities suitable for NC meetings and that City departments support such pursuant to the instructions approved by the City Council under CF 02-0090 on October 29, 2002: 

1. INSTRUCT all City departments to offer meeting facilities to NCs free of charge for official City meetings. 

2. INSTRUCT the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to develop a listing of every meeting room in every City facility and make the list available to certified NCs. 

iii. Motion for Neighborhood Councils to support a letter to the acting GM, cc: the Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement, for help in finding appropriate spaces to meet, and to immediately convene an open meeting to brainstorm ideas on addressing finding and securing facilities. 

6. Council File Updates: 

7. Update from Budget Advocates – Co-Chairs Glenn Bailey/Kay Hartman 

8. Update from Congress of Neighborhoods 2023 Congress September 23, 2023. https://www.neighborhoodcongress.la/ 

9. Update from DONE. 

10. Update from BONC Len Shaffer 5 minutes 

a. Ask the Commish. 

11. Update from any other NC regional alliance 5 minutes 

12. Announcements 5 minutes 

13. Adjournment-Meeting ends at 1:00PM

(At 1:30 p.m, the Congress Planning Committee monthly meeting begins.  Link to website for further details: https://www.neighborhoodcongress.la/)

NOTE:  Next month's LANCC meeting  
will be held on 
Saturday, October 7, 2023 
at the usual DWP location and time.  Future meetings will likely be held virtually via Zoom until further notice.  

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

The meeting link on NC-DWP meetings web page (meeting details and links will always be here) is:


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:

for NC-DWP MOU meetings, to tonyw.civic@gmail.com    

for DWP Advocacy meetings, to jackh@targetmediapartners.com

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 99 Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles.  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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