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, March 7, 2020
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. 


Previous Meeting Agenda 2/1/2020


  1. Kevin James, President, Board of Public Works to discuss the services of Public Works and the Sidewalk Repair Program Draft EIR.

  2. Daniel Tamm, Program Marketing Specialist, LASAN, presentation on the services of Sanitation and the issue of 56.11.


  1. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXXX Neighborhood Council) requests that the City Council and Mayor replace Cat Packer, head of the Department of Cannabis Regulation, due to poor performance, little to no experience in how to administer a City department, and a lack of transparency during the licensing fiasco and preferring to advocate privately with Councilmembers instead of during public forums. Local activists have also stated that “there is no trust there.” Local media has also performed laboratory tests of samples from illegal shops in Los Angeles that found pesticides linked to hydrogen cyanide and other contaminates listed in Prop 65 which is fueling a public health and safety crisis. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXXX Neighborhood Council) requests that the City Council and Mayor reevaluate the current funding of the Department of Cannabis Regulation and fund the department so that it can meet its mission to implement and enforce licensing and implement the social equity program. 


  1. NCD- 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, March 7, 2020 
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, March 7, 2020

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

February 1, 2020 meeting topics were:

The City's 2020 Water Integrated Resources Plan (IRP). 

The MWD Urban Water Management Plan. 

The Mayor's proposal for an Inspector General for LADWP.  

The Ratepayers Advocate will also be available for questions.

As always, bring your own coffee.

And try to be a little early.

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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