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 1, 2021
10:00 am

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

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Meeting ID: 998 8261 2542
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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 4/3/2021

Agenda PDF

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

1. Bonnie Wolfe, Hack for LA, and Julien Antelin, DONE, Presentation of the Neighborhood Council Website project led by Hack for LA, a non-profit gathering civic-minded volunteers to build digital products, programs and services with community partners and local government to address issues in our LA region. This project will review the existing features on current websites and will conduct surveys to identify the needs of the community. 

2. Steven Kuo, Civil Engineering Associate, from LADWP’s Water Resources Division to present Operation NEXT. More Information Here. 

3. Discussion and possible action for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) to support the idea of the renaming the Youth Council to the Olivia Mitchell Youth Council CF 21- 0182 . The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) is opposed to having the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to be responsible for the Youth Council. The DONE does not currently have the bandwidth, staffing, or funding to take on another project because of budget and staffing cuts. The DONE cannot currently provide the support to the Neighborhood Council System it is mandated by City Charter to do. The Youth Council has always been under the guidance of the Mayor’s Office, which provided staffing support and funding. If the City Council wants to have a Youth Council of their own, then the City Council should provide their own funding and staffing to support their own Youth Council. 

4. Update from Mike Fong, DONE 

5. Update from Congress of Neighborhoods 2021 Congress 

6. Update from BONC. 
a. update on the proposed Digital Media Policy https://empowerla.org/wpcontent/uploads/2020/11/Draft-Digital-Media-Policy-for-BONC-on-9.29.2020.pdf 
b. Grievances and the policy

7. Update from Budget Advocates. 

8. Announcements 

9. Adjournment


NOTE:  Next month's LANCC and DWP meetings will be held on 
Saturday, May 1, 2021 
at the usual DWP location and times.  They will likely both be held as virtual meetings until further notice.  

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

Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021, 8:30 am

Location:  Virtual Meeting

The following web site has a link to the meeting.  Phone access numbers are also available on this link.


Previous meeting notice:

LADWP Chief Financial Officer Ann Santilli will give a concise review of the "LA100" (100% renewable energy by 2045) rates presentation that she gave at the LA100 meeting on April 1.

Ratepayer Fred Pickel will also be there to help explain the rates analysis that he and Ann Santilli worked on together.

This will prepare people to participate in and to promote the LA 100 public outreach road show that will be coming later in April. 

Ann Santilli will also discuss the answers to questions about charging stations funding that DWP recently sent by email, and to other questions we may have. 

Please forward any questions to Tony Wilkinson tonyw.civic@gmail.com.

The meeting link on NC-DWP meetings web page (meetings 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 to jackh@targetmediapartners.com

Brew 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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