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, April 6, 2019
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 3/2/19 

1. Christopher Garcia, Office of City Clerk, updates on NC elections, CANDIDATE FILING HAS OPENED. 
2. Rob Wilcox, Director, Community Engagement and Outreach Office of Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, to ask the Neighborhood Councils to take action against gun violence in schools. Last year, following the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, City Attorney Mike Feuer convened the Los Angeles Blue Ribbon Panel on School Safety. The panel issued a report with over 30 recommendations. 
3. Ashley Stracke, Director, Neighborhood Services, Office of the Mayor, to announce Mayor Eric Garcetti’s 2019 Great Streets Challenge, a $2 million partnership program between Angelenos and the City of Los Angeles to transform streets into community public spaces, as part of the Mayor’s Great Streets Initiative. This year, the Great Street team will be awarding ten communities up to $2.5 million in outreach support and infrastructure investments, to develop creative and impactful ways of transforming our streets into vibrant public spaces. The Great Street team will give an overview of the grant and present on what makes a successful application. Applications are due April 1st. 
4. Richard Brady, Matrix Consulting Group, is conducting a study of the Los Angeles Police Department (the "Basic Car Area Study") for the Los Angeles Police Commission and a critical part of this assessment is public input. He will also be conducting a survey of attendees. 
1. RECONSIDER The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) strongly opposes the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (BONC) to use Ad Hoc committees to discuss the business of Neighborhood Councils. The Neighborhood Council system is built on transparency and communication and BONC Ad Hoc committees do not have to comply with the Ralph M. Brown Act and does not allow for the public or Neighborhood Councils to weigh in on the subject. 
1. NCD- Grayce Liu/Mike Fong 
2. City Clerk- 2019 NC Election Updates 
3. Budget Advocates 
4. Congress of Neighborhoods 
5. Board of Neighborhood Commissioners-Len Shaffer 
6. Speed Round/ Announcements/ Alliances’ Updates 
7. Adjournment 

NOTE:  Next month's LANCC and DWP meetings will be held on 
Saturday, April 6, 2019 
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 2, 2019

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

Meeting topics 3/2/19:

  • Power System:  The Phase Out of the three natural gas fired coastal generating stations, the need for renewables and energy storage, and the impact on rates

  • Water System: Hyperion, Recycled Water, and the impact on rates

  • E comments on the Board agenda

  • The Ratepayer Advocate will attend to 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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