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 UsNeighborhood 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.
Email the LANCC officers at LANCC@EmpowerLA.org
Next LANCC Meeting:
An Informed Community is an Empowered Community
- ASM Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, 54th Assembly District, presentation on proposal to combat homelessness and declare a state of emergency in the City and County of Los Angeles.
- Kerry McCorkle, LADWP Recycled Water Program, presentation to certify stakeholders to participate in the new water recycle program.Individuals must show a government issued ID and bring their LADWP water bill (or have their account number to get certification.
- Glenn Bailey, LANCC, NC 2016 Elections Roundtable, we invite all attendees to briefly indicate what went well, what didn't, and suggestions for improvement for the NC elections.
- TBD after presentation.
- EmpowerLA- Grayce Liu
- Budget Advocates- Terrence Gomes/ Liz Amsden
- Board of Neighborhood Commissioners-Len Shaffer/ Lydia Grant
- Q&A BONC's recent decision to limit each person's public comment to five minutes total for ALL agenda items.
- LADWP REPORT-Jack or Tony
- Speed Round/ Announcements
The Saturday, October 1, 2016 LANCC meeting will be held in Granada Hills, next door to the venue of the annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair which runs until 2:00 p.m.
8:45 am DWP MOU Oversight Committee (even months) or DWP Advocacy Committee (odd months)
Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016
Agenda topics include:
DWP Reform, the $63 million lease for Figueroa Plaza, the impact of the new water rates on homeowners, the 8% Transfer Fee, and other issues of interest.
As always, bring your own coffee.
In February, we passed the following motion.
The DWP Oversight Committee calls on the City Council to follow the recommendation in the charter mandated Industrial, Economic and Administrative Survey to form “a committee to examine governance reforms for the Department with the explicit task of reporting its findings and recommending a measure for the 2017 ballot.”
This Governance Committee should be involved in drafting any memorandums and other information from the beginning and include at least two members from the Neighborhood Councils who are familiar with the operations and finances of DWP.
The DWP Oversight Committee recommends that there be a robust and transparent discussion and debate before any measure is placed on the ballot for voter approval or rejection.
Last month, we made the following ten recommendations
Establish a fiduciary Board of Commissioners consisting of seven (7) qualified members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council, serving staggered terms and who may not be removed except for cause.
We oppose a full, time, paid Board of Commissioners. However, Commissioners would be entitled to reasonable per diem fees.
The Board would appoint the General Manager, determine policy, and establish rates.
The City Council would have the right to assert jurisdiction in certain matters, including rates, only for the purpose of affirming or denying the action by a supermajority vote.
The Ratepayers Advocate will be independent of the Board of Commissioners and any other governmental entity and have unfettered access to information.
The Board would be assisted by a staff similar to the current arrangement with the City Administrative Officer.
Contracting and procurement policies would be modified allowing the Department more flexibility.
The Department would be responsible for labor negotiations.
The Department would establish its own Human Resources Department, separate and distinct from the City’s Personnel Department. DWP would not be subject to the City’s civil service rules.
The Transfer Fee would be subject to a City wide vote.
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.
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.
with the right and the responsibility
for holding periodic joint meetings
of all Neighborhood Councils.