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:  Adriana De La Cruz
Treasurer:  Glenn Bailey

Email the LANCC officers at LANCC@EmpowerLA.org


Next LANCC Meeting: 

Saturday, January 7, 2023
10:00 am

Agenda PDF (text is also posted below)

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. 

Meeting Agenda 1/7/2023

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 representatives. 5 minutes 

2. Approval of outstanding minutes. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aXqQiejy_sYA7SVS6FvNNndGc8oVtheX?usp=sharing 

3. Motions

4. LANCC Elections Update. 

5. Update from the WG4CC committee and motion: 

a. Motion for each Neighborhood Council to review to what extent issues from CF 18-0467 https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=18-0467 that affect them have been addressed and request that their councilmembers create a new Council File to address open concerns. 

b. Motion for each Neighborhood Council to review the revised report-back from DONE on CF 21-0407, determine if it accurately reflects Neighborhood Council’s understanding of what was requested, and bring their concerns to the February LANCC meeting to address with the Arts, Parks, Health, Education and Neighborhoods Committee (or subsequent committee dealing with the Neighborhoods) 

c. Motion that Neighborhood Councils request that the City Council mandate that the new Ad Hoc Committee on City Governance Reform act with full transparency on its slate of issues and involve stakeholders and Neighborhood Councils from this point forward on: (1) expanding the size of the city council and reducing the size of each district so each Councilmember represents a more manageable number of Angelenos; (2) the creation and operation of a new redistricting commission; (3) taking steps as needed to ensure districts are more competitive and that there is ore grass-roots participation and more equitable representation; (4) establishing barriers to ensure Councilmembers are no longer able to abuse their position; (5) promptly addressing reform of the Ethics Commission, campaign finance and municipal lobbying; and (6) other issues taken up by the Committee as they are formulated. 

d. Motion to establish a LANCC committee to discuss and formulate a shared effort to pool knowledge and resources to offer more assistance to our communities with regards to stakeholder concerns including, but not limited to, issues affecting the elderly, the disabled, those still impacted at any level by Covid, those suffering from depression, homelessness, the lack of affordable housing, the intersection of public safety and social service needs, best practices when local officials refuse to take action on neighborhood problems, and any additional concerns they may wish to take on.

6. Update from Budget Advocates – Co-Chairs Jennifer Goodie/Kay Hartman Budget Day is June 17, 2023 

7. Update from Congress of Neighborhoods 2023 Congress. Congress Committee elections 

8. Update from DONE. Raquel Beltran. 15 minutes 

9. Update from BONC Len Shaffer 5 minutes 

10. Update from any other NC regional alliance 5 minutes 11. Announcements 5 minutes 12. 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, February 4, 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 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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