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, November 2, 2019
10:00 am

Location:
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. 

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Meeting Agenda 11/2/19
 
  1. PRESENTATIONS

    1. Dylan Sittig, Community Liaison Los Angeles City Planning, update on City planning.

    2. Jack Humphreville, Co-Chair Budget Advocates, update on Budget Advocates and the City of Los Angeles budget process.

    3. Dave Moorman, UnlitterLA, presentation on L.A.'S LARGEST-EVER VOLUNTEER STREET CLEANUP - SAT. APRIL 25, 2020.

  2. LEGISLATIVE

    1. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXXX Neighborhood Council) is strongly opposed to CF 19-0724 and its proposal to afford any effort to amend State law to grant authority to seek voter approval of a tax on personal income above $1,000,000 per year as a means to fund additional homeless construction. Once a local, personal income tax is approved, ALL personal income levels would eventually be taxed. We are currently in this crisis due to the policies of the Los Angeles City Council and their inactions when they were warned by the Neighborhood Councils on January 3, 2015 that a crisis was on the horizon when the Los Angeles County homeless population was at 39,000 which is now at 59,836 and counting. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXXX Neighborhood Council) does support the reduction of costs of building fees and other options through technology to reduce the costs of building construction. We further find that CF 19-0724 is misleading when it states that building cost reductions can be achieved through 3D printing. According to a Business Insider article, the cost to print the house was $4000 and not $4000 to build the house as stated in the Council File. Additionally, according to authorities in the building trades, these unreinforced concrete dwellings would not meet the stringent California earthquake codes as currently designed and LANCC (XXXXXXX Neighborhood Council) does support research on how to make them compliant to our earthquake standards. Lastly, current Assembly and Senate Bills only address building additional housing and not specifically homeless and affordable housing. Without language in these current Bills to address construction of affordable housing, developers will continue to build market rate housing.  http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2019/19-0724_mot_06-26-2019.pdf

  3. REPORTS

    1. NCD- Mike Fong

    2. Budget Advocates 

    3. Congress of Neighborhoods-Debrief

    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, December 7, 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, November 2, 2019

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

Meeting topics are:

Our guest is Andy Kendall, the co-head of the Power System.

Topics will include power shutdowns and other matters involving the Power  System.

Note: DWP is very different than PG&E and Edison.  It serves a much smaller area, is more urban, is municipally owned, and vertically integrated.

See Dakota Smith’s October 31 article in the LA Times.

Utilities are shutting down power amid fire danger, but the DWP keeps the lights on. Should it?

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-31/la-getty-fire-dwp-policy

The Ratepayer Advocate will 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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