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 7, 2020
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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Meeting ID: 998 8261 2542

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 10/3/2020

Agenda PDF

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

  1. Nicholas Greif, Chief of Staff to Councilmember David Ryu (CD4) about what councilmembers actually do day to day, what they control when it comes to land use & the budget, and more!
  2. Sabrina Tsui, Manager, Resources Development in the Water Resources Division LADWP is currently in the development phase of the 2020 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP), which serves as the City’s master plan for reliable water supply and resources management. We’d like to update you on our efforts to develop the plan, and the strategies creating a more resilient, reliable, and sustainable water supply. We’ll provide an overview of our efforts to reduce our reliance on purchased imported supplies and increase local water supplies, and an update on the Operation NEXT Program which will play a critical role in meeting our local water supply goals.
  3. Chris LeGras, investigative reporter, presentation on the dumping of the homeless by contracted housing providers for the City of Los Angeles.
  4. Update from Mike Fong, DONE  
  5. 2021 NC Elections All Vote-By-Mail Update:  
    1. Comments on draft Election Handbook due Friday, October 2, 2020.  LANCC requests the comment deadline be extended to October 25, 2020 to provide the same 30-day comment period that was provided prior to the 2019 elections.
    2. City Council HENPAR Committee is scheduled to consider report backs by the City Clerk and DONE at its Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:00 p.m. meeting.  See Council File 20-0963 for updates.
    3. City Clerk's Election Information Worksheet is due November 13, 2020.  NCs must agendize and approve Ballot drop box location, language translation, etc.
  6. Update from Congress of Neighborhoods 9/26/20 Wrap-Up by Cindy Cleghorn. Topics for upcoming quarterly Congress workshops.
  7. Update from BONC.
    1. BONC will consider approval of a new Digital Communications Policy for the Neighborhood Councils  on October 6, 2020. 
    2. Link:  https://empowerla.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Draft-Digital-Media-Policy-for-BONC-on-9.29.2020.pdf
  8. Update from Budget Advocates


NOTE:  Next month's LANCC and DWP meetings will be held on 
Saturday, November 7, 2020 
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:
8:45 am DWP MOU Oversight Committee (even months) or DWP Advocacy Committee (odd months)

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 8:45 am

Location:  Virtual Meeting

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

The October 3 agenda includes:

(1) Operation NEXT (Rafael Villegas, Project Manager)

Update on the project to recycle all water from the giant Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant. Hyperion is one of the biggest sewage treatment plants in the world. This will be DWP's largest water project since the original LA Aqueduct. Cost estimate is $8.4 billion. Called "Operation NEXT", this project will go to environmental review in the next few months.

(2) Rooftop solar (Arash Saidi, Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Program Development Manager), as time permits

An ongoing discussion on the relative costs and benefits of local solar power installations to both DWP and to the ratepayer.

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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