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, August 5, 2017
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 three blocks to the east.

Meeting Agenda 8/5/17 


      1. Gayle Greenberg, Murakawa Communications, Safe Sidewalks LA.

    2.      City Clerk NC Funding Program update, including new online portal and forthcoming new funding policies.

    3.      Congress of Neighborhoods, registration opens next week:  www.nccongressla.com


    • Because the Board of Neighborhood Commission (BONC) could not achieve a quorum and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX) Neighborhood Council respects the work and effort of the Commissioners of the Board of Neighborhood Commission (BONC). For its efforts to be effective, the commission must institute an attendance policy so that the Commissioners will be in attendance to do the work of the Neighborhood Councils. We also ask the Mayor's Office to review the attendance of the current Commissioners, and if any Commissioner has missed five meeting in the last twelve (12) months, the Mayor asks for that Commissioner's resignation and be replaced by an individual who will fully engage the Neighborhood Councils and the work they do, while fully representing the policies of the Mayor of Los Angeles. It is also critical that we request Mayor Garcetti to include respective Area Neighborhood Councils in the vetting process of persons being considered for appointment to the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners that represent that area. The Commissioner not only represents the policy of the Mayor, but also represents the issues of the Neighborhood Councils in that area.

    1. REPORTS

      1. EmpowerLA- Grayce Liu/Mike Fong            

      2. Budget Advocates- 

      3. Congress of Neighborhoods

      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, September 2, 2017 
at the same times and location.

And meeting just prior to LANCC:
8:45 am DWP MOU Oversight Committee (even months) or DWP Advocacy Committee (odd months)

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017

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

Meeting topics include:

  • Topics will include a discussion of  the new IBEW labor contract with David Wright, DWP’s General Manager.  

  • Other topics include the Cadiz Water Project, a high level overview of the California Water Fix (the 35 mile long twin tunnels under the Bay Delta previously known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan), and an update on the status of the advisory group involving the City Council motion to study and plan for DWP Power System to use 100% renewable energy.

  • Ratepayer Advocate Fred Pickel will also be available to provide insights and 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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