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, April 1, 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 4/1/17 


    1. Cindy Cleghorn, Chair, Congress of Neighborhoods discusses on how your NC can participate in the general congress planning and how you can make a difference in the planning sessions so that NCs can function better.


    1. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) opposes Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposal to close part of the City’s $250 million budget gap for next year by using an estimated $50 million of Local Return money from Measure M, the permanent half cent increase in our sales tax that was approved by 71% of voters in November, 2016. We support that the funds be evenly distributed between the Council Districts to fix, pave, or repair our streets. We also support that the Neighborhood Councils have a more active role in the decisions of how the funds will be spent as they have considerable experience based on the Small Asphalt Repairs (SAR) Program.

    2. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) supports the actions by LAPD to allow online reporting of certain, low level crimes, but it does not go far enough. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2015 an estimated 35 percent of property crimes like burglary and motor-vehicle thefts were not reported to the police nationwide and these crimes are not reportable to LAPD online. LAPD asks residents to be the eyes and ears to help reduce crime, but residents need the tools to make the job easier. We ask City Council to open a Council File to look at expanding the Online Reporting Program for LAPD and other reporting tools to make Los Angeles safer.    


    1. EmpowerLA- Grayce Liu/Mike Fong                             

    2. Budget Advocates- Jay Handal/ Liz Amsden

    3. Board of Neighborhood Commissioners-Len Shaffer

    4. Speed Round/ Announcements/ Alliances’ Updates

    5. Adjournment  


NOTE:  Next month's LANCC and DWP meetings will be held on 
Saturday, May 6, 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, April 1, 2017

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

Meeting topics include:

    • 2017-18 Budget which DWP is required to submit to the City Council by the end of the month.
    • Other topics will include the impact of “pass throughs” on rates, the DWP Transfer Fee (Tax), DWP Training Programs, and other matters.
    • Ratepayer Advocate Fred Pickel will also be there 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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