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


July meeting CANCELLED     Have a safe 4th of July Holiday

Next LANCC Meeting: 

Saturday, August 1, 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: 924 6410 2271
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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. 


Previous Meeting Agenda 6/6/2020
Video recording link posted here

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

1. Glenn Bailey, Brief discussion on the 2021 Neighborhood Council election and the option to have a “Vote by Mail” option to all Neighborhood Councils that want it. The most recent 2021 Neighborhood Council Election Timeline distributed by the City Clerk's NC Election Work Group is as follows (in date order which are subject to change by the City Clerk): 
a. Region 5 - Sunday, March 21, 2021 
b. Region 6 - Thursday, March 25, 2021 
c. Region 7 - Saturday, April 10, 2021 
d. Region 8 - Saturday, April 17, 2021 
e. Region 1 - Saturday, April 24, 2021 
f.  Region 2 - Saturday, May 1, 2021 
g. Region 4 - Thursday, May 13, 2021
h. Region 3 - Sunday, May 16, 2021 
i.  Region 11 - Sunday, May 23, 2021 
j.  Region 9 - Saturday, June 5, 2021 
k. Region 10 - Saturday, June 12, 2021 
l.  Region 12 - Saturday, June 19, 2021 

2. Update and discussion from Mike Fong, DONE 
a. CF 18-0467 http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2018/18-0467_mot_05-25-2018.pdf 
b. CF 18-0467 DONE Branding 
c. Administrative Packet/ Annual Budget Update https://clerk.lacity.org/neighborhood-councilfunding/documents-and-forms 
d. encumbrance funding update 
e. By-Laws Update (template language?) 

3. Update from David Uebersax on emergency NC presidents’ meeting: a. LAPD Defunding 
b. Creating better relationships between LAPD SLOs and area command staff 
c. Safety in the community 

4. Update on COVID-19 and the actions of the Mayor in this crisis. 

5. Update from BONC. 

6. Discussion and possible action for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) is gravely concerned that it has taken 2 years since the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition asked for Councilmember Jose Huizar to resign that the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board, Mayor Garcetti, Council President Martinez, and Controller Ron Galperin have asked him to step down. It is offensive that Mr. Huizar is allowed to collect a paycheck during these times, when Angelenos do not have jobs because of COVID-19 and the current riots, from the taxpayers while not having to attend committee or council meetings and represent the good people of Council District 14. Mr. Huizar, do the right thing for the people of Los Angeles and RESIGN. 

7. Discussion and possible action for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) is gravely concerned that Eric Garcetti has been in office for 19 years, with 14 years as Council President and Mayor, and on Thursday, June 4, 2020 you announced that this was a moment that we must seize to take action to end the scourge of racism. You have had 19 years as an elected official to correct racial injustice in the City of Los Angeles and you have failed us and your words fall on deaf ears. While rioters and looters were destroying and burning our business districts, you did not stand up for those business owners and hardworking employees who businesses and jobs were destroyed and livelihoods crushed. Just like in 1992, many of these businesses will not come back depriving residents of vital services and employment opportunities. You and the other elected official, who for years have known that this powder keg was ready to explode need to feel the pain on all Angelenos. We demand that all elected official in the City of Los Angeles take a 46% pay cut so that you can feel the pain and injustices that Angelenos have felt for your lack of leadership that gotten to this point of despair and unrest. 

8. Discussion and possible action for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) request that the CAO Office and City Controller Galperin report in 120 days if the City of Los Angeles, with its current economic crisis and potential to reduce LAPD Funding, can financially and safely support the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad. 

9. Discussion and possible action for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) is currently concerned with the possible reduction of the LAPD budget. Without a tangible list of cuts to review, we cannot support the reduction at this time. Depending on the cut, it could reduce community policing in the areas that could not afford private security and cause an increase in crime.


NOTE:  Next month's LANCC and DWP meetings will be held on 
Saturday, August 1, 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)

July meeting CANCELLED     Have a safe 4th of July Holiday

Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020

Location:  Virtual Meeting

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

Topics of meeting held June 6, 2020 included:


  • Local Water Supply


  • LA 100 update (100% Renewal Energy by 2045)


  • DWP Credit Rating


Fred Pickel, the Ratepayers Advocate, will also participate.


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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