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, March 4, 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 3/4/17 

1. Sylvia Moore, CA Common Cause and CA Clean Money are seeking support and community impact statements in favor of urging the City Council to schedule a vote on several public financing of elections proposals. The city’s Ethics Commission recently proposed increasing L.A.’s current campaign public matching funds rate to 6:1, and raising the total amounts of matching funds given to qualifying candidates. We believe these recommendations would greatly improve the system, boost the power of small donors in elections and decrease the outsized influence of wealthy special interests.
2. Benny Carranza, Neighborhood Council Initiative will introduce his replacement as he is retiring and will present an overview of the program and how it benefits Neighborhood Councils and their stakeholders. 

3. Michael Buck, LADWP Community Solar Program Manager Solar Rooftops, To help homeowners install solar panel systems on their rooftops, LADWP has created Solar Rooftops, a Community Solar Program. Eligible customers can get a fixed roof lease payment from LADWP. LADWP will install, connect and maintain the solar panel system, and either issue the customer a $360 check per year, or a $30 per month bill credit; the agreement is valid up to 20 years. There are no upfront costs, annual fees, credit checks or maintenance costs for program participants. During a roll-out period, LADWP will prioritize applicants from specific zip codes that currently have the least number of solar program participants. After this phase, customers from all zip codes in the LADWP service area will be eligible to apply. 

4. Glenn Bailey, discussion on last month’s motion on Neighborhood Council elections CF 15-2022-S2 


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, April 1, 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, March 4, 2017

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

Meeting topics include:

  • DWP’s Community Solar Plan

  • Water Rates

  • Neighborhood Council DWP Memorandum of Understanding (see special meeting agenda linked here)

  • Fred Pickel, the Ratepayers Advocate, will join us.

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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