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, June 1, 2019
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 two blocks to the east. 


Previous Meeting Agenda 5/4/19

    1. Jill Stewart, Coalition to Preserve LA, Update on SB 50 and with the entry of Zev Yaroslavsky into the fight against Senate Bill 50 changes the math on Sacramento's unprecedented bid to end single-family zoning statewide and raze neighborhoods to build rental towers and luxury fourplexes.
    2. Stephanie Spicer with LADWP Community Affairs, to summarize the presentation planned for the DWP Committee preceding the LANCC meeting.  The initial phase of the Los Angeles Groundwater Replenishment Project – the Ozone Demonstration Project – at the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant (DCTWRP) will begin to replenish LA groundwater and create a new local, drought resistant source of water this year. Up to 3,500 acre-feet per year of enhanced recycled water will be delivered through an existing pipeline to the Hansen Spreading Grounds for groundwater replenishment.
    3. Bob Gelfand, with an update to the suggestion for a "Congress within the Congress" to the annual NC Congress of Neighborhoods at City Hall in September.  The Congress organizing group will hopefully be discussing this at their own May 4th meeting, and it is hoped that LANCC were to support a specific proposal.  A draft is being prepared, and will be presented at this meeting. 
    1. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) strongly supports CF 19-0002-S38 which supports OPPOSITION to SB 50 (Wiener), which would allow the construction of higher-density multi-family housing developments near major transit stops that are out of compliance with local land use regulations and procedures. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) strongly OPPOSES the language “unless amended to exclude the City of Los Angeles from its provisions and include living wage provisions and protections for construction workers.” All cities should be fighting together to stop SB 50. 
  1. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) strongly OPPOSES Measure EE because LAUSD has not exhausted other sources of funding and has failed to implement basic reforms recommended in 2015 by the Independent Financial Review Panel that was commissioned by Superintendent Ramone Cortines. Another source of funds is from “right sizing” the District’s bloated bureaucracy that has increased by 20% despite a 33% drop in the student body.  The Independent Financial Review Panel’s chief recommendation was that staff be cut to adjust to declining enrollment. “The district’s loss of 100,000 students would indicate that the district staff would need to be reduced by about 10,000 staff, including administrators, classified and certificated personnel, for a savings of about $500 million per year.” 
    1. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) (XXXXXX Neighborhood Council) has concerns that UCLA is possibly avoiding paying transient occupancy tax (TOT) to the City of Los Angeles according to a Daily Bruin article. We ask that Controller Ron Galperin investigate the allegations and set the record straight.
    1. NCD- Grayce Liu/Mike Fong
    2. City Clerk- 2019 NC Election Updates
    3. Budget Advocates 
    4. Congress of Neighborhoods
    5. Board of Neighborhood Commissioners-Len Shaffer
    6. Speed Round/ Announcements/ Alliances’ Updates
    7. Adjournment 

NOTE:  Next month's LANCC and DWP meetings will be held on 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 
at the usual DWP location and times.  

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

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019

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

Meeting topics will be posted here once received.

The Ratepayer Advocate will attend to 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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