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.
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Next LANCC Meeting:
Meeting Agenda 10/1/2022
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- Welcome and roll call of Neighborhood Council representatives. 5 minutes
- Approval of outstanding minutes.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aXqQiejy_sYA7SVS6FvNNndGc8oVtheX?usp=sharing 5 minutes
- Candidate Introductions. Candidates running for City office in the November 2022 General Election have two
minutes to introduce themselves and tell the Neighborhood Councils how, if elected, will work with the
Neighborhood Councils. The candidate must be a certified candidate. 10 minutes
- Jamie Hwang, Community Liaison for the Planning- Updates at Planning for the neighborhood councils.
- Update: Discussion and possible action on the DONE Intensity Report for Neighborhood Councils. Request
from the department: as to the intent, what metrics were used for the scores, the raw data, and all costs
associated with the creation of the survey, employee hours to compile the survey, and any other direct or
indirect costs associated with the survey.
- Discussion and possible action to review the outcome of CF- 18-0467
https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=18-0467 and to possibly request that City Council addresses some of the reforms based on the results of the LANCC Survey.
- Update from the Ad hoc committee and motion:
- Survey report back on new survey about training.
- Update from Budget Advocates – Co-Chairs Jennifer Goodie/Kay Hartman 5 minutes
- Update from the LGBTQ Plus Committee- Max Kirkham, Chair/Lauren Buisson, Vice Chair. 5 minutes
- Update from Congress of Neighborhoods 2022 Congress. 5 minutes
- Update from DONE. Raquel Beltran. 15 minutes
- Zoom payment update
- Update on CIS and ENS
- Update from BONC Len Shaffer 5 minutes
- Update from any other NC regional alliance 5 minutes
- Announcements 5 minutes
- Adjournment-Meeting ends at 1:00PM
(At 1:30 p.m, the Congress Planning Committee monthly meeting begins. Link to website for further details: https://www.neighborhoodcongress.la/)