Meetings are the first Thursday of the month

Policy Committee Meeting This Thursday

Join NANDC’s Policy Committee this Thursday to discuss important community issues, such as sidewalk repair, Veterans Affairs facilities in Los Angeles, and more. You can view the full agenda here.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm at the Exposition Park Library, 3900 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90062. Ample parking will be available at the lot adjacent to the library. We hope to see you there!

Community Committee Meeting This Tuesday

Join NANDC’s Community Committee this Tuesday to discuss important community projects, such as the Jefferson Boulevard beautification project (see story below), Hoover Triangle art projects, and more. We will also be joined by a representative from the Concerned Black Men of Los Angeles who is seeking a Neighborhood Purpose Grant (NPG) from NANDC. You can view the full agenda here.

The meeting will be held at 6:30pm at the USC Community House, 2801 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles, CA 90089. Limited parking will be available for guests in the rear parking lot. We hope to see you there!

Jefferson Beautification Project

NANDC has a vision to improve Jefferson Blvd between Western and Vermont. The difference between Jefferson east and west of Vermont is night and day, with the west side showing the wear and tear of years of neglect. Our vision for Jefferson includes:

  • Regular street sweeping
  • New trash recepticles
  • Repainted red zones
  • Repainted fire hydrants
  • Utility boxes painted by an artist with mural like designs.

Currently we have four board members leading the charge: Andrea Canty, Josyel Castellon, Yelba Castellon, Brenda Robinson. We are forming a committee to tackle this project and would like to invite interested stakeholders to join us. Please contact Andrea Canty.

Our next step in this project is to work through the often cumbersome City approval process. Some of the improvements will be paid for through the NANDC budget and some by City departments, once approved.


Utility Box art from CD 14.

Our Name

The early Eighth District Empowerment Congress, created by now Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was a community-based education and mobilization program. It has been acknowledged as the model for the Los Angeles citywide neighborhood council system created by the change City Charter.

We still proudly carry the early moniker in our name as the 'Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council'.  Call us NANDC for short!

Our Community

NANDC is located in West Adams, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, with most of its buildings erected between 1880 and 1925. It was once the wealthiest district in the city, with its Victorian mansions and sturdy Craftsman bungalows home to Downtown businessmen and professors and academicians at USC. In the 1990s, three areas of West Adams were designated as Historic Preservation Overlay Zones by the city of Los Angeles, in recognition of their outstanding architectural heritage.