Meetings are the first Thursday of the month

October 2 Board Meeting

Please join us for our next meeting on October 2, 6:30pm at the MLK Park Recreation Center (Western Ave. and 39th St.) 3916 S. Western  Ave. We are collecting your recommendations for Pothole repairs to be completed in early November. Bring the specific locations needing attention. We will have presentations on:

  • Torin Dunnavant of Tree People will discuss a proposed Rain Garden project proposed for our community in conjunction with the Bureau of Sanitation. View a sample Rain Garden Assessment.
  • Bob Sun of DWP will give a presentation on Water Recycling.


Hoover Triangle Community Meeting

Hoover Union Triangle ParkCouncilmember Gilbert Cedillo invites you to a community meeting regarding the Union-Hoover Triangle. Please come share your opinion on:
-Transit Shelters/seating
-Outdoor performance space

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
6:00 p.m.
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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.