New Honda Dealership Coming | May 6, 2017

Councilmember Curren Price Jr. reports May 4, 2017 on the groundbreaking for a new Honda dealership: Big day for CD 9 today as we broke ground on a new Honda dealership—one of the largest retail and commercial investments in our community at more than $25 million. After decades of neglect and a lack of meaningful
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USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative | May 2, 2017

USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) is a rigorous, seven-year pre-college enrichment program designed to prepare low-income neighborhood students for admission to a college or university. Those who complete the program, meet USC’s competitive admission requirements and choose to attend USC are rewarded with a full 4.5-year financial package, minus loans. Neighborhood families are encouraged to
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Suggest an Alley for Clean Up | April 21, 2017

NANDC is participating in the CleanStreets Challenge and this year we want to clean up the worst three alleys in our area. We need your help! Please nominate an alley in need of clean up. We are taking submissions through Thursday, April 27.  Worst alleys may be submitted to and should include cross streets,
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Need Pothole Repairs? | March 28, 2017

The Bureau of Street Services scheduled a Small Asphalt Repairs (SAR) truck for the Empowerment Congress North Neighborhood Council District to perform small asphalt repairs on ​May 3. Please forward your requests for consideration to  by April 24.

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Sign Up For Free Emergency Alerts | March 21, 2017

The Emergency Management Department encourages you to sign up to receive free emergency alerts from the City’s NotifyLA program.

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NANDC Sponsors Spring Into Wellness | February 16, 2017

As part of our outreach efforts, NANDC has partnered with the Council District 8 to host “Spring into Wellness.” This free community event is designed to raise public awareness of local resources dedicated to health & wellness, civic engagement, and financial literacy. For exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, please contact

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Cristo del Arbol De la Calle 22 | February 14, 2017

On February 5, NANDC participated in the festivities at the annual festival of the Cristo del Arbol de la Calle 22. NANDC was one of this year’s sponsors of this annual event, which included a procession and Aztec, Folkloric and Pre-Columbian dances, as well as delicious food!

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NANDC Speaks Out for Neighborhoods On Community Plans | February 7, 2017

NANDC recently carefully reviewed the South and Southeast Community Plans over the course of three months, five committee and two board meetings and submitted a letter of comments and concerns to City Planning with our findings. The overall finding is that there are many positive concepts embraced in the draft South and Southeast Community Plans, but
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NANDC Thanks Dr. Tool | February 1, 2017

At our Policy Committee meeting on January 24, we thanked Dr. David Tool for his years of service to the community and NANDC. He received a commendation from the City of Los Angeles in appreciation for his service. We will miss him as he moves to be closer to his family. Well done, Dr. Tool!

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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.