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Don’t Pick Up Your Phone While Stopped at a Signal | July 14, 2017

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] At our July 13 meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Social we heard from LAPD Officer Steven Hollowell, who is part of a four person bike patrol unit in the Southwest Area. He informed attendees that the bike patrol does issue warnings and citations and cautioned against distracted driving particularly with cell
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NANDC Cleans Up Alleys | July 11, 2017

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Watch Aerial Video of USC Village | June 22, 2017

Construction on USC Village is almost complete! The complex, which will bring many new retail and food establishments to the neighborhood, will officially open to the public on August 16. USC has released new aerial footage of the complex. Check out its progress!

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Vision Zero Takes Aim at Traffic Safety | June 16, 2017

Join us in providing feedback on proposed traffic safety options on Western to reduce and eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries.

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Public Comment Open for Commercial Cannabis Ordinance | June 16, 2017

City Council opened a 60 day public comment period June 8 on proposed ordinances regulating production and sale of commercial cannabis. Now is your chance to review the proposals and speak up about the production and sale of cannabis in your neighborhood.

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Help Clean Up Our Alleys | May 11, 2017

Please join us for our final alley clean up on Saturday, June 24th 8-11:30am at the alley parallel to S. Western between 27th and Jefferson.

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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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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.