NANDC is a self-governed, self-directed and independent organization empowered by the Los Angeles City Charter. This charter offers neighborhood councils a role in the City’s decision-making process. We as citizens are given the opportunity and obligation to stay involved with developments in our area that affect us. NANDC was certified by the City of Los Angeles on April 27, 2002 and was the 24th neighborhood council formed under the guidelines of the City Charter.
We promote public participation in city governance and decision making processes, to make government more responsive to our local needs and requests, creating more opportunities to build partnerships with government and private entities to create more opportunities for our neighborhood.
NANDC’s official name is the Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council. The council was certified by the City of Los Angeles on April 27, 2002 and was the 24th neighborhood council formed under the guidelines of the City Charter.
What is the Purpose of the Council?
The purpose of this Council is to work with elected officials to improve the quality of life in communities within the Neighborhood Development Council boundaries. The Governing Body and stakeholders identify community concerns, and work with City officials to identify resources to address issues and develop solutions. The mission of the Neighborhood Development Council is to:
(A) Engage residents in efforts to create safer and healthier environments;
(B) Educate constituents to make more informed decisions regarding the condition of their neighborhoods; and
(C) Empower stakeholders to effect positive change in their communities.
Our board consists of 15 volunteer board members. Ten of the board members are elected for two year terms. Elected members include the President, Vice President, Secretary, two representatives from each of our three areas, and one at-large representative. View Area Descriptions. Appointed positions include the Treasurer, two at-large representatives, and two community interest positions: a USC Representative and Business Representative.
What is a Stakeholder?
The following is the Neighborhood Council’s definition of stakeholder: Neighborhood Council membership is open to all Stakeholders. “Stakeholders” shall be defined as those who live, work, or own property in the neighborhood or to those who declare a stake in the neighborhood and affirm the factual basis for it. In addition, stakeholders are those persons who own a business within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries or own real estate property within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries or attends school within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries or attends a religious organization within the Neighborhood Council’s boundaries.