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. Come get involved! After all, it's your community!
Take a few moments to find out who we are, what we do and how you can become involved.
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. We work with stakeholders to make a difference in the community with such projects as I Hablo U, the Pet Park Project, and the Community Involvement Program.
Anyone who lives, works or owns property in our boundaries is welcome to get involved. View the Boundary Map. Opportunities include:
Come to a meeting! We meet First Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Park gymnasium, 39th and Western Avenue, the building just south of the Exposition Park Library, entrance on the south side.
Join a committee: Go to the Committee list under What We Do on the top menu
Contact a board member
Contact other elected representatives
Sign up for our newsletter on the right side of this page
Our mailing address is:
PO Box 77367
Los Angeles, CA 90007
The Pet Park Project promotes responsible pet ownership with discounted pet adoptions and free spay and neuter services for qualified residences.
Spaying / Neutering your pet is the law. See the law. Free and discount spay / neuter services are available here. Find out about animal licensing. As of May 2010, it is still only $15 to license your dog. A great deal in these times where the City is looking to raise revenues. Have your pet licensed before you are hit with a costly fine.
The top reasons to Spay / Neuter are:
- Animals will behave better and are easier to train
- Less likely to bite
- Don't wander off or get lost
- Live healthier lives
- Adult male cats will stop spraying and urine will be less pungent
- Decrease homeless pet population
- It's the law
Find out more about spaying
We periodically organize and hold adoptions events, like the one we held in February 2010, where pets from the City Shelter were available for adoption. Free spay and neuter services are done by appointment only by calling 1.888.FIX-PETT. The Amanda Foundation provides their Spaymobile, but you must have a family income of $37,500 or less to qualify. Visit LA Animal Services to see pets available for adoption.
We also teach how to care for community cats with Trap Neuter Release (TNR) experts.
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'. You may call us NANDC for short!
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.