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!
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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.
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Our mailing address is:
PO Box 77367
Los Angeles, CA 90007
University Park Master Plan
About the Master Plan
USC’s University Park campus master planning process was launched in 2006 with the goal of providing a visionary framework for the physical development of the campus and the prosperity of its surrounding community in the coming years, driven by ideals expressed in the Role and Mission of the University of Southern California and in support of USC’s Plan for Increasing Academic Excellence.
Details about the USC Master Plan can be viewed on their website, including their mission, goals, potential developments and renderings.
The Empowerment Congress North Area neighborhood Development Council (NANDC) Economic Development Committee met on March 25th, 2010 to discuss the needs of stakeholders in regards to the community benefits package to result from the USC specific plan. At this successful forum, over 30 community members, representing long-term residences, business owners, and students came together to voice their concerns and discuss the needs of the community as a whole. The conversation identified two topics as the major concern: housing and jobs.
The community is looking for commitments in community benefits in various aspects of housing, examining expanding current covenants, rehab of current affordable housing units, possible new builds, an equity fund to acquire multi unit student housing to return the buildings to single family community residence as well as the need for affordable student housing from USC.
The USC specific plan brings with it job opportunity but the community is looking for a commitment in job training for these new opportunities, as well as programs to preserve local businesses and creating an alternate rehabed retail area on Vermont Ave.
These topics were mainly discussed as a whole and the above specific programs will be further fleshed out at the next NANDC economic Development meeting on April 29th 2010.
As the Neighborhood Council in the affected area of the USC plan, we represent all stakeholders and do not carry a specific agenda, and we expect to have true and meaningful input in the community benefits package resulting from the USC specific plan. We anticipate continued updates on the community benefits and we will be working closely with USC to be sure that the needs of our community are met.
Want to be part of the dialogue? Contact
, Area 3 Representative
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.