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
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Our mailing address is:
PO Box 77367
Los Angeles, CA 90007
According to a Los Angeles Sentinel article about the South LA Plan from October 2008:
Areas of South Los Angeles will be receiving a badly needed facelift. The South Los Angeles Initiatives will increase affordable housing, improve and expand retail opportunities, create new jobs, and improve the education system.
“Today, united City Hall unveils a comprehensive agenda for how we can turn around South Los Angeles, project by project,” Villaraigosa said. “This five year strategic plan sets the bar high. It sets clear targets and measures for the progress of projects in ten initiative areas that will make our communities stronger. Every initiative has goals and timetables, with people specifically assigned to and responsible for meeting these initiatives. From creating good jobs and better housing to improving business and quality of life. The Council and I believe that we can no longer sit back in this time of hardship and we’re ready to push through together.”
Unemployment among African Americans in South Los Angeles is near 11%. To address that problem the South Los Angeles Initiatives proposes new business developments. Construction positions will be open to African Americans to build these new developments, and new jobs will be available in the new retail stores.
Affected developments include:
Midtown Crossing, a retail center at Pico and San Vicente.
Crenshaw Gateway, a mixed-use project at Adams and Crenshaw.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Shopping Center, a 100,000 square foot shopping center at 103rd St. and Grand Ave.
Broadway/Manchester, a 19,000 square foot shopping center at Broadway and Manchester.
Vermont/Manchester Shopping Center, a proposed 100,000 square foot shopping center at 84th Street and Vermont Avenue.
Improve the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw Mall.
Figueroa Corridor. From the Santa Monica Freeway to King Boulevard, there will be mixed use projects.
Vermont Corridor. From the Santa Monica Freeway to King Boulevard, there will be mixed use projects.
Central Village, a 46,000 square foot retail center at 2000 S. Central Avenue.
Slauson Central Retail Plaza, an 80,000 square foot retail center.
Hoover/Manchester (Bethany Square). New construction of a mixed-use commercial/residential project consisting of five sites along Hoover Street and Manchester Avenue.
54th/Crenshaw. New construction of mixed-use project with approximately 150 residential condominiums above approximately 18,000 square of ground floor retail.
View Specific Plan Documents in City Planning
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.