Empowerment Congress Central Area Neighborhood Development Council
About 2017-08-10T12:18:15+00:00

The Empowerment Congress Central Area NDC is a city-certified local group made up of people who live, work, own property or have some other connection to our neighborhood. Neighborhood Council Board Members are elected or selected to their positions by the neighborhoods themselves.

Purpose

The purpose of this Council is to work with elected officials to improve the quality of life in communities within the Neighborhood Council boundaries. The Governing Board and Stakeholders identify community concerns, and work with City Officials to identify resources to address issues and develop solutions.

The Council is to participate as a body on issues concerning our neighborhood and regarding the governance of the City of Los Angeles (“City”) in a transparent, inclusive, collaborative, accountable and viable manner.

Meetings

ECCANDC Meetings are held every 4th Monday at:

Western Avenue Elementary School
1724 W. 53rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90062

You are invited to come and let your voice be heard. Please note that only items on the agenda may be acted on by the Board. Should you have an item you wish the Board to address, please email it for consideration to the Board two weeks prior to the next meeting.

Boundaries

How Can I Get Involved?

Come to a meeting! Stakeholders may submit a speaker card and present their comments in two minutes during the public comment period. Please note, if you have an item you want the Board to take action on right away, you should contact the President requesting the item to be agendized. The Board may only discuss and take action on agendized items. Your request should provide the specific details and requested action to take. Requests should be submitted 1-2 weeks prior to the meeting.

Join a committee. Committee do the real work and present recommendations to the Board for final approval.

Apply for an open seat. Stakeholders my apply in writing to fill an open seat. The Secretary will agendize the vote for the next meeting.

What is a Stakeholder?

Stakeholders shall be defined as those who live, work, or own real property in the neighborhood and also those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder, defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing participation within the neighborhood council’s boundaries and who may be in a community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or religious organizations.

How do I get funding for my organization from ECCANDC?

ECCANDC uses a portion of its budget to support community events that help our outreach efforts. To apply for funding complete the Neighborhood Purposes Grant Form and submit it to the board for discussion consideration. It may then be placed on the agenda for the Council meeting. ECCANDC can only vote on items on the agenda at the Council meeting. Please plan ahead, it can take 2-3 months or more to approve and process a funding request before payment is sent.

Neighborhood Council Funding System Dashboard

Documents

ECCANDC Approved Bylaws

The Brown Act

Code of Civility