On Saturday, the L.A. Neighborhood Council Coalition approved a motion calling for community input on road diets. This represents a victory for safety and mobility advocates, as the initial version of the motion had been strongly anti-road-diet.
The L.A. Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) is a hybrid group that is neither a governmental body nor an incorporated nonprofit. LANCC members are representatives designated by L.A. City’s elected neighborhood councils. Though there are more than ninety officially elected Neighborhood Councils in the city of Los Angeles, only fifteen designated voting representatives attended Saturday’s meeting. In and of itself, LANCC approval does not make a motion binding or enforceable, but it tends to serve as a springboard to disseminate policies out to various elected neighborhood councils for their approval.