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Upcoming Meetings
AVNC Board of Governors Meeting
Meeting Via Zoom
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 7:00 pm

AVNC Education Committee Meeting
Meeting Via Zoom
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 7:00 pm

Ending Childhood Poverty
Community Impact Statements are how the AVNC officially advises the City Council on the goals and needs of our community. In this one, we register our support for the City goal of ending child poverty by 2035. What are your thoughts on the issue?
Healthcare Oversight
We have submitted a CIS supporting more oversight of the health care delivered to the over 41,000 unsheltered residents of LA. Six other Neighborhood Council's have done the same!
CIS: Naloxone training
We are speaking out to support supplying Naloxone to outreach workers who work with our unhoused neighbors. It's a cheap, safe and potentially life-saving drug for those experiencing an opioid overdose.
LA County Junior Lifeguard Program, Fire Explorer
Program and Women's Academy
Event Information and Open Houses
Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguard Program
Become a 2022 Junior Lifeguard!
Registration for NEW Junior Lifeguards opened March 1, 2022.

Open to children (ages 9 through 17), the mission of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Junior Lifeguard Program is to educate ocean and beach safety, physical conditioning, basic first aid, and environmental awareness while developing the next generation of lifeguards and future leaders.

For details and link to REGISTRATION, visit the website:

Fire Explorer Program Event & Open House
March 10, 2022 and March 12, 2022
Introducing the youth of Los Angeles County to today's fire and emergency medical services, emphasizing community service and civic involvement through positive mentoring, training, education and career development.

Women’s Fire Prep Academy (WFPA) Opening Day 
Compete for a spot in the 2022 Women's Fire Prep Academy!

Open to everyone 18 and over!
Saturday, March 19, 2022

You can meet other candidates on the path to becoming a firefighter and network, get a great workout, and find out what it takes to excel in this incredible career.

The WFPA will be conducted every Saturday from March 19, 2022 - April 23, 2022., from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at our headquarters, the Cecil R. Gehr Fire Dept Training Center located at 1320 N. Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90063.
Redistricting Update
The California Citizens Redistricting Commission will be hosting a series of  “Lessons Learned Meetings” on March 9, 2022 to March 12, 2022 from 9:30am-4:30pm. There will be opportunities for public comment at the end of each day.
Please visit links below for Agenda and Handouts. Run of Show will be available in upcoming days.
California Citizens Redistricting Commission
LA Sanitation Composting Workshops
March 31, 2022 - Last day to apply for the
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The last day to apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program will be on March 31 until 5pm. If you are behind on rent and have been impacted by COVID-19, this is your last chance to apply. You can also apply over the phone at 833-430-2122. If you have already submitted a COVID-19 Renters Relief application at, please do NOT submit a new application. If you need additional financial assistance or need to find the status of your pending application, please check online at or call (833) 430-2122.
Mayor Garcetti Signs Ordinance To
Lower Speed Limits On City Streets
Mayor Eric Garcetti today held a signing ceremony for an ordinance that will lower speed limits on 177 miles of streets across Los Angeles. The bill specifically targets speed limit reductions on streets with high rates of traffic fatalities and severe injuries or heavily-trafficked pedestrian and bicycle routes. Under this framework, the locations of the streets impacted by the ordinance will see speed limit reductions consistent with the City’s Vision Zero program, which specifically designates the City’s High-Injury Network.
More News from the Mayor's Office
Los Angeles College Promise Announces Spring Session
These district-wide sessions are offered in addition to the individual sessions offered by the colleges and will provide the information that students and families need to understand the benefits of LA College Promise and how to apply. The first session is this Wednesday, 3/9, at 5:30pm. Registration can be done here.

Applications Open for CA Mortgage Relief Program
The California Mortgage Relief Program will provide financial assistance to homeowners who have fallen behind on their housing payments. Households at or below 100% AMI are eligible. Visit to apply.

Mayor Garcetti Kicks off the 2022 Free Tax Prep LA Campaign
Free Tax Prep L.A. 2022 is working with families to provide free tax preparation services and helps claim state and federal tax credits. For info on Free Tax preparations visit

Student 2 Student Success (S2S) Accepting Applications
LAUSD students from participating schools can get paid ($15/hr) for tutoring other students living in their households. To learn more and apply, join an info session held every Thursday at 4:30 pm via and/or email with any questions.

COVID-19 Update

LA City Masking Rules to Align with County Health Guidance
Businesses will now have two options; the first being to lift indoor masking requirements for both customers and workers. To be eligible, a business must verify the vaccination status or a negative test result for 100% of their customers and workers. The second option will be to verify the vaccination status or a negative test result for 100% of their customers only. These changes will align with County Health Guidance and allow restaurants to lift masking mandates. Full press release, here.

Reporting COVID-19 Scams or Fraud
LA City Attorney’s Office: price-gouging, alleged scams, etc.
LA County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs: Click “File a Consumer Complaint.” Alternatively, call 1-800-593-8222.
LA County Department of Public Health: General information about COVID-related scams & fraud
Free COVID Testing from CORE
Visit this webpage for testing dates, times and locations.
LA Public Library On-Line Events
Help the City Help Our Neighborhood
Use the MyLA311 app to report potholes, graffiti and street light problems! 

City information and services are just a few taps away. Use the app to quickly and easily request the City's most popular services, including graffiti removal, pothole repair, and bulky-item pickup. Other features include access to the City Services knowledge base, map of nearby City facilities, City Social Media feeds, and more. 

Let us know if you find the information in this newsletter helpful. We'd love to hear from you.