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Upcoming AVNC Zoom Meeting
AVNC Transportation Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 7:30pm

Note: Next Board of Governors Meeting - July 8, 2021
June 5th River Cleanup Update
Friends of LA River (FoLAR) welcomed 137 volunteers of all ages and walks of life to their kickoff weekend at Sepulveda Basin Sports Complex on June 5th.

Take a peek in the following pages for highlights and stats from our first weekend!

HCIDLA's Monthly Recap
649 Lofts - a Prop HHH financed property. (Photo courtesy 649 Lofts. Newly housed resident)
HHH Progress
  • As of May 2021, HHH has helped finance 125 current and future affordable and supportive housing projects for a total projected 8,031 apartments. Of these, 43 of the projects (2,979 apartments) are in construction
  • Prop HHH has 14 projects currently in-service, for a total 804 apartments, where individuals and families have been housed
  • The average HHH loan subsidy per apartment is $133,000

Learn About RePower L.A.
Californians are facing an insurmountable sum of utility debt. While utility affordability has always been a concern for low-income ratepayers, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing disparities throughout California. Low-income communities and communities of color are most burdened by utility debt.

RePower LA is a non-profit coalition of community orgs, environmentalists, labor, and small businesses proposing solutions to green LADWP while creating good jobs.

RePower LA is leading Los Angeles into an energy efficient future by advocating for a plan to save Angelenos money on their energy bills, reduce our dependency on dirty coal, and create local, career-path jobs for LA’s hardest-hit areas.  Click on the logo below to visit the RePower LA Website.
Celebrate Juneteenth - June 19, 2021
This Saturday we honor and acknowledge the historical struggles of the black community.

Juneteenth, June 19, is a Black American holiday to remember the day when word finally came in 1865 to slaves in Galveston, Texas, that slavery had been ended by President Abraham Lincoln’s Jan. 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.

The annual celebration, also known as Jubilee Day, Freedom Day and African American Independence Day, is celebrated with family and community get-togethers, eating red-colored foods, like red velvet cake and strawberry soda, and sharing family history, music, singing and stories.

Fireworks Are Illegal
Remember fireworks are illegal as well as being a source of trauma for neighborhood pets, the elderly and those who suffer from PTSD. 

The Los Angeles Police Department accepts illegal fireworks without penalty by calling the same number used to report them:

FREE COVID-19 Vaccinations June 20th
What is PlanCheckNC?
PlanCheckNC was created by Neighborhood Council stakeholders to promote more stakeholder participation in planning and land use issues and make government more responsive to local community needs. The purpose of PlanCheckNC is to help Neighborhood Councils and their stakeholders have the knowledge and tools to develop a vision reflective of the values of neighborhood residents and to develop and implement a land use framework that enables all stakeholders to feel that they are a part of the community– supported, safe and valued by the community. Visit website.
For latest news from Los Angeles City Planning, click here.
Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities on Earth and its diversity must be cherished and protected. That includes preventing and responding to hate crimes and hate incidents. The City of Los Angeles is standing together against hate. You can report hate crimes or hate incidents by calling 211 or 311. You can report anonymously and in a number of languages. STOP HATE
Opportunities for Empowerment
To commemorate Pride Month, Controller Galperin is hosting a discussion in his "Conversations with the Controller" series featuring civic, business and nonprofit leaders in the LGBTQ+ community. Scheduled for June 24, the event will highlight how the different sectors have worked to uplift LGBTQ+ employees and eliminate barriers to advancement, while also recognizing the important and practical work that remains to be done.
Emergency Tenant Protections Set to Expire June 30: What Happens Next?
On June 30, 2021, emergency tenant protections are set to expire. That means, unless the protections are extended, renters will have to go back to paying full rent on time each month to avoid eviction.

Lawmakers are considering an extension and may extend tenant protections past June 30, but it’s important for renters and landlords to know their rights and be prepared.

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. https://www.lacity.org/myla311
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