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Upcoming AVNC Zoom Meetings
  • June 7, 2021, 7:00pm - AVNC River Committee Meeting

  • June 9, 2021, 7:00pm - AVNC Environmental & Land Use Committee Meeting

  • June 10, 2021, 7:00pm - AVNC Board of Governors Meeting

  • June 15, 2021, 7:00pm - AVNC Outreach Committee Meeting

  • June 16, 2021, 6:30pm - AVNC Homelessness Engagement Committee and Homelessness Policy Committee Joint Meeting

Wildlife Ordinance Workshop June 10th
City Planning recently released the Draft Wildlife Ordinance for public comment along with additional project information on the new Wildlife Pilot Study webpage. The Department would now like to invite you to a live, online workshop to hear additional feedback and clarify questions about the ordinance.

Wildlife Ordinance Online Workshop
Thursday, June 10, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Wildlife Pilot Study has informed the creation of a draft ordinance to support the City’s sustainability goals to conserve and protect important habitats and the connections between them. The effort identifies areas of ecological value for wildlife in the City of Los Angeles and proposes regulations for new development that can be more compatible with the land, water, plants, and animals that make up our city’s world class natural environment.

Los Angeles City Planning continues to value your input and participation. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, engagement continues online, expanded resources have been made available online and staff remain available to listen and discuss. You can learn more about the Wildlife Pilot Study Program and sign up to get updates from the Wildlife team.. Please send comments or questions to Lena Mik at OurLA2040@lacity.org
Thank you for your continued engagement with Los Angeles City Planning.
Summer Programs at the Los Angeles Public Library
Join the Los Angeles Public Library for a unique series of five programs designed to help you revise, recycle, rethink, replant and ultimately reimagine the world and your interactions with it. Programs will cover plant based living, bees + butterflies in Los Angeles, recycling with origami, the human element and potted gardens with CA native plants! And it’s all free! 

Increasing Investment in Los Angeles
L.A. Controller Ron Galperin recently issued a letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council recommending a series of measures to increase contracting with local businesses in order to support communities, create jobs and boost sales tax revenue to pay for more neighborhood services. He found that Council-controlled City departments paid out $7 million in sales taxes that went to other California jurisdictions for commodities purchased from FY 2018 to FY 2020. During the same period, the City paid just $4.1 million in sales taxes that went back into L.A.’s General Fund for commodities purchased from Los Angeles-based vendors.

LA City Planning News
Fair Share Housing Report
On May 25, City Planning released a report that outlines strategies to assist with the equitable distribution of affordable housing. The Fair Share Report proposes the establishment of housing targets by community to ensure that equity is at the forefront of future land use considerations. 

The centerpiece of the report is the introduction of a new methodology that prioritizes the fair distribution of affordable units. By addressing issues related to zoning capacity, the new methodology will ensure that Los Angeles’s community-by-community approach to planning complements citywide objectives for accommodating growth in a way that furthers equity. 

The report also calls on the City Council to consider the development of additional housing incentive programs that would streamline the approval process for affordable units and expand the City’s existing programs across more neighborhoods where housing is needed.

Play It Safe As LA County Reopens
As the weather gets warmer and LA County reopens, play it safe with your family at playgrounds and other shared outdoor areas. 
Remember, kids must:
  • Wear a mask (Ages 2 and up),
  • Wash their hands, and
  • Stay 6 feet apart from playmates.
Los Angeles County will align with the State's June 15 plans that ease many capacity limits and distancing requirements, and adopt CDC's masking guidelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. For those aged 12 and over, learn about mask guidance for fully vaccinated people and for those that are not fully vaccinated.

Visit COVID19.lacounty.gov for more information. 
Last Chance to Enjoy WE RISE LA
This is your last chance to enjoy WE RISE 2021! As Los Angeles County emerges from a year of isolation, global health pandemic, racial reckoning and other ongoing stressors, we need to take care of our mental health. That’s why we’re excited to be a part of WE RISE 2021, a month-long series of experiences that tap into the power of creative expression and community to strengthen our individual and collective wellbeing. But hurry because your chance is running out!

Created by the community for the community, WE RISE 2021 is an initiative of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and offers many ways to connect. Art Rise features a series of 21 art experiences across five Los Angeles neighborhoods, Community Pop-Ups take place across Los Angeles County neighborhoods, and a robust Digital Experience offers a full month of exciting virtual programs to enjoy at home. For more information, join us at werise.la.

For access to free mental health resources 24/7, please call (800) 854-7771 or visit dmh.lacounty.gov.
2021 City of Los Angeles Redistricting
Every ten years following the decennial U.S. Census, the Los Angeles City Charter requires that district boundaries for the City Council be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. As part of this process, a twenty-one member Redistricting Commission is formed with members from the public with the authority to make recommendations on a redistricting plan to the City Council that sets boundaries for the City Council districts. Redistricting is primarily done using U.S. Census data, which is usually released around March 31, 2021, but is expected to be delayed until August or September 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Per the City Charter, the redistricting process for the City of Los Angeles must be completed by December 31, 2021.

Get ready to DESCRIBE, DRAW, and SEND.
Make Your Voice Heard. Empower Your Community.
Tell the Commission what makes your community so special.
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If you have questions, contact: rafael.gonzalez@lacity.org
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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