October 10, 2022 View as Webpage
AVNC Board Meeting Thursday

Check our calendar for other upcoming meetings and our agendas page where agendas are posted once submitted.
AVNC Board Correspondence
We urge the city to protect our ecological heritage by preserving our native black walnut trees.

Did you know we are... multi-jurisdictional? And it sometimes causes issues. Let's increase coordination by LA Sanitation!
Facts about the AVNC Community
Stats from the 2020 census are available on an interactive map:[https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2021/geo/demographicmapviewer.html]. Here you can see that Atwater Village is encompassed by 4 census tracts which in total have a population of 14,435 and 6,165 housing units.
Horses outrunning floods? Seems like Atwater has always been an exciting spot.
Bike Day
You are invited to CiBiC's bike day next Sunday Oct 16 from 2-5p at LA State Historic Park. There will be a lot of fun activities. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cibic-bike-day-tickets-430251151777
Interested in High Speed Rail?
2022 Speed Hump Program
You and your neighbors can now apply to have speed humps installed on your block! Register your block for speed humps (as of October 6).

Cash Refunds for Millions of Californians
Beginning in early October, most Californians will start receiving a one-time cash refund of up to $1,050 to help offset the higher costs caused by inflation. Funding for California's Better for Families Tax Refund was part of this year's state budget passed by the Legislature.
Determine your eligibility.
You are eligible if you:
  • Filed your 2020 tax return by October 15, 2021
  • Meet the California adjusted gross income (CA AGI) limits described in the Tax Refund section
  • Were not eligible to be claimed as a dependent in the 2020 tax year
  • Were a California resident for six months or more of the 2020 tax year
  • Are a California resident on the date the payment is issued

How much will I receive?
The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has a tax refund estimator to determine your refund.
When will I receive my refund?
The FTB anticipates 95% of all refunds will be distributed by the end of this year. If you filed your 2020 taxes electronically:
Expect to receive your refund by direct deposit.
  • Prior Golden State Stimulus I or II recipients - 10/7-10/25
  • Other eFilers - 10/28-11/14

If you filed your 2020 taxes via standard USPS:
Expect to receive your refund via a debit card sent to your address on file with the FTB.
  • Prior Golden State Stimulus I or II recipients - 10/25-12/10
  • Remaining Tax Filers - Before 1/15/23

Contact the Franchise Tax Board's customer service representatives if you have further questions regarding this one-time payment at (800) 542-9332. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., or visit their website.
Cannibas Update
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) invites you to participate in a virtual town hall called Cannabis in Your Community: Partnering on Progressive Enforcement. The aim of the event is to engage with you about illegal cannabis activity and receive your input as the City considers new progressive strategies for enforcement. Community involvement is an important component to identifying problems and discovering new ideas to fix them.

Town Hall Dates: 10/11/22; 10/27/22 and 11/10/22. Click below for details:

Get Ready to Vote LA County
November 8th is Election Day. Here are some things you need to know in order to vote:

First, make sure you are registered to vote. You can click here to register online. If you moved recently, you should check your registration status to make sure the Registrar-Recorder has your current address on file
September 28th: Sample Ballots mailed out.
October 6th - 10th: Vote-by-Mail ballots mailed out. In LA County, every voter will automatically be sent a mail-in ballot, but you can opt to vote in-person instead or use a ballot drop box. 
  • October 29th: First set of Vote Centers open their doors. You can vote in-person at any Vote Center that is convenient to you. 
  • November 5th: All Vote Centers open.
  • November 8th: Election Day! Vote Centers and drop boxes close at 8pm. 
The locations of Vote Centers and Ballot Drop Boxes are expected to be released in the coming week or two. 
What you can report to MyLA311
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.
COVID-19 Resources
For the latest information on Covid-19 visit the City Controller's website here.

Free COVID Testing from CORE
Visit this webpage for testing dates, times and locations.
Let us know if you find the information in this newsletter helpful. We'd love to hear from you.