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Next AVNC Governing Board Meeting
Next AVNC Board of Governors Meeting
Thursday, July 14, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Agenda Pending

Check our calendar for upcoming meetings and our agendas page where agendas are posted once submitted.
Meet our newest board member
The AVNC is proud to welcome our newest Representative, Jeremiah Runyon! Jeremiah is an accomplished professional with deep ties to the neighborhood, and we couldn't be luckier to have him join us in serving the community.
Courtney Morris honored as Woman of the Year
Our very own Courtney Morris has been chosen as Congressional District 13's Woman of Year! A four term board member and Co-Chair for nearly 9 years, Courtney helped us throw many incredible events and still serves as chair of our Events Committee and Co-Chair of our Tree Lighting Committee!
LA River Cleanup event in Atwater
Be sure to join the upcoming LA River Cleanups, partially funded by the AVNC!
Friends of the LA River Event in Glendale
L.A. River Master Plan Approved
Article courtesy of Urbanize LA

After six years, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to adopt a master plan for the full 51 miles of the L.A. River, formalizing yet another framework for the development of urban trails and parks along the largely concrete-encased waterway. In anticipation of the new investment that may result from the plan, officials are now exploring steps to blunt the impacts of gentrification along the river corridor.
In a unanimous vote, the Board of Supervisors have requested a report within 60 days on what steps are needed to establish a land bank pilot program for Los Angeles County, with a focus on communities located along the L.A. River.
Stop the Clock events continue...
The free Stop the Clock climate change event and art installation at the Red Car Bridge continues over the next two Saturdays (June 18, 25). The mornings (11a-1p) will feature music, children's collage/draw party, climate solution/action/guests + music. The evenings (3pm-6pm) will include music/climate action party.

The art installation was partially funded by the AVNC. More info at stoptheclock.info.
Board Vacancy
Join us! The AVNC currently has an open at-large seat. Make a difference in your community - from movie nights and horses, to public safety and homelessness engagement, the board does it all. Submit by July 8th.
River Casitas Lofts Update
New Development is always a complicated proposal. After careful consideration, the Atwater Village River Committee has decided to oppose the Casitas Lofts Project. And now we have news to share: the developer has withdrawn the proposal.
Train Noise Update
After diving deep into the details of why and when trains must use their horns, we have officially requested action to reduce noise pollution in Atwater Village. This would not have happened without our stakeholders letting us know there was a pressing issue!

Mortgage Relief Program
In December 2021, the State launched the California Mortgage Relief Program to provide assistance to homeowners who fell behind on their housing payments due to financial hardships they experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is funded by the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act’s Homeowner Assistance Fund and administered by the California Housing Finance Agency Homeowner Relief Corporation. The California Mortgage Relief Program is expanding to help homeowners who may be current on their mortgage payments but are delinquent on property tax payments. Eligible homeowners could receive up to $20,000 to cover past-due property tax payments. There is no cost to apply, and the funds never have to be paid back.
Cocktails for Critters Event - June 26
Santé D'Or is a not-for-profit, volunteer run cat rescue on Los Feliz Blvd. Their Cocktails For Critters event is on June 26. Tickets are available now and donations are being accepted.

LA Animal Services is facing a Kennel Space Crisis
Los Angeles, June 14, 2022 – LA Animal Services is one of thousands of shelters across the country experiencing an increase in intake of medium to large size dogs. Because more pets are coming into our shelters than getting adopted or fostered each day, our six Centers are running out of available kennels for our canine companions. READ MORE
Community Partnership Grants Now Available
Learn how to apply for LADWP Community Partnership Grants to help communities save energy, water, and money. Apply by June 24, 2022 by 3:00 p.m. 

LADWP’s Community Partnership Outreach Grants Program provides funds to non-profit organizations that play a vital role to help further the goal of sustainability efforts for the City of Los Angeles. The grants assist non-profits in encouraging behavior change within populations that may not be reached through more traditional communication strategies.  APPLY HERE
Save our Water Quiz


California is facing a severe drought due to climate change. We must act now. Let's save water to save California. Visit saveourwater.com for 

Free COVID Testing from CORE
Visit this webpage for testing dates, times and locations.
COVID-19 Resources
For the latest information on Covid-19 visit the City Controller's website here.

Help the City Help Our Neighborhood
Are you aware of MyLA311? You should be! From reporting safety hazards, to getting your bulky items disposed of, it's a great resource!
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