June 28, 2022 View as Webpage
AVNC Zoom Meetings
Next AVNC Transportation
Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 @ 7:30pm

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.
Safer Neighborhoods
We are always looking for ways to make our neighborhood safer, especially when it comes to transit. That's why we support The Avenue Plan. Learn more at hyperionstreetsafety.com
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.
What you can report to MyLA311
Are you aware of MyLA311? You should be! From reporting safety hazards, to getting your bulky items disposed of, it's a great resource!
City Jobs and Internships - Apply Now
Los Angeles is hiring! If you’re a college student or recent graduate, see what positions are available here: https://tiny.cc/JobCentral. Or, apply for internships: https://tiny.cc/LAintern
Utility Relief
Los Angeles has distributed over $275 million in utility relief. If you’ve been financially impacted by COVID, click here to access Help Is On The Way, LADWP’s utilities payment assistance program.
Mortgage Relief
REMINDER: Fireworks Are Illegal in Los Angeles
As fourth of July approaches, the Los Angeles Fire Department reminds you to please: “Leave Fireworks to the Professionals.”

Fireworks are illegal in the City of Los Angeles, because, in our dry, fire-risky climate, they are extremely dangerous. A new study found that man-made fires are, on average, six times more destructive than naturally occurring ones. For more information: https://fire.lacounty.gov/fireworks-safety-and-july-4th-celebration-information/
Wildlife District Update
Join Los Angeles City Planning for a virtual information session on the proposed Wildlife District Ordinance today, June 28, 2022 at 5pm. This information session is being held prior to a formal public hearing on the proposed ordinance, scheduled for July 13, 2022. Details on both events are below.
An interactive map of the Wildlife District, the draft ordinance, and more information can be found on the project webpage at planning4la.org/wildlife. Participants are encouraged to view the recorded presentation that will be shared at the virtual information session and available under Outreach & Events prior to the hearing.
Virtual Information Session
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Virtual Public Hearing
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Click below to join during the scheduled time.
Enter Meeting ID 825 9405 3759 and Passcode 700816
Or join by phone: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 213 338 8477
During the virtual information session, City Planning will present information related to the ordinance and host an opportunity for questions and answers.
The public hearing is a formal opportunity to provide public comment on the proposed Wildlife District Code Amendment and Zone Change to a hearing officer. The public hearing is used to collect comments, and no decisions will be made at the time of public hearing. Participants may join the public hearing online or by phone at any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to offer testimony. In order that all viewpoints may be presented, speakers at the public hearing may be limited in the length of their testimony. The hearing officer will consider all public testimony and any written communication submitted prior to or at the hearing. Any written communication must include case numbers CPC-2022-3413-CA and CPC-2022-3712-ZC. Comments may be submitted by email to ourla2040@lacity.org or by hard copy through July 22, 2022, at 5 p.m.
Information about this meeting can be obtained in Spanish by calling (213) 978-1877.
Metro's Huge Investment in Reimagining Public Safety
By elevating and listening to the voices of passengers, LA Metro this week made a huge investment in reimagining public safety, creating and funding a program that will help make the transit system safe and welcoming for all passengers.  

The agency approved a three-year program to hire 300 unarmed transit ambassadors, recruited from local communities, to welcome and guide passengers, provide a visual presence on the system, and summon crisis response specialists or initiate emergency response as needed. Metro is allocating $40 million for the program – a full 14% of the agency’s public safety budget. This is in addition to $15.3 million for services to connect unhoused passengers with housing, shelter and services, and in addition to a new mental health crisis response program.
The Transit Ambassadors will provide staff supervision over stations and vehicles, provide assistance to customers, report maintenance and cleanliness issues, connect passengers with needed services, and quickly summon emergency response when required. Metro’s homelessness program includes 8 teams and 40 staffers from PATH, including outreach workers, case managers, addiction specialists, clinicians, and medical personnel. In the past few months alone, these teams have connected 166 people to interim housing and placed 36 people in permanent housing.
Metro is also partnering with the LA County Department of Mental Health to provide mental health crisis response. Under the program, mobile teams, staffed with at least one licensed mental health clinician, are being deployed to de-escalate crises, and connect people to mental health services.
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.
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