August 9, 2022 View as Webpage
AVNC Upcoming Meetings
AVNC Community Greening Committee Meeting
Tonight! Tuesday, August 9, 2022 @ 7:00pm

AVNC Board of Governors Meeting
Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 7:00pm

Check our calendar for upcoming meetings and our agendas page where agendas are posted once submitted.
New AVNC Board Member
Steve Johnson is the newest member of the board! Learn more about Steve:

Steve, a 17-year resident of Atwater Village, is passionate about our green/river spaces, business development and safe streets for pedestrians, bikes and cars. He is honored to be a part of the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council.

Steve received a congressional nomination to the United States Air Force Academy, where he majored in engineering and political science. While on active duty, he served as a navigational flight officer during numerous operations worldwide, ultimately attaining the rank of Captain.

After being honorably serving his commitment in the Air Force, Steve moved to Los Angeles with his husband, Brian, a maritime attorney. He continued his public service as an educator, while later attaining his Master’s degree from the Marshall School of Business at USC.

Steve’s passion for public service further deepened when he saw the need for safer communities here in Los Angeles. He parlayed this need into a career as a peace officer. It has been his honor to serve communities throughout Los Angeles. Steve currently holds the rank of Sergeant.

Steve is an advocate for the environment, homelessness and community/business development. He has had the honor of working directly with non-profits like Children’s Institute International and Project E.R.I.N., which shelter and treat victims of domestic violence.
Casitas Lofts Project Update
New Development is always a complicated a proposal. After careful consideration, the Atwater Village River Committee decided to oppose the Casitas Lofts Project. And now we have news to share: the developer has withdrawn the proposal.
A response from Metrolink
AVNC Supports Improved Water Quality at Bowtie
The AVNC has officially sent a letter of support for The Nature Conservancy's request for funding to improve water quality at the Bowtie.
Glendale-Hyperion Bridge Update
The city is close to securing all certifications required to start the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge redesign and retrofit. The project is expected to be advertised for construction at the beginning of 2023. After a 6-month bidding process, breaking ground could start in mid to late 2023.
Updates from our City Controller
Safeguarding L.A.’s Financial Future 
  • Protecting L.A. from Economic Uncertainty
  • Happy New (Fiscal) Year!
  • Use Vacant City Properties for Homeless Housing
  • Beat the Heat in Los Angeles

Job Opportunity with City of LA
Crisis Lifeline
As of Saturday, July 16, people nationwide who are experiencing a mental health crisis and in need of immediate help will be able to dial or text 988 and receive assistance through the new Suicide and Crisis Lifeline number. As the lead agency in developing a seamless roll out of 988, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) has been preparing for this launch for more than a year to ensure operational logistics and response teams are in place to enable Los Angeles County community members to call 988 and receive immediate help during a mental health crisis.
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.
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