City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | March 2021
Greetings! welcome to the March City E-Newsletter. If you are a Gmail user, please move this message to your 'Primary" tab to be sure you don't miss an update! We always welcome suggestions and feedback, please e-mail social@cityofsignalhill.org.
Upcoming Dates, Meetings and Events

Tuesday, March 23: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 13: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14: Diversity Coalition Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 15: Virtual Book Club, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 24: All-City Socially Distanced Mayor's Clean-Up, all day

COVID-19: Latest News and Information

  • City of Signal Hill COVID-19 Cases To-Date: 1,116 (+ 3.7 % since Feb. 18, 2021)
  • L.A. County Cases To-Date: 1,212,586 (+ 3.3 % since Feb. 18, 2021)
  • State of California Cases To-Date: 3,535,534
COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Updates
We appreciate your patience as the COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out to the public. Demand for vaccines is high and supply is limited, but new appointments continue to be added as more vaccine doses become available.

Visit our website for the latest local information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
As of March 18, the following groups are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in L.A. County:

  • Frontline Healthcare Workers
  • Staff & Residents at Skilled Nursing Facilities and Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Residents 65 and Older
  • People with Disabilities, Pre-Existing or Chronic Health Conditions
  • Education & Childcare
  • Food & Agriculture
  • First Responders & Law Enforcement
  • Government Essential & Emergency Workers
  • Custodial & Janitorial Staff
  • Airport Ground Crews
  • Emergency Foster Care or Social Workers
  • Residents and Workers at Congregate Living Spaces
In most cases, eligible individuals must have an appointment to be vaccinated. Health officials are working with multiple providers and partners to offer opportunities for vaccination. If you are eligible based on your employment, please check with your employer about getting vaccinated. If you are eligible due to an existing medical condition or disability, please first check with your healthcare provider.

Otherwise, to make an appointment, please visit MyTurn.CA.gov or VaccinateLACounty.com. You can also call the LACDPH Vaccine Call Center at (833) 540-0473, 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m, 7 days a week. Please note that the City of Long Beach is no longer using VaxLB, it is now using the State's MyTurn system. Please be sure you're registered with MyTurn if you do not yet have an appointment.
If You're Not Yet Eligible
If you are not yet eligible to receive a vaccine, there are still steps you should take to be ready when your turn comes. To find out when it's your turn to get vaccinated, you can sign up to be notified at MyTurn.ca.gov. Please also visit VaccinateLACounty.com to learn about current vaccination plans and sign up for the County's Vaccine E-Newsletter so you don't miss important updates.
L.A. County Enters "Red Tier"
The County of Los Angeles has entered the “Red Tier” of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy and lifted some local activity-specific restrictions starting Monday, March 15. Learn more.

Our region continues to experience substantial rates of COVID-19 transmission, and the danger has not subsided. Please continue to wear a mask, socially distance, wash your hands often, and avoid crowds. Businesses and customers should continue to regularly check L.A. County Public Health's website for updates to their sector-specific protocols and the most current safety modifications.
COVID-19 Information and Resources
Stay up-to-date on the ever-changing COVID-19 situation. For the latest news, case numbers, economic information and more, please visit our official COVID-19 web page at cityofsignalhill.org/coronavirus. You can also call the City of Signal Hill COVID-19 Information Hotline at 562-989-7392 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you need help with food, finances, mental health, and more, we've posted a comprehensive list of COVID-19 resources at cityofsignalhill.org/covid19resources.

For information from L.A. County Public Health, dial 2-1-1 or visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/coronavirus.
Commemorating Healthcare Heroes in March
This month, we celebrate and thank our City's healthcare heroes. Healthcare workers in all practices have worked through the pandemic in difficult and even dangerous conditions to continue providing critical health services to the community.

We will be honoring our healthcare heroes, and all those we've lost to COVID-19, at the March 23, 2021 virtual City Council meeting. The public is welcome to join us.
Why Do You Wear a Mask?
Wearing a mask is is one of the most effective tactics we have to reduce the spread of COVID-19. While masks do protect you from infection, wearing a mask can also protect everyone around you from getting sick. It’s a way to show those around you that you care about them and their health.

Please tell us why you wear a mask. It could be for you, someone special in your life or because you care about our community and want to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We're encouraging all residents to do the following:

  1. Take a photo wearing your mask
  2. In the caption, or by holding a sign (click here for a printable PDF), tell us why you wear your mask or who you wear it for.
  3. Send us your photo via e-mail at social@cityofsignalhill.org or you can message us on Facebook @cityofsignalhill! You could be featured in our newsletters, social media or our website!
Spring Virtual Book Clubs
Join the Signal Hill Public Library for our new Spring Virtual Book Club series! Each month we'll gather on Zoom to discuss the selected book. Copies are available at the library for curbside pickup or download the eBook or audio book from the Signal Hill Library Catalog.

  • April 15: Deacon King Kong by James McBride
  • May 20: The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  • June 17: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Each meeting is 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 777 557 1604
Passcode: 251273
Call 562-989-7323 for more information.
Diversity Coalition Committee Meets Second Wednesday of Each Month, Public Welcome
The City's Diversity Coalition Committee (DCC) is meeting virtually every second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. We invite you to virtually attend. The DCC's goal is to further diversity, inclusion, and community engagement in Signal Hill. Community involvement is key to our efforts to address systemic racism and bias in the policies and practices of municipal government.

The meeting agenda will be published here 72 hours prior to the meeting, and meeting participation instructions will be provided on the agenda.
City Seeking Applicants for Planning, Parks & Recreation, and Civil Service Commissions
The City of Signal Hill is currently seeking residents who are interested in serving on the Planning, Parks & Recreation, and Civil Service Commissions. There are three available positions on each commission. Applications are currently being accepted. Interviews will be held on either Tuesday, April 27 or Thursday, April 29, depending on the number of applicants. Applicants must live in the City of Signal Hill, be a U.S. citizen, and be at least 18 years old. Each term is a four-year term. For more information or to apply, please click here.
Please learn more about each commission if you are interested in applying:

Spring-Tacular On the Hill: A Community Scavenger Hunt 
Scavenger Hunt Clue Easter Bunny with Eggs
Sample Clue Image
Join us throughout April for a Spring-Tacular Community Scavenger Hunt! Spring-themed clues will be hidden throughout the community. Residents of all ages will be invited to find them.

Look for your Spring-Tacular Scavenger Hunt grid in the Spring Edition of City Views next month. You will also be able to print your own on our website once it becomes available. Once you complete a horizontal line, diagonal line, vertical line, or the entire grid, you can submit the grid to win a prize. A special prize will be given to those who complete the entire grid!

Residents and businesses are invited to participate by hosting a Spring-Tacular clue in their window during the month of April. If you are interested in being a host, please contact the Community Services Department at 562-989-7330 or email comservices@cityofsignalhill.org.
All-City Socially Distanced Mayor's Clean-Up:
Saturday, April 24
Join Mayor Edward H.J. Wilson and the Sustainable City Committee for an All-City Socially Distanced Mayor's Clean-Up on Saturday, April 24. The City is partnering with the CivicSpark Americorps Program in honor of Earth Day for this Clean City, Green City initiative. Simply choose a location in your neighborhood to clean up. Enjoy time outdoors while we make our City a great place to live. Remember to wear a mask and socially distance.

To participate, please sign up with CivicSpark at tiny.cc/cleancitygreencity. A tree will be planted for the first 100 volunteers to sign up on the website. A limited number of grabbers, gloves, and trash bags are available from City Hall. Please call 562-989-7340 to make an appointment to pick them up.
Signal Hill Public Library Continuing Curbside Pickup Service
The Signal Hill Public Library continues to offer curbside services for books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks. The Curbside Pickup program follows all public health guidelines. The Library’s interior remains closed to the public until further notice.

Curbside hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Patrons must reserve items for pickup in advance. For information on how to reserve and pick up your items, please visit us at cityofsignalhill.org/libraryYou can also call 562-989-7330 during regular business hours.
SB 1383 May Impact Waste Disposal in Signal Hill
SB 1383 is set to kick in next year, and with it will come changes in how we all handle waste disposal. SB 1383 is intended to keep more organic material out of our landfills. To get there, all commercial and residential households will need to be sure they are taking steps to properly recycle organic waste. Local cities, counties and other jurisdictions must also adopt new ordinances to ensure that all residential and commercial waste generators are in compliance. Therefore, Signal Hill is in the process of amending municipal codes and adopting inspection and enforcement programs to be in compliance with SB 1383 regulations by 2022. Please be aware that recycling and waste removal fees may be impacted by these regulations. We will keep residents informed of updates as they become available.
City Hall Open By Appointment Only
City Hall, the Community Services Department, and the City Yard are currently open by appointment only until further notice. Walk-in visitors will not be accepted. Anyone with an appointment must wear a mask, follow all social distancing guidelines, and self-attest that they are in good health. Learn more here.
Signal Hill City Hall
2175 Cherry Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Hours (Phone, E-mail, and Appointment Only)
Mon.-Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fridays: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
562-989-7300
Signal Hill City Council
Mayor:
Edward H.J. Wilson

Vice Mayor:
Keir Jones

Council Members:
Robert D. Copeland
Tina L. Hansen
Lori Y. Woods