E-Newsletter Monthly News & Updates

April 2020
A Message from City Manager, Suja Lowenthal
It’s been two weeks since Governor Newsom’s “stay at home” order went into effect – and we are all adjusting to a world that has been turned upside down. No one knows exactly how long this will last, but it seems like we have a while before we get back to many of our normal activities.

As we all adjust to this new reality, I can’t emphasize enough the gratitude I have for everyone who is doing their part by staying home, the employees of essential services that continue to show up to work to help us, and for our staff continuing to serve the community.

We also want to take a moment to hear from you. If you live in any of our south bay cities and have a moment, please fill out the short survey to let us know how frequently you’d like to hear from us, the COVID-19 challenges you and your family are facing, and your preferred methods of communication with us so we can do our best to be responsive and help you meet those challenges.

Even as we cope with these realities, this too shall pass. There are better times ahead. We know these times are tough, yet in the past few weeks we’ve seen our community come up with creative and innovative ways to keep supporting each other whether it’s a business turning into a corner market, residents helping out those in need, our kids sharing messages of hope and positivity, and those continuing to serve on the front lines of our response efforts we are so proud and inspired by each and every one of you.

Read the full message from our City Manager , Suja Lowenthal, on how our City of Hermosa Beach team and our community are working to meet the moment and flatten the curve, while supporting and inspiring each other. 
Extensive COVID-19 Resources on the City Website
The County of Los Angeles issued a  Safer at Home Order  that applies to all of LA County effective beginning 11:59 PM on 3/19/20 through at least 4/19/20. Additionally, the California Governor has issued a  Stay at Home Order  statewide that has also gone into effect and will be in effect until further notice. An order was also issued by LA County on 3/27 that directed the closure of our beaches and associated trails county-wide. We are closely monitoring updates and information provided by these sources and will continue to provide updates to the community. You can explore the information and resources we have on our website at hermosabeach.gov/coronavirus or see some of the highlights below.
Daily Updates via E-Notification
To help keep the community informed, the City of Hermosa Beach is providing daily updates featuring the latest news about COVID-19; related local updates; and how the City is working to meet the needs of the community and protect public health. Information regarding coronavirus is changing frequently, and the City will continue to provide the latest information about COVID-19 and links to resources. You can sign up to receive this daily update on our website.
Public Health Updates from the CDC
The City of Hermosa Beach is supporting trusted resources such as the Center for Disease Control and LA County Department of Public Health who are monitoring and leading response efforts by helping to share information and resources available to the public regarding Coronavirus, aka COVID-19. We are closely monitoring updates and information provided by these sources and will continue to provide updates to the community. 
Status of City Services and Activities
The City of Hermosa Beach is continuing to provide critical and essential services to the Hermosa Beach community. Additional services and programs will maintain operations to the extent feasible. The City of Hermosa Beach has postponed or cancelled non-essential public events and senior and community programs sponsored by the City during the months of March and April. The status of City services and listing of events that have been cancelled or postponed is available on this webpage and will be updated as conditions change. 
Business Resources
We understand the significant challenges Hermosa Beach businesses face as a result of disruptions and closures caused by the global outbreak of COVID-19. Recognizing the growing need to provide our local community with the rapidly evolving list of resources and directives, the City has compiled the following local, state, national and private resources that can help local businesses during this time and ensure our businesses are doing their part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As these resources are changing daily, you are encouraged to check back on this page frequently or  sign up to receive daily updates  from the City through our e-notification system. 
Hermosa Beach from Home
Looking for things to do from home? Want to help support our community organizations, businesses, and neighbors in need? Check out some of the activities we've put together for you in our Hermosa Beach from Home collection to learn, explore and celebrate the things that make Hermosa Beach the  #bestlittlebeachcity
We've put together some beach tunes for you including a playlist from the 2019 Hermosa Beach Summer Series, a song by one of our talented staff, and a set of songs with feel good vibes for while you're at home.
Our community is incredible coming together in a time of need and we're highlighting the ways you can sign up to help lend a hand for someone in need assistance or offer support to those financially impacted by COVID-19.
Not sure who's open and who's got their online shops ready for orders? The Hermosa Chamber has compiled info on the status of our businesses and you can find new ways to support them with some Local Love Bingo.
Discover the history, landmarks, and music that made Hermosa Beach what it is today by downloading an audio tour from Experience GPS Tours or Leadership Hermosa Beach Class of 2019 and going for a solo walk to the locations (where open).
Whether it's a mural, a surf statue, sculpture, or one of our many decorative utility boxes, the public art in Hermosa is unique and makes our public spaces even more beautiful. Explore all of Hermosa's unique public art with our GIS story map.
Our beloved community partners, have gone digital. LA County Library is expanding access to their wealth of resources and Beach Cities Health is streaming daily activities for adults and kids to help get active and practice mindfulness.
While everyone is at home, we still have projects and initiatives that could use your input. From our sea level rise virtual reality to a traffic safety plan, take a few moments to check out some of the projects and provide your feedback.
Whether they're recent shows or a throwback film, we've compiled a list to help you check out some of the movies and shows that have been filmed in Hermosa Beach over the years and see if you can pick out our local landmarks.
Starting on 4/6 we will be sharing a different weekly opportunity to show off your family spirit and cheer. We'll encourage you to dress up or decorate your home based on each week's theme and share your spirit with the community.
Have a beautiful photo of Hermosa Beach you'd like to share with us?  Submit your photos  and we may share them on our website or social media channels to remind ourselves how lucky we are to live here.
Check out the Pier and Good Stuff Strand Cam live streams or explore some of your favorite Hermosa locations with 360 degree videos you can check out on your phone or computer or using virtual reality equipment.
Follow our pages on social media and get involved in the conversation. We're posting information daily, beautiful photos, positive messages, and activity ideas daily to keep you connected with everything you love about Hermosa.
Upcoming Activities & Events
City Highlights
Keep Up to Date with City Projects
What to know what's happening in your neighborhood? With our new website we've launched an interactive map that highlights capital improvement, planning, and other City projects so you can find background materials, participate in upcoming meetings, and keep up with latest status on projects.
Parking Permits Reminders
With the City's response to COVID-19, and closure of City offices to the public, the City has delayed the requirement for a 2020 permit until May 31, 2020 and will continue to honor 2019 permits until then.

Y ou can renew an existing residential permit online or by mail and will need the renewal postcard from the City and a valid ID or current proof of residency, such as a utility bill, that is dated in the last 30 days. Residential permits cost $40.
It's Time for the 2020 Census Count
Every ten years the US conducts the Census count to allocate funding and resources nation-wide. With some extra time on your hands, complete the census for your household today by going to  my2020census.gov  and using the 12 digit ID found on the official Census Bureau invitation to complete the census. Want to learn more? You can view Census response rates, learn more about the census and why it matters to our community on our website.
Support Our Green Businesses
If you're a local business interested in going green or receiving recognition for your efforts, you can become a Hermosa Beach certified green business. The program is free to participate, and as a business you receive on-site assistance, and local and statewide recognition by participating.  
Career Opportunities
Join Our Team!

Kick start your career in public service and become a part of the Hermosa Beach Team! The City of Hermosa Beach is currently or will soon be hiring for the following positions:

To view job descriptions, find more information on how to apply, or sign up to receive notifications when new job opportunities are posted, please visit our job opportunities webpage.