LOS AL NEIGHBORLY NEWS 06.01.20
Dear District 1 Residents,

Effective immediately, the City has announced that offices, places of worship, and in-person retail may reopen with safety standards in place. This is an important next step in allowing our community to access the local services and goods they need in the safest manner possible.

As stay-at-home orders are modified, it is essential that all possible steps be taken to ensure the safety of workers, volunteers, and the public. Establishments must implement and post a Physical Distancing Protocol prior to reopening.

All in-store retail operations and office-based businesses must:
  • Maintain physical distancing to the maximum extent possible, including:
  • Retail can only open up to 50% of maximum capacity.
  • Office-based businesses are strongly encouraged to still prioritize telework.
  • Enact cleaning and disinfecting protocols, including frequent hand washing.
  • Require face coverings when in close contact with other people.
  • Maintain processes to identify cases of illness and intervene quickly.
  • Make worksite-specific plans for operating during this public health emergency, and train employees on these plans.

All places of worship are required to:  
  • Limit attendance to 25% of building capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees (whichever is lower). 

If you have comments, questions, or concerns about anything regarding the City, you can email me at deanlosal@gmail.com or call me at (562) 241-0235.

God bless you and God Bless America.

Dean Grose
Los Alamitos City Councilmember
Protests Update
With unfortunate civil unrest occurring in nearby cities, the City of Los Alamitos remains on alert and is monitoring the fast moving changes. I have been assured that we have no intelligence of any locations within the city that are in danger. 
 
Please stay aware of your area and if you have any situations that occur, please call 911. Where possible, stay home and be observant. Our police department is on alert and patrolling all areas of the city. 
District Elections
Starting in November, 2020, the City of Los Alamitos voters will be selecting Council Members based on district representation, instead of city-wide elections.

District 1 is primarily bounded by Cerritos Avenue on the north; Bloomfield Avenue on the east; Katella and Farquhar on the south; and the Coyote Creek on the west. Neighborhoods include Old Town East, Old Town West, a portion of the Bungalows (in Long Beach) and one short street, also west of the San Gabriel River of about eight homes, and a portion of the Apartment Row West, from Reagan St. west to Los Alamitos Blvd.

The city has an estimated 11,700 residents and about 6,000 registered voters citywide.  As required of the California Voters Act, the city hired a demographer and hosted 5 public hearings to create a map containing roughly 1,400 voters per district.
COVID-19 Test Site in Los Alamitos
CVS Health expanded its COVID-19 no-cost testing program by announcing on Thursday, May 28, 91 additional test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across California, including 42 in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Los Alamitos is home to a test site at 3401 Katella Avenue.
Construction in our Neighborhood
Marriott Fairfield Hotel (Pictured), 10650 Los Alamitos Blvd., north of Ganahl Lumber:   Exterior work is nearly complete; guest pool is under construction; rooms on all floors are being outfitted with fixtures and amenities. Electrical is to be underground and Briggeman Street is to be widened on the south side.

Epson International (west of City Hall), 3131 Katella Ave.: Tenant interior improvements are underway, new parking layout and lights are being installed; a ‘bridge’ is to be constructed to both buildings for worker transition. Epson will provide an estimated 600 quality jobs starting in September for this international headquarters.

Los Alamitos Luxury Apartments, 3342 Cerritos Ave.: Grading has been complete and the building permit has been issued. All parking will be available on site; main entry from Cerritos Avenue.

Oak Walk, 3311 Sausalito St. (50 town homes): Crews are finishing up inside details of units in Buildings 3 and 4; framing of Buildings 5 through 8, starts today.

A big congratulations to the graduating
class of 2020! 
We know times are tough, and I would like to help make graduating students feel special during this time of year when they would otherwise be preparing post graduation parties at their favorite restaurants or event halls. Do you have a new graduate that you would like to be recognized?   Fill out  this form  and I will send an official City Los Alamitos, Certificate of Recognition in honor and celebration of their hard work.
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