Latest News from the City of Yorba Linda
New City Website and Social Media Sites Now Live
The City of Yorba Linda is excited to bring you the new and improved  yorbalindaca.gov , as well as  the City's social media sites, Facebook , Instagram , Nextdoor , and Twitter .

Residents, business owners, and visitors are encouraged to bookmark the City website and connect with the City on social media to stay updated on the latest City news.

While the website is intuitive for many users, users can view a brief yet informative “Take the Tour” video introducing visitors to the new functionalities of the site.

Apply for a Business License Online
After the successful launch of online business license renewals this past year, the City of Yorba Linda is now offering local business owners the added convenience of applying for new business license applications online. The City's  online business license renewal service  is a one-stop destination for local business owners, offering a variety of services:

  • Apply for a new business license;
  • Renew an existing license;
  • Update account information;
  • Pay outstanding balances;
  • Close businesses no longer in operation; and
  • Search for existing businesses by name, address, or type.

Payment will not be required until the application has been accepted. Applicants will receive an email verifying the receipt of application and within 10 days, an additional email containing the amount due and online payment instructions. If the business has a physical address within the City, additional approvals from the Building and Planning Departments may be required. For additional information, view the City's business license requirements , or contact the Finance Department at 714-961-7145.
Public Comment and Review Period for Shea Homes Development Soil Remediation Response Plan
Through March 21, members of the public are invited to stop by the Planning Department counter at City Hall or the Yorba Linda Public Library front counter to review and provide comments on the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC)'s proposed Soil Remediation Response Plan for the Shea Homes site. The Shea Homes site is the intended site of 22 single-family homes at 5802 and 5842 Lakeview Avenue, the former location of the Muranaka Mums Nursery.

Prior to acquiring the property, Shea Homes completed an environmental site assessment due to the potential use of chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers in the property’s past capacity as a nursery. To ensure the site is safe for future residents of the property and neighboring residents, the proposed Response Plan is to excavate contaminated soil, haul it offsite, and dispose of it at an appropriate disposal site.

On Tuesday, March 6, the DTSC held a community meeting to explain the existing conditions of the site as well as the Response Plan, which includes significant measures for ensuring nearby residents and workers are protected from contaminated soil. For additional information, please contact the Planning Division at 714-961-7130.
Town Center Project Update
Progress continues to be made at the Town Center retail project site. The project is now under full construction, with all final building permits issued, and is still on target for its anticipated opening in November 2018.

Visit the City website for the latest news on the Town Center project, including a list of tenants and the latest construction photos.
City Council Approves New Animal Ordinance
At the March 6 City Council Meeting, the City Council approved a City Ordinance modifying Title 6 (Animals) of the Yorba Linda Municipal Code. This updated ordinance, intended to govern responsible pet ownership in Yorba Linda, conforms with the pet standards set forth by Orange County Animal Care (OCAC) and ensures uniformity with the County’s Animal Control Codes.
 
A summary of the modifications include:

  • Improves the Vicious Dog Program by providing for the use of independent hearing officers; adding the ability to ban owners of the vicious dogs from owning dogs for up to three years; clarifying "provocation" and other terms for identifying aggressive dogs; and removing "potentially dangerous dog" designations following a specified time period of non-incidence. The ordinance also implements recent state law changes eliminating automatic designation for animals seized from convicted violators of fighting dog statutes;

  • Expands the Barking Dog Program to include nuisances from animals other than dogs; and

  • Clarifies language relating to animal permits, kennel permits, and mobile grooming licenses to provide clearer direction to citizens as to the applicability of the permit, particularly with respect to animal rescues.

Chapter 6.36 (Bird Sanctuary) and Chapter 6.40 (Nighttime Horseback Riding) were not modified, as they are both unique ordinances for the City of Yorba Linda.
 
For more information on animal control services, please visit the City’s website .

Orange County Animal Services to Open New Shelter
On March 7, Orange County Animal Care held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for its new Animal Care Shelter, which will serve 14 Orange County cities including Yorba Linda, along with unincorporated areas of the County. Located in Tustin, the new facility will replace the existing outdated facility in Orange, which opened its doors in 1941. The new shelter is spread over 10 acres and is thoughtfully designed to provide exceptional animal care and features indoor/outdoor dog kennels, larger cat kennels, multiple play yards, a surgery center, and much more. The new campus is a fun place to visit, adopt, volunteer, or reclaim your lost pet. Those looking to give a pet a “fur-ever” home will be able to visit the facility beginning March 24. During the transition to the new shelter, operations will be limited; please refer to OC Animal Care's transition schedule for more information. For adoption information, or to learn more about the facility, please visit ocpetinfo.com

Parks & Recreation Department Offers Spring Family Fun
The Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of special events planned for the spring. A few of the upcoming special events are included below. For a full listing of the many spring activities and events offered by the Parks and Recreation Department, browse the online version of The Guide, or visit www.YLRecOnline.com . Register today!

  • The annual Father & Son Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Huckleberry Pond at the Santa Ana River Lakes.

  • The 22nd annual Flashlight Egg Hunt will be held on Friday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field house.

  • The 35th annual Egg-Citement Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. at Hurless Barton Park.

  • The first movie of the 2018 Movies in the Park series will be held on Saturday, April 21 at Hurless Barton Park. The film Trolls will be shown and the movie will be held at dusk.
Black Gold Golf Club Upcoming Tournaments
Golfers of all levels are invited to test their skills at one of Black Gold Golf Club's upcoming tournaments. Two tournaments are scheduled during the month of March, which will give you a chance to test your accuracy on the nationally recognized course.

  • Registration is still available for the Yorba Linda City Championship scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, 2018. The two day event will feature a large portion of the region's top collegiate and amateur players competing for the "Yorba Linda City Champion" designation.

  • Kick off your St. Patrick's Day celebrations at Black Gold's St. Patrick's Day 9-Hole Tournament on Friday, March 16. The event will begin with a 3:30 p.m. shotgun start with a "2-Person Scramble" format.
Orange County Fire Authority Offers Educational Resources to the Community
Want to learn more about fire safety resources? The City's Fire Services provider, Orange County Fire Authority, provides free comprehensive educational resources to the public. The Education Resources and Community Outreach Program provides a variety of resources for residents, schools, and community groups, including:

  • Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher Training;
  • Disaster Preparedness Training;
  • Hands-Only CPR (non-certification) Training; and
  • Station Visits.

Requesting a service is easy; just visit the Education and Outreach Program section of the OCFA website and complete the request form. In addition, the OCFA invites you to connect with them on social media - look for them on Facebook and Twitter.
Keep Your Home and Vehicle Safe by Securing Your Garage
Although most garages are directly connected to the home, when it comes to security, the garage is often one part of the home that is often neglected by homeowners. Yorba Linda Police Services and the City of Yorba Linda encourage you to practice these garage safety tips to keep your home safe:

  • When parking in the driveway or street, do not leave your garage door remote in your car, especially in plain sight.

  • Do not leave your garage door open for an extended period of time. It only takes seconds for a thief to remove a valuable item from your garage when it is left unattended.

  • Keep the door between your home and your garage locked. Consider installing a peephole so you can safely view the inside of your garage if you hear any suspicious activity.

  • If you have windows in your garage door, consider frosting or tinting them. This can prevent potential burglars from seeing the contents of your garage and/or entry points to the home.

If you notice suspicious activity in your neighborhood, contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 714-779-7098, or the non-emergency dispatch line at 714-647-7000. For additional crime prevention information, please visit the Yorba Linda Police Services section of the City website.
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