Latest News from the City of Yorba Linda
Mayor Gene Hernandez to Deliver 2018 State of the City Address
The City of Yorba Linda in partnership with the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce, is excited to host the 2018 Mayor’s State of the City Address. Scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the event will be held in the beautiful East Room of the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. This annual event will provide an opportunity for the Honorable Mayor Gene Hernandez to share with our business community, partners, and residents the highlights of City efforts, initiatives, accomplishments, and partnerships made over the year and give some insight on what to expect in 2019. Come join us for an evening with Mayor Hernandez as he shares how Yorba Linda is  Creating Tomorrow Today

Tickets are $60 per person and must be purchased by Wednesday, October 17. For ticketing and sponsorship information, visit the City website .
City Council Meeting Recap
The City Council Meeting Recap for the October 2, 2018 City Council Meeting is now available online . Following each City Council Meeting, a recap is posted to the Latest News section of the City website. These recaps are intended to summarize action taken by City Council, and are not intended to function as a replacement for official meeting minutes. City Council Meeting agendas and minutes, as well as recaps from previous meetings are always available on the Agendas and Minutes page of the City website. View the October 2, 2018 City Council Meeting Recap on the City website .
City's Adopted Military Unit Headed to 243rd Annual Marine Corps Ball and Seeking Your Help
The Yorba Linda 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Association is seeking your help. The City of Yorba Linda adopted the 11th MEU, “Pride of the Pacific,” in December 2014 and has committed to offer support to the 11th MEU and their family members. As part of these efforts, the 11th MEU Committee is seeking donations to assist with fundraising for the 11th MEU's upcoming 243rd Marine Corps Ball celebration, which will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2018. Donations will help cover event costs and pay for individual tickets to allow our Marines and their guests to attend. We are so grateful for these men and woman who selflessly protect our freedom and these donations are a small token of our appreciation. For additional information, or to donate, please visit the event fundraising page
Yorba Linda Voters will Consider Three Candidates in the November Election
Three (3) candidates are lined up for two open City Council seats to be elected on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The two (2) City Council Members elected will serve a 4-year term on the Yorba Linda City Council.

According to the Secretary of State's randomized alphabet drawing, the candidates for City Council will appear on the ballot in the following order (* denotes incumbent candidate) :

  • Lourdes Cruz
  • Carlos Rodriguez
  • Peggy Huang*

The deadline to register to vote in the 2018 General Election is Monday, October 22.

For additional election information, including registering to vote and finding your polling place, visit the 2018 General Election page of the City website or contact the City Clerk's Office at 714-961-7150.
Orange County Fire Authority to Host Open House
In celebration of Fire Prevention Month, Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) will be hosting events throughout the month, including an open house. Residents are invited to stop by Yorba Linda Station 32 (20990 Yorba Linda Boulevard) on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. OCFA also encourages you to follow them on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram for exclusive safety tips throughout Fire Prevention Month.
City Council Candidate Forum Scheduled for October 11
Yorba Linda residents are invited to attend the Yorba Linda City Council Candidates Forum hosted by the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Yorba Linda City Hall. The moderator, Southern California Edison Government Relations Manager Kelley Lee, will pose pre-selected questions to candidates on the issues affecting Yorba Linda. If time permits, audience questions will be allowed. The forum will also be broadcast live on Cable Channel 3, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and on the City website. Rebroadcasts on Channel 3 will be scheduled for October 17, October 24, and October 31 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, view the event flyer or contact the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce at 714-993-9537.
City Launches New Online Employment Application Process
The City of Yorba Linda has launched a new online employment application and applicant tracking system, NEOGOV. The new user-friendly system offers an easy, online way to apply for job opportunities with the City of Yorba Linda. This new system is user-friendly and allows both internal and external job candidates to create an applicant profile in the system. Once the applicant has entered a profile in the system, this profile can be used to apply for other positions with the City of Yorba Linda as they become available. Candidates can use any personal computer or mobile device to apply.

The new online system will allow for the electronic submission of resumes, transcripts, certificates, and other applicant-related materials. In addition, candidates will be notified of their application status via email or by logging in anytime to check the status of their application. With this new mutually beneficial system, the City has a quick and cost-efficient way to identify and hire qualified candidates. Interested applicants can now apply online at .

For more information on employment opportunities with the City of Yorba Linda, please contact the Administration Department at 714-961-7110 or visit .

City Celebrates National Community Planning Month
Throughout the month of October, the City of Yorba Linda is joining cities across the nation in celebrating the lasting value Planning brings to communities. This year’s theme, housing as community infrastructure , underscores the critical role Planning plays in delivering the housing and communities the nation needs. The goal of the City's Planning Division is to maximize the health, safety, and economic well-being of all residents. This involves thinking about how we can move around our community, the businesses and attractions in our community, where we want to live, and opportunities for recreation. Most of all, Planning helps create communities of lasting value. To get to know more about the Planning Division and local planning initiatives, visit the Planning Division website , or consider attending a meeting of the Planning Commission . You can also learn more about National Community Planning Month at .

Parks and Recreation Department Invites Adults 50 and Older to "Catch the Wellness Wave"
Adults ages 50 and older are invited to Catch the Wellness Wave at this year's Wellness Expo, held at the Yorba Linda Community Center on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Free to attend, the event will feature 60+ exhibitor booths, free flu shots, medical screenings, medication take-back, informational seminars, live demonstrations, and more! Event highlights include:
  • FREE Flu shots will be provided on a first come first served basis (ages 3+), provided by St. Jude Medical Center;
  • FREE Medical screenings: cognitive health, blood pressure, heart rate, lung check, hearing, balance, carotid artery, spinal, dental, foot scan, and more; and
  • FREE Healthy cooking demonstrations, sponsored by Sprouts.
Bring copies of your monthly SoCalGas and Southern California Edison bills to the Energy Coalition booth and receive a free Energy Efficiency Starter Kit and enroll in income-qualified programs that will save you money and energy! Starter Kits will be handed out on a first come, first served basis and include three faucet aerators and a low-flow shower head to help you save energy and water. This event is proudly sponsored by St. Jude Medical Center and UCI Health. For more information, view the event flyer or call 714-961-7181.
Invasive Aedes Mosquito Detected throughout Orange County
The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD) has detected the invasive Aedes mosquito throughout Orange County, including portions of Yorba Linda. There are three species of Aedes mosquitos, which have been detected in Orange County, each of which poses its own risks:

  • Aedes aegypti, also known as Yellow Fever Mosquito;
  • Aedes albopictus, also known as the Asian Tiger Mosquito; and
  • Aedes notoscriptus, also known as the Australian Backyard Mosquito.

Each of these mosquitoes are known to be aggressive daytime-biters and all are similar in appearance. The Yellow Fever Mosquito and the Asian Tiger Mosquito both have the ability to transmit Zika, Dengue fever, and Chikungya to humans, while the Australian Backyard Mosquito can transmit Dog Heartworm to dogs and cats.

The most effective way to prevent the transmission of mosquito-borne illnesses is to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in our yards and homes. Mosquitos reproduce by laying their eggs along the waterline of any water-holding container such as flower vases, plant saucers, buckets, used tires, or even plants that can hold water like bamboo or bromeliads. Residents are encouraged to inspect their yards and homes for mosquitos and report black and white daytime-biting mosquitoes to OCMVCD by calling 714-971-2421. For more information and additional prevention tips, view the Invasive Mosquito Fact Sheet .
Teens Invited to Give Back to the Community
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to give back to the community at the City of Yorba Linda's first Youth Empowerment Service Day. Scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the event will be held at the Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House and will give teens the opportunity to earn community service hours by creating care packages, cards, and paracord bracelets for our active military. The event will also feature remarks from guest speaker Todd Frazier, who will deliver an inspirational message to empower and encourage those in attendance. For more information, please visit the teen programs page of the City website .
Add the OCSD Non-Emergency Dispatch to Your Contacts
Last year, to better serve the residents of Yorba Linda and neighboring communities, the Orange County Sheriff's Department launched a new phone system for answering calls on its Non-Emergency Dispatch phone number. The system was developed to reduce call wait time by answering multiple phone calls at once, immediately transferring calls to the requested resource, providing instructions in both English and Spanish, and providing critical information to callers in case of emergencies.

Yorba Linda Police Services encourages you to add the Non-Emergency Dispatch number, 714-647-7000, to your contacts. Dispatchers are available to assist residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To save time and bypass the automated system, dial 9 after selecting your language preference. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911.
Police Services Remind You to Play it Safe this Halloween
The City of Yorba Linda, along with Yorba Linda Police Services, offers these safety tips to ensure a safe and fun Halloween for the entire family:

  • "Unhaunt" your house and neighborhood: Welcome trick-or-treaters to your home by turning on your exterior lights and removing any objects from your yard that may pose a safety hazard. When driving through your neighborhood, drive slower than usual and be mindful of pedestrians;
  • Your child's costume may be scary, but ensure it's safe: Check that costumes are made from flame-retardant materials, keep costumes short to prevent falls, and dress kids in light colors, or add reflective tape to costumes to make them visible to motorists. Consider using make-up instead of masks, as masks can obstruct a child's vision;
  • Prepare your children for safe trick-or-treating: If you have older children who will be trick-or-treating with a group of friends, map a safe route in advance and remind them to avoid unfamiliar houses or houses that are not well-lit;
  • Enjoy those sweet treats cautiously: Remind kids not to enjoy treats until they get home; consider bringing a snack from home for them to enjoy while they are out. Once you get home, inspect all candy to ensure it is in its original wrapper and that the wrapper is intact; and
  • Report ghoulish behavior: If you see anything suspicious while you are out trick-or-treating, contact the Yorba Linda Police Services non-emergency line at 714-647-7000, or in the case of an emergency, dial 911.
Tips for Managing Stormwater During the Rainy Season
The rainy season is back, which means it's time for umbrellas, raincoats, and the first flush. The first flush is the first significant rainfall after a long period of dry weather, in which the rain flushes months of accumulated pollutants such as litter, lawn clippings, pesticides, motor oil, and pet waste from impervious surfaces such as rooftops, driveways, parking lots, and roadways, down storm drains.  Unlike water that flows through sewers (from sinks and toilets), water that flows through storm drains is not treated before entering our creeks, rivers, bays, and oceans.  

The City of Yorba Linda encourages you to take these important steps to do your part to prevent stormwater runoff:
  • Preserve existing vegetation as much as possible;
  • Closely monitor your lawn watering habits and adjust your watering schedule to reflect the changing weather conditions;
  • Remove debris from your rain gutters and place it in a green waste container before a clog forms. Direct downspouts and gutters to drain onto your lawn or plant beds where water will soak into the soil;  
  • Reduce and prevent pollutants from entering the storm drain by placing yard trimmings in a green waste container, picking up litter, maintaining your vehicle, and not over-fertilizing or over-watering your lawn.

Thursday, October 11
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 13
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 20
9:00 a.m.-noon
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 6
Polls close at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 17
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
4845 Casa Loma Avenue
Yorba Linda, CA 92886