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City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | May 21, 2020
Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day. Memorial Day honors the men and women of the United States military who gave their lives in service. We remember and honor our heroes and their legacies.

In observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, non-essential City services will be unavailable due to the holiday. City facilities are already closed to the public. There will be no street sweeping or residential trash collection. City staff will return on Tuesday, May 26, for service by phone and e-mail.
Memorial Day Weekend: Please Celebrate Safely
Unfortunately, COVID-19 does not take holidays off. Please celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with members of your immediate household only. Any gatherings that bring people together from multiple households, including parties and cookouts, are not permitted. The L.A. County “Safer at Home” Health Officer Order continues to prohibit group gatherings, both public and private.

Parks & Trails: City parks and trails are open for exercise and passive enjoyment only. Please do not gather or congregate at parks. Group exercise is prohibited. Please remember to keep a physical distance of six feet from others at all times, and wear a cloth face covering when around others. Learn more.

Beaches: Beaches in L.A. County are open for active recreation only. This includes walking, biking, swimming, surfing, and jogging, alone or with members of your immediate household. No group activities, group exercise, chairs, canopies, coolers, grills, or sunbathing will be allowed. All beach-goers must stay six feet from others at all times, and wear a cloth face covering when out of the water and around others. Learn more.
"Safer at Home" Modifications Continue
The amended "Safer at Home" order further expands the re-opening of businesses and outdoor amenities in L.A. County. The following may open with restrictions:

  • Retail stores (not located inside an indoor mall or indoor shopping center) may re-open for curbside pickup or delivery ONLY. In-store shopping is still prohibited.
  • Manufacturing and logistic businesses that supply retail businesses may also reopen.
  • Select recreational facilities including golf courses, tennis courts, shooting and archery ranges, equestrian centers and community gardens can also reopen.

All employees and customers at these businesses and amenities must continue to physically distance themselves at least 6 feet from others, wear cloth face coverings, and stay home when sick. Specific infection control protocols must be followed in order for these businesses to re-open. Please review re-opening information for each business online at publichealth.lacounty.gov/coronavirus and click "Re-Opening Protocols".

Learn more about L.A. County's phased approach to re-opening at https://covid19.lacounty.gov/recovery/.
Street Sweeping Parking Enforcement Suspension Continues
The Signal Hill Police Department will continue to suspend street sweeping parking enforcement through at least May 31. City staff will evaluate the situation on an ongoing basis. We kindly ask you to move your vehicle when you can on your sweeping day, as street sweeping is important for our community’s health, safety and stormwater management.
Prepare Building Water Systems Before Re-Opening Closed Facilities
Business owners and building managers: if your facility has been closed for an extended period of time, the Signal Hill Water Department recommends freshening your water system before re-opening. Please take a moment to review guidance from the CDC on how to safely prepare your water system for re-opening. You may need to flush your water system and perform other recommended tasks. If you have questions or concerns, please call the Signal Hill Water Department at 562-989-7250.
Pride Flag Commemorates Harvey Milk Day, Pride Month
May 22 is Harvey Milk Day. To honor his legacy and to commemorate LGBTQ Pride Month in June, the Pride flag will be raised on May 22 at City Hall, the Signal Hill Public Library, and the Signal Hill Police Department. It will fly through June 30.

Harvey Bernard Milk was the first openly gay elected official in California, having served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. His courageous work to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community in the 1970s is seen as a catalyst for the gay rights movement. Milk was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Learn more about the City's Commemorative Flag Policy here.
Virtual Budget Workshop: Thursday, May 28
We hope you’ll join us for a Virtual Budget Workshop on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. City Staff will offer insights into the financial state of our City and a review of the FY 2020-21 proposed budget. Staff will present information, answer questions, and more. Please join us!

This meeting will be held via Zoom teleconference. We will share participation information, including a link to the meeting, on our website prior to May 28. For more information, please call 562-989-7300.
Sustainable City Committee Seeking Applications for Community Member
The Sustainable City Committee of the City of Signal Hill is welcoming applications for the role of Community Member. The Sustainable City Committee is charged with developing and recommending a sustainability framework that promotes environmentally sound and financially practical objectives. Members of the Committee include City Council and Commission members as well as residents and business owners.

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 12, at 4:30 p.m. Interviews will be conducted during the July 7, 2020 Sustainable City Committee meeting. For more information and to apply, visit www.cityofsignalhill.org and click “Jobs”.
Senior Fitness Classes Now Airing Daily on City Cable Channel
At-Home Senior Fitness Classes are now airing daily on the City of Signal Hill Cable Information Channel! Stay in shape while staying home, in partnership with Senior Fitness with Meredith. No special equipment is required, and all fitness levels are welcome.

The City cable channel is on Charter/Spectrum channel 3 or Frontier/FiOS channel 38. Select classes with Meredith air daily at 5:45 a.m., 10 a.m., and 4 p.m. (after the City Council meeting)

For more free senior fitness videos on-demand, check out Senior Fitness With Meredith on YouTube.
Stay Informed on COVID-19
Please stay informed on COVID-19 by visiting www.cityofsignalhill.org/coronavirus for up-to-date caseload data, news, and important facts. We are constantly updating this page. Please also follow the City’s Facebook page @CityofSignalHill for real-time updates. We are using #COVID19SignalHill.

If you need assistance due to COVID-19, please visit cityofsignalhill.org/covid19resources. We are always adding new information to our website that may help residents, business owners, workers, families, and individuals.

The City of Signal Hill offers a 24/7 hotline with important COVID-19 information. Please call 562-989-7392 to hear recorded information on the County "Safer at Home" order, City-specific closures and contact information, and general COVID-19 safety and health guidance.
Feel free to encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up for these updates. Visit cityofsignalhill.org/enewsletter .
Signal Hill City Hall
2175 Cherry Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Hours (Phone/Email Only)
Mon.-Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
562-989-7300
Signal Hill City Council
Mayor:
Robert D. Copeland

Vice Mayor:
Tina L. Hansen

Council Members:
Keir Jones
Edward H.J. Wilson
Lori Y. Woods