August 24, 2019
E-Newsletter
CITY NEWS
Upcoming Meetings
Regular Roads Advisory Committee Meeting
Monday, August 26, 2019
City Hall at 6:30 p.m.
-CANCELLED-

Regular Planning
Commission Meeting
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
City Hall at 6:30 p.m.
-CANCELLED-

Special Roads Advisory Committee Meeting
Monday, September 16, 2019
City Hall at 6:30 p.m.
2019 Brush Clearance Program

La Habra Heights property owners must remove and/or eliminate all fire hazards upon all improved and unimproved property,
and maintain the property free of fire hazards.

Review the 2019 Brush Clearance Guidelines brochure to learn more about how to keep your property fire safe and in compliance with the City's Municipal Code and Fire Code.
Do You Have Questions About the Street Maintenance Assessment District No. 7?

Click the image below and be directed to the NBS website for the latest information, data and answers directly from the experts on special assessments.
OTHER NEWS
In the coming weeks, there will be an increase in traffic
due to the beginning of the new school year.

Plan accordingly.

Allow extra time.

Use alternate routes if possible.
Keep Your City Safe
Contact 811 Before You Dig
Public officials are encouraged to work with contractors to have buried utility-owned lines marked before excavation. Contact 811 * at least two working days before digging. Contractors must do so by law. Residents should call, too. This is a free service and it can help prevent injury or death, costly property damage and loss of utility service. 
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the US Census Bureau to support the #2020Census! To learn about the census, how the data collected will be used, and what to expect next, visit www.2020census.gov
Click photo below to learn more about CDC's Eight Tips for Safe and Healthy Summertime Work and Play
Calling all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in the County of Los Angeles!

Enter Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbor's CAN THE TRASH! Clean Beach Poster Contest for a chance to have your message shared with millions of beach goers! Contest winners will have their artwork displayed around trash barrels on the beach.

Simply submit your artwork online, in person, or by mail. The contest is open to students in grades 3 – 5 who reside in the County of Los Angeles. Online submissions must be entered by an adult.

For more information about the Can The Trash! Clean Beach Poster Contest , please click the link below
West Nile Virus Update: Los Angeles County Residents...

Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed WNV in four additional mosquito samples from traps in the cities of Carson, Northridge, Hawaiian Gardens, Reseda and Signal Hill.

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PUBLIC SAFETY TIPS
SLOW DOWN: BACK TO SCHOOL MEANS SHARING THE ROAD
School days bring congestion: school buses are picking up their passengers, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It's never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school.
If You Are Dropping Off
Schools often have very specific drop-off procedures for the school year. Make sure you know them for the safety of all kids. The following apply to all school zones:
  • Do not double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles.
  • Do not load or unload children across the street from the school.
  • Carpool to reduce the number of vehicles at the school.

Sharing the Road with Young Pedestrians
According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4 to 7 years old, and they are walking. They are hit by the bus, or by a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus. A few precautions go a long way toward keeping children safe:
  • Do not block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn, forcing pedestrians to go around you; this could put them in the path of moving traffic.
  • In a school zone when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection.
  • Always stop for a school patrol officer or crossing guard holding up a stop sign.
  • Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas.
  • Do not honk or rev your engine to scare a pedestrian, even if you have the right of way.
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians.
  • Always use extreme caution to avoid striking pedestrians wherever they may be, no matter who has the right of way.

Sharing the Road with School Buses
If you are driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing. It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.
  • Never pass a bus from behind – or from either direction if you are on an undivided road – if it is stopped to load or unload children.
  • If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.
  • The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus.
  • Be alert; children often are unpredictable, and they tend to ignore hazards and take risks.

Sharing the Road with Bicyclists
On most roads,  bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as vehicles , but bikes can be hard to see. Children riding bikes create special problems for drivers because usually they are not able to properly determine traffic conditions. The most common cause of collision is a driver turning left in front of a bicyclist.
  • When passing a bicyclist, proceed in the same direction slowly, and leave 3 feet between your car and the cyclist.
  • When turning left and a bicyclist is approaching in the opposite direction, wait for the rider to pass.
  • If you are turning right and a bicyclists is approaching from behind on the right, let the rider go through the intersection first, and always use your turn signals.
  • Watch for bike riders turning in front of you without looking or signaling; children especially have a tendency to do this.
  • Be extra vigilant in school zones and residential neighborhoods.
  • Watch for bikes coming from driveways or behind parked cars.
  • Check side mirrors before opening your door.

By exercising a little extra care and caution, drivers and pedestrians can co-exist safely in school zones.

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