January 30, 2020 | Regular Edition
City News
Upcoming Meeting
Hacienda Road Opening

Hacienda Road will re-open on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. The construction company, ECM, has completed the repair and is cleaning the area. A final inspection is scheduled for this week. The project’s geotechnical company, GMU, installed inclinometer and survey markers on the hillside on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Los Angeles County Public Works has confirmed that the gate in Hacienda Heights, by the temple, will be removed on Monday, February 10, 2020. 

The City is still working on getting the entire street striping redone and repaving an area north of Skyline with a washboard affect. Both items should be completed before the re-opening of the road. Edison is also working to relocate a pole that was in the failure area before the repair began.

Please join the Habitat Authority in remembering to drive cautiously and slower in the first few months to be on the lookout for wildlife. Keep safety in mind for you, other drivers and the animals.

If you have any questions please
contact City Hall at (562) 694 - 6302. 

The Compost Give Away scheduled for Saturday, February, 1, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. is cancelled. The Compost Give Away is rescheduled to Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. A flyer about the event will be posted soon. We apologize if this may cause you any inconvenience.
Fire Department
Fire Department's New Captains
The City is excited to announce that the LHH Fire Department now has two new Fire Captains. Captain Ryan Jorgensen was promoted to full-time status. He will be assigned to the "A" Platoon. The City has also hired David Gacad as a full-time Fire Captain/Paramedic. Captain Gacad previously worked for the Chevron Refinery Fire Department. He is also an instructor at the Rio Hondo Fire Academy. Both Captain Jorgenson and Captain Gacad began their orientation on Monday, January 27, 2020.
Captain Ryan Jorgensen
Captain David Gacad
Investment Advisory Committee Update
The City of La Habra Heights would like to commemorate all of the members apart of the Investment Advisory Committee. In 2019, the Committee invested in several CD's and US Treasury Notes. A CD (Certificate of Deposit) is a product offered by banks and credit unions that provide an interest rate premium in exchange for the customer agreeing to leave a lump-sum deposit untouched for a predetermined period of time. A U.S. Treasury Note is a marketable U.S. government debt security with a fixed interest rate and a maturity between one and 10 years. Together the Committee saw a investment return of
$98, 201.43.

Furthermore, the Committee also invest in Local Agency Investment Funds (LAIF) which is a program that offers local agencies the opportunity to invest hundreds of million of dollars using the investment expertise of the State Treasurer's Office investment staff at no additional cost to the taxpayer. The committee saw an investment return of $56,823.29.

Overall, the net worth of investment returns in 2019 to the City of La Habra Heights was $155,024.72.
Public Works

On Friday, January 31, 2020 between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Southern California Edison will be replacing a utility pole and will require a full road closure by 1250 Cypress Road.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Adrian Garcia, SCE Government Relations Manager at
(310) 822 - 8973 or Susan Morgan, SCE Senior Compliance Manager at (909) 835 - 7527.
SCE: Aerial Inspections
You may have noticed or will notice additional SCE crews doing inspections, infrastructure improvement work and vegetation management in the community the past few months.
In addition to this work, SCE will be conducting aerial inspections of its electrical equipment within the City over the next few weeks. The aerial inspections of SCE's transmission and distribution facilities will involve the use of a helicopter and will only take place during daylight hours. The aerial inspections are scheduled between Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and Saturday, February 1, 2020. You can learn more about SCE’s Aerial Inspections at Aerial Inspections of Electrical Equipment
SCE is doing this in all high fire risk areas—approximately 35 percent of SCE's service area. We understand their activities may be disruptive when they conduct this important safety work and will do everything to minimize the impact to our community.
SCE appreciates the community's support and cooperation, as this is part of SCE's ongoing commitment to safety and supporting California's fight against wildfires. 
For additional information about how SCE is addressing the threat of wildfires, please visit  sce.com/safety/wildfire
Other News
Shuttle Buses from Puente Hills Mall to Hsi Lai Temple are scheduled to operate from 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. on the dates listed above.

For any additional information about the 2020 Chinese new Year Festival or parking please click the link below.
The Habitat Authority is looking for volunteers to help protect open space, trails and wildlife. To make this a success, we need help. Please click the link below to fill out the volunteer application. 
Public Safety
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City of La Habra Heights
1245 North Hacienda Road
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