July 13, 2020 | Regular Edition
City News
Upcoming City Meetings

Regular City Council Meeting
Monday, July 13, 2020
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.

Regular Public Safety and
Emergency Preparedness Meeting
Thursday, July 16, 2020
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.

Due to the rapid increase of positive COVID-19 cases in LA County, the public will not be allowed to physically attend tonight’s City Council meeting. If you would like to make public comment, please call City Hall at (562) 694-6302 and a staff member will be happy to assist you.

As a result of COVID-19, and resulting orders and direction from the President of the United States, the Governor of the State of California, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, as well as the City of La Habra Heights Emergency Declaration, the City will evaluate the current circumstances before each meeting to decide if it is safe to permit the public to physically attend City Council meetings.
Members of the public may go to www.Lhhcity.org to view the live broadcast of the City Council, Commission and Committee meetings. You may submit comments in writing via mail to City of La Habra Heights, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631, email to Info@Lhhcity.org, or phone to (562) 694-6302 Ext. 0. Please note that City Staff is making every effort to follow the spirit and intent of the Brown Act and other applicable laws regulating the conduct of public meetings, in order to maximize transparency and public access. It would be appreciated if communications of public comments are provided via mail, email or over the phone prior to the commencement of the meeting. If that is not possible, every effort will be made to attempt to review emails and answer the City Hall phone lines during the course of the meeting.
Los Angeles Announces New Commitment to Testing Site Funding
As part of its commitment to ensure access to testing during a critical new phase of the epidemic, Los Angeles County has committed $400,000 in one-time bridge funding to support staffing-related costs at COVID-19 testing sites operated by CORE within the City of Los Angeles.

The County's contributions to CORE will help support their current operations while the nonprofit secures other funding streams and will be extended as needed. In addition to supporting these sites, the County will continue to fully fund its nine-operated sites and is also preparing to add additional testing sites in coming weeks to areas identified as "hot spots" where data illustrated high test positivity, low testing access, and high mortality. That effort will include partnerships with community-based organizations to aggressively target high-risk communities through street outreach teams delivering COVID-19 prevention messages door-to-door

The County's financial support to CORE aims to preserve critical testing access, especially in low-income, vulnerable communities hard-hit by the epidemic, as health officials point to rising numbers of positive cases and positive tests as evidence of increased community spread.
July is Parks Make Life Better Month
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors proclaimed July as “Parks Make Life Better” month to highlight the impact of parks in supporting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) marks the annual celebration as the official start of the Summer 2020 season.

“We invite everyone to enjoy summer fun by visiting our splash pads, swim beaches, and other outdoor amenities at LA County Parks,” said Director Norma E. Garcia. “We have convened with over 90 park municipalities, in partnership with the Department of Public Health to develop COVID-19 health procedures to help our staff and park guests stay safe. We are excited, this year more than ever, to continue to celebrate the annual Parks Make Life Better month to promote the importance of access to local parks, recreation, trails and open space for respite and mental wellness to everyone in Los Angeles County.”

LA County Parks offers a variety of recreational activities and amenities that promote physical activity and wellness with their respective COVID-19 health guidelines.

  • Splash Pads are a summer favorite with colorful play areas located at 18 parks. Opened July 9.
  • Swim Beaches are a perfect place to relax and refresh along the scenic shorelines of lakes at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park , and Castaic State , and Santa Fe Dam Recreation Areas. Opened July 9.
  • Overnight Family Fishing and Camping events at select regional parks offer an affordable outdoor “stay-cation” for families looking to experience the outdoors without the long drive. Starting July 10, occurring monthly.
  • Summer Day Camps offer flexible schedules and free or reduced cost day camp options at 50 locations for ages 6 and up. Currently accepting registration.
  • PAD In Motion is a new twist on Parks After Dark with an “open streets” concept. Starting July 16 at select parks.
  • Drive-In at the Park takes the movie theater outdoors at Castaic Lake with double features every weekend through August.
  • Trails and Natural Areas remain open for active recreation, such as hiking, walking, and running, with physical distancing required.

For a complete list and details, visit the 2020 Summer Fun website at:  https://parks.lacounty.gov/summer . LA County Parks continues to offer free online programming like the Parks From Home virtual recreation center for all ages and Our SPOT virtual for teens. LA County Parks convened over 90 Park and Recreation Agencies and cities in Los Angeles County to create protocols and safety measures that secured the recovery process of the reopening for park amenities (stage 1-3) in partnership with the Department of Public Health. LA County Parks reopened non-contact recreational amenities in alignment with the County’s phased reopening approach. For the complete list of COVID-19 guidelines and more information on reopening efforts and other changes, visit the LA County Parks website at  https://parks.lacounty.gov/covid-19 .

Los Angeles County Updates Protocols for Places of Worship
Over the weekend, Los Angeles County Public Health Department updated the Protocol for Places of Worship, in the Health Officer Order, to align with Governor Newsom's recent directives. These modifications prohibit singing and chanting for indoor services . To view the protocol changes please click the link below.
SCE Public Safety Power Shutoff Information
When there is a high risk for a wildfire, SCE may temporarily shut off power to your neighborhood to prevent SCE's electric system from becoming the source of an ignition.

SCE Community Crew Vehicles and Community Resource Centers are available to support customers during Public Safety Power Shutoffs. Services are being provided in observance of social distancing practices and include pre-packaged Customer Resiliency Kits including PSPS information, light snacks, water, small resiliency devices, and Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) for customer use. SCE asks that customers wear masks and practice social distancing with other members of the public and the SCE employees. PSPS preparedness information shared at the in-person CRCs and CCVs is also available virtually on sce.com.

If your power has been shut off, SCE will restore power as soon as the weather conditions permit, and crews have inspected the power lines to confirm it is safe to restore power.

For status on an outage, please  sign up here  to receive alerts, or call 800-655-4555‫.
City Hall Open
City Hall is open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY . To schedule an appointment, please call City Hall during regular business hours at (562) 694 – 6302, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, or email at info@Lhhcity.org .

As a reminder, the County's updated Safer at Work and in the Community Order encourages individuals minimize time spent out in public. City staff is still available to conduct business online or over the phone. To safeguard the health of residents and City staff, protocols have been implemented requiring face coverings, enforcement of social distancing, and sanitation procedures when attending appointments at City Hall.

The City of La Habra Heights continues to adapt with the ever-evolving situation and thanks all residents for staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact City Hall.
Make Sure to Dispose of PPE Appropriately

Republic Services would like to help residents understand the appropriate ways to recycle and dispose of waste.

  • DO NOT bag recyclables.
  • DO NOT recycle used medical mask, protective gloves and other PPE.
  • DO NOT put disinfecting wipes in your compost.
Rural Living
Safe Living
Prevent COVID-19
Safer at Home
As part of the City's continued efforts to promote public health and safety, we urge all residents to follow social distancing and face mask guidelines at all times. Make sure to check-in on family, friends and neighbors. Always Keep at least a 6 foot distance between you and other people or use your phone to call, text or send an email. When visiting businesses and other public places please wear a cloth face mask/covering.

Elderly residents who are unable to leave their homes due to underlying health conditions or mobility issues for necessary food, supplies, and medications are encouraged to call City Hall. City staff is here to assist residents. If you have questions, know someone who may need assistance or would like additional information regarding City operations, call City Hall at (562) 694 - 6302 or email at info@Lhhcity.org. 

The phones are staffed during normal business hours, Monday–Thursdays from 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Other News
211 Website Operational
Los Angeles County's Public Health Department has made all 211 resources available online. The new website is regularly updated with information, resources, and new programs. This is one way the County is addressing the high call hold times for residents who need services immediately.
Census 2020
The Census has been extended again and will continue until fall 2020. Self response has been extended till October 31st, so citizens will have more time to submit responses online, by phone and paper questionnaire. As a reminder door to door enumeration have been rescheduled for the period of August 11th - October 31st. For more question please click the link below.
American Red Cross
Every day, blood donors help patients battle disease and face the unexpected.  We’re all in this together, and we’re so glad to have you along on this journey.

The need is urgent. Will you give more life this month?
Public Safety
Nixle Alert
The City would like to invite all those who have not yet signed up to with Nixle Alert to do so as soon as possible. This Emergency Notification System sends residents alerts in real-time about critical emergency information and community advisories in La Habra Heights.

To sign-up, simply text AlertLHH to 888777 . If you wish to receive notifications through email please click the link below. Subscribers have the ability to select how they would like to receive notifications. This could be to a home, cell or business phone, email, text message or hearing impaired receiving devices at no cost.

All Nixle alerts are initiated by City staff as one of several methods of relaying vital information to citizens.

If you are already signed-up but have not been receiving notifications please text HELP to 888777 or click the link below to login into your account and enable notifications.
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City of La Habra Heights
1245 North Hacienda Road
La Habra Heights, CA 90631
(562) 694-6302