July 16, 2020 | Regular Edition
City News
Housing Element 2013 -2020
June 2020 Draft
Attached is a draft of the  2013 - 2020 Housing Element. If after reviewin g the document you have questions or comments, please email them to  info@Lhhcity.org

If you would like to access more information regarding the Housing Element, please visit our  Housing Element web page  which contains additional relevant documents. 
Thank You for your Contributions
Care Package Program
The City would like to thank all the companies, organizations, and individual community members for providing resources and donating essential items for our new Care Package Program. The program began earlier this year as a way for the City to help at-risk residents during the pandemic. Your help allows the City to continue to supply our more vulnerable residents with essential supplies, water, and food as they remain Safer at Home.

Below is a list of all those whom have donated and contributed during this unprecedented time.

  • Resident Roy Francis
  • Resident Carol Engelhardt
  • La Habra Meals on Wheels
  • Friendship Square Quilt Guild
  • California Arborist, Don Swartzbaugh
  • Stephanie Wade from Congressman Gil Cisneros' office
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn
  • Hitters House LA
  • North Orange County Masks for First Responders
  • Lady of Guadalupe Church/Gary Center
  • Matrix Oil Corporation
  • Northgate Market
  • Niagara Bottling
Price Gouging Crackdown
LA County has approved an  urgency ordinance  to strengthen protections for County consumers and small businesses, and to crack down on  price gouging  during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies. Effective immediately, the ordinance authorizes the filing of civil actions against price gougers and imposes a civil penalty of up to $10,000 per violation.

If you've seen examples of price gouging in your community or online, report it to LA County's Department of Business and Consumer Affairs (DCBA) counselors.

To file a complaint online click the link below. You can also call (800) 593-8222 to speak to one of our consumer counselors directly. 
Public Works
BE ADVISED

EXPECT DELAYS – USE ALTERNATE ROUTES
 
There will be an full road closure Friday, July 24, 2020 between 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. near 1901 Virazon Drive. Southern California Edison will be conducting an inspection on the utility pole in the area.
Upcoming City Meetings

Regular Roads Advisory Committee Meeting
Monday, July 27, 2020
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.


Regular Planning Commission Meeting
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.


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. If you would like to make public comment, please call City Hall at (562) 694-6302 as it gets closer to the meeting date and a staff member will be happy to provide more details on public attendance at the 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 communication 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.
City Hall Open
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
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.
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
Great Plates Program Extension
Great news, Great Plates Delivered has been extended until August 9th. There's an easy way to help a local senior or business in your community. Through L.A. County's Great Plates Delivered Program you can help provide an eligible senior with three (3) home-delivered meals a day.

Seniors over 65, seniors 60-64 years of age who have been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19 or those at high-risk for COVID-19 may qualify. When you help a senior connect to Great Plates Delivered you're also helping your local restaurant, hospitality and transportation community get back to work. 

If you know a senior who may be in need of meal assistance, let them know it's not too late for them to apply for the County's Great Plates Delivered Program. Click the link below to learn more or apply for meal assistance.

Automatic One-year Extensions to Californians age 70 and Older
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is providing an automatic one-year extension to Californians age 70 and older with a noncommercial driver license with an expiration date between March 1 and December 31, 2020. This action delays the requirement for this population to visit a DMV office during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The DMV previously provided 120-day extensions to senior drivers with noncommercial licenses expiring in March through July. While the new extensions are automatic, drivers will not receive a new card or paper extension in the mail. As an option, drivers can request a  free temporary paper extension online  beginning July 15 through DMV’s Virtual Field Office to document the extension, though it is not needed to drive. Californians with a suspended license are not eligible.

California law requires drivers age 70 and older to visit a DMV field office to renew their license but gives the DMV authority to issue extensions. The DMV has alerted California law enforcement of the extensions.  The TSA accepts driver licenses for a year after the expiration date .
Commercial licenses, including those for drivers 70 and older, expiring between March and September are extended through September 30, 2020, to align with federal guidelines.

The one-year extension for senior drivers is the latest action to help Californians avoid or delay a DMV office visit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DMV has issued extensions for expiring driver licenses and permits, expanded eligibility to renew a driver license or identification card online or by mail, and created new digital options for transactions that previously required an in-person office visit. The DMV continues to streamline its processes to limit the time customers spend at an office. Customers are encouraged to fill out the online application and upload their documents before they come to the office. The DMV is also contemplating other ways to safely serve seniors.
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
Stay Cool in Summer Heat

  • Avoid the sun – stay indoors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the burning rays are strongest.
  • Drink plenty of fluids – 2 to 4 glasses of water every hour during times of extreme heat.
  • Replace salt and minerals – sweating removes salt and minerals from your body, so replenish these nutrients with low sugar fruit juices or sports drinks during exercise or when working outside.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Pace yourself – reduce physical activity and avoid exercising outdoors during peak heat hours.
  • Wear appropriate clothing – wear a wide-brimmed hat and light-colored lightweight, loose-fitting clothes when you are outdoors.
  • Stay cool indoors during peak hours – set your air conditioner between 75° to 80°. If you don’t have air conditioning, take a cool shower twice a day and/or visit a County Emergency Cooling Center. Find a local emergency cooling center at ready.lacounty.gov/heat.
  • Monitor those at high risk – check on elderly neighbors, family members and friends who do not have air conditioning. Infants and children up to 4 years old, people who overexert during work (e.g. construction workers) and people 65 years and older are at the highest risk of heat-related illnesses.
  • Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun.
  • Keep pets indoors – heat also affects your pets, so please keep them indoors. If they will be outside, make sure they have plenty of water and a shaded area to help them keep cool.

Trusted Sources
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