July 23, 2020 | Regular Edition
City News
Critical Work
Requiring Helicopter

Expect Delays - Use Alternate Routes
On Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Southern California Edison Aircraft Operations and PAR Electric will conduct a critical pole replacement in the area around 1727 Carrie Hills Lane. The pole is located in difficult terrain and requires a helicopter to lift and replace.
Through air-imagery inspections, SCE discovered the pole in significantly deteriorated condition. In its current condition, the pole poses a high public safety risk and fire threat.
The helicopter will transport the new pole from the area around 1640 Dorothea Road to its destination. Dorothea Road, around the area of 1640 Dorothea Road, and Carrie Hills Lane (private) will be closed while the helicopter is in the area. The work may last until 6:00 p.m., but the helicopter will only be in the area between 2 to 4 hours.
For questions regarding SCE Aircraft Operations, contact Jeff Gordon at (909) 238-2592. If you have questions or concerns regarding this pole replacement, please contact Adrian Garcia, SCE Government Relations Manager at 310-882-8973 or Susan Morgan, SCE Senior Compliance Manager at (909) 835-7527.
Public Works


There will be a full road closure on Friday, July 24, 2020 between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. near 1801 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.

Special Roads Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 29, 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.
Vector Control District Urges Residents to join ‘Mosquito Watch,’ as mosquito populations increase
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD/District) recently launched its grassroots outreach program, Mosquito Watch. This neighborhood program, facilitated by the District’s Community Liaisons, educates, mobilizes and empowers Angelenos to take action against mosquitoes as populations and virus activity increase.
A new resource website,  TipTossTakeAction.org , allows individuals to join Mosquito Watch by taking a pledge to protect their communities. They are then guided through three easy steps to learn about mosquito breeding source reduction and sharing the information with their neighbors.  

So far this year, the District has confirmed 25 mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus in its service area . The newest positive samples were collected from Rowland Heights, Signal Hill, and Winnetka.

Greater Los Angeles County is also home to invasive Aedes mosquitoes, which can transmit Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever viruses. There is currently no local transmission of these viruses in California; however, the presence of Aedes mosquitoes increases the risk.

As mosquito activities increase, it is important to remind residents that there are simple solutions to reduce mosquito populations and to protect loved ones from mosquito bites.

As mosquito activities increase, it is important to remind residents that there are simple solutions to reduce mosquito populations and to protect loved ones from mosquito bites.

Follow the tips below to prevent mosquito bites:

  • Apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin before going outdoors and reapply as recommended on the label.
  • Wear insect repellent containing CDC and EPA approved active ingredients: DEET®, Picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
  • Wear light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Close or repair all unscreened doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering the home.

Follow the tips below to reduce mosquito populations on your property:

  • Eliminate standing water in clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, discarded tires, buckets, watering troughs, or anything that holds water for more than a week.
  • Ensure that swimming pools, spas, and ponds are properly maintained.
  • Change the water in pet dishes, birdbaths, and other small containers weekly.
  • Request mosquitofish from your local vector control district for placement in ornamental ponds.
  • Report neglected (green) swimming pools in your neighborhood to your vector control district.

For more information about Mosquito Watch or to take the pledge, visit  www.TipTossTakeAction.org . Residents can also contact the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District at 562-944-9656 or online at  www.glacvcd.org for additional mosquito-related questions.
Testing Available This Week At LA County and LA City Operated Sites
County and City Testing Sites have the Capacity to test over 140,000 Angelenos this week

As the need for COVID-19 testing continues to rise, the County and the City of Los Angeles are working together to ensure and expand testing capacity at current sites. Due to this expansion, County and City operated testing sites have a combined capacity to test over 140,000 people. Since launching free testing in March, the City and County have provided 1.2 million tests to Angelenos.

Los Angeles County will launch three new testing sites next week to expand access to high-need areas including Montebello, South Gate and Panorama City . The City of Los Angeles last week opened a new site at the VA Parking Lot 15, at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

“Our communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 due to decades of systemic inequities and this is unacceptable,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. “While a County testing site may ask for insurance information in order to recover costs, no one will be turned away for being uninsured. We will not allow financial barriers or immigration status to get in the way of access to COVID-19 testing. With today’s announcement of these new testing sites, we are demonstrating that LA County continues to equitably distribute resources to make sure historically underinvested communities do not continue to bear the brunt of this crisis.”

Appointments are available at the following County-operated sites this week, with an additional 1,000 appointments being added this weekend:

  • Bellflower City Hall - 16600 Civic Center Drive, Bellflower, CA 90706
  • Charles R. Drew University Campus - 1731 E 120th St. Los Angeles, CA 90059
  • College of the Canyons - 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355
  • East LA College - 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754
  • Pomona Fairplex Gate 17 - 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA 91768
  • San Gabriel Valley Airport - 4233 Santa Anita Ave., El Monte, CA 91731
  • The Forum - 3900 W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305
  • Beach Cities Health District - 514 N Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277       
  • Palmdale Hammack Center - 815 E Avenue Q6, Palmdale CA 93550

Appointments are available at the following City-operated sites this week:

  • Dodger Stadium, Lot 1 - 1101 Scott Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Hansen Dam Recreation Center - 11770 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace, Ca 91342 (Osborne St. entrance)
  • Crenshaw Christian Center - 7901 S. Vermont Ave, LA, Ca 90044
  • VA Parking Lot 15 (Jackie Robinson Stadium) - 100 Constitution Ave, LA, Ca 900951
  • Lincoln Park Recreation Center - 3501 Valley Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 90031
  • Carbon Health - Echo Park - 2110 Sunset Blvd Suite M, Los Angeles, CA 90026
  • West Valley/Warner Center - 6097 Canoga Ave. Woodland Hills, Ca 91367
  • Kedren Community Health Center - 4211 S. Avalon Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90011

Three new County-operated testing sites will begin to offer appointment availability starting next week:

  • South Gate Park - 4900 Southern Ave., South Gate, CA 90280 – opening Monday July 27th
  • Montebello Civic Center ­-1600 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640 – opening Tuesday July 28th
  • Panorama City - 14665 Roscoe Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402 – opening on Wednesday July 29th

By the end of next week, these additional sites will have the capacity to test almost 2,000 residents a day, five days a week.

The City of Los Angeles is also continuing to deploy mobile testing units to communities with a high need for testing. This week, the City will test residents in the Nickerson Gardens housing development and in the Boyle Heights neighborhood.

COVID-19 testing is also offered at select CVS, Rite-Aid, Federally Qualified Health Clinics, and Los Angeles County Department of Health Services-operated health centers.

If you think you need a test:

Please first call your doctor. Testing is best done by a healthcare provider, so they can monitor your care. Testing at all County and City-operated sites is prioritized for people with COVID-19 symptoms, people working or living in places such as skilled nursing facilities, group homes and residential care facilities, persons experiencing homelessness, and people who were in  close contact  with someone with COVID-19. Testing is available to all residents at City sites, with or without symptoms. Limited testing is also available at County sites for some asymptomatic individuals. More information on criteria can be found by  clicking here .
Pipeline to Progress: Interactive map shows homelessness and housing in L.A. County
Los Angeles County unveiled a multilayered, interactive GIS planning tool designed to guide urgent efforts to create interim and supportive housing to address the homelessness crisis.

The tool, presented to the Board of Supervisors by Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai, is intended to guide policymakers in Los Angeles County and its 88 cities as they move to increase available housing.

The map draws on data from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s January 2019 Point in Time Count, which reported nearly 59,000 people experiencing homelessness across Los Angeles County—more than 44,000 of them unsheltered.

The map makes it possible to view the homeless population data geographically, while adding layers that show existing supportive and interim housing, as well as housing that is currently being developed. It reflects the unprecedented development underway to create more supportive housing than ever before in the County’s history. It also visually demonstrates gaps between where the need is and where projects currently exist or are being developed.

The tool unveiled today is the project’s first iteration; additional data and refinements will be added in the months ahead.
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. 
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.
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.

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
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1245 North Hacienda Road
La Habra Heights, CA 90631
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