June 25, 2020 | Regular Edition
City News
Notice of
Evidentiary Hearing
To see the entire three page notice click the link below.
Update on LA City and County Testing Site Availability
Currently, the registration website for COVID-19 testing at the LA City and County supported sites is showing no appointments available. All available appointments this week are full. The lack of availability is primarily due to LA City not opening slots for registration at City-operated sites, as they migrate to a new vendor and registration platform; in addition to paring back testing sites and slots.

All LA County supported testing sites, which had appointments opened through Friday, June 26, are also full. LA County is also experiencing high demand at the State-supported testing sites, which are full for the remainder of the week.

We encourage all individuals to call their primary care provider if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. If you do not have insurance and need help connecting with a healthcare provider, call 211. Testing capacity within the established health system has improved greatly over the past weeks and months; wherever possible, individuals should receive testing in consultation with their personal provider to ensure ongoing continuity of care and optimal follow-up.

There are some “Additional Testing Sites” that are run independently from the County or State that still do have same day or next day availability. Individuals can visit  covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/  for a list of sites that have availability and to register.

Appointments are open for LA County supported sites for Saturday, June 27, Sunday, June 28, and Monday, June 29.

On Monday, June 29, LA County will open additional testing sites at the DHS Hubert H. Humphrey clinic and at the Wesley Health Centers (also known as JWCH) with 12 new sites.
L.A. County Prevails in Legal Action to Temporarily House Vulnerable People Through Project Roomkey
The County of Los Angeles prevailed in litigation that allows Project Roomkey to continue serving the most vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cities of Bell Gardens and Lynwood have been dismissed from a lawsuit brought by the County of Los Angeles. These cities had previously enacted legislation to bar local hotels from participating in Project Roomkey and related temporary housing programs run by the County of Los Angeles. The County sought to block their efforts.
Lynwood has rescinded its moratorium and Bell Gardens allowed its moratorium to lapse.

“Without a vaccine, physical distancing is our best line of defense. Since the start of this pandemic, L.A. County has always been intent on protecting and sheltering our most vulnerable residents to minimize their exposure to this highly contagious virus,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. “Project Roomkey and our medical sheltering sites have saved lives, and our commitment to these initiatives reflect the moral character of Los Angeles County and its residents.”

“Project Roomkey and its related medical sheltering program has protected thousands of our most vulnerable residents and protected our communities. These programs are also helping us as we move forward on the road to reopening,” said Tiana Murillo, Los Angeles County's Temporary Supervisory Administrator overseeing and coordinating the County's emergency housing efforts. “We’re grateful for the partnership of our cities and their leaders as we work together to respond to an unprecedented pandemic.”
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.
Upcoming Meetings

Regular City Council Meeting
Monday, July 13, 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 public will not be permitted to physically attend the La Habra Heights City Council meetings to which the agenda applies .

Although City Council meetings are held in-person and the public will be allowed into the meetings, Commission and Committee meetings will continue to be held via telephonically.
You may submit comments on any agenda item or item not on the agenda 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. Members of the public may go to www.Lhhcity.org to view the live broadcast of the City Council meeting. Please note that the 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 related to items on the agenda, or items not on the agenda, are provided to Info@Lhhcity.org prior to the commencement of the meeting. If that is not possible, every effort will be made to attempt to review emails during the course of the meeting. The Mayor will endeavor to take a pause to allow the Clerk to review emails, and share any public comments received during the meeting.
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.
Public Works

The City would like to remind all resident to SLOW DOWN when driving throughout the City. Please share the road with fellow citizens utilizing streets to get physical exercise while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Be aware of the new City signage on critical street corners and roads.
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 Messages 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.
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
Attorney General Becerra:
It Takes All of Us Working Together to Stand Up to Hate
Alongside legislative leaders, Attorney General highlights resources in multiple languages and releases video urging the public to report suspected hate crimes 

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra — joined by leaders of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Black Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Jewish Caucus, and California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus — today  released a video  urging Californians to stand united against hate and report suspected hate crimes to their local law enforcement agency. The Attorney General highlighted  shareable digital resources  in 14 languages to help educate the public and help survivors get the information they need. Increased reports of hate incidents and crimes throughout the United States have accompanied the charged rhetoric surrounding COVID-19. The California Department of Justice is committed to assisting state, local, and federal partners in tackling hate crimes wherever they occur.

“It’s going to take all of us working together to take on hate and its corrosive effects on our society,”  said Attorney General Becerra.  “That’s why we stand united against hate and we hope you’ll join us in fighting back. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a hate crime, report it. Millions of us call this state home — we won’t let trumped up rhetoric tear us apart. No matter where you’re from, who you love, or how you worship, it takes all of us to build a better place and a better future for our children.”

“I commend Attorney General Becerra for bringing together this coalition of legislators to speak out against hate and bigotry,"  said Senator Scott Wiener . "Especially after last month — when, in an episode highlighting the structural racism embedded deep in our society, George Floyd, a black man, was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer — we must stand firmly against racism and hate. As we celebrate Pride Month, I’m thinking about how at the first Pride, after the Stonewall riots, LGTBQ pioneers stood proudly against oppression and violence in celebration of our community. I carry that sentiment with me in continuing our fight for equity and justice.”

Hate crimes are serious crimes that may result in imprisonment or jail time for offenders. In April, the California Department of Justice  issued an information bulletin  to provide an updated summary and reminder to local law enforcement agencies about the multiple California criminal laws that prohibit hate crimes and provide enhanced penalties for specified hate-related acts. Under California law, a hate crime is defined as a criminal act committed, in whole or in part, because of the victim's actual or perceived disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. Hate crimes also include criminal acts committed, in whole or in part, because of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Hate crimes are distinct from hate incidents, which are actions or behaviors motivated by hate that are protected by the First Amendment right to freedom of expression. Examples of hate incidents include name-calling, insults, and distributing hate material in public places. If a hate incident starts to threaten a person or property, it may become a hate crime.
If you believe you or someone you know has been the victim of a hate crime, notify local law enforcement authorities and consider taking the following steps:

  • If you are in immediate danger, call 911;
  • If needed, seek medical attention;
  • Write down the exact words that were used and take note of any other relevant facts so that you don’t forget;
  • If safe to do so, save all evidence and take photos;
  • Get contact information for other victims and witnesses; and
  • Reach out to community organizations in your area that deal with hate crimes or incidents.

Please also be aware that California law prohibits law enforcement authorities from asking individuals, including those who are reporting or are victims of potential crimes, about their immigration status, unless the information is necessary to certify the victim for a U visa (victim of crime visa) or T visa (victim of human trafficking visa). More information on state and federal laws protecting immigrant victims of crime is available  here .

Many legal aid clinics are offering telephone appointments while physical offices are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. These clinics provide free or low-cost civil legal assistance to low-income Californians. To find a clinic in your region, visit the  State Bar . Information on additional resources for victims of hate crimes is available through the  Victims of Crime Resource Center . Information on the California Department of Justice’s efforts to protect the public during COVID-19 is available on the Attorney General’s website at  https://oag.ca.gov/consumers/COVID-19 . More information on tools and resources to combat hate crimes is available at  https://oag.ca.gov/hatecrimes . Information on hate crime statistics in California is currently available through 2018 on  OpenJustice .
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
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