May 21, 2020 | Regular Edition
City News
City Hall Opening
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
City Hall will be open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY starting MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2020 . 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, Safer at Home Health Orders are still in effect and you should do all you can to minimize your time 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.
Upcoming Meetings
Regular Public Safety and
Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 21, 2020
City Hall at 6:00 P.M.
- CANCELLED -

Regular Roads Advisory Committee Meeting
Monday, May 25, 2020
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.
- CANCELLED -


Regular Planning Commission
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.
- CANCELLED -

Special Roads Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.

Special Public Safety and
Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 28, 2020
City Hall at 5:00 P.M.

Special City Council Meeting
Thursday, May 28, 2020
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.


As a result of the COVID-19 virus, resulting orders and direction from the President of the United States, the Governor of the State of California, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and the City of La Habra Heights Declaration of Emergency,  the public will not be permitted to physically attend any La Habra Heights City Committee Meeting scheduled above. 

Residents are encouraged to submit comments on any agenda item or on any item not on the agenda in writing via mail to City Clerk,  1245 N. Hacienda Road, La Habra Heights, Ca 90631, by email to  info@lhhcity.org , or by phone at (562) 694-6302. Members of the public can watch the live broadcast of City meetings on the City website at  www.lhhcity.org  . 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 to  info@lhhcity.org  prior to the commencement of the meeting. Public comments received by mail or email will be read during public comment. If that is not possible, every effort will be made to attempt to review emails during the course of the meeting. If you prefer to provide public comment during the meeting over telephone, please call City Hall at (562) 694-6302 and leave your name and phone number and a staff member will call you during the public comment section of the meeting. The Clerk will review emails and share any public comments received during the meeting as well. Staff will also check the drop box located in front of City Hall before the end of public comment.
LA County's Economic Resiliency Task Force Sets Sights on July 4 Reopening
LA County's Economic Resiliency Task Force - created last month to help the County improve the economy, create jobs and return to full employment - has announced its plan to reopen Los Angeles County by July 4, 2020.

The task force, comprised of representatives of County departments, cities, and industry work groups (in diverse areas ranging from bio science, hospitality and education to sports, entertainment and the arts) is forging ahead with concrete proposals for resuming operations safely.

This week's task force meeting included a presentation by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), which underscored the high stakes and urgency of the local economic situation as the COVID-19 crisis continues. Industry representatives described the impacts of COVID-19 on their sectors, as well as some common critical needs:

  • Safe reopenings
  • Customized guidance & health/safety protocols for sectors
  • New public-private partnerships
  • Revenue streams to create jobs

To learn more about the July 4 reopening plan being proposed by LA County's Economic Resiliency Task Force click the link below. 
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend Responsibly
This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, and as we slowly travel down the road to reopening, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department encourages everyone to listen to advice from public health officials and be responsible during these trying times.
 
To help protect you and your family, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will have deputies on patrol over the Memorial Day Weekend looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
 
Pandemic or no pandemic, it is never okay to drive under the influence of alcohol. Remember, a DUI does not just mean alcohol: some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or ”operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
 
While the state is relaxing stay-at-home orders, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department advises the public to avoid large gatherings for Memorial Day Weekend and practice physical distancing measures, when feasible, by staying at least six feet away from others.
New Meal Program for Qualifying LA County Seniors
LA County has launched our participation in the State of California’s ‘Great Plates Delivered’ initiative.

This program partners with local restaurants to deliver three fresh meals a day to qualifying older adults over 60 who are high-risk as determined by the CDC.

Apply for "Great Plates Delivered" by calling 211.

This program is a win-win for both seniors in need and local businesses since meals are delivered straight to people who need to stay in their homes while also helping local restaurants.
Call for Photos of
La Habra Heights
The City of La Habra Heights is currently in the process of redesigning the City website. However, the City is in need of residents help to finalize the project. The City is requesting residents submit photos of our beautiful community. Surprise us! Any photo taken within the city limits is eligible, we want to see your pics of rural La Habra Heights: life in the hills and away from the city. Thank you to those who have already submitted photos!
The City will be collecting submitted photos from Friday, May 1, 2020 through Sunday, May 31, 2020 . Please email your high-resolution photos to info@Lhhcity.org .


Below are size and quality requirements for photos to be used within the City Website.
Public Works
BE ADVISED

FULL ROAD CLOSURE

On Friday, May 22, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. SCE/PAR will be replacing a crossarm and will require a full road closure near 575 Reposado Drive.
BE ADVISED

SINGLE LANE CLOSURE

On Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. PAR will be performing a routine inspection and require a single lane closure near the crossroads of Tumin Road and East Road.
BE ADVISED

SINGLE LANE CLOSURE

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. PAR will be replacing a rotten crossarm and require a single lane closure near 1531 East Road.
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 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 essential businesses please wear a cloth facemask.

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
New "Stop Price Gouging" Mobile App
LA County's Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) is taking steps to protect County residents from price gouging and potentially fraudulent COVID-19 remedies by creating a "Stop Price Gouging" mobile application to help consumers easily report suspected cases of illegal price increases in LA County.

During the COVID-19 health emergency, fear and anxiety have led certain individuals to try and profiteer at the expense of those in need. To date, DCBA’s investigations team has tracked and documented over 500 price gouging complaints during the COVID-19 crisis.

While the mobile app will be launched in the coming days, DCBA already offers a dedicated webpage and phone line to help report price gouging or COVID-19 scams.

Report by:

Once our "Stop Price Gouging" mobile app is available, it will help County residents file on-the-spot, accurate complaints that can be supported with:

  1. Photos of receipts, ads, and products, or
  2. Other possible evidence of wrongdoing.

The new app is expected to increase rapid reporting of price gouging complaints, which is critical to ensuring that investigations are conducted close in time to the suspected price gouging activity.
LA County Roadmap to Recovery
These are some of the current re-openings in LA County. For more information about future openings and to see our full "Roadmap to Recovery" visit  covid19.lacounty.gov/recovery .

May 8, 2020
The following non-essential business re-opened for curbside pick-up with adherence to distancing and infection control protocols:
  • Bookstores 
  • Clothing stores 
  • Florists
  • Music stores
  • Sporting goods stores
  • Toy stores
  • Car dealership showrooms (open for sales with adherence to distancing and infection control protocols) 

May 13, 2020
LA County beaches opened for active recreation activities such as swimming, surfing and running/walking only; no chairs, canopies, coolers, grills, or sunbathing allowed. Beach parking lots, bike paths, boardwalks, volleyball courts and piers are still closed.

All retailers in LA County except for indoor malls now able to re-open for curbside pickup.

May 15, 2020
County Parks, tennis, pickleball courts, equestrian centers, BMX bike areas, trap, and skeet/archery ranges, model airplanes, and community gardens are all open with social distancing measures in place.
Census 2020
Great news! 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
Like a lot of life’s most precious resources, blood is perishable. We can’t stockpile it. You may make the difference between life and death for a patient in your community – and it only takes about an hour of your time!

We’re counting on generous donors like you to  make a blood donation appointment  for the days and weeks ahead to ensure a stable supply of blood for the most vulnerable among us. The pandemic is ongoing, and we can’t let patients down. We’ve implemented special new safety procedures, including social distancing, in order to make our blood drives and donation centers operate at an even higher standard.

Your donation may help save more than one life. Are you ready to return to help out? Patients will be so grateful.

Special offer from our supporter, Amazon:  To thank you for making time to donate between Mar. 24 and May 25, we will send you a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card *via email.* Together, we can keep the blood supply strong. Schedule your appointment to donate today.
Free Virtual Emergency Preparedness Classes
The American Red Cross is offering free online emergency preparedness classes every Tuesday and Thursday that will help you and your family better prepare for emergencies. The classes teach you how to create preparedness kits, family emergency plans, what to do before, during and after a disaster, and there will be content on COVID-19. 
Public Safety
Be Mindful
Trusted Sources
Always check with trusted sources for the latest and most accurate information about COVID - 19 ( Coronavirus ).




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1245 North Hacienda Road
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