May 7, 2020 | Regular Edition
City News
L.A. County's
Roadmap to Recovery
Los Angeles County residents are doing their part to follow the County’s Safer at Home Health Officer Order which has slowed the spread of COVID-19. 

Los Angeles County is now taking its first steps towards reopening businesses and getting people back to work.

The following is a list of businesses that are reopening in Los Angeles County:

May 8, 2020

Non-essential businesses reopening for curbside pick-up with adherence to social 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)  

The COVID-19 pandemic is still in LA County, and as LA County moves into its first phase of recovery, all residents, business owners and employees must continue to observe and practice all COVID-19 physical distancing requirements. 

We remind all LA County residents to continue to do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a face covering whenever you leave home
  • Wash hands throughout the day 
  • Stay six feet away from people who don’t live with you.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY Golf Courses and Trails Reopen
As COVID-19 is a fluid crisis with rapid changes affecting parks facilities, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) continues to assess operations daily in consultation with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on necessary safety precautions. Based on Stage Two of the reopening plan for the County of Los Angeles, LA County Parks has modified its operations to begin the multi-phased approach to public access of golf courses and trails on Saturday, May 9.

LA County Parks is taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of park guests, team members, and the community remains the top priority upon reopening. LA County Parks will launch a park monitor program at golf courses and trails to remind players, visitors, and trail users of physical distancing requirements that remain in place. Staff training, prominent signage, and operations protocols are also part of the department’s necessary preparation and deployment for reopening.

The development of these protocols comes after consultation with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and input from the Golf Re-Opening Task Force and the Countywide Trail Re-Opening Task Force consisting of Local, State and Federal Park and Recreation organizations and trail managing partners. Adherence is critical to safely operate these open facilities so the community can enjoy the emotional and physical benefits provided by golf and trails. 

While the golf courses and trails will reopen, there are specific restrictions and safety guidelines that the public must follow in accordance with the health officer order. These include but are not limited to, the following: 

Golf Courses – Reopening on Saturday, May 9

  • Golf courses are open for regular play of no more than 4 players per tee time. Tee times will be at least 10 minutes apart. No tournaments or group play.
  • Physical distancing of 6 feet always required. No group gathering allowed on the course or in the parking lot.
  • Online reservations and payment recommended. Golf courses will accept payment online, only by debit, credit or gift card.
  • Push carts and walking recommended. Golf carts are limited to single riders.
  • Rental golf clubs and push carts are not available.
  • Bring your own water. Drinking fountains are closed.
  • Golfers may not touch, remove or adjust the flag stick during their round. Course green cups are touchless. Rakes, ball washers, benches, divot boxes and sand bottles will be removed.
  • Driving ranges open. One-hour time limit may be enforced. Practice putting and chipping greens remain closed.
  • Clubhouses and pro shops remain closed. Restaurants and cafes open for take-out only.

Trails – Reopening on Saturday, May 9

  • Trail users are encouraged to check the Trails LA County website for updated guidelines, notifications, and up-to-date information prior to visiting trails. The trails website offers information for over 600 miles of trails that residents can visit and experience the wonderful outdoors.
  • Download the Trails LA County mobile app before heading out for real-time updates and offline location tracking and trail information to explore the extensive trail network within our diverse landscapes across the County.
  • Do not visit public trails and trailheads if feeling sick and/or exhibiting any symptoms of illness.
  • Follow all posted regulations at trails and trailhead facilities.
  • Physical distancing of 6 feet is always required. No group gathering allowed on trails or in the parking lot.
  • Trail users over the age of 2 are required to wear face coverings at trailheads, parking lots and while on the trail.
  • Consider avoiding popular locations that are prone to crowds.
  • Alert trail users of your presence and step aside to let others pass.
  • Bring water, hand sanitizer and/or disinfecting wipes to wash or sanitize hands frequently.
  • Practice the leave-no-trace principles on the trails to protect park staff and wildlife.
Mother's Day Update
Local, community and regional parks, botanic gardens (except Descanso Gardens) will remain open on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, for passive use, such as walking, jogging, and leisure time outdoors for individuals or families. Since the holiday is one of the busiest days of the year, LA County Parks reminds all park guests that social distancing is required and group gatherings are prohibited by the health order.
City Meetings
Regular City Council Meeting
Monday, May 11, 2020
City Hall at 5:30 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 the La Habra Heights City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2020. Also, a change in start time of the regular meeting was necessary to comply with social distancing requirements for City Council Members and staff attending in-person, and at the same time, provide the option for City Council Members and staff to attend the meeting remotely. The closed session will follow the end of the regular meeting.

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 , or by phone at (562) 694-6302. Members of the public can watch the live broadcast of the City Council meeting on the City website at . Please note that the City Council 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 prior to the commencement of the meeting. Public comment 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 Mayor will allow the Clerk to 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 each public hearing.
Public Hearing:
Proposed Increase to Solid Waste Service Rates
The public hearing to consider a proposed increase to solid waste service rates is scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

At the public hearing, the City Council will hear and consider protests to the proposed increase to solid waste service rates for residential customers. Any property owner subject to the proposed increase may submit a written protest. A majority protest exists if at the end of the public hearing, there are written protests submitted (and not withdrawn) by the owners of a majority of the parcels subject to the proposed increase. No more than one written protest per property will be counted in calculating a majority protest.

How to Submit a Written Protest

To submit a written protest against the proposed increase, residents must :
  1. Identify the parcel or property;
  2. Identify the property owner or solid waste customer on file;
  3. State the opposition to the proposed increase; and
  4. Include the signature of the owner.

Due to the City Hall closure, in compliance with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Safer At Home Order, the City strongly encourages you to submit your written protests by mail with sufficient time to arrive at City Hall prior to the public hearing. To be counted, protests mailed to City Hall must arrive prior to the close of the Public Hearing on May 11, 2020. Written protests may be mailed to the City Clerk, City Hall, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631. If you would like to personally deliver a written protest, please use the drop box located in front of City Hall. If you need accommodations to submit a written protest, please contact Anna Badillo in the City Clerk’s Office at (562) 694-6302 or .

All protests must include a signature
of the owner to be counted.
Public Hearing:
Brush Clearance Program 2020
On Monday, February 10, 2020 the La Habra Heights City Council adopted Resolution No. 2020- 05, which declared that weeds, rubbish, refuse, or other combustible materials growing upon or in front of properties constitute a public nuisance. In addition, dirt/debris runoff from private property upon public roadways are similarly deemed a public nuisance. Such public nuisance must be abated by the removal of the weeds, rubbish, refuse, or other combustible materials. Moreover, dirt/debris upon roadways shall also be cleared. Failure of the property owner to abate any such nuisance on or in front of his or her property will cause the City to perform the abatement. The cost will be assessed upon the land and will constitute a lien upon such land until paid.

A copy of Resolution No. 2020-05 is on file in the Office of the City Clerk. All La Habra Heights property owners must remove and/or eliminate all fire hazards upon all improved and unimproved property by May 1, 2020, and maintain the property free of fire hazards after this date. Due to current COVID-19 situation, the Public Hearing will take place on May 11, 2020 and inspection of properties will begin soon after.

Requirements for clearing property are outlined in the City’s Brush Clearance Guide. All property owners having any objections to the proposed removal of road debris, weeds, rubbish, refuse, or other combustible materials are hereby notified to attend a meeting of the City Council of La Habra Heights to be held Monday, May 11, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

Due to the City Hall closure, in compliance with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Safer At Home Order, the City strongly encourages you to submit your objections by mail, email or during the public hearing on Monday, May 11, 2020. Objections may be mailed to the City Clerk, City Hall, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631. Please provide sufficient time to arrive at City Hall prior to the public hearing. To personally deliver an objection, please use the drop box located in front of City Hall. You may also call City Hall at (562) 694-6302 or email .
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 really want to see your pics of rural La Habra Heights: life in the hills and away from the city.
The City will be collecting submitted photos from Friday, May 1, 2020 through Sunday, May 31, 2020 . Please email your high-resolution photos to .

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


On Friday, May 8, between 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 A.M. SCE/PAR will be replacing a utility pole and require a full road closure near 1860 Nabal Road.


On Monday, May 11, 2020 between 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. SCE/PAR will be replacing cross arms and will require a single lane road closure near 640 East Road.


On Wednesday, May 13, 2020 between 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. SCE/PAR will be replacing a utility pole and require a full road closure near 1331 Caminata Lane.


On Thursday, May 14, between 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 A.M. SCE/PAR will be replacing cross arms and will require a full road closure near 1653 Nabal 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 

The phones are staffed during normal business hours, Monday–Thursdays from 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Other News
Stimulus Check
(COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments)
The IRS is committed to helping everyone receive their Economic Impact Payment as soon as possible. The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus checks, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees.

Still, many citizens have questions in regards to eligibility requirements, how to receive payment, and resources for extra assistance in checking the status of ones payment. Provided below is a guide of frequently asked questions that will assist residents during this unprecedented situation.
Los Angeles County Dept of
Animal Care and Control

(Waived Adoption Fees For All Animals)
Did you know that you can make an appointment to adopt a furry friend? It’s National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day and we have some wonderful animals who are looking for their forever homes. Check out our  website  to view available animals and then call our communications center at (562) 940-6898 to make an appointment.

Please remember to wear a face covering before coming in and we will see you soon!
Census 2020
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 Gift Card *via email.* Together, we can keep the blood supply strong. Schedule your appointment to donate today.
Public Safety
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City of La Habra Heights
1245 North Hacienda Road
La Habra Heights, CA 90631
(562) 694-6302