November 12, 2020 | Regular Edition
City News
City Council
Treasurer Vacancy
The La Habra Heights City Council is looking to fill the City Council Treasurer's position. The Treasurer submits monthly Treasurer's reports to the City Council regarding status of cash balances by fund and investment of cash balances, and a monthly Warrant Report to the City Council regarding the previous month's cash receipts and cash disbursements. The Treasurer is a vital part of the oversight of the City's finances and works closely with City Staff.

If you are interested in applying you can find the application on the City website or by clicking the link below. If you have any questions or need any additional information please email info@LHHcity.org.
 
The deadline to submit an application is Monday, November 23, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. Please make sure to submit an application via email to Info@LHHcity.org, or via mail to City of La Habra Heights, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631.
Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD)
Board Member Vacancy
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District is looking to fill one vacant Board of Trustees Member. The term will begin January 2021 and will expire January 2025. The GLACVCD Board of Trustees meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M., at District headquarters in Santa Fe Springs. All meetings are open to the public. The Board Member duties and responsibilities include setting policy, establishing the budget, approving expenditures, and retaining legal counsel. This position is appointed by the City Council.
 
If you are interested in applying you can find the application on the City website or by clicking the link below. If you have any questions or need any additional information please email info@LHHcity.org.
 
The deadline to submit an application is Monday, November 23, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. Please make sure to submit an application via email to Info@LHHcity.org, or via mail to City of La Habra Heights, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631.
Citizens Technical Advisory Committee Vacancy
The Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority is looking to fill one vacant Citizens Technical Advisory Committee Member. The term will begin February 1, 2021 and will end February 1, 2025. The Citizens Technical Advisory Committee meetings are currently held virtually on the Tuesday before the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M. The purpose of the Committee is to act as a liaison between the Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority and the residents of the communities within the member's jurisdiction. This position is appointed by the City Council.
 
If you are interested in applying you can find the application on the City website or by clicking the link below. If you have any questions or need any additional information please email info@LHHcity.org.
 
Please make sure to submit an application via email to Info@LHHcity.org, or via mail to City of La Habra Heights, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631.
Roads Advisory Committee Alternate Vacancy
The Roads Advisory Committee is looking to fill one vacant alternate committee member position. The Roads Advisory Committee meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The Committee is dedicated to reviewing various financing options for road maintenance, making recommendation for the yearly pavement management program and educating the community about road maintenance needs and methods.
 
If you are interested in applying you can find the application on the City website or by clicking the link below. If you have any questions or need any additional information please email info@LHHcity.org.
 
Please make sure to submit an application via email to Info@LHHcity.org, or via mail to City of La Habra Heights, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631.
Being Green During
the Holidays
As the holiday season approaches and New Year's Resolution cross our minds, now is the time to set and stick to new ways of going green! Below you will find a few simple ways you can go green and help reduce your carbon footprint. The best part is you don't need to wait until the New Year. Start soon and form new habits today.

  • Reducing Energy - Consider using a timer for holiday lights and using energy-saving LED lights to reduce your electricity use.

  • Refrain from Burning Wood - Gas and Electric heat sources produce less air pollution and help improve our air quality. Look into South Coast AQMD's Wood Stove & Fireplace Change-Out Incentive Program for assistance with replacing wood-burning devices.

  • Reducing Waste - Gift wrap is typically a single-use products which ends up in landfills. Look into eco-friendly wrapping by using (or reusing) household materials such as newspaper, fabric, and tin boxes.

  • Reusable Decorations - Millions of Christmas trees and natural wreaths are discarded after the holiday season every year. Artificial trees and wreaths cut down on deforestation and can be reused year after year.

  • Reply All with an E-Card - Help reduce paper waste and practice social distancing by sending an electronic greeting card to your loved ones this holiday season.

Public Works
SCE Full Road Closure

BE ADVISED - USE ALNERATE ROUTES

On Tuesday, November 24 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM near 1701 Kashlan Road, Southern California Edison will require a full road closure to replace a utility pole and the wires attached. A power outage is expected to occur during this maintenance, and residents have already been notified.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the road maintenance or power outage please call Southern California Edison at (909) 493 - 9760
Upcoming City Meetings

Special Planning Commission Meeting
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.


Special Roads Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.


Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Meeting
Thursday, November 19, 2020
City Hall at 6:00 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. Commission and Committee meetings are being held by phone conference. 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 City Council meetings or assist with providing public comment at Commission and Committee 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.
Natural Hazard
Mitigation Plan
The City of La Habra Heights is in the process of preparing an update to its 2007 Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). It identifies and assesses vulnerabilities from a range of natural and technological hazard with a possibility to significantly impact the community.

Part of the mandated approval process for the HMP requires the City to share a draft document with the community and to solicit comments during the plan writing phase. The City is asking all residents to review the HMP and provide comments or questions no later than Monday, November 16, 2020 by 5:00 P.M. If you wish to submit a comment please email it to info@Lhhcity.org or by mail to City of La Habra Heights, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631.
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
California New
4-Tier System
Gavin Newsom announced earlier this week that California was moving away from the "watch list" system of tracking COVID-19 trends and will be moving to a four-tier, color coded classification system that will determine which counties can move forward with reopening businesses.

There are four-tiers: yellow, orange, red and purple. Yellow indicates minimal COVID-19 spread and allows for nearly all businesses to reopen indoor operations (as long as physical distancing and face coverings requirements are in place). On the other hand, Purple means there is widespread COVID-19 transmission in the county and nearly all businesses have to keep indoor operations closed or severely limited.

Counties are categorized depending on the number of new daily COVID-19 cases and the testing positivity rate, or the proportion of those tested who turn back a positive results.

  • Widespread (purple): Counties with more than 7 daily new cases per 100,000 residents or higher than 8% positivity rate
  • Substantial (red): 4 to 7 daily new cases per 100,000 residents or 5-8% positivity
  • Moderate (orange): 1 to 3.9 daily new cases per 100,000 or 2-4.9% positivity
  • Minimal (yellow): Less than 1 daily new case per 100,000 or less than 2% positivity

Los Angeles County (Purple)

  • Hair salons: open indoors with modifications
  • Retail: open indoors at 25% capacity
  • Malls: open indoors at 25% capacity and food courts closed
  • Nail salons: open indoors with modifications
  • Electrolysis: open indoors with modifications
  • Personal care services (body waxing, etc.): open indoor with modifications
  • Tattooing and piercing: open indoors with modifications
  • Museums, zoos and aquariums: outdoor only
  • Places of worship: outdoor only
  • Movie theaters: outdoor only
  • Hotels: open with modifications
  • Gyms: outdoor only
  • Restaurants: outdoor only
  • Wineries: outdoor only
  • Bars and breweries: closed
  • Family entertainment centers: outdoor only, like mini golf, batting cages and go-kart racing
  • Cardrooms: outdoor only
  • Non-essential offices: remote work only
  • Professional sports: no live audiences
  • Schools: must stay closed
  • Theme parks: must stay closed
COVID-19 Testing
LA County residents should first call their health care provider for a COVID-19 test. If you cannot get a test through a health care provider, please use the map below to make an appointment for a no-cost (free) COVID-19 test. Please view the LA County's FAQ's for more information on COVID-19 testing.

Those without a regular provider can call the County’s 2-1-1 information line for assistance or click the link below to schedule a free appointment through Los Angeles County.
Animal Care Center Appreciation Week 2020
DACC thanks all of our staff for their selfless dedication to meeting DACC's mission on a daily basis! Despite the many challenges of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our dedicated staff rise to the occasion every time to find creative solutions to solving the problems we are faced with. The results have been outstanding, and they are commended and acknowledged for everything they have done to keep serving the people and animals that depend on us.
American Red Cross
Thanksgiving may look rather different this year, with fewer gatherings, more social distancing and less travel. But the need for blood remains constant. In fact, at the moment, the situation is critical. To avoid an even bigger drop in blood donations over the Thanksgiving weekend, we’ve got a special gift for our donors.
Come to give blood Nov. 25-28 and get a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, courtesy of Suburban Propane, while supplies last!* Our fabulous volunteer model in the photo above just happens to be country music superstar Martina McBride, a powerful advocate for blood donation.

And there’s more! As part of a partnership with Suburban Propane, we’re organizing a special giveaway to thank you for rolling up a sleeve to help. Come to give Nov.15-Dec.15 and automatically be entered for a chance to win an Outdoor Living Experience, powered by propane!** The prize includes a propane-powered pizza oven, fire pit, outdoor heater and stipend towards propane.
Just one blood donation can help save more than one life. Will you step up to be somebody’s hero this Thanksgiving?
Public Safety
Flu Vaccination Recommended
Flu is more than a bad cold. Flu can be mild to severe, and at times can lead to life-threatening illness, hospitalization or death. This year, flu and COVID-19 will be circulating in communities throughout LA County, and both can cause serious illness. The best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu, is to all get a flu immunization.
Trusted Sources
Always check with trusted sources for the latest and most accurate information about COVID - 19 (Coronavirus).




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City of La Habra Heights
1245 North Hacienda Road
La Habra Heights, CA 90631
(562) 694-6302