November 6, 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 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.
Proper Disposal of
Face Mask
Face masks are used to combat the pandemic. Most face masks are disposable and are for one time use purposes. A face mask should be disposed of when the mask becomes soiled on either side, or when the user is done with wear. But what is the proper way to dispose of a face mask when your not at home and in the community where waste containers are not available?

Step-by-Step Disposal Procedure for face masks and disposable N95 Respirator Masks:
  • Remove mask from face, be gentle so as to not touch or disturb liquid and solid contaminants on the mask
  • If possible - Place mask in a plastic bag – like a grocery shopping bag or a ziplock bag
  • Secure bag tightly
  • Place plastic bag into the garbage can or waste disposal unit
  • Wash hands immediately after disposing of your mask
  • Never put on a new face mask until you have properly washed your hands
Public Works
SCE Utility Tree Service
Shoulder Work

BE ADVISED - USE ALNERATE ROUTES

On Saturday, November 7 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM across from 1245 N. Hacienda Road, Southern California Edison will be performing utility tree service, no road closure is required just shoulder work.
SCE Full Road Closure

BE ADVISED - USE ALNERATE ROUTES

On Monday, November 9 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
SCE Full Road Closure

BE ADVISED - USE ALNERATE ROUTES

On Monday, November 9 from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM near 3814 Hacienda Road, Southern California Edison will require a full road closure to replace damaged cross arms.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the road maintenance or power outage please call Southern California Edison at (714) 501- 3017
Upcoming City Meetings

Regular City Council Meeting
Monday, November 9, 2020
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.

Special Planning Commission Meeting
Tuesday, November 17, 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. 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
Virus Spreads Risk at Holiday Celebrations

Veterans Day and Thanksgiving

Celebrating virtually or with members of your own household poses low risk for spread. In-person gatherings pose varying levels of risk. Event organizers and attendees should consider the risk of virus spread based on event size and use of mitigation strategies, as outlined in the Considerations for Events and Gatherings. There are several factors that contribute to the risk of getting infected or infecting others with the virus that causes COVID-19 at a holiday celebration. In combination, these factors will create various amounts of risk, so it is important to consider them individually and together:

  • Community levels of COVID-19 – Higher levels of COVID-19 cases and community spread in the gathering location, as well as where attendees are coming from, increase the risk of infection and spread among attendees. Family and friends should consider the number and rate of COVID-19 cases in their community and in the community where they plan to celebrate when considering whether to host or attend a holiday celebration. Information on the number of cases in an area can be found on the area’s health department website.
  • The location of the gathering – Indoor gatherings generally pose more risk than outdoor gatherings. Indoor gatherings with poor ventilation pose more risk than those with good ventilation, such as those with open windows or doors.
  • The duration of the gathering – Gatherings that last longer pose more risk than shorter gatherings.
  • The number of people at the gathering – Gatherings with more people pose more risk than gatherings with fewer people. CDC does not have a limit or recommend a specific number of attendees for gatherings. The size of a holiday gathering should be determined based on the ability to reduce or limit contact between attendees, the risk of spread between attendees, and state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations.
  • The locations attendees are traveling from – Gatherings with attendees who are traveling from different places pose a higher risk than gatherings with attendees who live in the same area. Higher levels of COVID-19 cases and community spread in the gathering location, or where attendees are coming from, increase the risk of infection and spread among attendees.
  • The behaviors of attendees prior to the gathering – Gatherings with attendees who are not adhering to social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart), mask wearing, hand washing, and other prevention behaviors pose more risk than gatherings with attendees who are engaging in these preventative behaviors.
  • The behaviors of attendees during the gathering – Gatherings with more preventive measures in place, such as mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing, pose less risk than gatherings where fewer or no preventive measures are being implemented.
COVID-19 Testing
Testing is widely available within the provider community. Residents who have a regular source of health care should first seek testing from their healthcare provider if they are symptomatic or have a known positive exposure.

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.
2020 Los Angeles County and State Election Results
Below you will find links to the Los Angeles County and California State Election Results. It is important to remember that some mail-in ballots are still being counted.

Second Post-Election Update posted: +156,410 additional Vote by Mail ballots returned on Sunday by mail, from Vote Centers or at Drop Boxes; cumulative total votes reported to date 3,538,953.
American Red Cross
Want a creative way to be of service this week? Wear your Halloween costume and an appropriate face covering (no, a werewolf mask doesn’t count!) to give blood! Now for a treat…to thank you for making time to donate by November 11, we’ll send you a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card* via email courtesy of Suburban Propane.**
Because of health concerns related to the global pandemic, trick-or-treating and Halloween parties may not be an option. But there is still reason to celebrate our generous Red Cross community. Your single donation may help save more than one life! And if you arrive in your regular clothes, that’s cool by us – just don’t forget that face covering for COVID-19 safety.
Will you help meet the critical need of patients in your community?
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.
Vehicle Theft Prevention
Don’t be a part of this statistic: Over 770,000 drivers fall victim to vehicle theft each year. In fact, a vehicle is stolen about every 41 seconds in America. With July being Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, it’s a good time to remind yourself of a few simple, yet important tips to prevent your car from being stolen — a crime that totaled about $6 billion in 2017.

Don’t Make Your Vehicle a Target
Nearly half of vehicle theft is due to driver error, such as leaving your keys in the vehicle. 
  • Always: take your keys with you, close your windows and lock the doors, and park in well-lit areas.
  • Never: leave valuables in your vehicle, especially where they can be seen, or leave the area while your vehicle is running.

Protect Your Vehicle
There are several different types of antitheft systems and devices designed to make vehicles more difficult to steal, or easier to trace and recover. Here’s how some of them work:

  • Audible and Visible Devices. Alarms deter theft because they’ll loudly bring attention to someone trying to get into your car. Steering wheel locks and theft-deterrent decals warn a would-be thief to stay away.
  • Immobilizing-Type Devices. This antitheft system makes it nearly impossible for thieves to hot-wire your vehicle. 
  • Vehicle Recovery Systems. If your vehicle is stolen and has this system, law enforcement may be able to tap into this electronic transmission technology and locate your vehicle — and other stolen vehicles.

Where’s My Ride?
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation where your vehicle has been stolen, follow these steps:
  1. Contact police immediately to file a stolen-vehicle report. You’ll need a copy of the police report and/or a case number to provide to your insurance company. You may also be asked to provide the following information:
  • license plate number;
  • make, model, and color of your vehicle; and
  • vehicle identification number (VIN) and any identifying characteristics.
  1. Contact your insurance company to file a claim within 24 hours of when you discovered your vehicle was stolen. 
  2. If you find your vehicle before authorities do, contact the police and your insurance company immediately.
Trusted Sources
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1245 North Hacienda Road
La Habra Heights, CA 90631
(562) 694-6302