October 11, 2019
E-Newsletter
CITY NEWS
Upcoming Meetings
Regular City Council Meeting
Monday, October 14, 2019
City Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Investment Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
City Hall at 3:00 p.m.
- CANCELLED -

There is a Fire Weather/ Red Flag Warning for the area this week. The Fire Department has modified staffing to maximize available resources to the City. Yesterday, there were three water-carrying apparatus staffed with a total of 9 Fire Department personnel. Today, there were two water-carrying apparatus staffed with a total of 7 Fire Department personnel. These apparatus have been patrolling the City and are prepared to rapidly respond to calls for service.

Remember that fire season is year around.
Create a defensible space around your property, and be prepared.
Have a plan: Be Ready, Get Set, GO!
Eagle Scout Project at The Park
Boy Scout Collin Chu completed his Eagle Scout project with the help of Troop 883. Collin and his Troop built two new picnic benches at the Park. Congratulations Collin! Thank you for the wonderful addition to The Park!

Troop 883 serves the communities of La Habra and La Habra Heights. To become a member of Boy Scout Troop 883 or for information about the project, contact Troop Leader Brian Freeman at (562) 743-1973.  

Southern California Edison's Public Safety Power Shutoffs

When there are potentially dangerous weather conditions in fire-prone areas, SCE may need to call a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event. During these events, SCE will proactively turn off power in high fire risk areas to reduce the threat of wildfires. For more information on PSPS and how to be prepared, visit SCE's Public Safety Power Shutoffs FAQs.
La Habra Heights City Hall is an official Vote By Mail (VBM)
 Drop-Off Location
Vote By Mail (VBM)
Drop Off Program
will run from Monday, October 7, 2019 to Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Residents can drop off their VBM ballots into the ballot box, located at the front counter, during normal business hours Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until Election Day.

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's Office will swap ballot boxes twice a week, but a ballot box will be available at all times during regular business hours.

For VBM questions and concerns, please visit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's website by clicking below.
2019 GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT
Join the La Habra Heights Fire Department practice earthquake readiness with the 2019 Great California ShakeOut! Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On on October 17th during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. 2019 is the 12th ShakeOut, which began in southern California in 2008.
Housing Element Workshop
The Community Development Department will be hosting a Housing Element Workshop on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
in the MPR at City Hall.


The workshop will provide information on:
 
· The purpose and intent of the Housing Element
· Why and how often the Housing Element is updated
· The contents of the Housing Element
· The process for adoption
· Benefits of Housing Element certification
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OTHER NEWS
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. Many of the symptoms of breast cancer are invisible and not noticeable without a professional screening like a mammogram or ultrasound. But some symptoms can be caught early just by looking out for certain changes in your breasts and being proactive about your breast health. 

For more information about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and how you can help to spread awareness, please click below.
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the US Census Bureau to support the #2020Census! To learn about the census, how the data collected will be used, and what to expect next, visit www.2020census.gov
PUBLIC SAFETY TIPS
One Less Spark - One Less Wildfire: A Few Helpful Reminders
and Safety Tips
A Red Flag Warning is issued for weather events which may result in extreme fire behavior that will occur within 24 hours. A Fire Weather Watch is issued when weather conditions could exist in the next 12-72 hours. A Red Flag Warning is the highest alert. During these times extreme caution is urged by all residents, because a simple spark can cause a major wildfire. A Fire Weather Watch is one level below a warning, but fire danger is still high. 

Here are few steps that you should keep in mind:
EQUIPMENT USE SAFETY
  • Never mow or trim dry grass on a Red Flag Warning Day. (Mow before 10 a.m. on a day when its not hot and windy).
  • Never use lawn mowers in dry vegetation.
  • Spark arresters are required in wildland areas on all portable gasoline powered equipment.

DEFENSIBLE SPACE
  • Residents should make sure they have defensible space around structures.
  • Clear dead weeds and vegetation.
  • Remove leaves and needles from gutters.
  • Trim branches 6 feet from the ground.

VEHICLE
  • Never pull over in dry grass.
  • Ensure trailer chains do not drag on the ground.
  • Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained.
  • Have proper tire pressure to avoid driving on wheel rim.
  • Never let your brake pads wear too thin.

OTHER
  • Make sure cigarette butts are properly extinguished.
  • Never burn landscape debris like leaves or branches on NO Burn Days or when it is windy or areas where not allowed.
  • Target shoot only in approved areas, and never at metal targets.
  • Report any suspicious activities to prevent arson.

For more fire prevention tips visit www.PreventWildfireCA.org .
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City of La Habra Heights
1245 North Hacienda Road
La Habra Heights, CA 90631
(562) 694-6302