October 5, 2019
Upcoming Meetings

Regular City Council Meeting
Monday, October 14, 2019
City Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Happy 77th!
Friday, October 4, 2019 marked the 77 th anniversary of the La Habra Heights Fire Department.
Emergency Preparedness Committee
On January 14, 2019, the City Council voted to reestablish the Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC). Currently, the EPC is comprised of five residents: John Dominguez, Roy Francis, Neal Greene, John Pespisa, and Kathie Sullivan. The group held their first meeting on Thursday, September 26, 2019. The Committee is establishing roles for each Member and working on a Charter and Mission Statement.

If you are interested in serving on the EPC, please fill out the City’s Application for Appointment to Commissions and Committees. Applications are available on the City's website. 
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.
Candidate Informational Meeting
Staff met with the four candidates (Dennis Laherty, Jane Williams, Kyle Miller and GinaRose Kimball) to provide information on the day-to-day operations of the City and to introduce each staff member and their responsibilities. The goal of the meeting was to provide a quick overview of how the City operates.
The Whittier League of Women Voters
will be hosting a candidates forum for La Habra Heights candidates running for election.

The Candidates Forum will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 pm. at City Hall's Multipurpose Room. A simultaneous live stream of the forum will also be available on the City's website and on Spectrum Channels 3 and 20.

Please see flyer below for more information.
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.
East Road
The 90-degree bend on East Road west of Churchill Road and east of Hacienda Road is now a smoother drive. The trees in the area had uprooted the street. The City’s contractor worked on grinding and leveling the area.
The Public Works Department placed new signs at the entrance to the City off Fullerton Road and Harbor Boulevard. The three signs designate the La Habra Heights City limit, the 3 ton weight limit for City roads and the extreme fire hazard area.
On Friday, October 11, 2019 between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Southern California Edison's contractor, PAR Electric/Pro Energy Services, Inc., will be replacing a utility pole at 1535 Dorothea Road, and will require a full road closure.
If you have questions or concerns, please call Adrian Garcia at (310) 882-8973
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Fire Prevention Week
October 6-12, 2019
This year’s FPW campaign, “ Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape! ” works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.

Plan ahead for your escape. 

Make your home escape plan  and practice today. 
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
West Nile Virus Activity Continues in Los Angeles County

WNV Update - 10/03/19 PDF LOS ANGELES (October 3, 2019) - The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed 11 additional mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this week. This brings the total number of samples...

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Fall Driving Safety Tips
Fall is a time for hay rides, leaf peeping and  pumpkin  picking.
It is also a time when road and weather conditions make getting there a little tougher.

Stay safe on the road this season with these smart driving tips.
Do not brake on leaves . Wet leaves can be as slippery as ice. Drive slowly through them and avoid hard braking. Leaves may obscure lane lines and other road markers, so pay attention to the edge of the road and take care to stay in your lane.

Avoid sun glare . On and near the autumnal equinox, the first 15 to 45 minutes after sunrise and before sunset can make for more difficult driving due to sun glare. The sun perfectly aligns with east/west roadways during this time. Grab a good  pair of sunglasses  for the daytime, keep your windshield clean and use north/south streets or streets with tree cover when possible.

Use your rain smarts . During fall, many cities see increased rainfall. When it is raining, be sure to maintain a  safe distance from the car in front of you , as the wet roads may be more slippery than usual and you may be at higher risk of hydroplaning. Use your low beams or fog lights (never high beams) in fog conditions.

Adjust your eyes . We lose 1 to 2 minutes of daylight daily after the autumnal equinox according to the National Weather Service. After leaving home or the office and before hitting the gas pedal, give your eyes time to adjust to the dark. It takes them between 2 and 5 minutes to start adjusting.

Make sure your vehicle is up to the task . That means you should:
  • Check your tire pressure. Tires lose 1 to 2 pounds of pressure for every 10-degree temperature drop, according to the Utah Safety Council.
  • Replace your windshield wipers. A really clean window can help you see when there's glare.
  • Adjust your headlights. If your headlights seem too dim, ask your mechanic to make sure they're aligned properly.

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