September 27, 2019
Upcoming Meetings

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

The City Council awarded the design of Phase 1 of a repair for Hacienda Road at a Special City Council Meeting held on Thursday, September 26, 2019. GMU, the company conducting the geotechnical analysis of Hacienda Road, presented a summary of investigation, findings and conclusions, and repair options to the City Council at the Special Meeting. GMU presented the option to move forward with a repair of Hacienda Road in two phases. Phase 1 entails grading the current failure area to a depth of 8 to 10 feet and filling the area with new soil and geogrid. Once Phase 1 is complete, Hacienda Road could be re-opened while Phase 2, consisting of tiebacks into bedrock, is designed and constructed. The work proposed for both phases will protect the utilities within the northbound lane. GMU will prepare design plans for Phase 1 and request bids from construction companies to complete the construction of Phase 1 before the end of the year.

To watch the meeting video, please click link below. Scroll down to Available Archives and click on the Video link for the September 26, 2019 Special City Council Meeting.

The City Council awarded the construction contract for the next street improvement project to Pave West Inc. in the amount of $750,666.25. The Engineer’s estimate for the project was $790,790. The City received a total of eight bids, and Pave West was determined to be the lowest responsive and qualified bidder. The streets included in the project are Chota Road, Sharpless Court, Coban Road, Kanola Road, East Skyline Drive, Sharpless Drive, Sapota Road and Skyline Vista Drive. City staff will process the contract and documents necessary to begin the project and meet with Pave West to setup a construction schedule. This project will be the first project to use Street Assessment District No. 7 funds. The Roads Advisory Committee will continue oversight of the project. 
Housing Element Workshop
The Community Development Department will be hosting a Housing Element Workshop
on October 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
in the MPR at City Hall.
Hacienda Road
Structure Fire Update
On September 23, 2019 at approximately 6:42 p.m., La Habra Heights and Los Angeles County Fire Units were dispatched to a reported structure fire at the northern end of Hacienda Road. Fire units arrived to find smoke coming from the upper floor of a two-story residence that was confirmed to be unoccupied. LA County Sheriffs and City of La Habra Heights staff assisted with traffic control and ensured the gate at Glenmark Drive was unlocked to allow access and egress of incoming units and residents. Units dispatched to the scene included La Habra Heights BC704, ME771 and E772 for a total of 12 personnel, and Los Angeles County units E91, P91, E191, E43, HM43, Q118, S118 and BC12 for a total of 21 personnel. Units were able to extinguish the fire in less than 22 minutes.
The City received $7,500 for 2020 Census outreach and as part of the campaign, a kiosk is now available at City Hall to assist residents with submitting their Census form electronically. The 2020 Census is requesting online responses as the preferred response method. Staff will be available to assist residents with questions about the 2020 Census as well as provide assistance on electronically filling their Census form. Stop by City Hall to check out the new Census Outreach kiosk.
2019 Brush Clearance Program

La Habra Heights property owners must remove and/or eliminate all fire hazards upon all improved and unimproved property, and maintain the property free of fire hazards.

Review the 2019 Brush Clearance Guidelines brochure to learn more about how to keep your property fire safe and in compliance with the City's Municipal Code and Fire Code.
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
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October is Fire Prevention Month
10 Home Fire Safety Tips
The  U.S. Fire Administration  reports that fires kill more than 4,000 Americans each year and approximately injure 20,000 more. U.S. fire departments respond to nearly 2 million fires each year, with three-quarters of them occurring in residences.A home is often referred to as a safe haven. This month, make sure your home is protected from (and your family is prepared for) a fire. Here are 10 simple tips to help you avoid fires and reduce the risk of injury should one occur:
1)  Smoke Alarms  – These are still a very important addition to your home. Smoke alarms are widely available and inexpensive. Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home and test it monthly.
2)  Prevent Electrical Fires – Do not overload circuits or extension cords. Cords and wires should never be placed under rugs or in high traffic areas. Avoid loose electrical connections by checking the fit of the plug in the wall outlet. If the plug loosely fits, inspect the outlet right away. A poor connection between the plug and the outlet can cause overheating and can start a fire in minutes.
3) Keep Plugs Safe – Unplug all appliances when not in use. Follow the manufacturer’s safety precautions and use your senses to spot any potential disasters. If a plug is overheating, smells strange, shorts out or sparks – the appliance should be shut off immediately, then replaced or repaired.
4) Alternate Heaters – Make sure there is ample space around any portable heating unit. Anything that could catch fire should be at least three feet away. Inspect your chimney annually and use fire screens to help keep any fires in the fireplace.
5)  Fire Safety Sprinklers – When combined with working smoke alarms, home fire sprinklers greatly increase your chance of surviving a fire. Sprinklers are affordable and they can increase property value and lower insurance rates.
6) Create An Escape Route – Create and practice your escape plan with your family from every room in the house. Practice staying low to the floor and checking for hot doors using the back of your hand. It’s just like a routine school fire drill – but in your home.
7)  Position Appliances Carefully – Try to keep TV sets, kitchen and other appliances away from windows with curtains. If there is a wiring problem, curtains can spread a fire quickly. Additionally, keeping your appliances away from water sources (like rain coming in from windows) can help prevent wiring damage which can lead to a fire.
8)  Clean Dryer Vents – Clothes dryers often start fires in residential areas. Clean the lint filter every time you start a load of clothes to dry or after the drying cycle is complete. Make sure your exhaust duct is made of metal tubing and not plastic or foil. Clean the exhaust duct with a good quality dryer vent brush to prevent blockage & check for lint build up behind the dryer at least twice a year.
9) Be Careful Around the Holidays – If you fill your home with lights during the holiday season, keep them away from anything that can easily catch fire. Check all of your lights prior to stringing them up and dispose of anything with frayed or exposed wires.
10) Conduct Regular Inspections – Check all of your electronic equipment and wiring at least once a month. Taking a little time to do this each month can really pay off.

Following these simple tips could save your life
or the life of a loved one.
Pass this list on to your friends and family
and make this fire prevention month count!

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