September 28, 2020 | Regular Edition
City News
New Official City Website
The City of La Habra Heights is proud to announce the launch of our new website powered by CivicPlus. Visit the city website to engage with a variety of ways that benefit you as a citizen.

Our new website offers accessible ways to participate in community discussions. With a newly designed homepage banner, six quick link icons, and an upgraded news and calendar feed the City hopes to display the most current issues facing our community.

As we are now aware, there may be times in our future that will force us to interact and engage through virtual platforms. This virtual renovation will ensure not only residents, but the larger community is able to successfully and effectively access important documents and conduct businesses within the City of La Habra Heights.

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns with the new website layout please email info@LHHcity.org.
The City of La Habra Heights is also proud to announce the launch of our new website through the CivicMobile App. You can download the app on the Apple App or Google Play stores. Once you download the app you will be able to search for La Habra Heights and establish an email you wish to receive alerts. This new way of navigating the website will allow users to get instant notifications on emergency alerts, community news, and calendar updates. We hope this new feature will allow you to stay updated when you are not at home or away from your computer.

Again, if you have any comments, questions, or concerns regarding the app please email info@LHHcity.org.
What is Reverse 911?
A Citywide test of AlertLHH’s Reverse 911 system will occur on October 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Residents and business will receive a test message through multiple forms of communication (telephone calls, text messages, and web-based media). This test is being conducted to determine the resilience of the system and to provide residents an opportunity to be familiar with the system when an actual emergency does occur.
 
When the Reverse 911 system is activated, residents will receive a recorded phone call. This phone call will provide residents with instructions from the City, Fire Department, and LA County Sherriff’s Department. Instructions may include areas to avoid, evacuation orders, and shelter-in-place orders. Residents are highly urged to follow the given instructions for the safety of first responders and themselves. The City’s system will also distributed a text message and e-mail concurrently with the recorded phone call.  
 
The system has the capability of communicating to residents in a defined geographic area. For example, if a natural disaster such as a landslide were to occur in one region of the City. The City has the ability to notify residents within the affected area of the imminent danger while advising residents outside of the affected area to avoid driving in that direction. Defined geographic areas allows for a coordinated response by the City and public safety organization.  
 
To sign up for AlertLHH, please visit City website by clicking here or sending a text with the keyword AlertLHH to 888777. To avoid text message fatigue, Nixle has created a tiered priority structure that will only send an alert via e-mail when both an e-mail and phone number are listed in the AlertLHH notification system. Notification designated as an immediate Red Emergency Alert bypass this priority structure and will be distributed through all forms of communication.
Fire Department Training
The La Habra Heights Fire Department Training will be conducted on October 17 & 18 from 6:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. On October 18th the Lower Parking Lot will be closed to the publicOnly the Upper Parking Lot will be available to the public.

For more information please call (707) 528-6868.
Public Works
East Road - Single Lane Closure

Matrix Oil is still performing a pipeline upgrade running along East Road. Please be aware of any road side construction and obey all road maintenance signs.

Today, Monday, September 28, 2020 traffic control should be at Excavation Site #5, on East Road at the 90 degree turn by golf course, on the South side of the street. They will be pulling the new pipeline through, which could take a couple of days to complete.

Please drive slow and cautiously.
Make a Plan to Vote Today!

Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder installed a Ballot Box kiosk in front of City Hall by the blue mailbox on the street.
 
LA County residents can start using the drop box 30 days prior to the November 3rd Election.

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Vote by Mail (as early as you can!): Vote by Mail ballots will be mailed to all registered voters beginning October 5 to ensure you have a safe voting option during the COVID-19 pandemic. Be sure to return your ballot early, either through the mail or at one of over 400 secure ballot drop boxes across LA County.

Complete the CENSUS LHH
September 30, 2020, is the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census.

Health officials sound the alarm that current low census response rates put L.A. County at risk of losing federal funding to respond to emergencies like COVID-19 for the next 10 years.

Census forms can be completed online at my2020census.gov, by phone at 844-330-2020 or by mail if you receive a paper form. The L.A. County 2020 Census website at census.lacounty.gov offers county-specific information in 16 languages. The U.S. 2020 Census website offers general information in 59 languages including in-language guides.
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.
Upcoming City Meetings

Special City Council Meeting
Wednesday, September 30, 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.
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
 Rep. Cisneros Kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with his 2nd Annual Heroes Nominations
Congressman Cisneros is excited to kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating his constituents, the heart and soul of CA-39 with his 2nd Annual Award Nominations. We are looking to award constituents that live, work, or volunteer throughout CA-39 in the following categories:

  • Public Service
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Volunteerism/ Local Activism
  • Small Business
 
We have seen the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impact the Hispanic and Latino community, but we continue to the resilience and the best of community coming together to answer the call to help. To nominate someone you know or yourself please fill out this form hereThe nomination form will close on Friday, October 2nd at 5:00 PM PT.
 
In addition, please be on the lookout for more events from Congressman Cisneros in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month!
 
For any questions regarding the nominations please contact Daphne Sigala at Daphne.Sigala@mail.house.gov or call 714-459-4575.
Devil's Punchbowl
Nature Center Burns
by the Bobcat Fire
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) received confirmation by Fire officials that the Nature Center at the Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area burned by the Bobcat Fire. The area is still considered a hotspot and not safe. The facility will be closed until further notice.

LA County Parks had been closely monitoring the situation. Earlier in the week, the animals from the sanctuary, including snakes, tortoises, Ruth the barn owl and Twig, a screech owl, were evacuated and the staff was relocated for everyone's safety.

Remarkably, the wildlife sanctuary structure, which is the staff's office, appears to have survived, with several pinyon pines, junipers and manzanita trees surrounding the facility. LA County Parks will assess the conditions of the rest of the structures and further damage when its safe to access the site.

The Devil's Punch Bowl Nature Center that burned opened in December of 1963. From school field trips to community education programs, LA County Parks has been offering access to museums, native wildlife-animal exhibits, astronomy with telescope presentations, geology sessions, and park history tours. LA County Parks also hosts the Junior Ranger Program for the local youth.

The Devil's Punch Bowl Natural Area is located in the northern part of the San Gabriel Mountains, along with the Pearblossom, Juniper and Valyermo communities. It is one of the Department's most popular facilities and a beloved natural area visited by over 130,000 park guests each year. It is a unique 1,310-acre geological wonder where visitors bird walk, mountain bike, hike, enjoy horseback rides, stargaze, and moonlight cycle. The facility offers a variety of services such as amphitheaters, multipurpose rooms, equestrian staging areas, hiking trails, and a library. The 7.5-mile round-trip trail heads through a deep canyon formed by the runoff of large quantities of water from the higher San Gabriel Mountains. It offers spectacular uptilted rock formations created by layers of sedimentary rocks, a landscape of Joshua trees, California Junipers, Pinyon Pine Woodland and Desert Chaparral shrubs while observing the variety of wildlife.
Girls with Dreams become Women with Vision
2020 Girls Empowerment Conference Goes Virtual with Free Month-long Programming Featuring Speakers, Interactive Workshops and More. LA County Parks invites all girls ages 11-18 to join us for the 5th annual iMatter: Girls Empowerment Conference, an annual tradition that encourages girls to turn up the volume on their own voices and believe in a life of possibilities by building their confidence, exploring pathways to college, and expanding their career goals.

This year, we are taking our most popular event online with a free virtual event, filled with inspiration and empowerment, for the entire month of October. Girls can join from across Los Angeles County – and beyond! – to feel connected, inspired, and empowered.


From October 1-31, LA County Parks will host virtual daily workshops, panels, and keynote speakers plus links to resources and activities to keep girls engaged all month long. Each week will cover a new topic to show girls that they can dream big about their future.
American Red Cross
Our hearts go out to all those affected by the wildfires on the West Coast. When disaster strikes, some of our loyal donors may be unable to come in for their regular appointments. If it is safe for you to do so in your area, please consider donating blood this month.

Through disasters large and small, the American Red Cross continues to make sure that blood products are available for patients in need.

We’re all in this together. Will you give more life this month?
Public Safety
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