WELCOME TO THE HACIENDA HEIGHTS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION WEBSITE
HHIA is the Heights advocate to the County of Los Angeles to address quality of life issues in your Community. If you have a problem related to the community, contact us or come to our meetings. Each month there is a public comment period to address public issues. You can also hear from local law enforcement and government representatives and ask questions of them.
Browse the important notices to the community below, our menu above or the sidebar to the right. Our sidebar contains a Document Categories menu where you can easily find particular types of documents. You will also find important links to other offsite resources pertaining to our community. We have provided a Contact Us page above where you can contact us by U.S. mail, by filling out and submitting our private contact form, or by submitting a potentially public comment.
NEXT MEETING: June 18th
Rendition of Hacienda Beautification Project now underway
The Quetmetco Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Facility located at 720 S. 7th Ave. in the City of Industry. Although this plant is in City of Industry, it is adjacent to Hacienda Heights and lead/arsenic extends into our community. Testing of soils within 1/4 mile will begin in late May or early June. Public right-of-ways (streets etc.) will be tested first with testing on residential properties to follow. Residents with in the 1/4 mile radius are asked to sign a permission agreement for testing at their residence. Los Angeles County and Quemetco are offering free blood tests for lead. Contact Los Angeles County Health for information on this program.
This plant is the only plant recycling lead/acid batteries in the U.S. west of the Rockies and also receives batteries from other foreign countries including, for example, from Columbia, Nigeria, Guam. Our community has been affected by pollution from this plant for many years. Extremely high levels of lead have been measured in soils around the plant in the past. Click for “Fact Sheet” for more information
The company is requesting an extension and expansion of permits. The California Dept. of Toxic Substance Control will start testing residences in Hacienda Heights close to Quemetco soon. This plant has been guilty of polluting areas around its plant over the years. Testing for lead, arsenic and other cancer-causing substances will be conducted at residences, commercial schools and industrial facilities. Visit the Clean Air Coalition of Avocado Heights website for more information
The Hacienda Heights Library Renovation project schedule has been moved up and thus construction should begin sometime in March. Therefore, the HH Library will be relocating temporarily to Steinmetz Park on February 21st. Students that currently utilize the library after school and are in need of a place to go to should check with Steinmetz Park. They may be able to provide an after school program for these students.
CURRENT LOCAL ISSUES
Master planning for the Puente Hills Landfill Park is continuing. Four workshops have been held and a scoping meeting occurred on Jan. 27th. Click http://puentehillslandfillpark.org for more information about the plan that is being studied for a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIR). The DEIR is being written and is expected out sometime in Summer.
THE NEW COMMUNITY CENTER IN HACIENDA HEIGHTS