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: May 16th
Rendition of Hacienda Beautification Project now underway
QUEMETCO LEAD AND ARSENIC POLLUTION IN THE HEIGHTS!
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY MEETING
A public meeting will be hosted by the CA. Department of Toxic Substances Control on April 27th at VFW Post 1944 located at 16157 Gale Ave. to inform residents about soil testing for lead, arsenic and other pollutants the agency will begin in in late May or early June. Areas within 1/4 mile of the Quemetco facility will be sampled. Time: from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Residents within this area and possibly beyond may have been exposed to high levels of lead and arsenic. Get information on the sampling, free blood testing for lead. Representatives from DTSC, the Water Board, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District will be on hand.
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.
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. If you have comments on the type of park you want click on: http://puentehillslandfillpark.org for information about the plan that is being studied for a Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
THE NEW COMMUNITY CENTER IN HACIENDA HEIGHTS