HACIENDA HEIGHTS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION- working for the community
A NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING PUENTE HILLS LANDFILL PARK MASTER
PLAN has been circulated and the Board of Supervisors (Board) will conduct a public
meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Room 381B of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012 for the project. All interested attendees will be given an opportunity to testify…
See Environmental Improvement Report
A draft environmental impact report on the Emerald Necklace Plan is expected to be released on Oct. 19, 2016. The public will have until Dec. 2nd to comment on the plan and the EIR. A public meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 26th at Bassett Park Community Room, 510 N. Vineland Ave. La Puente.
Other Community Meetings:
Measure BB Informational Meetings
Learn more about Measure BB. You are invited to attend an information meeting in your area. We’ll review how Measure BB will impact local students and property owners.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
- October 4, 2016
- October 11, 2016
- October 17, 2016
- October 25, 2016
- November 1, 2016
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Thank you, HHIA
(Department of Toxic Substances Control)
“Notice of Availability for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for CleanTech Environmental Inc.”
Public Comment Period: September 20, 2016 to November 4, 2016
COOLING CENTER OPEN ON HOT DAYS–STEINMETZ SENIOR CENTER:
If anyone is in need of a cool place during our hot days, Steinmetz Center is open and is located at 1545 S Stimson Ave, Hacienda Height, CA 9174.
Phone: (626) 934-7041
SEPT. 21–MEETING ON NEW PROPOSED TESTING PROGRAM 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Andrews Elementary School 1010 S Caraway Dr, Whittier, CA 90601 Information from USC Keck study of metals in the area near Quemetco will be presented.
Latest news: Part of Quemetco shut down by DTSC
Arsenic emissions pose cancer risk!
12,000 residents near plant to be notified by AQMD
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 began in late May. 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 be testing residences in Hacienda Heights close to Quemetco. 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
HACIENDA LIBRARY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION
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.
Update: possible (“soft reopening”) January time-frame.