About Us


Purpose

Hacienda Heights Improvement Association (HHIA) is a private non-profit association with a twelve volunteer member Board of Directors. HHIA was formed in 1948 and incorporated in 1955. Its mission statement is:

1. To foster and support those projects of improvement and development that will make Hacienda Heights a better place in which to live, and to do all things lawful and necessary and needful in connection therewith.

2. To develop and foster proper zoning and land use in the Hacienda Heights Unincorporated Community, assist the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission, and the Board of Supervisors, in studies, zone change requests, and other matters pertaining to land use in our area.

3. To unite in interest all of the property owners and residents of Hacienda Heights for the purpose of creating (non-partisan) community interest, and to effect a combined influence on matters pertaining to the development and welfare of Hacienda Heights.”

-HHIA Bylaws

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Board of Directors

Officers Name Email Address
President Mike Williams mikewilliamsinhh@roadrunner.com
Vice-President Vacant Vacant
Secretary Lucy Pedregon latinamz@aol.com
Treasurer Joan Snyder jimnjoan1999@yahoo.com
Committee Chairs (a-z)
Code Enforcement Scott Martin martins.omegaman@icloud.com
Fundraising Mike Williams
Ted Chang
mikewilliamsinhh@roadrunner.com
tedchangla@gmail.com
Environmental Improvement Joan Licari jlicari2013@gmail.com
Membership Jim Kleinpell jim.kleinpell@realtyworld1.com
Newsletter Joan Licari jlicari2013@gmail.com
Parks and Recreation
Community Relations
Sandy Keat sandykeat@roadrunner.com
Program Mike Williams mikewilliamsinhh@roadrunner.com
Public Relations Jim Kleinpell jim.kleinpell@realtyworld1.com
Public Safety and Health David Salcedo dsalcedo4hhia@gmail.com
Streets and Highways Jeffrey Lin lindexinc@hotmail.com
Water & Utility Services Ted Chang TedChangHH@gmail.com
Website S. Rodriguez srhhia@gmail.com
Zoning Shou-Jen Kuo shoujenk@hotmail.com

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Board Election

The 12 member Board of Directors of HHIA is elected by the members of the association. Each member is elected for a two year term, and may serve three consecutive terms. Four members are elected annually. Any member of the association may seek election by placing his/her name on the ballot during the fall months. Applications may be requested from the President and candidates will be expected to express their interest and views in serving on the Board. The election is conducted by mail ballots which are counted by five members during the annual meeting in January.
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Meetings

HLUSD Building Entrance Our regular meetings (open to the public) are on the third Monday of the Month at 7 p.m. at the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board Room with the exception of January (the Annual Meeting / Dinner- all members) and the fourth Monday in February due to the Presidents holidays.

Regular Meetings schedule- 2017
4th Monday 3rd Monday
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
23rd 27th 20th 17th 15th 19th 17th 21st 18th 16th 20th 18th

Location: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board Room 15959 E. Gale Ave., City of Industry, CA 91716 Google Map
Time: 7:00 p.m. sharp

Annual Meeting schedule- 2017 See HHIA Events

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Current Goals

  1. Organize and promote the Jim Davis Beautification Day to be held on Saturday July 1st 2017. (Sponsors: Lucy Pedregon and Christine Geiger)
  2. Participate in the “I love America” 4th of July Parade (Tuesday) (Sponsor: Mike Williams)
  3. Participate in new membership projects and activities. (Sponsor: Jim Kleinpell)
  4. Compile notes/lessons learned from past Annual Meetings. (Sponsor: Mike Williams)
  5. Develop plans for following special projects: a. JK memorial (Brent Palmer) b. Trails enhancement (Mike Williams)
  6. Update Past “HHIA Accomplishments” (English-Mike, Spanish-Lucy, Chinese-Ted)
  7. Organize the HHIA Rental Storage Unit. (Organizer: Mike Williams)
  8. Develop plan for Dog Park in Hacienda Heights. (Sponsor:Joan Licari)
  9. Promote Hacienda Heights access to Puente Hills Landfill Park. (Sponsor: Joan Licari, Mike Williams)

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Accomplishments

The Hacienda Heights Improvement Association was incorporated to provide a conduit of information on behalf of the residents of Hacienda Heights and government agencies that provide services to our unincorporated community. Its Board of Directors holds monthly public meetings to allow any resident of Hacienda Heights to raise concerns or suggest improvements that would enhance life in this community. Board members are drawn from broad areas of interest and typically represent many neighborhoods to assure personal awareness of a given situation. In addition to assisting community members in resolving issues that are of concern to them, HHIA’s board members have worked diligently on their own to improve the aesthetics and quality of life for our residents. A brief listing of these areas includes the following:

  1. Placement of power lines along Hacienda Blvd. underground
  2. Leader of community opposition to expansion of the Puente Hills Landfill adjacent to Hacienda Heights residences and schools
  3. Protection of residents and schools from impacts of Puente Hills Landfill expansion
  4. Defeat of proposal to construct a trash incinerator in the hills above Seventh Avenue.
  5. Advocacy for Community Enhancement funding from landfill expansion
  6. Improvement of Seventh Avenue Trailhead
  7. Construction of two recreational trails accessible from Seventh Avenue and Orange Grove Avenue.
  8. Implementation of Orange Grove Park
  9. Organized lawsuit to compensate residents near PHLF for loss of property value
  10. Proposed conceptual plans for screening unsightly block walls along Hacienda Blvd. Now being planned by L.A. County.
  11. Construction of sound walls to protect residents living adjacent to Pomona Freeway
  12. Representation on multiple agencies seeking to protect wild lands adjacent to Hacienda Heights
  13. Organization of Jim Davis Beautification Day
  14. Implementation of Adult Business Overlay Zone in City of Industry
  15. Organized opposition to building dedicated truck lanes adjacent to Pomona Freeway
  16. Organize community response to Conditional Use Permits for significant projects in Hacienda Heights
  17. Participation in development of the Hacienda Heights Community Plan
  18. HHIA is the point organization from which the County seeks input regarding future projects in Hacienda Heights

See also: Historical Highlights


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