LA HABRA HEIGHTS – The City Council Thursday voted 4-1 to begin a process that could end up in the sale of city-owned property to a developer who would put in a neighborhood shopping center.
The council approved an 180-day exclusive negotiating agreement with Prism Realty about the nearly three-acre property at the southwest corner of Hacienda and West roads.
“It’s an empty lot, a non-performing asset,” said Mayor Michael Higgins.
“It could be very good for this community,” Higgins said. “We’re being responsive to the needs of the community. We’re looking at a potential asset that could bring in a little more revenue.”
The city purchased the property in the early 2000s with the thought of building a new fire station, but it never happened.
Several residents opposed the agreement, saying the city’s general plan doesn’t allow commercial projects and such a development would ruin La Habra Heights’ rural character.
Councilman Roy Francis cast the lone no vote.
Source: Whittier Daily News
1st Annual July 4th Photo Contest
Fire up your cameras & cell phones and show off your community’s patriotic spirit!
Photo concept ideas:
Scenic Shots, Family photos, Showing Your Patriotic Spirit, and Fabulous Food For The Fourth. If it Shouts American Pride capture it and share with your neighbors.
More Idea Samples: Rules:
Must be a resident of La Habra Heights, CA or La Habra, CA.
Must be an original photo.
Photos will be featured on LaHabraHeights.com
Deadline for submissions will be July 10th, 2015
Submit photos via email to: KevinAllen@FirstTeam.com
This is what an early wake up call looks like on Fathers Day. Let the shenanigans begin…. Happy Fathers day everyone!
Want to say thank you for all those that came out and had a good time… It was good to meet some people in person at the event. It’s also great for the community and support our local events and look forward to seeing many more La Habra residents at the next event. More pictures to come…. stay tuned…
Great Job & Thanks to Phil and Krystal Emery
The 6th Annual La Habra Citrus Fair is returning today and runs through Sunday.
The festival full of music, food and entertainment raises money for the hosting La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce and local organizations, last year raising about $40,000.
Free to attend, it is expected to lure 50,000 visitors to the city of roughly 60,0000 this time, according to the chamber.
“We have been working on this project since the day after last year’s fair,” Mark Sturdevant, president of the La Habra Area Chamber, said in a statement. “We expect it to be bigger and better than last year – with something to entertain and educate all ages.”
The Fair’s youth talent show kicks off tonight. Every night there will be live music and dancing, including a DJ on Friday and Sunday and the band Soto on Saturday.
For Sunday’s “Citrus de Mayo” there will be Mexican music, with performances by bandas and Washington Middle School’s mariachis.
All weekend, interested livestock owners can look to purchase goats, cattle, sheep, pigs and rabbits with the Sunday auction benefiting Future Farmers of America groups and the La Habra Hilltoppers‘ 4-H program.
There will be free Zumba classes and other fitness-aimed events at El Centro Lions Park.