On Tuesday evening, in its first remote meeting after the state and county safer-at-home mandates, the Whittier City Council enacted a COVID-19 eviction moratorium in a 4-1 vote.
The coronavirus pandemic has reached Los Angeles County, with predictions of an overtaxed healthcare system. Disorganized but swift social distancing in Whittier has included school closures and event cancellations. Find out what you can do to protect yourself and the community at large.
“I can’t emphasize enough how critically important it is to maintain wildlife movement through this area at the very least,” asserted Andrea Gullo, Executive Director of the Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority. “This linkage will affect the Authority’s, many cities’ and the County of Los Angeles’ ongoing commitment to the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor.”
Although not all the results are in, Mayor Joe Vinatieri and District 3 Councilwoman Cathy Warner have indisputably been re-elected to Whittier City Council. Newcomer Jessica Martinez will join Henry Bouchot (District 2), Fernando Dutra (District 4) and the re-elected incumbents to take her first public seat as Whittier's District 1 representative.
On the morning of Wednesday, March 4, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and the Department of Public Health joined the City of Los Angeles in declaring a local and public health emergency in response to increased spread of coronavirus across the country and six new cases in the County.