County Island Annexation

NEW (Updated January 8, 2019) - As a reminder, the County Island Meeting will take place during the City Council meeting that will occur Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and take place in the City Hall Council Chambers (100 East La Habra Boulevard). Please contact the City Manager's Office with questions at 562-383-4010.

(Updated January 3, 2019) - A notice to property owners to those residents within the recently annexed areas have been mailed. The notice provides residents with the City Council meeting date and time - Notice to Property Owners (PDF) 

(Updated December 12, 2018) - As a reminder, overnight parking enforcement and street sweeping enforcement will commence in the annexed areas beginning January 2, 2019. To learn more about applicable parking laws in your neighborhood, please contact the La Habra Police Department at 562-383-4300.

(Updated December 4, 2018) - During the City Council meeting on December 3, 2018, the City Council continued the County Island Community Meeting Update Report scheduled to occur that evening to Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. No action was taken by the City Council. If you have questions, please contact the City Manager's Office at 562-383-4010.

Staff Report for December 3 Council Meeting County Island Community Meeting Update Report

PowerPoint Presentation for the Annexation Community Meetings (PDF)

COUNTY ISLAND ANNEXATION PROCESS COMPLETED

On May 30, 2018, the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission notified the City that the State Board of Equalization has completed the annexation process for the remaining islands in La Habra. City departments have been notified that the annexation process is now complete. The City has begun providing municipal services to the former county island neighborhoods.

Residents that are California Domestic Water Company customers will be contacted by California Domestic Water Company as to the options shareholder now have; however, the City is now responsible for maintaining the water delivery system in these neighborhoods. Residents that are Suburban Water Company customer will continue to receive water from them and they continue to be responsible for maintaining the water delivery system in these neighborhoods.

The City and County want to minimize any confusion or disruption as it pertains to any on-going residential or commercial projects. The City of La Habra will be honoring all permits previously issued by the County of Orange for property improvements. City Departments are currently in the process of contacting the County of Orange to receive all records of permits issued for properties in the former County islands. If property improvement plans are currently in process with the County, residents are to continue with that process with the County until completion. Should residents be planning any home or commercial property improvements in the near future, please contact the City of La Habra's Building and Planning Divisions at (562) 383-4100 for assistance.

As was discussed at the public meetings held prior to annexation, the City conducted neighborhood meetings to:

Obtain feedback regarding certain public improvements residents wish or do not wish to see constructed in specific neighborhoods;

Discuss whether La Habra street addresses should be assigned to the annexed areas; and

Provide additional information about potential sewer connections and existing septic systems.

The input from the Community meeting will be forwarded to the City Council later this year. Information regarding the specific Council meeting will be posted to this webpage, including the staff report when the specific meeting date has been selected.

Each island ranges from 2.4 to 78.4 acres in size and all are located north of Whittier Boulevard. Specific details for each island are as follows:

Island NameParcelsResidential UnitsSize (Acres)Population
Macy/Randall29530578.4899
Citrus/Idaho373417.3103
Citrus/Entrada442.411
Cypress/Terry772.721
Hensel/Magda565721.3174
Palm/Shadyrcrest17188.659
TOTALS416425130.71267

Annexation Map All Areas

Should individuals have questions regarding the completed annexation, please contact the City of La Habra Community Development Department at 562-383-4100. If you prefer, you may email your question to R. Ferrier.