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Posted on: March 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Mission Hills COVID-19 Update#9 3/26/20

Fellow Residents:

I hope tonight’s update finds everyone well heading into a Friday and the weekend. Little did we know 6 weeks ago when I penned my newsletter article that we would be here. For those of you who read that article, I mentioned the anticipation I have at this time of year in our City as bulbs begin to peek out from the soil and buds emerge from trees. Wonderfully, this week has been full of green emerging around the City!

Three updates to note:

  • With so many of us working from home, in addition to children and many young adults home from school and college, we have as many walkers and runners in our City as I can remember. Please, please, please help us all be safe by:
    • Walking and running on the LEFT side of the street facing traffic.
    • Wearing reflective clothing or carrying a light if you are out before sunrise or after sunset.
    • Using the sidewalks where we have them.
    • Practicing social distancing if you are walking with people not in your household.
    • And for drivers, give all walkers, runners and bikers a wide berth.
  • In my last two posts I mentioned the Governor’s executive order regarding gatherings greater than 10 people, and the County’s guidelines about outdoor recreation. Please abide by these guidelines. They really are for the health and safety of our community, you and your family. The people of State of California had so much disregard for their guidelines about gatherings and outdoor recreation that the State shut down most public parks and hiking trails. Let’s not use that as our example!
  • This week the County clarified the criteria that must be followed for a golf course to remain open. We have three in our City, and many residents are members of these, or several others nearby. More than 25% of the City’s land is golf courses, compared to about 3% for parks and parklets.

I am pleased the County made this clarification and would ask that members of any club, whether in the City or not, abide by the guidance so the County does not have to reconsider their decision. The full guidance is below:

Finally, I also want to again thank the staff and our public safety teams. They continue to work diligently to ensure Mission Hills has the services we need – thank you to all.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call City Hall at 913-362-9620, or email me directly at

Have a wonderful, safe weekend.

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