Dear Agoura Hills Community,
I wanted to update you on the latest City news. First, although the cases of COVID-19 have grown only slightly in Agoura Hills, Los Angeles County confirmed cases continues to rise. However, the curve has officially flattened. Our thoughts are with the individuals and their families who are victims of the virus and want them to know they are forever with us.
We are now in Phase 2 of L.A. County’s Roadmap to Recovery (www.covid19.lacounty.gov) and there is some confusion as to what applies in Agoura Hills. All retail establishments in Agoura Hills are now open for curbside pick-up and delivery. Restaurants continue to be open for delivery and pick-up only. All parks and trails are open (www.trails.lacounty.gov). Beaches are also open for certain types of recreation only with beach parking lots remaining closed.
As of May 21, 2020, the State has issued a variance to the County of Ventura allowing the County to continue its Phase 2 reopening at an accelerated pace. Ventura County was able to meet specific criteria required for such a variance. Of note, inside malls and shopping centers, as well as inside and outside dining may start reopening with restrictions. Los Angeles County does not meet the criteria for a variance at this time. Many of our businesses in Agoura Hills are interested in joining Westlake Village to approach Los Angeles County regarding reopening similar to Ventura County. Our City Council will discuss this issue at our meeting scheduled for May 27, 2020 starting at 6:00 pm. Your comments are encouraged and welcomed on this issue or any other items on the agenda and may be provided by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you decide to go to Ventura County this week, we ask that you continue to practice infection control protocols. Continue with frequent hand washing, use of hand sanitizer, physically distance yourself and please wear face coverings. These protocols are in place for your safety and those around you. It is more important than ever to ensure our essential workers stay well.
In news unrelated to COVID-19, our City Manager, Greg Ramirez, has accepted an offer from the City of Camarillo to become their next City Manager. Mr. Ramirez has served our city for 22 years and has helped create the amazing community we live in today. We wish him well. No decisions have been made about his successor.
Finally, I would like to thank our City Councilmembers and City staff for all of the countless hours they have spent addressing the issues caused by COVID-19 and serving this community.
As always, please contact me or any of the City Council with any questions or concerns.
Mayor Illece Buckley Weber