By Jay Seidel
La Habra Journal
After a slight delay due to the recent rains, the new La Habra Civic Center is nearly open for business.
The rains caused the start of the move to the new city hall to be delayed from February 17 to March 2. The new civic center is set to be open and operating on March 7.
While most of the construction was complete, some of the exterior work, including concrete and paving in the parking lot, had to be delayed to allow for proper draining.
The move in the middle of the week will be a bit of a challenge. The city will try to keep basic city departments open while others move. This will not cause a delay in permits or water bills, etc.
Beginning March 7, the former city hall will remain open for regular business while the administration and personnel departments pack and move.
City hall will close March 3 to allow other city departments the opportunity to pack and move.
Saturday and Sunday, March 4 and 5, the moving company will continue to move items to the new City Hall.
Both city hall buildings will be closed Monday, March 6 to allow for staff to unpack and set up the operations in the new building. The former city hall will remain permanently closed.
The US Post Office will move to its new location in the city hall complex during the weekend as well. The current post office will be closed and not reopen. The new post office is set to open Tuesday, March 7.
The city council will hold its meeting on March 6 in the new Council Chamber (the one-story building on the southeast corner of Euclid Street and La Habra Boulevard.
The city hall will stay closed Tuesday, March 7 to allow staff to finalize setting up. The new civic center complex will be open to the public on March 8.