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Pick Up Service Now Available on Saturdays at Palmdale City Library
PALMDALE –Palmdale City Library customers who wish to use the front door pickup service to check-out physical items from the collection may now do so on Saturdays in addition to the regular Monday through Friday hours.

With walk-in services closed due to health precautions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Palmdale City Library staff are available to provide assistance over the phone and for front door pick-up by appointment, Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 5:30 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm.

“Although we are not yet open to walk-in services, we have been happy to provide phone reference and reader’s advisory services as well as online hold services since March so that patrons can still get their next good read,” said Library Director Robert Shupe. “We are now happy to announce the expansion of those services to include Saturdays beginning August 8. And don’t forget the hundreds of thousands of items available in e-content that is available through the Library website, www.cityofpalmdale.org/library.”

City of Palmdale's Coronavirus Update – 8/6/20
Hi, this is Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer with your August 6th COVID-19 update.

California continues to see our Coronavirus cases on the rise. Here in Palmdale, we are staying focused on keeping our local businesses open, safely! The City continues to approve local restaurants for temporary outdoor dining areas while we wait to re-open our dining rooms. More than 29 restaurants are already approved for the new Al Fresco dining. Applications, and the steps business owners need to take to qualify, are available through our Economic Development Division by emailing the address you see on screen: economicdevelopment@cityofpalmdale.org.

You can also give us a call – we are here to help!

And if you need PPE for your Palmdale Business, we can get it to you, at cost. Just visit our City Website for details on how to order your supplies.
The current list of items available includes hand sanitizer, disposable masks, and hand sanitizer stands.

Children’s Bureau Offering Online Foster Care Orientation
Urgent need for Foster & Foster-Adoptive Families to Help Children in Foster Care

Palmdale, CA Children’s Bureau is now offering an online foster-adoption orientation for individuals and/or couples who are interested helping children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or to provide legal permanency by adoption.

The current health crisis has accelerated the need for foster and foster-adoptive parents to help local at-risk youth stay in their communities. In Los Angeles County alone, the foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 200 of those foster children waiting for an adoptive family. Many of these children are siblings in need of families who are willing and able to keep them together. In fact, Children’s Bureau turns away at least 10 sibling sets weekly due to lack of families. Older children are also in need of families.

City of Palmdale to Host Online General Plan Presentation
PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale will host a live online presentation on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9:30 am to 11 am to discuss the City’s General plan. City staff and the project team will be available to answer questions and receive comments and feedback from participants on proposed land-use alternatives. The registration link is available on the project website at Palmdale2045.org.

Live presentation audio will also be available for listening only by dialing 1-877-309-2074, access Code 940-773-954. To hear the presentation in Spanish, call 1-866-899-4679, access code 593-934-637. Comments and questions may be submitted via text message for those who participate by phone by texting 1-661-241-8994 during the meeting.

The Palmdale General Plan Update will serve as a 25-year guide for growth and development and will provide guidance for land use, economic growth, open space, conservation, affordable housing, and employment.

Corridor Improvements for SR 138 (SR-14)
The City of Lancaster has secured more than $120 million dollars from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to receive SR-138 (SR-14) Measure R Highway “Equity” Funds to improve and enhance the Avenue M, L, K, J and G interchanges.

Since this Measure R funding is enough to improve five of the City’s seven interchanges, the City has been provided a unique opportunity to redesign each one according to a unified theme that will give visitors, commuters, and residents a sense of arrival when they drive through Lancaster.

The purpose of these projects is to improve operational capacity at the interchanges and surrounding local streets, eliminating congestion, improving mobility between the freeway and local streets.

Rental Assistance Program Lancaster Residents
Signups begin today! Are you a Lancaster resident struggling to pay your rent due to the COVID-19 financial hardship?

You may be eligible for an Emergency Rental Assistance Grant! Thanks to COVID-relief funding from @HUD, the City will be providing up to $5,000 per household in rental assistance for selected grant recipients.

Want to sign up? Call 2-1-1 from 8 am-5 pm, Mon- Fri or visit www.211LA.org 24/7 to complete a pre-screening application between August 3-10.

City of Lancaster COVID-19 Update August 3rd
Dear Lancaster Community,

Here are the numbers for today:

8/3/2020

Los Angeles County Cases
New: 1,634
Cumulative Total: 193,788

Los Angeles County Deaths
New: 12
Total: 4,701

Lancaster Cases
New: 13
Cumulative Total: 2,143

Lancaster Deaths
New: 0
Total: 28

Antelope Valley Cumulative Cases: 5,122
Antelope Valley Deaths: 72**

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