Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger Proclaims State of Emergency to Address Civil Unrest Following Death of George Floyd
UPDATE: LA County has extended a countywide curfew for all unincorporated and incorporated areas of the County. The order is in effect beginning tonight at 6:00 p.m, through 6:00 a.m, tomorrow morning.
No persons shall travel or be upon public streets, avenues, alleys, parks, ways or any other public place in the County of Los Angeles for the duration of this curfew. The following are exempt:
- Law enforcement personnel
- Firefighting personnel
- Emergency health care providers
- Emergency medical personnel
- Civilians engaged in police or emergency work
- Individuals seeking emergency care
- Individuals experiencing homelessness who are sheltering in place
- Individuals travelling to and from their place of employment, and
- Representatives of the media
Read the curfew order here.
Click here to read the State of Emergency proclamation.
For more information, visit lacounty.gov/emergency.
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LA County Parks To Close 4PM DAILY
LA County will be closing park locations as a result of the current state of emergency impacting the County. The following park locations will close at 4:00 p.m. today: local, community & regional parks golf courses trails, community gardensBotanic gardens (Arboretum, Descanso, and South Coast Botanic Gardens) will close at 5:00 pm today.These closures are to ensure safe and timely departure of all guests and staff.
COUNTYWIDE CURFEW IN PLACE STARTING (5/31) 6PM-6AM
At the direction of Sheriff Alex Villanueva, and until further notification, a county-wide curfew was imposed. Effective as of 6:00 P.M., Sunday, May 31, 2020, and until further notification, all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County shall adhere to staying off public streets, avenues, boulevards, places, walkways, alleys, parks or any public areas or unimproved private realty within Los Angeles County, between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. the following day. The county may renew, amend or extend this order, in accordance with California Government Code section 8634 and County Code section 2.68.150.
This order does not apply to peace officers, fire fighters, and National Guard or other military personnel deployed to the area, individuals traveling to and from work, people experiencing homelessness and without access to a viable shelter, and individuals seeking medical treatment.
In the event the county curfew is more stringent than a resident’s local curfew order, the county curfew will supersede it. In other
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Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger has proclaimed a state of emergency in Los Angeles County to address widespread unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
The proclamation will facilitate interagency response coordination and mutual aid, accelerate the procurement of vital supplies, and enable future state and federal reimbursement of costs incurred by the County.
“This emergency comes as we are in the midst of battling another emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This taxes our resources, but not our resolve,” Barger said. “We will do everything in our power to keep our communities safe and protect lives and property. I continue to call on our residents to maintain calm and seek solutions productively, not destructively.”
The proclamation said that numerous acts of violence pose “extreme peril to the safety of persons and property,” adding that “damage, looting and arson to public and private property have affected numerous cities and locations throughout the County.”
In a statement, Barger said: “This is a time for us to come together to stand against injustice in ways that will make us stronger as a County and as a nation. If you are assembling to protest, please do so peacefully and with respect for all those who are suffering.”
To read the proclamation, click here.