PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

6/4/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 060420
Subject:
City of Long Beach Announces No Curfew for Today, June 4
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS (Media Inquiries only)
jic@longbeach.gov (Media Inquiries only)





Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach announced that no curfew will be implemented for today, June 4, in alignment with the County of Los Angeles, which does not plan to order a countywide curfew today. The decision whether to implement a curfew will continue to be evaluated daily.

“The decision to not implement a curfew today was based upon the recent pattern of peaceful actions by protesters, as well as the current situational awareness in Long Beach and throughout the region,” said City Manager Tom Modica. “We are 100 percent committed to supporting everybody’s Constitutional rights, as well as protecting protesters, businesses, residents, families and our entire community.”

Curfews had previously been implemented throughout the City of Long Beach and Los Angeles County, starting the evening of Sunday, May 31, and ending the morning of Thursday, June 4.

The City is aware of one peaceful protest scheduled for today and the Long Beach Police Department will be prepared to ensure First Amendment Rights and the safety of all involved. The City has lifted all temporary street closures associated with the recent events.

On May 31, 2020, Mr. Modica, as the Director of Civil Defense of the City of Long Beach, first proclaimed a local emergency in Long Beach and ordered a curfew per the powers listed in the Municipal Code.

On May 30, 2020, due to ongoing acts of civil unrest and limited local resources, Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a State of Emergency for all of Los Angeles County and directed all residents to heed the advice of local emergency officials. Long Beach Municipal Code 2.69 empowers the Director of Civil Defense (City Manager) to proclaim, subject to ratification by the City Council within seven days, the existence or threatened existence of a local emergency when the City is affected or likely to be affected by a disaster or major emergency and the Council is not in session.

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