PRESS RELEASE

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

3/16/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 031620
Subject:
City of Long Beach Offers Temporary Relief for Street Sweeping Parking
City to Also Address Ongoing Parking Concerns In High-Impact Areas
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
jic@longbeach.gov





Updates:
3.21.20 - Long Beach Offers Street Parking Relief- http://www.longbeach.gov/press-releases/long-beach-offers-street-parking-relief/

Long Beach, CA - Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the City of Long Beach will temporarily suspend issuing street sweeping parking citations through Friday, March 20, 2020. All other parking enforcement, including enforcement for metered parking and red, white and blue curbs, will continue as usual.

“As we develop a comprehensive plan to address parking impacted neighborhoods, we are suspending street sweeping tickets to give some relief to residents who are struggling,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Street sweeping is an important public safety and health function so it’s important that we continue cleaning streets in the weeks ahead.”

During this time, street sweeping will continue standard operations in areas where the street sweeper can effectively sweep the streets, however no citations will be issued to violating vehicles. The City encourages the community to move their vehicles, if possible, so that street sweeping can operate effectively. Regular street sweeping schedules and enforcement practices will resume on Monday, March 23, 2020. 

Street sweeping is a critical health service for the City, picking up thousands of tons of debris and trash each year. As such, it is essential long-term that streets continue to be swept on a regular basis. City staff are actively working to develop plans for alternative parking options. Information regarding these plans will be provided in an issued statement later this week.

For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep its residents safe, visit www.longbeach.gov/COVID19.

 

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