PRESS RELEASE

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

5/13/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 051320
Subject:
Public Notice: Parking Enforcement for Street Sweeping to Resume Monday, May 18
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS (Media inquiries only)
jic@longbeach.gov (Media inquiries only)
RESIDENTS: Please call 562.570.INFO




After nine weeks of amnesty for street sweeping citations, the City of Long Beach will resume street sweeping-related parking enforcement on Monday, May 18.

Over the past two months, operations have continued in areas where the street sweeper can effectively sweep the streets. But in many neighborhoods, the lack of street sweeping access has led to an accumulation of sediment and debris that jeopardizes the City’s ability to meet national standards for clean waterways.

Street sweeping is a critical health service, collecting thousands of tons of debris each year and eliminating pollutants from washing into the ocean or river. Streets can only be swept effectively when cars are out of the path of the sweeper.

Since May 4, Department of Public Works employees have placed reminders in English, Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog on vehicles that have not been moved during street sweeping hours. The reminders advised residents about available parking resources across the City and let people know that enforcement would resume on May 18.

The parking amnesty was first put into place as an economic relief plan for residents during the COVID-19 health emergency. As part of continuing efforts to address parking impacts caused by COVID-19, the City of Long Beach made over 4,000 parking spaces available. These spaces are located citywide. A full list of parking options is available here. Resident parking, by permit, will continue until further notice.

Media inquiries can be directed to the Long Beach Joint Information Center at 562.570.NEWS or jic@longbeach.gov. Residents may call 562.570.INFO with their questions.

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.