Beverly Hills has declared a local emergency in response to COVID-19 and is urging members of the public not to visit City Hall.
The emergency was declared Sunday by Beverly Hills City Manager George Chavez. A majority of the City Council is scheduled to meet through teleconference at 7 p.m. Tuesday night to consider the item.
In the meantime, limited public access will be available in City Hall but members of the public are strongly encouraged to stay home and watch the meeting online or on BHTV. Public comment on items listed on the agenda or on any topic, including public hearings, can be shared by calling 310-285-1020 (live call-in during the meeting) or by emailing email@example.com. Currently, Commission meetings scheduled for this week will be postponed.
The city is finalizing the ability for “virtual” participation for commissioners and members of the public for future meetings.
In addition, to promote and protect public health, Beverly Hills City Hall is now closed to the public until further notice and will operate as a Virtual City Hall, according to a city statement.
“With the ongoing health concerns presented by the Novel Coronavirus, we believe it is in the best interest of the community and our employees to shift our services to online and by phone,” said Chavez. “I continue to work closely with the Mayor and City Council who are all deeply committed to the health and safety of our community.”
City personnel will continue to work from City Hall but public counter services will not be available. Many City services may be accessed at www.beverlyhills.org or by calling 310-285-1000. City staff will be available by phone and email to continue to serve the public.
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