Things seemed to be quite a bit calmer last night. I heard reports that the police were at our eastern border at the start of the curfew (1:00 pm) and were stopping cars as they were coming in from the protests in West Hollywood and West LA.
The City of Santa Monica has issued another curfew for today starting at 2:00 pm and lasting until tomorrow morning at 5:30 am. I have also received an email from councilmember Ted Winterer with an update on what's happened in the city. I've included his comments below.
The police department is asking that people reserve 911 for life-threatening emergencies. If you see something you think they should know about, please call SMPD Dispatch at (310) 458-8491.
Follow this link for more info from the city.
We will make it better,
SMMCN Board President & Govt Affairs Officer
Key Messages from Ted Winterer:
--We have a unified command in place with Santa Monica Police Department, Santa Monica Fire Department, and mutual aid agencies.
--Emergency Operations Center is fully activated.
--National Guard officers – 130
--Public safety on site:
--Northbound 4th and 5th Street exit on the I-10 is closed.
--Downtown parking structures are closed.
--Physical barricades in key areas of our downtown are in place. All downtown public parking structures are closed.
--BBB service ended at noon today.
--All rideshare service (Uber, Lyft) into and within Santa Monica is suspended.
--Damage assessment teams have completed structure by structure along all Santa Monica roads citywide. As of 3 p.m. Monday June 1st there have been 347 damage reports submitted to the City.
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