Malibu City Hall to Close for In-Person Services Starting Today

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MALIBU (CNS) - Malibu City Hall will close to the public today in response to rising COVID-19 cases.

City staff will continue working as usual during the closure, which is scheduled to last until Jan. 28, but in-person services will be suspended.

``The temporary closure of City Hall to the public is out of an abundance of caution to help slow the spread of COVID-19 amidst the current surge so that we can protect the health and safety of the community, especially seniors and other high-risk groups, and to allow city staff to continue to safely provide essential city services,'' Mayor Paul Grisanti said in a statement.

City officials said they will continuously monitor the COVID situation, and the City Hall closure could end earlier than Jan. 28.In the meantime, residents can contact city staff by phone or email, using the following contacts:

  -- Building Safety Department (including Environmental Health, Coastal Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering): 310-456-2489, ext. 390, or

  -- Planning Department: 310-456-2489, ext. 485, or

  -- Public Works Department: 310-456-2489, ext. 391, or

  -- Other city business: 310-456-2489, ext. 392, or City Council and commission meetings will continue virtually.

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