The City of Malibu has been made aware of an unpermitted, planned event at a currently undisclosed location in City limits on Thursday, December 31. The City and the Malibu Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station are attempting to reach the organizer to inform them that they cannot hold an event in Malibu.
The City is coordinating with the Sheriffs and other partner agencies to have additional resources available if necessary. In addition, City code enforcement staff will be on call.
Ensuring the public safety of the community is the City’s top priority. The City encourages everyone to celebrate the end to this very difficult year safely. At a time when the pandemic is at its most dangerous level since it began, such a gathering would be reckless and dangerous. Public and private gatherings are prohibited according to the Los Angeles County Public Health Order, and they put the Malibu community, as well as first responders who may be dispatched to such events, at risk.
Information and ideas on how to safely celebrate the New Year can be found on the County’s Public Health website http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/community/GuidanceHolidays.pdf.