City Statement Regarding Car Events in Malibu Over the Weekend
An unpermitted, privately organized car event took place on Sunday, March 7 in Malibu. Hundreds of vehicles caused widespread traffic disruption and unsafe road conditions. The City receives numerous complaints annually about these types of events, which have become increasingly common in recent years, and have only grown since the pandemic started. We understand the frustration these events cause our residents and have worked with the Malibu Lost Hills Sheriff's Station to make sure they know that these events are a real public safety and mobility threat that require attention. Prior to the pandemic, the City partnered with a local organization to host a twice-monthly Cars and Coffee event at Bluffs Park. City staff worked to ensure the events were always safe, family-friendly, well organized, properly permitted, and did not involve racing or car clubs.