In an ongoing effort to promote and protect public health, the Beverly Hills City Council tonight approved an urgency ordinance that restricts Halloween activities in the City due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The following will be prohibited in the City of Beverly Hills on Saturday, October 31, 2020:
- House-to-house trick or treating, or car-to-car trunk or treating.
- Spraying shaving cream on others (except within their home or residence or for licensed barbers on their customers).
- Providing candy or other Halloween treats or toys to any person outside their household.
In addition, the following streets will be closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic (other than to residents who live on these streets) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 31, 2020:
- Carmelita Avenue at Wilshire Boulevard
- Walden Drive Southbound at Elevado Avenue
- Walden Drive at Santa Monica Boulevard
- Carmelita Westbound at North Linden Drive
- The alley between North Linden Drive and Walden Drive from Santa Monica Boulevard to Elevado Avenue.
There will also be parking restrictions in the northeast portion of the City adjacent to West Hollywood.
Violations of this urgency ordinance shall be subject to the administrative citation process set forth in Chapter 3 of Title 1 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code.
“While I know this is disappointing news, especially to our children, we believe this is the responsible approach to protect the health of the community,” said Mayor Lester Friedman.
The City’s Community Services staff is developing virtual Halloween programming to allow for safe and distanced activities. More details will be available at beverlyhills.org.