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March 15, 2020 10:27 AM

UPDATE 3/15/2020, 10AM – City Council Special Meeting Mon, 3/16; #Malibu Foundation & MUD Deliver

UPDATE 3/15/2020, 10AM – City Council Special Meeting Monday, March 16, 1PM, to ratify Declaration of Local Emergency; March 23 City Council meeting cancelled; Malibu Foundation & Mighty Underdogs offer delivery service to those most in need.

UPDATE MARCH 15, 2020 10 AM – The City Council will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, March 16, at 1:00 PM to ratify the Declaration of Local Emergency regarding the Coronavirus / COVID-19 issued yesterday. The emergency proclamation enables the City to take additional legal, operational, and recovery measures that may be needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Certain items from the March 23, 2020 Regular Meeting agenda will be moved to the March 16 agenda. The March 23 meeting will be cancelled. As obligated by law, the public will be able to participate in the meeting in person. However, in order to reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus, the public is strongly encouraged to watch the live-stream at www.malibucity.org/tv and submit written correspondence to cityclerk@malibucity.org in lieu of attending the meeting.

SHOP LOCAL
The City joins with the Malibu Chamber of Commerce in encouraging residents and visitors to shop local to support Malibu’s local small businesses and restaurants, while following the recommended social distancing and hygiene precautions. Visit https://www.malibu.org/ and follow #WORLDSTRONG #MALIBUSTRONG AND #FLATTENTHECURVE for more information.

MALIBU FOUNDATION AND MIGHTY UNDERDOGS OFFER ASSISTANCE
In response to the rapid spread of coronavirus and to unite behind the most vulnerable in our community, Malibu Foundation is teaming up with Mighty Underdogs (MUD) to offer door-to-door delivery service to those most in need: the elderly, immunocompromised, immobile, or in medical or self-quarantine. If you or someone you know need assistance, complete a Request Form at www.MalibuFoundation.org/cv19 or text COVID to 833-407-0117.

CITY HALL BY APPOINTMENT ONLY EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 16
To help prevent the spread of Coronavirus and to protect the health and safety of the community, especially seniors and other high-risk groups, the City has cancelled all non-essential meetings, events and programs. Effective Monday, March 16, Malibu City Hall will be opened to the public by appointment only. 

The City remains committed to serving the community, and City business will continue to operate. Although City Hall and all public counters will be closed to the public, staff will be available to assist anyone with City business including plan review, permit issuance and building inspection. The public is encouraged to call or email City staff to make appointments. 

To make appointments, please call or email: 
-- Building Safety Dept (including Environmental Health, Coastal Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering): Call 310-456-2489, ext. 390 or Email mbuilding@malibucity.org.
-- Planning Dept (including Biology): Call 310-456-2489, ext. 485 or Email mplanning@malibucity.org
-- Public Works Dept: Call 310-456-2489, ext. 391 or Email mPublicWorks@malibucity.org
-- All other City business: Call 310-456-2489, ext. 392 or Email info@malibucity.org

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO
-- Senior Center Closed – City staff is available for assistance. Call 310-456-2489, ext. 357.
-- Malibu Dial-a-Ride program continues to operate. Dial-A-Ride vehicles are regularly disinfected.
-- All LA County Libraries, including Malibu Community Library, are closed. Online services available - www.LACountylibrary.org
-- All SMMUSD schools closed – www.SMMUSD.org

CORONAVIRUS PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
The City of Malibu continues to monitor the status of the Coronavirus and implement measures to protect public health and safety. There are currently no known cases of Coronavirus in Malibu. The City continues to follow the recommendations of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH), California Office of Emergency Services (CALOES) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is taking steps to reduce the likelihood of community spread. 
Residents are encouraged to be prepared with three weeks of food, medication, and toiletries on hand for your family and pets in case you need to stay home. Residents should also connect with neighbors, particularly seniors or those with underlying health conditions, to see if they need help in any way. These individuals are at higher risk and should avoid non-essential exposure to large groups of people in public spaces. 

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