The Hollywood Partnership – Halloween Weekend Precautions
Posted By sbieber on October 29, 2020
Please read the letter below prepared by the Hollywood Partnership to inform the community as to what safety precautions they’re taking over Halloween weekend:
In order to keep our neighborhood safe and limit the spread of the virus, LAPD intends to deploy approximately 300 officers in Hollywood this year for Halloween. That deployment size is the same as used the last few years (in normal times) for major events such as Halloween, the Christmas parade, and New Year’s Eve, even though bars and clubs, and other establishments are not allowed to have indoor operations due to the Mayor’s public health order. Additionally, there will be no organized outdoor events allowed and there will be consequences for area businesses that break the rules and operate beyond the guidelines for their business type.
To deter against groups forming and becoming super-spreader events, officers will be deployed in numerous ways, including: on motorcycles, mounted on horses, conducting foot patrols, and driving police vehicles to protect the district. Their plan is to enforce a zero-tolerance policy for any property crime, violence, open containers, public inebriation, and other quality-of-life violations.
As an additional deterrent and in the interest of public safety, there will be a temporary no parking zone on both Friday (10/30) and Saturday (10/31) nights on Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea and Gower. The times for the temporary no parking / tow-away zone will be from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. both nights. LAPD intends to tow away any vehicle that is parked within the zone after 8:00 p.m.
The Hollywood Partnership’s security team will be deployed until 11:00 p.m. on 10/30 & 10/31, and our clean team will be adding extra bodies and working around the clock to clean up the district from any Halloween activities that do occur. We strongly encourage you to stay safe this year and avoid large gatherings of people.