By CBSLA Staff

MALIBU (CBSLA) — Malibu City Hall will close to the public from Wednesday through Jan. 28 due to rising COVID-19 cases.

During the closure, city staff will continue to work but in-person services will be suspended.

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“The temporary closure of City Hall to the public is out of an abundance of caution to help slow the spread of COVID-19 amidst the current surge so that we can protect the health and safety of the community, especially seniors and other high-risk groups, and to allow city staff to continue to safely provide essential city services,” Mayor Paul Grisanti said in a statement.

City Council and commission meetings will continue to be held remotely.

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Residents can contact city staff by phone or email, using the following contacts:

  • Building Safety Department (including Environmental Health, Coastal Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering): 310-456-2489, ext. 390, or
  • Planning Department: 310-456-2489, ext. 485, or
  • Public Works Department: 310-456-2489, ext. 391, or
  • Other city business: 310-456-2489, ext. 392, or

According to city officials, the closure could end earlier than Jan. 28 if the COVID situation improves.

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