City Hall Reopening
Staying Safe. Staying Healthy.
Beaumont City Hall is open to the public Monday – Friday from 8am to 12pm for limited services . With extra precautions in place, here’s what you need to know:
  • Masks or face coverings are required.
  • Visitors will be temperature screened upon entering facility.
  • Limit one individual per household or business, if possible.
  • Adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
  • Stay home if you’re sick or if anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms.
Before you get in line
go online or give us a call!
We would like to remind residents that many services can be completed online or by phone from the comfort of your home. If you must visit City Hall in person, we will be here ready to serve you with a smile - under our face covering of course!

Customer Service: (951) 769-8520 |

*Scheduled hours are contingent upon additional orders/requirements from the Department of Public Health.
Coronavirus Update
On Monday, July 20, Governor Newsom has announced new state guidance clarifying which services can be performed outdoors. In addition to these clarifications, updated guidance has also been issued for schools, day camps and child care. For a complete list of all industry guidance, please visit
Temporary ABC License
Qualified businesses may apply for a COVID-19 Temporary Catering Authorization that temporarily expands their existing licensed premises to include an area that is adjacent to the licensed premises and under the control of the licensee.

Are garage/yard sales permitted?
These are permitted in Stage 2, regardless of whether a county has a variance and are considered curbside retail. Please be sure to purchase a $5 yard sale permit from the Beaumont Civic Center.

Are parks open?
Parks are open for walking and jogging ONLY - playgrounds remain CLOSED under State of California guidelines. Groups and organized activities are also not permitted at this time. We will provide updates to the public as soon as possible.

Can youth sports resume?
Currently, the California Department of Public Health has determined that no recreational team sports are permitted, and that the fitness guidance used for gyms and other fitness facilities is not for use for team sports activities.

Is live music permitted?
“Concerts” are currently listed as a “Stage 4” activity in the Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. At this time live music events at restaurants, wineries, parks, and other local establishments is prohibited.
Stay Up to Date
Sign up for Riverside County Public Health's weekly COVID-19 Newsletter
Funding & Assistance Programs
COVID-19 Business Assistance Webinar
Join the City of Beaumont on Monday, August 10, 2020 for a webinar regarding the Riverside County Business Assistance Grant Program. The 30-minute presentation will be hosted by Riverside County Economic Development Agency.

Key Takeaways:
  • NEW Eligibility Requirements
  • Program Summary
  • Application Process

View the webinar LIVE at
Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA)
The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 gives borrowers more freedom in how and when loan funds are spent while retaining the possibility of full forgiveness.

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA), was signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020. According to p olicymakers, the PPPFA was necessary because businesses have not been able to spend PPP funds on payroll while closed, and closures have been broadly required by state and local orders in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Takeaways:
  • Borrowers now have 24 weeks to spend loan proceeds, up from 8 weeks.
  • The Act reduces mandatory payroll spending from 75% to 60%.
  • Two new exceptions let borrowers obtain full forgiveness even without fully restoring their workforce.
  • Time to pay off the loan has been extended to five years from the original two.

The deadline to apply has been extended to August 8 th , 2020
Rental Assistance
United Lift is a rental assistance program coordinated between Riverside County, Inland SoCal United Way, and Lift To Rise with the goal of keeping 10,000 families and residents housed.   

The rental assistance is intended to cover 100 percent of total past due rent, up to $3,500 per household. Funding for the program is limited to cover past due rent from April 2020 to November 2020.

Food Resources
In response to an increasing number of requests for resources, Riverside County residents are urged to visit an online map that will connect them to food resources. Food Access gives directions to local senior meal sites, school district meal sites and food pantries within a 10-mile radius. The map also includes relevant details such as hours of operation, contact information and special populations served.

Food Access is available on and can be found, along with WIC on the RivCoMobile app (available on iOS and Android). 

Other City News
Community Survey Results
On Tuesday, July 28, the Beaumont City Council held a workshop to discuss the results of the Beaumont Community Survey hosted by the National Research Center (NRC). Of the 2,500 Beaumont households surveyed, and a total of 649 responses were collected to produce the 2020 Community Livability Report.

According the the results, about three quarters of respondents or more positively rated their overall quality of life in Beaumont, Beaumont as a place to live, and their neighborhood as a place to live.

The top 3 needs identified include: street infrastructure, traffic/mobility, and businesses.
2020 Municipal Election
The City of Beaumont will conduct a General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 to fill two (2) City Council Members seats. The filing period begins on July 13, 2020 and ends on August 7, 2020.  If an incumbent does not file by August 7, the filing period shall be extended to 5:00 p.m. on August 12, 2020 for candidates other than the incumbent.

Beaumont Transit continues to offer free fare to all passengers during the COVID-19 crisis. All passengers are required to board the bus from the rear loading doors and maintain social distance between other riders.
NEW Casino Express
On Monday, August 3, 2020, Beaumont Transit will launch Casino Express, a new route connecting Beaumont to Cabazon.
The Casino Express will provide weekday service between the Beaumont Walmart and Morongo Casino Resort and Spa. Transfer points along the Casino Express are located at Walmart and San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital. The transfer points will allow riders to connect with other transit providers including RTA, Sunline, and Banning Transit.

Highland Springs Design
On Tuesday, July 21, an update on the Highland Springs/I-10 Interchange Project was presented to the Beaumont City Council. The update highlighted the work between Beaumont staff, City of Banning, RCTC, and Caltrans to develop four alternative designs for the interchange.

Two of the four designs utilize a diverging diamond design (shown below) in which the two directions of traffic cross to the opposite side of the road on both sides of the bridge at the freeway. For these alternatives,the westbound and eastbound ramps would remain largely the same, with modifications being made at their connection points to Highland Springs Avenue.

The diverging diamond designs include a revised alignment of Joshua Palmer Avenue at Highland Springs. Efficiency of the interchange would improve greatly with either of the diverging diamond alternatives with the preferred options still being analyzed.

You can learn more about the design options presented and next steps by reviewing the link below or watching the meeting video on our YouTube channel.

Delinquent Sewer Accounts
City of Beaumont sewer accounts with a past due balance
over $163.12 are due immediately.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that a public hearing has been scheduled for August 4, 2020, in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 550 E 6th St, Beaumont, CA 92223. This meeting will be conducted utilizing teleconference communications and will be recorded for live streaming as well as open to public attendance subject to social distancing and applicable health orders.

The City of Beaumont will accept testimony and comments in person, via email, and through a phone-in option from all interested persons at which time the City Council will hear and consider all evidence, testimony, objections, or protests by all interested persons, property owners, voters and taxpayers, to the written report proposing to have delinquent sewer charges collected on the tax roll. 

At the conclusion of the public hearing the City Council will consider whether or not to adopt the report and direct the City Clerk to file said report with the Riverside County Auditor and request the auditor place the delinquent sewer charges and fees as described in the report on the tax roll.
Any questions regarding this notice, the report filed with the City Clerk, sewer charges, or the public hearing may be directed to the Finance Director at (951) 769-8520.
CHIEF'S CORNER - Fire Season

Living in California most of us recognize that wildfires are a part of life. Our hot, dry and windy climate creates a perfect storm when it comes to wildfire activity. The City of Beaumont lies in a wildfire region and many of our communities lie adjacent to areas prone to wildfire. While we may not be able to predict when a wildfire will occur, residents can reduce their risk by following these simple tips:

In and around your home:
  • Clear leaves and other debris from gutters, eaves, porches and decks. This prevents embers from igniting your home.
  • Remove dead vegetation and other items from under your deck or porch, and within 10 feet of the house. 
  • Remove flammable materials (firewood stacks, propane tanks) within 30 feet of your home’s foundation and outbuildings, including garages and sheds. If it can catch fire, don’t let it touch your house, deck, or porch.
  • Wildfire can spread to treetops. Prune trees so the lowest branches are 6 to 10 feet from the ground.
  • Keep your lawn hydrated and maintained. If it is brown, cut it down to reduce fire intensity. Dry grass and shrubs are fuel for wildfire.
  • Don’t let debris and lawn cuttings linger. Dispose of these items quickly to reduce fuel for a fire.
  • Inspect, then replace or repair roof tiles that are loose or missing to prevent ember penetration.
  • Cover exterior attic vents with metal wire mesh no larger than 1/8 inch to prevent sparks from entering the home.
  • Enclose under-eave and soffit vents or screens with metal mesh to prevent ember entry.
  • Learn more about how to protect your home and property

Create an emergency plan:
  • Assemble an emergency supply kit and place it in a safe spot. Remember to include important documents, medications and personal identification.
  • Develop an emergency evacuation plan and practice it with everyone in your home.
  • Plan two ways out of your neighborhood and designate a meeting place.
  • Learn more about emergency preparedness at

In your community:
  • Contact your local planning/zoning office to find out if your home is in a high wildfire risk area, and if there are specific local or county ordinances you should be following.
  • If you are part of a homeowner association, work with them to identify regulations that incorporate proven preparedness landscaping, home design and building material use.
  • Talk to your local fire department about how to prepare, when to evacuate, and the response you and your neighbors can expect in the event of a wildfire.
  • Learn about wildfire risk reduction efforts, including how land management agencies use prescribed fire to manage local landscapes.

Following some of these steps can make a positive difference in your community and help protect your property and neighborhood from wildfire. 

Sean Thuilliez
Chief of Police
Fire Incident Information
The Beaumont Police Department is closely monitoring the #AppleFire . If you are not doing so already, please be sure to follow:

Should the need to evacuate due to fire or other emergency, these pages will post information. Additionally, you can sign up for Alerts at If you do receive an alert double check proximity to your location and check the pages above for further details.
I-10 Tune Up Crossover Lane
To assist in replacing concrete slabs without reducing lanes during the day, Caltrans crews are building a temporary “crossover lane” in the center median from 8th St in Banning to Main St in Cabazon.

Once commuters enter this crossover, drivers will be unable to exit until the very end. Semi's, vehicles towing trailers and RV's are prohibited from entering the crossover.

60 Truck Lanes Update
Full Westbound Closure & Single Lane Eastbound Closure
A full closure of the westbound lanes and a single lane closure of eastbound Route 60 will occur August 7-10. The westbound lanes will be closed from Friday, August 7 at 9 p.m. to Monday, August 10 at 6 a.m. The eastbound single lane closure will occur nightly from 9 p.m. and re-open daily before 7 a.m.
Crews will be shifting traffic onto the newly paved westbound lanes and moving k-rail into place to allow work to begin in the roadway median. Drivers should expect significant delays, allow extra time, and use Interstate 10 as an alternate route.
Rangel Park Upgrades
Installation of the new Rangel Park restroom and snack bar is now complete! The new facility is the first of many improvements that will be taking place at ball field. The City's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) designates funding for the installation of a splash pad, new playground equipment and improvements to the baseball field. Stay tuned!
Miles With Mila VIRTUAL Fun Run
Beaumont Parks and Rec invites you to run, walk or jog VIRTUALLY with Beaumont Police K9 Mila! Lace up those running shoes and stay tuned for more information on our VIRTUAL fun run coming in August!

Event details will be posted to social media and available online at Proceeds from the event will help fund the Beaumont Police K9 unit.
Citywide Scavenger Hunt
Everyday between August 4 - August 13 Parks and Rec staff will post a set of GPS coordinates and a clue on the NEW Parks and Recreation Facebook page - Answer and/or snap a photo with the feature to all 10 riddles by August 14th, and you will be entered into a drawing for a family summer prize! Visit our Facebook page for additional details.
Do you Cricut? Join our Cricut User Facebook group for tips and tricks!
While you're away our team is making improvements to City owned parks and ball fields!
Stat active and join us for Virtual Fit After 50 via Zoom!
Temporary Cooling Center

Members of the public are welcome to visit the temporary Cool Center at the CRC Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7 from 11:30am to 6pm. Attendees are required to wear a face mask and complete a temperature check prior to entering the building. Public health protocols will be in place including social distancing and increased sanitization. For additional Cool Center locations, hours and tips on how to protect yourself from heat related illnesses, please visit .