City Hall Reopening
Staying Safe. Staying Healthy.
Beaumont City Hall is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday, July 6, 2020*, after closing in March to the public and operating as a virtual City Hall to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
 
Customer Service will be available 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.
 
To ensure the Beaumont Civic Center remains safe and open for business, the City will:
 
  • Provide spatial markers on the floor to assist with social distancing.
  • Install plexi-glass at service counters.
  • Increase the daily sanitation and cleaning efforts of the entire facility.
  • Ensure all on-site employees wear face coverings, continue increased hand washing, social distance, and stay home if sick or symptomatic.
 
 
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 | BeaumontCA.gov

*Scheduled reopening and modified hours are contingent upon
additional orders/requirements from the Department of Public Health.
Coronavirus Update
Governor Newsom announces that face masks/coverings are now required in public spaces - Cloth face coverings or masks help reduce the spread of coronavirus especially when combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing. Starting June 18, Californians must wear face coverings in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible.

Resilience Roadmap
Bars Ordered to Close

Effective, Tuesday, June 30th all bars in Riverside County ordered closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Restaurants, pubs and breweries that offer dine-in services may still offer alcoholic drinks, but only in the same transaction as a meal. If a bar offers meals, they are required to comply with the same industry guidance as restaurants.
FAQs
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.
COVID-19 Testing
“Testing continues to be an important driver in our public health response, as well as the county’s reopening process,”said Vice Chair Karen Spiegel, Second District Supervisor. “Everyone should consider getting tested. It’s free and it helps show that we are a healthy county.”

Testing at the county-run sites is open to anyone, whether they have symptoms or not, and there are no out-of-pocket costs to individuals. Participants will be asked to provide information about their health insurance, but they will not be charged any share of costs or copay, and will be allowed to get tested even if they do not provide the insurance information. You must have an appointment to get tested.

As of mid-June, more than 160,000 Riverside County residents have been tested at the 16 total community test sites, along with screenings at clinics, hospitals, private labs and other locations.

Other News
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. Additional information will be available soon on our website.

Council members, City Clerk and City Treasurer are elected to at-large positions for four-year terms, with elections held in November of even-numbered years. The City Council meets annually to select one of its members to serve as Mayor and another to serve as Mayor Pro Tem.
2020 Census and YOU!
On August 14th, 2020 the official United States Census will take place. The Census counts every person in the US and will help determine our community's fair share of more than $675 billion per year in federal funding spent on schools, roads, public works, and other vital programs.

It's not too late to complete your 2020 Census , please visit 2020census.gov to learn more!
Application process OPENS Wednesday, July 1st.
New Aid Available for Riverside County Non-Profits
On Tuesday, June 9th, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved $5 million in financial support to the nonprofit community. Nonprofits facing financial strain following the COVID-19 crisis may apply from July 1-July 31 for grants ranging between $2,500 - $10,000, depending upon need and overall demand.  

Scouting Projects
Beaumont Parks and Recreation wants to support our local Boy Scout and Girl Scout leaders by partnering with them to complete their Eagle Scout and Gold Award Projects.

Participating Scouts can work alongside the City of Beaumont Parks and Recreation Department to complete a project that makes a positive impact on our community. To submit a project proposal, call (951) 572-3207.
CHIEF'S CORNER - Independence Day

The 4th of July is upon us! So are fireworks and more importantly, so is fire season! We’ve experienced a high increase in calls regarding firework activity over the last several weeks, including a vegetation fire that is suspected to have been caused by illegal firework use.

The Beaumont Police Department is urging residents to observe a safe, legal and fire-free holiday. Right now, as is usually the case in our area, the very real threat of wildfire is extremely high and everyone must do everything they can to keep our community safe.

Residents are advised that all fireworks are illegal in the City of Beaumont and anyone caught lighting or possessing even “safe and sane” fireworks in the City may be cited and fined.

Also, anyone found responsible for setting a fire using any type of fireworks will be responsible for paying for property damage, suppression costs and may face more serious consequences. This liability also applies to parents of juveniles found responsible for causing a fire. 
 
The Beaumont Police Department wishes the community a memorable 4th of July and requests a common sense, safe celebration. We encourage anyone reporting firework activity to refrain from dialing 911, instead please report activity to our 24/7 business line at 951-769-8500. Also, please be prepared to provide an address or specific location for officers to respond to.
 
Sean Thuilliez
Chief of Police
4th of July Family Fun
While we may not be celebrating together this year, the City of Beaumont has several fun 4th of July activities for you and your family! We encourage you to have a fun and SAFE Independence Day!

July 4th Scavenger Hunt
A fun way to pass the day, see if you can check off all of these patriotic items!

Virtual Red, White and Blue Bake Off
We are looking for the most scrumptious looking patriotic desserts. Show us your pastry creations by emailing your photos to astarr@beaumontca.gov by Monday, July 6th. We will let our Facebook followers decide who wins a very sweet reward!

Patriotic Flower Dyeing
Learn how to dye flowers with two colors and use this fun and educational activity for your 4th of July celebration.
Parks and Rec Updates
  • 72 tons of brick dust and hydroseeding has been installed at Palmer Park in Fairway Canyon
  • Nichlaus Paw Park is now OPEN!
  • The new restroom and snack bar is scheduled to be installed at Rangel Park in July
  • Join us for Fit After 50 via Zoom! Email erodriguez@beaumontca.gov for details
  • New wood chips installed at various park playgrounds
  • All City parks remain open for walking and jogging ONLY
Public Service Requests
Did you know that you can submit request for service online through our website? Examples for requests are: tree trimming, park maintenance, graffiti, pot hole, street light out, curb painting, traffic light issues, trash in right-of-way, etc. Requests will be routed to the proper City department and a confirmation number provided to you for follow questions/concerns.

Got Junk?
Waste Management provides pickup of bulk items/white goods twice per year at no charge. Maximum is 1.5 cubic yards or six items, placed at curb by 6 a.m. on trash service day.

Acceptable items: furniture, mattresses (wrapped in plastic), carpet (rolled, tied in 4ft. bundles) and appliances.

Non-acceptable items: construction debris, haz waste, auto parts, industrial discards, liquids, cardboard boxes and excessively large items.

Trash Service will be delayed one business day due to the 4th of July holiday.
Briefs
Personal-use fireworks (including "safe and sane" are ILLEGAL in Riverside County.
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