City Facilities Reopen to the Public on June 1; Overnight Parking Enforcement to Resume

After a long 14 months, the City of San Marino is thrilled to be reopening City facilities – including City Hall, Crowell Public Library, and Stoneman –on Tuesday, June 1 (the day after Memorial Day). Appointments will not be necessary, but required safety protocols will be enforced. This includes face coverings inside any City facility (regardless of vaccination status), physical distancing, and reduced capacity limits. More details on each building’s reopening procedures are below. Overnight parking enforcement will also resume, with a warning period until June 15, 2021. More details on parking enforcement are listed below in a press release from the San Marino Police Department.

Thank you in advance for your patience as we work to welcome you back to our City facilities as safely and efficiently as possible. As health officer orders and work place requirements change, we will keep you informed on updates to our visitor polices.

City Hall
City Hall will be open during normal business hours (Monday – Thursday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday from 7:00 to 11:00 AM). Visitors will be limited to the downstairs public lobby, but all staff will be available to assist any visitor. To ensure proper distancing, the lobby will be limited to 5 people, and there will be a waiting area outside City Hall for anyone else.

Police Department
The Police Department lobby will now be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency or non-emergency visitors, but only one visitor or group will be allowed inside the building at one time. There will be an area outside the lobby for visitors to wait, unless it is an emergency.

Fire Department
The Fire Department lobby and apparatus floor will be open during normal business hours for routine business, or visitors.  Only one visitor will be allowed inside the lobby area at one time, unless it is an emergency.

Crowell Public Library
To start, the Library will be open Monday – Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Thursday from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, though staff is working on a plan to return to normal Library hours very soon. Curbside pickup services will begin to be phased out and will end on June 15, 2021 to allow staff to focus on the Library’s return to in-person services. Public-access computers, as well as furniture, will be spaced out according to the latest health guidelines.

The Recreation Division of the Community Services Department will return to its regular hours of operation of Monday – Thursday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday from 7:00 – 11:00 AM. Appointments will not be required for in-person registration. We ask that all members of the public who are not participating in any activities to please limit their time at Stoneman to help protect the well-being and health of our participants.

Resumption of Overnight Parking Enforcement 
With the reopening of all city services to the public on June 1, 2021, the San Marino Police Department will resume overnight parking enforcement.

From June 1, 2021 until June 14, 2021, the San Marino Police Department will issue warnings to educate residents regarding the return of the overnight parking ordinance; which was temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning June 15, 2021, vehicles parked on city streets, from 2:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. are subject to citation unless a temporary overnight parking permit is obtained and prominently displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle.

Residents can obtain five (5) complementary (one-night) overnight parking permits per calendar year. Any permits obtained past the five complementary permits can be purchased for $5.00 per day/per vehicle. Temporary permits may be obtained online at:  (a printer is required to print out the permit when issued).

The Chief of Police may issue long-term overnight parking permits based upon circumstances where it would otherwise be impractical, such as a construction project that eliminates or reduces available parking on their property.

Persons obtaining Overnight Street parking permits shall park their vehicles on the street immediately in front of the property for which the vehicle would otherwise park, unless the police department on-duty watch commander finds that this is not possible given specific circumstances.

If you have any questions, please contact the San Marino Police Department at (626) 300-0720. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

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