Support for LAist comes from
True LA stories, powered by you
Stay Connected

Share This

News

LA City Council Cancels Inauguration Day Meeting Over Concerns Of Potential Violence

5ee82130c7f756000a014aa1-eight.jpg
Our reporting is free for everyone, but it’s not free to make.
LAist only exists with reader support. If you're in a position to give, your donation powers our reporters and keeps us independent.

Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez has canceled Wednesday's scheduled council meeting because of threats of violence surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on the same day.

The FBI has warned of possible armed protests around the country in support of President Trump in the days leading up to the Inauguration.

In a statement, Martinez said:

"In light of this concerning information, I am urging all departments in City Hall whose staff work in these buildings that they work remotely on January 20 to ensure their safety and allow LAPD and other law enforcement to focus on safety concerns outside the buildings and throughout Los Angeles. I make this decision for the safety of all city employees, including those who must be in council chambers with me for our council meetings in City Hall to take place."

Council members have been conducting meetings virtually since the pandemic began, but Martinez said that still requires some staff to be present at City Hall.
Support for LAist comes from

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage: Sign up for our daily newsletters. To support our non-profit public service journalism: Donate Now.