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LA City Hall Welcomes You Back Inside Its Doors

Los Angeles City Hall — an art-deco style building with a pyramidal rooftop and white facade.
Los Angeles City Hall.
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The Los Angeles City Hall building downtown will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 4.

The announcement came from Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Nury Martinez after two years of closure due to the pandemic.

The City Council will be resuming in-person meetings, but Council committees, Commission meetings, and other meetings managed by various city departments will remain virtual as hybrid options are figured out.

"I am looking forward to safely re-opening City Hall to the public and seeing our council chambers full of Angelenos again," Martinez said in a statement.

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She added that, as always with this pandemic, it remains a "fluid process" to safely return to normal.

"To keep our residents and businesses safe, we’ve taken steps forward when possible and back when necessary," Garcetti said.

That means that indoor masks are still required, as is proof of vaccination or a negative test within the last 72 hours.

Despite this reopening, not everyone's welcome back just yet — group tours and special events will remain unavailable.

Some government services will still be online or remote, but it’s best to check the City's website or to call 311 to see if you need to make an appointment for an in-person visit.

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