SAUSALITO (CBS SF) – Police Sausalito said they would impose parking restrictions and issue quotes for non-essential travel and long-distance social violations this weekend to encourage people to follow state and local shelter orders and stay close to home during COVID- 19 pandemic coronaviruses.
The city, a popular destination due to its seaside views and proximity to the Golden Gate Bridge, last Sunday closed all city parking lots for weekends and holidays during the pandemic after what the Police Department described as “widespread neglect of unnecessary travel restrictions” on the day Saturday.
Crowds of people in Sausalito during shelter-in-place orders, April 2020. (CBS)
Electronic signs have been placed at both ends of Bridgeway, the city’s main thoroughfare, as well as the front road from US Highway 101 to Spencer Avenue to warn motorists about parking restrictions.
Any vehicles found parking in the parking lot over the weekend will be quoted. Residents, businesses and their employees can park on the street meter room and don’t have to pay the meter over the weekend if they have their parking permit displayed on their rear bumper or a card on the dashboard of the vehicle, police said.
Quotes for insignificant travel or violations of social distance carry a $ 500 fine, according to police.
The crushing in Sausalito occurred when Governor Gavin Newsom ordered “hard closing” beaches in Orange County, after a number of people were seen flocking to the southern coast of California last weekend.
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