The Los Angeles City Council will consider tomorrow whether to impose a 5 p.m. curfew at Runyon Canyon over the four-day Fourth of July weekend.
The park currently closes at sundown, but city officials are concerned that the combination of dry hillsides and fireworks could pose a danger as Angelenos celebrate Independence Day.
A motion from Councilman Tom LaBonge states: “The fireworks, however, pose a potential fire risk to the various hillsides and brush areas throughout the city, including Runyon Canyon. Due to the risk that the fireworks pose to the hillsides, it is imperative to ensure that the public is safe from any potential fire danger.”
If approved, the 5 p.m. curfew would be in place July 1-4.