CITY HALL — City officials are expected to restrict overnight access to some open-space areas in high-fire-hazard zones. The move follows expressions of concern from residents about teens engaging in reckless behavior, including drinking, smoking and littering.
The curfew, which would start at 10 p.m. and end the following morning, would affect areas that are mostly in high-fire zones along Glendale’s hillsides. The City Council is considering whether to extend the curfew to 4 a.m. or 5 a.m.
“It’s a tool to enforce because right now there is no law to enforce any kind of curfew or to prevent people from going on the property after 10 p.m.,” Assistant City Atty. Bobby Aldesco said during a City Council meeting on the proposal.
Public parks, playgrounds, recreation facilities, libraries, any residential open-space areas in severe fire hazard zones and in the Civic Center square would fall under the proposed curfew.
Requests for a curfew in the high-fire zones came from residents who complained that groups of teens are using the areas to drink and smoke, putting the neighborhoods in “grave danger,” said Joan Morris, president of Glenoaks Canyon Homeowners Assn.