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The City of Malibu reopened Malibu City Hall at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, allowing the public to access services for the first time since citywide mandatory evacuations on Nov. 9 during the devastating Woolsey Fire.
“My heart goes out to those who have lost their beloved homes," Mayor Rick Mullen said. "Everyone in Malibu, including me, has friends whose homes were destroyed during this natural catastrophe, which has impacted every person in Malibu. The City will do everything possible to assist Malibu community members in recovering and rebuilding. We will get through this together.”
City staff has been working in an offsite Emergency Operations Center provided as mutual aid from the City of Santa Monica in its Police and Fire headquarters building. Additionally, staff has been performing work in the field within the City.
All City departments are staffed and working. A dedicated Woolsey Fire Rebuild Counter has been opened on the first floor of City Hall. The Fire Rebuild Counter will be open during regular City Hall hours. City Hall is located at 23825 Civic Center Way.
The Planning and Building Safety Public Counter is open from 1:30-5:30 p.m. today, Nov. 27. After today, Public Counter hours will be 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and in the afternoon by appointment. This week, additional back-up planners will be available as needed after 12:30 p.m.
The Senior Center is open, but senior and recreation programs have not yet resumed. Trancas and Bluffs parks and the Malibu Community Swimming Pool remain temporarily closed. Las Flores Creek Park and Legacy Park are open. The City will announce when programs will resume and when facilities will reopen.
Los Angeles County, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, has opened a Disaster Assistance Center in Malibu and another in Agoura Hills.
The Malibu DAC is located in the former Malibu Courthouse (23555 Civic Center Way), and provides a central location where people impacted by the fire can directly access government and nonprofit services to help recover and rebuild, including: registering for FEMA assistance, registering for Small Business Administration assistance, debris removal and rebuilding permitting information, housing assistance, and referrals for further help. The DAC is open from 1-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It is closed on Sundays and holidays.
The Malibu Library (23519 West Civic Center Way) also is assisting the DAC by providing laptops, public PCs, Wi-Fi, and space in the community meeting room.
An additional DAC is open in Agoura Hills at the Hilton Foundation Building, 30440 Agoura Road, Agoura.
Residents may call the City at (310) 456-2489 or email email@example.com with any questions.