City Manager adds additional zones to City curfew

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For Immediate Release:
June 2, 2020

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City Manager adds additional zones to City curfew

Dallas, Texas – City Manager T.C. Broadnax has added West Village and Trinity Groves to the Dallas curfew starting June 2, 2020. The original order instituting a curfew in central Dallas was signed Sunday, May 31, 2020 following Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s and Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson’s declarations of a State of Disaster. Section 14B of the Dallas City Code allows the curfew to protect life and property and preserve critical resources while a state of disaster is in effect. The curfew hours remain the same daily, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The emergency regulations set by City Manager Broadnax establish a nighttime curfew limiting travel and gathering in central Dallas’ public places from Oak Lawn Avenue to the northwest, Lemmon Avenue to the northeast, Cole Avenue to the northwest, Haskell Avenue to the northeast, McKinney Avenue to the southeast, Noble Avenue to the east, Blackburn Avenue to the northeast, Haskell A venue to the northeast, Main Street to the southeast, Canton Street to the south, Hall Street to the southeast, Malcolm X Boulevard to the northeast, Hickory Street to the southeast, Cesar Chavez Boulevard to the northeast, Corinth Street to the southwest, Riverfront Boulevard to the west, Interstate Highway 30 to the south, the east Trinity River levee to the west, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge to the south, Singleton Boulevard to the south, Gulden Lane to the east, Broadway A venue to the south, Herbert Street to the west, Canada Drive to the southwest, and across the Trinity River to the northwest to align with Oak Lawn Avenue.

These areas include downtown, Deep Ellum, Farmers Market, Cedars, Uptown, Victory Park, West Village and Trinity Groves neighborhoods. Individuals traveling to and from work, seeking medical attention or engaging in exempt activities, fleeing dangerous situations, or experiencing homelessness are exempt from the curfew. Residents or employees who live or work in the curfew area should be prepared to show proof of residency or work credentials if they need to travel in or out of the area while curfew is in effect.

The Dallas Police Department will protect peaceful protesters, residents, and business owners, patrons, and employees; manage traffic; and vigilantly remove or control bricks or anything which may be used to harm people, vandalize or destroy property, or aid in other criminal mischief.

All Dallas residents are strongly urged not to take matters into their own hands and to call 9-1-1 if they continue to see violence, destruction of personal property, vandalism, or other criminal mischief.

The curfew is expected to last seven days after Governor Abbott’s and Mayor Johnson’s declared state of disaster on May 31.

The Emergency Regulations are linked here