5/31 • City Update - Curfew in Effect
A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR
Santee residents and businesses: We are extremely saddened by the recent events that occurred in La Mesa and our deepest condolences go out to our neighbors. We want to assure you, we are monitoring the situation. We have been working closely throughout the evening and today with the Santee Sheriff’s Station and the City’s emergency personnel and are prepared for any incidents that may arise in Santee.
In response to the rioting and looting that occurred in La Mesa and other areas of San Diego County and the nation, the City of Santee has implemented a curfew as a precaution. This curfew will be in effect starting today, May 31 at 8 p.m. until tomorrow, June 1, at 6:00 a.m. This means nobody should be out in public on the streets in Santee after 8 p.m. Please stay home and stay safe with your families unless you need to travel to work, seek medical care or are experiencing an emergency situation.
Now more than ever, we need to show tolerance, understanding and unity without violence. Our priority is to keep the community of Santee safe and to protect our residents and local businesses, while supporting peaceful protests. Let’s stay strong, Santee. We are in this together.
What does a curfew mean?
During this curfew, it is unlawful for any person to be on a public street, sidewalk, or public place within the City of Santee. This includes walking, bicycle, skateboard, scooter, motorcycle, automobile, or public transit. All law enforcement, fire, medical personnel, and members of the news media are exempt from the curfew, as are individuals traveling directly to and from work, seeking emergency care, fleeing dangerous circumstances, or experiencing homelessness.