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(Civil Unrest)


WHEREAS, there has been an act of violence or a flagrant and substantial defiance of, or resistance to, a lawful exercise of public authority; and

WHEREAS, there is reason to believe that there exists a clear and present danger of a riot or other general public disorder, widespread disobedience of the la w, and substantial injury to persons or to property; all of which constitutes an imminent threat to public peace or order and to the general welfare of the City of Riviera Beach, or parts thereof; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ronnie L. Felder, Mayor of the City of Riviera Beach, Florida, with the consent of City Council, do hereby extend the declaration of the State of Local Emergency first entered into on June 1, 2020, for the City of Riviera Beach, Florida, pursuant to Section 870.042 and 870.043, Florida Statutes, and Section 15 of the City Charter, City of Riviera Beach, Florida.

FURTHERMORE, pursuant to Section 870.044, Florida Statutes, the following acts shall be prohibited throughout the City during the State of Emergency:

1.    The sale of, or offer to sell, with or without consideration, any ammunition or gun or other firearm of any size or description;

2.     The intentional display by or in any store or shop of any ammunition or gun or other firearm or any size or description;

3.     The intentional possession in a public place of a firearm by any person, except a duly authorized law enforcement official or person in military service acting in the official performance of her or his duty.


MOREOVER, I hereby exercise my authority pursuant to Section 870.045, Florida Statutes, and the following additional emergency measures:


4.     During this State of Local Emergency, there shall be a general curfew throughout the City of Riviera Beach between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.; effective for

seventy-two (72) hours commencing June 4, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. provided, however, this shall not apply to regular members of law enforcement. Emergency management activities, including fire, police, emergency medical services and hospital services, transportation of patients, emergency calls by physicians and emergency utility repairs are also exempt. All pedestrian and vehicular movement is prohibited during curfew hours. Regular employees of local businesses, while traveling to and from their jobs, are exempt, provided they have identification if stopped by any law enforcement personnel. Local businesses are requested to do everything possible to provide identification to such of their employees required to travel within the City during curfew hours.

5.     The sale or distribution of any alcoholic beverage, with or without payment of consideration is prohibited. The possession on any person in a public place of any container containing any alcoholic beverage is prohibited.

6.     The sale, transfer or possession, with or without consideration, of gasoline or any other flammable or combustible liquid, except by delivery into a tank properly affixed to an operable motor-driven vehicle, bike, scooter, board or airplane and necessary for the propulsion thereof is prohibited. The possession in a public place of any portable container containing gasoline or any other flammable or combustible liquid is prohibited.

7.      All places of public assembly shall be closed, except those places specifically exempted for law enforcement purposes.


This Extended Declaration shall, as promptly as practical, be filed in the Office of the City Clerk and transmitted to the Secretary of State and Palm Beach County and distributed to the local media for publication.


This local emergency may be extended for additional period of 72 hours by consent of the City Council.


In Witness Whereof, I hereunto set my hand and cause the official seal of the City of Riviera Beach, Florida, to be affixed this 3rd day of June, 2020.