Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe issued the following statement addressing recent complaints about beach restrooms:
“Over the last week, there has been considerable media attention on the County’s beach facilities, in response to the suggestion at the last Board Meeting that there are issues with the cleanliness of our restrooms that could lead to a health crisis. In fact, a review of the Department of Beaches and Harbors’ complaint log shows that no calls had come in regarding restroom cleanliness at our beaches. Rather, patrons were frustrated that the restrooms were not open early enough, a schedule change that had been made over the last month due to severe budget cuts.
As of Saturday, June 4, the Department of Beaches and Harbors has realigned some employee schedules to open up the most high-traffic restrooms (see list below) by 7:00a.m. Within 30 days, the Department will hire the staff necessary to open as many restrooms as possible in the early morning. At our Board meeting next Tuesday, the Department will outline the details of its plan. In the meantime, the County remains committed to ensuring a clean, pleasant and enjoyable visit for our millions of beach visitors as the summer season gets underway.”
Restrooms to Open by 7:00a.m.
Los Angeles: Will Rogers at Temescal
Malibu: Zuma #6 and Point Dume
Manhattan Beach: El Porto and 26th Street
Redondo Beach: Knob Hill
San Pedro: White Point