Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly. Courtesy photo

Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly. Courtesy photo

Issaquah orders 8 p.m. curfew for June 1-3

Mayor Mary Lou Pauly ordered the curfew out of an ‘abundance of caution’ to entire city limits

  • Monday, June 1, 2020 4:58pm
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The City of Issaquah is imposing a curfew for the next three days out of an “abundance of caution,” according to a release. From June 1 to June 3, people are asked to voluntarily stay home except for traveling for work and emergencies, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day.

The following is the information on the curfew in a newsletter from Mayor Mary Lou Pauly:

To protect the health and safety of our community, today I am issuing a curfew from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. June 1-3. During the curfew hours, community members should refrain from traveling in and through Issaquah.

There are no verifiable threats to Issaquah at this time. However, the curfew is a precaution following continued looting across the region. We are constantly in touch with our regional partners, and are prepared to respond, as needed, to uphold community safety.

Out of an abundance of caution, this curfew applies to the entire City limits.

We are asking all community members to voluntarily abide by the curfew. The City does not intend to enforce the curfew, except for violations that result in risk to public health and safety.

Meanwhile, people are still allowed to travel to and from work – or need emergency or urgent medical care – during the curfew.

The curfew does not require essential businesses to close. However, essential businesses will not be allowed to have customers during the curfew hours. Business owners are strongly encouraged to close and secure their place of business and stay in a safe place.

Thank you for your help by staying home and staying safe.

We Stand Together, Issaquah

Following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, people across our country have rightfully demonstrated against racism and hate.

I am proud to serve Issaquah, where our mission is to “foster a safe, vibrant, livable and inclusive community.” We reject hate and bias in all forms.

I’ve received some questions related to our own community-oriented police department. We have zero tolerance for bias policing. We’ve built our dedicated team by carefully selecting who we hire – and then continually focus on training, accountability and community dialogue.

All employees of our department – not just police officers – undergo ongoing training related to anti-bias training, de-escalation and crisis intervention. We also regularly analyze data of traffic stops, arrests, complaints, procedures, practices and training for any patterns or possible indicators of racial or bias-based policing.

Learn more from our Police Chief Scott Behrbaum online. He will also provide an update to our City Council during its remote meeting at 7 p.m. tonight. Watch live online, or view afterward on YouTube.

Together, we must engage in open dialogue, act with compassion and support one another during such a challenging time.

I am committed to keeping our community updated via this newsletter. Breaking news is also always shared via Twitter.

Yours in service,

Mayor Mary Lou Pauly


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