Due to recent looting in Tukwila, Mayor Allan Ekberg issued the following Emergency Order imposing a curfew on Monday afternoon, June 1, 2020:
CITY OF TUKWILA CIVIL EMERGENCY ORDER IMPOSING A CURFEW
WHEREAS, in my capacity as Mayor of the City of Tukwila, I proclaimed a civil emergency exists in the City of Tukwila in a Proclamation of Civil Emergency dated May 31, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the acts stated in my Proclamation of Civil Emergency still exist as this Order is being issued; and
WHEREAS, it continues to be necessary to use extraordinary measures to protect the public health, safety and welfare; and
WHEREAS, the civil emergency necessitates the utilization of emergency powers granted to the Mayor pursuant to Tukwila Municipal Code Chapter 2.57 and RCW Chapter 38.52, including the power to enact a general curfew as set forth in Tukwila Municipal Code, Chapter 2.57; and
WHEREAS, a curfew is necessary to ensure public safety and to protect property;
NOW, THEREFORE, the undersigned Mayor of the City of Tukwila, Washington hereby orders:
1. A general curfew is imposed within the City of Tukwila commencing at 8:00 p.m. on June 1, 2020. No person shall enter or remain in the public right-of-way, or in the public parks, or at any other public place within the limits of the City of Tukwila. The general curfew shall continue until 6:00 a.m. on June 2, 2020, and shall be enforced by the Tukwila Police Department, other law enforcement agencies and the military.
2. The general curfew shall not apply to law enforcement personnel who are actively engaging in carrying out their duties; military personnel who are actively engaged in providing assistance to the City pursuant to the Proclamation of the Mayor; emergency personnel and other City and government personnel who are actively engaged in carrying out their duties; City and governmental officials with valid identification; representatives of the media authorized in advance by the City Administrator’s Office or the Chief of Tukwila Police or his designee. For purposes of this Order, the phrase “actively engaged in carrying out their duties” includes traveling to and from the location of those duties to begin or end a work shift.
3. Any person found to have knowingly violated this Civil Emergency Order is guilty of Failure to Obey the Mayor’s Emergency Order, and upon conviction may be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for not more than 180 days, or both such fine and imprisonment pursuant to TMC 1.08.010 and
4. This Civil Emergency Order shall, at the earliest practicable time, be presented to the City Council for ratification and confirmation, and if not so ratified and confirmed shall be void.
Dated this 1st day of June 2020 at 1:40 p.m. .
Mayor of the City of Tukwila