Several streets are closed Tuesday during President Biden’s visit to Monterey Park, the site of a mass shooting in January that killed 11 people.
Between 7 am and 8 pm, all the streets around Barnes Park will be closed, including Garfield Avenue, Newmark Avenue, Ramonda Avenue, Harding Avenue, McPherrin Avenue, Park Avenue, Huntington Avenue and Roselyn Place, according to a city news release.
There will be limited pedestrian and vehicle traffic allowed throughout the day. All vehicles parked on restricted streets will be towed. There are no plans for a public hearing or assembly, and people have been advised to avoid the area.
Monterey Park City Hall and the library will be closed Tuesday. Spirit Bus routes 1 and 2 will also be out of service.
Biden will make a stop Tuesday in a mainly Asian enclave where a gunman shot and killed 11 people at a dance studio during a Lunar New Year celebration on January 21.
Biden is expected to speak about his efforts to curb gun violence, including a bipartisan gun safety bill that was signed into law in June. The measure strengthened background checks for gun buyers ages 18 to 21 and bolstered a law that bars domestic abusers from buying guns.
Biden met last month in Washington, DC, with Brandon Tsay, the 26-year-old who knocked the gun out of the shooter’s hands as he entered Tsay’s Alhambra dance studio.