Several streets are closed on Tuesday during President Biden’s visit to Monterey Park – the site of a mass shooting in January that claimed the lives of 11 people.
Between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., all 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 press release from the city.
Pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be limited throughout the day. All vehicles parked on restricted streets will be towed. There are no viewing or public gathering plans, and people have been advised to avoid the area.
Monterey Park City Hall and the library will be closed on Tuesday. Spirit Bus lines 1 and 2 will also be out of service.
Biden will stop on Tuesday in a mostly Asian enclave where a gunman shot and killed 11 people at a dance studio during a Lunar New Year celebration on Jan. 21.
Biden is expected to talk about his efforts to address gun violence, including a bipartisan gun safety bill that was signed into law in June. The measure tightened background checks on gun buyers between the ages of 18 and 21 and strengthened a law banning domestic abusers from buying guns.
Biden met last month in Washington, DC, with Brandon Tsay, the 26-year-old who snatched the gun from the gunman’s hands when he walked into Tsay’s Alhambra dance studio.