Illegal gatherings at house parties in LA will have electric and water supplies cut off from Friday Eric Garcetti has announced
Garcetti said “The city’s Department of Water and Power (DWP) will shut off service to properties where there are violations of local health orders, pointing to house parties in the Hollywood Hills and Calabasas in recent weeks, which he said were held in flagrant defiance of the law. While we have already closed all bars and nightclubs, these large house parties have essentially become nightclubs. Residential homes acting as businesses that skirt health guidelines, after repeated complaints will be treated the same as a business in violation of the law. We can actually do the power or water shutoff after a first violation, but we like to educate, not enforce”
If Los Angeles police confirm violations have taken place after “repeat complaints,” law enforcement will contact the DWP to cut service to the home in question, Garcetti said, noting that county health inspectors and other city officials would also be on the lookout for those hosting banned gatherings. Asked about the legality of the move by a local reporter, the mayor insisted it is “rooted in strong law,” saying he had consulted with city attorneys.
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