Los Angeles Mayor: Coronavirus Restriction Violators Will Have Water and Power Service Cut Off

By Craig Bannister | August 7, 2020 | 5:02pm EDT
Mayor Eric Garcetti (center, unmasked)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says that citizens who host parties or gatherings will have their utilities shut off if they refuse to obey his coronavirus restrictions.

At a press event on Wednesday, Mayor Garcetti explained that Los Angeles police are empowered to contact Los Angeles Water and Power (DWP) and request service shut-off:

“If L.A.P.D. responds and verifies that a large gathering is occurring at a property – and you see these properties re-offending time and time again – they will provide notice and initiate the process to request that DWP shut off service within the next 48 hours.”

The coronavirus mandate enforcement effort is targeting “egregious” offenders, CBS News Los Angeles reports:

“Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Wednesday that he is authorizing the city to shut off utility service to properties where large parties and gatherings are held, CBS Los Angeles reports. Garcetti said that, starting Friday, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will cut off water and power service in "egregious" cases where unpermitted large parties and gatherings take place.”

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