LA mayor threatens to cut off residents' water and power because they refuse to stop throwing parties

Tobi Akingbade
Thursday 06 August 2020 15:30
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The mayor of Los Angeles has taken an interesting approach to deal with residences who keep hosting huge parties during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Mayor Eric Garcetti has threatened to shut off water and electricity to any businesses or residences found to be hosting one of these shindigs.

His finger-wagging comes as a direct response to reports of lavish gatherings in the trendy Beverly Hills when people are supposed to be socially distancing and following mask-wearing guidelines.

During a conference he said:

While we have already closed all nightclubs and bars, these large house parties have essentially become nightclubs in the Hills. Many times the homes are vacant or used for short-term rentals.

And he’s not kidding around either! Garcetti revealed that he has granted authority to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to cut the necessary stuff from homes and businesses hosting these parties starting this Friday.

He added:

The consequences of these large parties ripple far beyond just those parties. They ripple throughout our entire community because the virus can quickly and easily spread.

However, some social media users seemed to already have found a way around this.

While others thought that the Mayor was being a little bit ... much:

Pandemic soirees somehow became a trend globally but also started emerging during a spike in confirmed cases in California this July, with more than 528,000 confirmed cases as of Wednesday night.

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