The mayor of Los Angeles is taking steps to close off water and power to any organizations or residences saw as hosting enormous parties during the coronavirus pandemic.
The warning from Mayor Eric Garcetti is an immediate reaction to reports of in vogue Beverly Hills slams that have been thrown this mid year where revelers flout social distancing and mask-wearing rules.
“While we have already closed all nightclubs and bars, these large house parties have essentially become nightclubs in the Hills,” Garcetti said during a news conference Wednesday. “Many times the homes are vacant or used for short-term rentals.”
Garcetti said he allowed authority to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to cut the utilities to homes and organizations hosting the selfish soirees beginning this Friday.
“The consequences of these large parties ripple far beyond just those parties,” Garcetti added. “They ripple throughout our entire community because the virus can quickly and easily spread.”
The pandemic parties come during a gigantic spike in affirmed cases in California this July. California outperformed New York for the most contaminations among any state during that uptick, with in excess of 528,000 affirmed cases as of Wednesday night.
One individual was killed and two others were seriously harmed during a shooting at one of the parties held Monday night for a NFL player in a Mulholland Drive mansion.
Prior Wednesday, LA City Councilman David Ryu acquainted a movement with increment punishments for mortgage holders who throw parties in violation of the state’s public health guidelines, the local CBS partner detailed.
“Despite a pandemic that has killed thousands in Los Angeles, some homeowners are choosing to put everyone at risk by renting out their homes to massive house parties,” Ryu said. “This is irresponsible bordering on deadly, and it must be stopped.”