L.A. Mayor Garcetti authorizes city to shut off power, water to buildings hosting large gatherings

FILE – This Wednesday, April 1, 2020 file photo from a live stream video provided by the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti shows Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti wearing a protective face mask during his daily coronavirus news conference in Los Angeles. (Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti via AP, File)

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UPDATED 8:12 PM PT — Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has authorized city officials to shut off water and power services to buildings that are hosting large gatherings amid the pandemic.

His announcement followed a deadly shooting at a house party near Beverly Crest. Monday night’s incident left one person dead and two others injured.

Some have questioned the legality of the move, but the mayor claimed these unauthorized large gatherings are just as dangerous as the already banned nightlife scene in the city.

“While we have already closed all night clubs and bars, these large house parties have essentially become night clubs in the hills. Many times, the homes are vacant or used for short-term rentals. Beyond the noise, the traffic, and the nuisance, these large parties are unsafe and can cost Angelinos their lives.” – Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles

Los Angeles County has recorded more than 197,000 coronavirus cases as of Wednesday.

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