WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Los Angeles sanctioned power and water disconnection to the rental home of social media personalities after numerous parties hosted, despite repeated warnings.
- The police department issued citations for “noisy gatherings” at 13 different houses, considering disconnection of utilities to at least three more properties.
- Los Angeles prohibited indoor parties, implemented under coronavirus guidelines as the state continue to report increased disease infection.
Los Angeles disconnected utilities to the rental home of social media personalities after receiving confirmation about parties in violation of public health regulations implemented in response to the global pandemic, the New York Times first reported.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti sanctioned the disconnection after non-compliance despite repeated warnings. He announced that the local government reserved the right to disconnect utilities for properties belonging to residents with apparent disregard for public health guidelines.
“Despite several warnings, this house has turned into a nightclub in the hills, hosting large gatherings in flagrant violation of our public health orders,” the mayor said in a statement. “The City has now disconnected utilities at this home to stop these parties that endanger our community.”
Bryce Hall, Noah Beck and Blake Gray complained about the disconnection. Earlier this month, the social media personalities were warned about power and water disconnection after numerous parties hosted. The social media personalities hosted another celebration just three days after that first warning on August 8.
The police department informed the residents about civil and criminal penalties that come with continued non-compliance, posting warnings inside property. The social media personalities were undeterred, throwing another blowout party less than a week later.
“With more than 2,000 Angelenos — and over 170,000 Americans — lost to COVID-19, we need every resident to undertake critical safeguards to stop the spread of this virus,” the mayor reported. “That includes not hosting or attending parties that put themselves, their neighbors, and many others at risk.”
Los Angeles prohibited indoor parties, implemented under coronavirus guidelines as the state continue to report increased disease infection. Over the weekend, the police department issued citations for “noisy gatherings” at 13 different houses, considering disconnection of utilities to at least three more properties, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“If we wish to reopen more businesses, return our kids to school, or get back to our normal lives, we must continue to wear masks, wash our hands frequently, and as we’re emphasizing today, avoid gathering with others,” Garcetti said. “All of these actions save lives.”
Source: New York Post