Mayor Garcetti announced 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. “If the LAPD responds and verifies that a large gathering is occurring at a property, and we see these properties reoffending time and time again, they will provide notice and initiate the process to request that [the Department of Water and Power] shut off service within the next 48 hours,” Garcetti said. Large gatherings of any kind are prohibited under the county’s public health orders aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, which sharply intensified statewide earlier this summer.
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