On Tuesday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti threatened “non-essential” companies that if they don’t obey the city’s “stay at home” order to shut down throughout the pandemic crises, he’ll cut off their water and their electrical power. Because tyrannical fascists know what’s better for you than you do.
I guess the mayor wants LA to be more like Caracas, Venezuela than a southern California city.
During his daily briefing, the mayor described his new enforcement initiative.
From KTLA 5:
The mayor went on to announce the “business ambassadors program” — an effort to get nonessential businesses to close.
“This behavior is irresponsible and selfish,” he said of those that remain open.
He said the Department of Water and Power will shut off services for the businesses that don’t comply with the “safer at home” ordinance.
Neighborhood prosecutors will implement safety measures and will contact the businesses before issuing further action, according to Garcetti.
“The easiest way to avoid a visit is to follow the rules,” he said.
Although the streets of Los Angeles have largely been empty, some folks have been going to work. Some retail shops do stay open, construction continues on unfinished houses, and gardeners continue work on yards and lawns.
Garcetti announced last week that several thousand homeless people could be moved into recreation centers in residential areas to help shield the homeless from coronavirus — although some have feared they are going to be more prone to contract the virus indoors, where “social distancing” is difficult regardless of six-foot separations between beds.
Garcetti has additionally “impressed” city workers to work at the shelters and elsewhere as “Disaster Service Workers.”