Has Eric Garcetti turned into Tank Girl‘s villain? Frustrated at what Garcetti sees as a lack of compliance from “non-essential” businesses, the Los Angeles mayor announced yesterday that the city would not allow them to continue to operate. Specifically, Garcetti threatened to sic “neighborhood prosecutors” on such businesses and cut off their water and electricity (via Legal Insurrection):
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.