LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Threatens To Drive “Non-Essential” Businesses Out By Doing This

(Tea Party 247) – There is nothing quite like watching Democrat authoritarians flex all their wartime power as the nation works to battle the coronavirus outbreak.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has threatened to shut off water and electricity to “non-essential” businesses if they disobey the city’s “stay at home” order to close during the pandemic.

Speaking at his daily briefing on Tuesday, Garcetti described his new enforcement initiative (from KTLA 5 as reported by Breitbart):

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.

While many in the massive metro area have remained at home, some have still been venturing out to work.

Some retail stores are still operating, construction companies continue to do work on homes, and gardeners have still been tending yards and lawns.

Last week, Garcetti announced that the city would be moving several thousand homeless people into residential areas to try to protect them from the coronavirus.

Of course, they now seem more likely to catch the virus indoors as “social distancing” is difficult with so many people living communally, despite six-foot distances placed between beds.

Garcetti has also “impressed” upon city employees to work at the shelters and elsewhere as “Disaster Service Workers.”


  1. Is this really a surprise that makes a headline?Democrats are working overtime to destroy the state and it’s cities.They have driven out lots of businesses so this is just to make sure they all leave.Garcetti like all Democrat so called leaders are not Democrats but hardcore Socialist/Communists.

  2. What in the world is a “nonessential business”? Every business has owners and employees who contribute to their community in numerous ways. Likewise, what is a “nonessential” employee? If the business is open and paying it’s employees, they have money to spend in other businesses, to give to charity, and to pay Mr. Garcetti’s power and water companies. What a dumbcoff!

  3. Hey, California your not unique in (mis)leadership. You have three things in common with New York.
    1) Both states have clueless, incompetent, irresponsible democrap governors and mayors of large cities.
    2) The leadership of both blame others for their f*ck ups which they(democraps) OWN.
    3) Both states are over run with illegals.

  4. Sounds like Mayor Garcetti remembered his history lessons and took some cues from Herr Eichman and the Gestapo. Remember what happened to Eichman and hos Gestapo agents? People gots to make a living, Mr. Mayor. Turning off power and water to businesses is just going to stoke the fire of discontent that much higher. I hope you have an exit strategy for when your reign over LA is over. It may be sooner than you think…

  5. Any business that Can stay open n comply with distancing should b allowed. It is similar to keeping part of the farm running n producing. People need to learn Money is product n service n valued esources. The less people sitting around the better unless U want a totaly economic collapse. That’s fine if U don’t mind moving into survival mode rather than a trade mode. People need to start looking at $!$ at not a Math question. But a representation of Cattle, n sheep, n goats, food, n water, product made n traded. U do Not live OFF of money As We R having to ReLearn!!! U can print all U want n have nothing. Ask Germany n other countries. Study our many recessions over 200 yrs!! Look at dates when Coins were Not made n see why!! People better be doing some gardeing again!!!

  6. Talking about irresponsible the democrap party the party of irresponsibility if you dig further about corona’s the governors of the irresponsibility were not prepared the ventilators were offered to them but the declined to buy them especially the governor of New York which was presented as an example they were too busy bashing Trump vader.

  7. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. The mayor has tossed out the Constitution and thinks he is a king. After doing a lot of research I find the coronavirus mass hysteria to be nothing more than a media and political pushed social experiment. The only real numbers that count are deaths and COVID-19 is at the very bottom.

  8. Ok Mayor, then businesses should be able to deduct any city taxes and state taxes for that time period. It’s the right thing to do. Right?

  9. That sounds like newspeak & actually endangering the homeless….and the residential areas…creating circumstances even more prone to rampant spread of infection. Like letting tinder pile up, only needing a spark to set it off. No one ever said these guys were working with a full deck. Pity the poor people they have any power over and pray ….God can save….or direct & divert…. even the most wicked & lost of men for the sake of the humble. Psalm 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. Ps 37:15-40 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
    Ps 37:16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
    Ps 37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
    Ps 37:18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
    Ps 37:19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
    Ps 37:20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
    Ps 37:21 ¶ The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
    Ps 37:22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
    Ps 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
    Ps 37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
    Ps 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
    Ps 37:26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
    Ps 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
    Ps 37:28 For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
    Ps 37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
    Ps 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
    Ps 37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
    Ps 37:32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
    Ps 37:33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
    Ps 37:34 ¶ Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
    Ps 37:35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
    Ps 37:36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
    Ps 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
    Ps 37:38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.
    Ps 37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
    Ps 37:40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.

  10. GODDID-20 With a mighty right hand, God has subdued all the Nations! Your turmoil is a direct result of years of disobedience to God! The blood of the children cries out to the Lord! These are the birth pangs of end time prophecy. Repent. Get on your knees and ask forgiveness and for the King, Jesus to have mercy on your souls and lives. Surely, this is a wicked generation full of cold hearts and evil! We are at war? All Nations are fighting God and God has already won! Amen
    In the Name of Jesus
    St. James the Lionhearted

    • We have chased GOD out everything in this country, it’s no wander this country is going down the rat whole.

  11. Hey Mayor, are you going to feed all the unemployed people?
    A one time check from the fed will be gone in two weeks, if that long.
    Then what?
    Typical lib.

    • Meanwhile, PM Trudeau will be giving $2500 PER MONTH to each Canadian for as long as it takes. You live in the WRONG country 🙂


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