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Might LA Also Mandate ‘Shelter In Place?’ We Talk With LA Mayor Garcetti Re: COVID-19




Seats in a waiting area are cleaned by a member of the custodial staff at Union Station on March 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. L.A.
Seats in a waiting area are cleaned by a member of the custodial staff at Union Station on March 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. L.A.
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On Sunday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a moratorium on evictions and wide bans on businesses and entertainment facilities tonight just minutes after L.A. County officials announced they were shutting down all offices to the public. Read more on LAist, here

To help residents cope with the new normal (at least for now), Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti also announced what is sure to be a very popular moratorium on parking tickets issued in street-sweeping zones. This move adds to a previous order blocking tenant evictions because of difficulties related to COVID-19. To read more about this measure, click here

Plus, on a Facebook live stream Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom said he would extend ‘shelter in place’ to the entire state, though it’s unclear what kind of enforcement measures are behind the statement, if any, and what it means for Los Angeles. 

We talk with Mayor Eric Garcetti about what this means for Los Angeles, as well the measures currently in place and what’s being considered.

With files from LAist.

Guest:

Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles; he tweets @MayorOfLA