After fatal Granada Hills shooting, LA leaders crack down on party houses

by Gregory J. Wilcox, Los Angeles Daily News

PartyHousesThe Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday cracked down on party houses, unanimously voting to instruct the city attorney, with help from the Police Department, to draft an ordinance that regulates the often unruly gatherings held at local homes.

“The issue has become so acute that entire houses are being built for the purpose of hosting weekly parties,” said L.A. City Councilman David Ryu, whose 4th District includes Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake and a portion of Van Nuys. “Further, the process has now become even easier, and thus more harmful, due to the rise of short-term rental platforms and the ease with which an individual can now rent a party house.”

So-called party houses are residential homes used or rented out frequently for parties and are a long-running problem in Los Angeles, according to officials.

Up-and-coming rapper Kid Cali, whose real name was Justin Lishey, was shot and killed in August during a pool party at a Granada Hills home.

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