L.A. County Supervisor Calls For Moratorium On Raves At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
View photos from the mega-rave in the "Electric Daisy Carnival: 60 Most Memorable Moments" slideshow and "Electric Daisy Carnival: The greatest show on earth?" slideshow.
Following the death of a 15-year old girl at a weekend rave at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky called for a temporary ban on raves at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and other facilities overseen by the county.
Yaroslavsky is calling for his proposal to be placed on the agenda for an upcoming meeting of the commission intended to review all criteria required for organizers using the venue.
"I am proposing that the Coliseum Commission impose a moratorium on the renting of its facilities to any individual or company that promotes raves,"Yaroslavsky wrote. "I respectfully request that you place this proposal on the special commission meeting agenda.
The girl died of suspected drug-overdose after sinking into a coma and suffering multiple organ failure. Doctors said she had ecstasy in her system.
More than 100 people were taken to the hospital and dozens were arrested during the two-day electronic music festival.
"The general public deserves to be assured that when the Coliseum's tenants stage an event, the health and safety of the promoter's patrons are protected," Yaroslavsky stated. "Clearly, there was a breakdown at the Electric Daisy Carnival which put the public at risk."
-With reporting from City News Service. Got news? Email us.
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