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File #: 20-126    Version: 1 Name: SR for Urgency Ord for Temporary Moratorium on Evictions
Type: Staff Report Status: Filed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 3/23/2020 Final action: 3/23/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Staff Report for a City of San Leandro City Council Urgency Uncodified Ordinance Imposing within the City of San Leandro a Temporary Moratorium on Evictions Due to Nonpayment of Rent for Mobile Homeowners, and Residential and Commercial Tenants Where the Failure to Pay Rent is From Income Loss Resulting from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Sponsors: Tom Liao
Related files: 20-127
Title
Staff Report for a City of San Leandro City Council Urgency Uncodified Ordinance Imposing within the City of San Leandro a Temporary Moratorium on Evictions Due to Nonpayment of Rent for Mobile Homeowners, and Residential and Commercial Tenants Where the Failure to Pay Rent is From Income Loss Resulting from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Staff recommends that the City Council approve and adopt an urgency ordinance that establishes a temporary moratorium on evictions due to nonpayment of rent for mobile homeowners (which would include in the definition of mobile homeowners for the purposes of this Ordinance recreational vehicle (RV) owners), residential and commercial tenants where the failure to pay rent is from income loss resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19). The ordinance would take effect immediately and would be in effect until May 31, 2020 or the expiration of the local emergency or the Governor's proclamation of a state of emergency, whichever is later.

BACKGROUND

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of Health, and the Alameda County Department of Public Health have all issued recommendations including but not limited to social distancing, staying home if sick, canceling or postponing large group events, working from home, and other precautions to protect public health and prevent transmission of COVID-19. In addition, the President of the United States declared a national emergency, the Governor of the State of California declared a State of Emergency for the State and for all the counties in the State, and the San Leandro Director of Emergency Services proclaimed a local emergency and state of emergency, which the City Council ratified, to be reviewed in the next 30 days.

As a result of the state of emergency and the government-recommended precautions, many mobile homeowners, and residential and commercial tenants have experienced sudden income loss, and fu...

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