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File #: 20-127    Version: 1 Name: Urgency Ordinance for Temporary Moratorium on Evictions
Type: Urgency Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 3/23/2020 Final action: 3/23/2020
Enactment date: 3/23/2020 Enactment #: Ordinance 2020-003
Title: AN URGENCY ORDINANCE of the City of San Leandro under San Leandro Municipal Code Section 1-1-345(b) Enacting a Temporary Moratorium on Evictions Due to Nonpayment of Rent for 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: 20-126
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AN URGENCY ORDINANCE of the City of San Leandro under San Leandro Municipal Code Section 1-1-345(b) Enacting a Temporary Moratorium on Evictions Due to Nonpayment of Rent for 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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The City Council of the City of San Leandro does ORDAIN as follows:

WHEREAS, international, national, state, and local health and governmental authorities are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus named "SARS-CoV-2," and the disease it causes has been named "coronavirus disease 2019," abbreviated COVID-19 ("COVID-19"); and
WHEREAS, on January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization ("WHO") declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, and on January 31, 2020, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services declared a Public Health Emergency; and
WHEREAS, on January 23, 2020 the CDC activated its emergency response system to provide ongoing support for the response to COVID-19 in the United States; and

WHEREAS, on January 31, 2020, the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency for the entire United States to aid the nation's healthcare community in responding to COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, on February 25, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that community spread of COVID-19 is likely to occur in the United States; and

WHEREAS, on March 1, 2020, the Health Officer of Alameda County declared a public health emergency throughout the County of Alameda; and

WHEREAS, on March 4, 2020, the Governor of California proclaimed a state of emergency exists in California after making determinations that:

1. The conditions caused by COVID-19 are likely to require the combined forces of a mutual aid region or regions to appropriately respond; and

2. Local authority is inadequate to cop...

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