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File #: 21-482    Version: 1 Name: Commercial Eviction Moratorium - SR
Type: Staff Report Status: Filed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 9/7/2021 Final action: 9/7/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Staff Report for a City of San Leandro City Council Urgency Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 2020-003 to Change the Termination Date of the Moratorium on Evictions Due to Nonpayment of Rent for Commercial Tenants Where the Failure to Pay Rent is from Income Loss Resulting from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Align with the State of California's Commercial Eviction Moratorium
Sponsors: Tom Liao
Attachments: 1. 10.B. COVID-19 Recovery - Commercial Eviction Moartorium
Related files: 21-483
Title
Staff Report for a City of San Leandro City Council Urgency Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 2020-003 to Change the Termination Date of the Moratorium on Evictions Due to Nonpayment of Rent for Commercial Tenants Where the Failure to Pay Rent is from Income Loss Resulting from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Align with the State of California's Commercial Eviction Moratorium

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SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Staff recommends that the City Council approve and adopt an Urgency Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 2020-003 to Change the Termination Date of the Moratorium on Evictions Due to Nonpayment of Rent for Commercial Tenants Where the Failure to Pay Rent is from Income Loss Resulting from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to align with the State of California Commercial Eviction Moratorium, which is scheduled to expire September 30, 2021.

BACKGROUND

On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency in California, and on March 16, 2020 the San Leandro City Council ratified the Director of Emergency Services' proclamation of a local emergency related to the novel Coronavirus ("COVID-19").

On March 16, 2020, under Executive Order N-28-20, the Governor allowed individual cities and counties to enact eviction moratoriums to protect residents and commercial tenants suffering COVID-19 related financial hardship. The Executive Order suspended provisions of state law that would preempt or otherwise restrict a local government's exercise of its police power to impose substantive limitations on residential and commercial evictions due to specified financial burdens caused by COVID-19. The pertinent portions of Executive Order N-28-20 related to commercial evictions have been extended several times, most recently through September 30, 2021 via Executive Order N-08-21.

On March 23, 2020, the City of San Leandro City Council adopted an Urgency Ordinance imposing within the City of San Leandro a temporary moratorium on evictions due to no...

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