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File #: 20-186    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/3/2020 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 1
On agenda: 4/7/2020 Final action: 4/7/2020
Title: Adopt an uncodified urgency ordinance of the County of San Mateo establishing a temporary moratorium in the unincorporated area on eviction for non-payment of rent by small business commercial tenants directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsors: Dave Pine, Warren Slocum
Attachments: 1. 20200407_o_Urgency ordinance on Small Business Commercial Tenants - Unincorporated, 2. 20200407_att_Exhibit A - HO Order c19-5b Shelter in Place.pdf, 3. Item No. 13 - Public Comment.pdf, 4. Adopted Urgency Ordinance
Special Notice / Hearing: None
Vote Required: 4/5

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor Dave Pine, District 1
Supervisor Warren Slocum, District 4

Subject: Uncodified Urgency Ordinance Establishing a Temporary Moratorium in the Unincorporated Area on Eviction for Non-Payment of Rent by Small Business Commercial Tenants Directly Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic


RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt an uncodified urgency ordinance of the County of San Mateo establishing a temporary moratorium in the unincorporated area on eviction for non-payment of rent by small business commercial tenants directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BACKGROUND:
The scale of the COVID-19 pandemic is staggering. To date, there have been over 1,000,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide and nearly 250,000 in the United States, with thousands of deaths. Closer to home, California has over 10,000 confirmed cases, and the County has 453 confirmed cases, and ten residents have died of the disease. The economic impacts have been swift and severe, with over 6.6 million Americans suddenly unemployed and many businesses forced to shut down in response to shelter-in-place orders.

These effects are also being felt in the County, particularly by small businesses suffering from reductions in income due to lower customer demand, forced closures, decreases in available workforce, and increased expenses. These abrupt and severe negative impacts have affected, and will continue to affect, the ability of many small businesses to make rent payments. Without action, these small businesses, along with the local communities they serve and the residents they employ, may never recover.

A. Local and State Actions Taken To Date.

On March 3, 2020, and pursuant to Section 101080 of the California Health and Safety Code, the San Mateo County Health Officer declared a local health emergency throughout the County related to COVID-19. The Board of Supervisors ratifie...

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