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File #: 20-395    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/19/2020 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 4
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action: 6/23/2020
Title: Approve an Emergency Regulation of the County of San Mateo extending through July 28, 2020, a temporary, Countywide moratorium on eviction for non-payment of rent by residential tenants directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsors: Don Horsley, Warren Slocum
Attachments: 1. 20200623_r_ER_Emergency Regulation extending eviction moratoriom
Special Notice: None
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor Don Horsley, District 3
Supervisor Warren Slocum, District 4

Subject: Second Extension of Temporary, Countywide Moratorium on Eviction for Non-Payment of Rent by Residential Tenants Directly Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic as Established Under Emergency Regulation 2020-001

RECOMMENDATION:
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Approve an Emergency Regulation of the County of San Mateo extending through July 28, 2020, a temporary, Countywide moratorium on eviction for non-payment of rent by residential tenants directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BACKGROUND:
As of June 18, 2020, there were 157,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 5,208 COVID-19-related deaths, in the State, including 2,553 confirmed cases, and 99 deaths, in San Mateo County.

Meanwhile, the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been historically devastating. In the last three months, 5.19 million California workers have filed initial unemployment claims, resulting in unemployment rates not seen in nearly a century.

The County has not been spared these impacts, which are compounded by a residential rental market that ranks as one of the most expensive in the nation. Indeed, many of the County's renters are rent-burdened, paying over 30% of their income on rent, and some paying over 50% of their income on rent. This leaves less money available for other necessities, such as healthcare and food.

A. County and State Emergencies and Related Orders

On March 3, 2020, pursuant to Section 101080 of the California Health and Safety Code, the San Mateo County Health Officer (the "Health Officer") declared a local health emergency throughout the County related to COVID-19. The Board of Supervisors (the "Board") ratified and extended this declaration of local health emergency, which remains in effect.

In addition, on March 3, 2020, pursuant to Section 8630 of the California Government Code a...

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