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File #: 20-542    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2020 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 3
On agenda: 7/21/2020 Final action: 7/21/2020
Title: Approve an extension of the termination date of Emergency Regulation 2020-001,a temporary, Countywide moratorium on eviction for non-payment of rent by residential tenants directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, from July 28, 2020 through August 31, 2020, pursuant to Section 8634 of the Government Code and Chapter 2.46 of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code.
Sponsors: Don Horsley, Warren Slocum
Attachments: 1. 20200721_r_ER 2020-001 residential eviction moratorium
Special Notice / Hearing: None
Vote Required: Majority

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

Subject: Third 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 extension of the termination date of Emergency Regulation 2020-001,a temporary, Countywide moratorium on eviction for non-payment of rent by residential tenants directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, from July 28, 2020 through August 31, 2020, pursuant to Section 8634 of the Government Code and Chapter 2.46 of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code.

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BACKGROUND:
On March 24, 2020, the Board of Supervisors adopted Emergency Regulation 2020-001 (the "Emergency Regulation"), which places a temporary Countywide moratorium on residential evictions for (1) non-payment of rent by tenants directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; and (2) certain no-fault causes unless the eviction is necessary for the health and safety of the tenant, other residents in the tenant's building, the landlord, or the landlord's family.

The Board extended the Emergency Regulation on May 26, 2020 and again on June 23, 2020. It currently expires July 28, 2020.

There remains a need for the Emergency Regulation. Though the County has started the process of reopening, we may need to roll back some reopening steps as new COVID-19 cases continue to mount. Indeed, as of July 16, 2020, there were 4,333 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 114 COVID-19 related deaths, within San Mateo County (the "County"), and 365,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 7,487 COVID-19 related deaths, State-wide. The economic impacts of COVID-19 felt by residents throughout the County are compounded by a residential rental market that ranks as one of the most expensive in the n...

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