Santa Monica puts temporary moratorium on evictions, utilities shutoffs, parking tickets as coronavirus impacts workers
Santa Monica issued a moratorium on evictions Saturday as the effects of coronaviruses rippled across businesses in the area.
Under the order signed by City Manager Rick Cole, a landlord cannot evict a tenant for nonpayment of rent if the tenant is unable to pay rent due to financial impacts related to COVID-19, including being unable to work, loss of income, caring for a household or family member with the virus, taking care of a child attending a school that has closed or extraordinary medical expenses. Additionally, the moratorium would take effect if state or local governments order residents to self-quarantine.
The order also enacts a moratorium on utilities shutoffs and includes a 60-day suspension of parking tickets.
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