CoCo Board Of Supervisors To Consider Extending Eviction Moratorium

September 20, 2021 8:11 am · 19 comments

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider adopting a new urgency ordinance extending a temporary prohibition on certain evictions of residential and small-business commercial tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The current ordinance is set to expire Sept. 30.

If adopted, the ordinance would continue the county’s temporary prohibition on no-fault evictions of residential tenants and the prohibition on evicting tenants for allowing an unauthorized tenant to live in their dwelling unit if the unauthorized person is an immediate family member living there because of the pandemic.

The new ordinance wouldn’t automatically continue the existing prohibition on small-business evictions, unless the state decided to extend its own moratorium authorizing local jurisdictions to do so, in which case the county could as well.

The new ordinance would also not continue the county’s existing moratorium on residential rent increases past Sept. 30.

The ordinance would apply to cities within Contra Costa County and unincorporated areas.

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors meets virtually at 9 a.m. Tuesday and can be seen at www.contracosta.ca.gov.

Paul September 20, 2021 at 8:49 AM

Well, look like free housing will be the norm for CA because of the no eviction. And newsom is buying hotel to shelter the homelessness. this might be a good thing for California.

By the way, SF mayor is not wearing mask again while attending a indoor music event!

anon September 20, 2021 at 8:52 AM

There are people out there that currently continue to work and have been working through this pandemic making money and not paying their rent or mortgage. Cheating the system that was intended for people that REALLY CANNOT WORK. No check system! Bad for this county smh

WC---Creeker September 20, 2021 at 9:02 AM

Who covers the land owner’s financial responsibility to their lender?

Ricardoh September 20, 2021 at 9:03 AM

Seems to me you would have to give the same break to the guy that has to pay the bank.

Sam L September 20, 2021 at 9:37 AM

How much of the $ congress allocated been paid out? Are we helping landlords yet?

Stove September 20, 2021 at 11:28 AM

Most landlords do not want the state money, as it comes with stipulations like not evicting tenant in future, along with endless paperwork.

Parker September 20, 2021 at 9:09 AM

Why doesn’t the County offer a Moratorium on Property Taxes to the landlords with tenants that are not able to pay? It’s only fair, right?

Sam Malone September 20, 2021 at 9:17 AM

Enough is enough. How about property owners forgiveness???? How about if you want to sell a property.

Time for the pendulum to swing back to those who pay taxes and not suck off the sweat of others.

Jay Roller September 20, 2021 at 11:58 AM

Lmao we are talking about Commiefornia here and it’s only going to get worse lol!

Chris September 20, 2021 at 10:06 AM

When property taxes are due, remember this and if we do not receive any reductions, I hope all property owners fight tooth and nail. Oh yeah, and tv commercials are informing it’s viewers there are no checks or verification for resident status!

LimeRidge Larry September 20, 2021 at 10:22 AM

Does a county board of supervisors actually have this power? Seems a bit of an overstep.

Bob Kazamakis September 20, 2021 at 10:52 AM

Their power exists in the minds of those who abide by what they say. That much can give it physical effect, but it doesn’t legitimize it. It’s wrong, but how often has that stopped something from persisting?

larry September 20, 2021 at 10:33 AM

But they sure as hell still want the landlords property tax on time. Friggin’ criminal double standard hypocrites. When they are done milking the pandemic excuse they can always play the race card.

Derrick September 20, 2021 at 10:36 AM

If that’s the case, cancel property taxes while you’re at it. Think it’s getting to be pathetic that counties and states continue with giving away everything for free to individuals while the others continue to work and pay for it!! Equality, huh?

Sam Malone September 20, 2021 at 11:45 AM

Agreed. Grant absolution and reduction in property taxes to those of us fools who continue to pay and overpay in many causes to support the bullsh_ _ that the leftist government continues to shove down our throats.

This is total taxation without presentation.

Tsa September 20, 2021 at 2:16 PM

This is one of the many reasons I never wanted to be a landlord…
We need relief for landlords also if you go this route.

Anonymous September 20, 2021 at 5:01 PM

Revolutions have been started for less.

Expecting landlords to eat the rent and continue to pay property taxes is pure government tyranny.

I never thought I would see this happen in the United States.

jeff September 20, 2021 at 11:25 PM

if your a land loard you dont care who you get your money from. I dont as long as i get it and there is very little paperwork I own 32 units and 24 of them are getting rent from state its fine for me as long as it gets payed thank you gov and tax dollars thev only differance now is its not going into there pockets

Mo September 21, 2021 at 9:01 AM

Is this legal? (Allowing tenants to skip rent for a period of time without offering landlords any similar financial breaks in return?).

Basically, the State of California is forcing private citizens (landlords) to offer financial breaks to other private citizens (tenants). Why doesn’t the State simply pay the rent for the tenants instead? I mean, the State of California has a budget surplus.

Can the State similarly force supermarkets and restaurants to offer free food to people facing economic hardships?

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