Newsom Order Allows CA Cities To Suspend Evictions

Curbed San Francisco reports:

Late Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that allows cities to suspend evictions for renters and homeowners, citing the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak and the related economic fallout.

“Over the next few weeks, everyone will have to make sacrifices – but a place to live shouldn’t be one of them,” Newsom said in a statement, adding “I strongly encourage cities and counties take up this authority to protect Californians.”

State government cannot suspend evictions itself, so individual municipalities will have to implement moratoriums themselves. Minutes after the order, Supervisor Matt Haney and Supervisor Dean Preston said that the Board of Supervisors will quickly take up an SF plan.