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1 <br />ORDINANCE NO. 20-1041U <br />AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TEMPLE CITY <br />TEMPORARILY PROHIBITING EVICTIONS OF RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL TENANTS <br />ARISING OUT OF FINANCIAL IMPACTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC <br />WHEREAS, on March 4, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency within <br />the State of California ("State") due to the threat posed by Novel Coronavirus ("COVID-19"); <br />WHEREAS, on March 4, 2020, the Los Angeles County Health Officer issued a Declaration of <br />Local Health Emergency due to the introduction of COVID-19 cases to Los Angeles County; <br />WHEREAS, on March 4, 2020, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors ("Board") concurred <br />and issued a Proclamation ("Proclamation") declaring a local emergency within the County of Los <br />Angeles regarding the imminent spread of COVID-19; <br />WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order that will aid <br />Californians affected by COVID-19 by authorizing local governments to halt evictions for renters, <br />encouraging financial institutions to slow foreclosures, and protecting renters and homeowners against <br />utility shutoffs; <br />WHEREAS, on March 19, 2020 Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order that requires all <br />persons to remain at home to the extent possible and requires all non-essential businesses to be closed; <br />WHEREAS, on March 19, 2020, Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of <br />Supervisors issued an Executive Order prohibiting residential and commercial evictions in the <br />unincorporated portions of the County under certain circumstances related to COVID-19; <br />WHEREAS, on March 21, 2020 the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a <br />clarifying Safer at Home order, requiring all persons to remain at home to the extent possible, unless <br />engaged in essential businesses; <br />WHEREAS, on March 27, 2020 Governor Newsome issued an Executive Order placing a <br />Statewide moratorium on evictions of residential tenants arising from nonpayment of rent due to <br />circumstances related to COVID-19, but that has been interpreted by the Governor to allow more <br />restrictive orders by local governments; <br />WHEREAS, businesses that are temporarily closed by the Safer at Home orders are not <br />generating tax revenues needed for public services, and evictions and replacement of such tenants will <br />further delay generation of tax revenues once the Safer at Home orders are lifted. Further, even <br />businesses that continue in operation as “Essential Businesses” such as restaurants, are still subject to <br />reductions in income as a result of the “Safer at Home” orders; <br />WHEREAS, California Government Code section 8630 et seq. authorize the City to declare a <br />local emergency, which the City Council did at an emergency meeting on March 13, 2020; <br />WHEREAS, California Government Code sections 8634, 36934 and 36937 authorize the City <br />Council to take action by ordinance to take effect immediately for the preservation of the public peace, <br />health or safety when adopted by a four-fifths vote of the City Council; <br />WHEREAS, as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency and the precautions <br />recommended by health authorities, many residential and commercial tenants in the City have <br />experienced or expect to experience sudden and unexpected income loss; <br />WHEREAS, further economic impacts are anticipated, leaving residential and commercial tenants