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Santa Cruz City Council to Consider Ordinance to Protect Residential and Commercial Tenants

Post Date:03/19/2020 6:29 PM


Contact: Ralph Dimarucut(831) 420-5017


Santa Cruz, CA (March 20, 2020) – In response to Governor Newsom’s March 16 Executive Order, the Santa Cruz City Council will consider an ordinance at their March 24 meeting that would protect local renters and commercial businesses from evictions during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, the Council will consider taking action to encourage banks and other financial institutions to halt foreclosures related to COVID-19 economic losses.

Members of the public are strongly encouraged to join the Council meeting remotely online or via Community Television. Very limited seating will be available in Council chambers due to the County of Santa Cruz’s Health Advisory directing the public to maintain a six-foot perimeter from others. Public comments may be sent to the City Clerk for live inclusion during the meeting. For full meeting information, please visit council/council-meetings.

Those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) are asked to not attend and are encouraged to participate remotely.

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The City of Santa Cruz is the county seat and largest city in Santa Cruz County. The City serves over 63,000 residents with full services including police, utility, waste, recreation, and library programs. Santa Cruz is a Charter City governed by a seven-member Council.

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