Contra Costa County, California – On Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will consider implementing a new urgency ordinance that would prolong a temporary ban on some evictions of COVID-19-affected residential and small-business commercial tenants.
The existing ordinance will expire on September 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.