City Emergency Orders Suspend Parking Restrictions, Big Blue Bus Fares, Late Penalties on City Bills, COVID-19 Related Commercial and Residential Evictions, and Ellis Act Evictions

March 18, 2020 3:51 PM

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Last night, City Manager and Director of Emergency Services Rick Cole signed additional supplements to his executive order proclaiming a local emergency to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Cole’s revised first supplement to his executive order (read it here) follows new guidance from California Governor Gavin Newsom and includes the following orders related to residential and commercial evictions:

“The modifications to the eviction ban are particularly important for residents and businesses facing extreme economic hardship as a result of this health crisis that is compounding our existing housing crisis,” said City Manager Rick Cole. “In this time of crisis, we must do what we can to safeguard everyone, including our most vulnerable.”

Cole’s revised fifth supplement to his executive order declaring a local emergency includes the following measures suspending parking restrictions, Big Blue Bus fares, and late penalties (read it here):

This is effective through April 15, 2020, unless extended or modified by further Executive Order or action of the City Council.


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