Expanded COVID-Safe Outdoor Opportunities; Eviction Moratorium and Local Emergency Orders Extended to December 31

September 21, 2020 4:01 PM

The City of Santa Monica’s latest emergency supplement expands access to COVID-safe outdoor opportunities for residents and extends the City’s eviction moratorium and local emergency orders to December 31, 2020. The twenty-sixth supplement comes as Governor Newsom and Los Angeles County leaders provide greater certainty and stability about what will and will not be permitted in the months to come as we all continue to do our part to limit community spread of COVID-19 by wearing face coverings, washing our hands, and not gathering with those outside our households. 

“This latest supplement reflects the City’s continued commitment to provide a safety net to the community and to safely allow access to recreation and activities that promote wellbeing and enrich our lives,” said Interim City Manager and Director of Emergency Services Lane Dilg. “We are here for residents and will keep looking at ways to bring us together through this crisis.” 

Here are the ways the twenty-sixth supplement expands outdoor recreation opportunities permitted by the LA County Department of Public Health and allows for some socially distanced events and programs:

To continue to protect residents from losing their housing due to the economic effects of a COVID-19 impact and assist small businesses whose operations remain limited by COVID-19, the twenty-sixth supplement does the following:

Additionally, the supplement suspends all penalties related to business licenses and business improvement district assessments for fiscal year 2019-2020 through October 31, 2020.  Penalties related to business licenses for fiscal year 2020-2021 will begin to accrue as of September 1, 2020 unless an extension application was timely filed pursuant to the Third Revised Eighteenth Supplement.  Penalties related to business improvement district assessments for fiscal year 2020-2021 are not suspended and will begin to accrue if the assessments are not timely paid. This supersedes and replaces Section 5 of the Revised Fifth Supplement.

For the latest information, please visit santamonica.gov/coronavirus, or call the City’s Coronavirus Hotline at (310) 458-8400.




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