Santa Monica Extends Local Emergency to April 30, 2021 and Makes Changes to Curbside Pickup Zones
March 19, 2021 2:25 PM
The City of Santa Monica’s thirty-fourth emergency supplement signed today extends the City’s local emergency orders, with certain specified exceptions, to April 30, 2021. The supplement comes as Santa Monica steps into the earliest days of recovery as it makes strides to reopen from the public health emergency and COVID-19 vaccination eligibility and supplies continue to expand.
"With COVID rates decreasing and vaccination increasing, LA County has moved into the Red Tier of reopening and we can begin to ease the emergency orders implemented just over a year ago,” said Interim City Manager, Lane Dilg. “As we move into these first stages of recovery, my hope is that we as a community will continue to support and lift up one another.”
The Thirty-Fourth supplement does not extend certain provisions of prior emergency orders, with the result that:
- Temporary curbside pickup zones for businesses other than restaurants will not be allowed after March 31, 2021;
- Imposition of late payment penalties for unpaid or delinquent Transient Occupancy Taxes collected for periods beginning on or after November 1, 2020, may resume as of April 1, 2021;
- The eviction moratorium for commercial tenant 1s will apply only to rent that became due through March 31, 2021, and will not apply to rent that becomes due after that date.
For the latest information, please visit santamonica.gov/coronavirus, or call the City’s Coronavirus Hotline at (310) 458-8400.