For immediate release
April 2, 2020
San Gabriel City Council passes eviction moratorium in response to COVID-19 pandemic
San Gabriel, CA - By unanimous vote, the San Gabriel City Council voted to pass a local urgency ordinance that prohibits evictions due to the nonpayment of rent caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"I am proud that we adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 668 to provide immediate protection to tenants during this extraordinary period of time," said Mayor Jason Pu. "Our ordinance broadens Governor Newsom's statewide suspension of residential evictions by protecting both individuals and businesses and by specifying that qualifying tenants will have up to 180 days to pay any unpaid back-rent."

Signed on March 31, 2020 at a special meeting of the San Gabriel City Council, this urgency ordinance applies to residential and commercial tenants who live or operate businesses in the City of San Gabriel who are unable to pay rent due to COVID-19. The ordinance goes into effect immediately and will remain in effect until 30 days following the expiration of Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order (N-37-20), which authorizes local governments to impose limitations on evictions caused by COVID-19.

Residential tenants in San Gabriel who wish to delay the payment of rent must notify their landlord in writing of their inability to pay before rent is due, or up to 14 days after the due date. Tenants must also be able to provide documentation that details their inability to pay rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For business tenants to qualify, they must conduct their business in the City and be able to demonstrate substantial loss of income related to COVID-19. Like residential tenants, business tenants must notify their landlord in writing before rent is due or up to 14 days after the due date.

The community is invited to learn more about this eviction moratorium on the City’s website at SanGabrielCity.com/Eviction .

To stay informed about the COVID-19 pandemic, the City encourages residents to follow the direction of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in addition to the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Residents are also encouraged to sign up for the City's emergency notification system via phone, SMS or email.
About the City of San Gabriel

The birthplace of the Los Angeles region, the City of San Gabriel features a diverse population of over 41,000 residents. Founded in 1771 and incorporated in 1913, San Gabriel serves as the home of the San Gabriel Mission. The City features a historic core in the Mission District and a vibrant arts and culture scene at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. For more information about the City of San Gabriel, visit the City’s website at SanGabrielCity.com or blog at InsideSanGabriel.com .
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