Stop Evictions in San Juan Capistrano

Stop Evictions in San Juan Capistrano

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The unhoused, precariously housed and those who have lost one or more jobs face a far greater risk from COVID-19 than the securely housed. We cannot allow more people to fall into homelessness during this national emergency. We cannot risk having entire families without a home during this pandemic. Doing so not only violates the dignity of our neighbors but also risks their health and the health of our entire city.

Please sign this petition to tell San Juan Capistrano Mayor Troy A. Bourne, Mayor Pro Tem, John Taylor, Councilmembers Sergio Farias, Brian L. Maryott and Derek Reeve to immediately enact a sweeping moratorium against the eviction of any tenant in the City of San Juan Capistrano during the COVID-19 state of emergency. 

Specifically, enacting an eviction moratorium ordinate that will include the following protections:

1. Prohibiting landlords from evicting residential or commercial renters who can’t pay due to impacts of COVID-19

2. Giving tenants up to 120 days after expiration of the ordinance to pay any unpaid rent

3. No late fees, interest, or other penalties

4. Repayment plans to  be agreed to by both landlord and tenant

Other local municipalities, including Laguna Niguel, have already taken action to protect their residents from eviction:: https://caanet.org/coronavirus-resources-for-navigating-the-outbreak/

Example ordinances other cities passed:

City of Fresno: https://www.fresno.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Ord-2020-012-Emergency-ordinance-amending-section-2-514-of-the-municipal-code-regarding-the-covid-19-pandemic-emergency.pdf

Anaheim: https://www.anaheim.net/DocumentCenter/View/30719/Eviction-Moratorium-Fact-Sheet-3-23-20-English-and-Spanish

Governor Newsom issued an executive order enabling local jurisdictions to issue an eviction moratorium to protect residents and businesses:

https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/3.16.20-Executive-Order.pdf

On March 27th, Governor Newsom Takes Executive Action to Establish a Statewide Moratorium on Evictions

https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/03/27/governor-newsom-takes-executive-action-to-establish-a-statewide-moratorium-on-evictions/

However, Governor Newsom's eviction state order has some concerning issues with the order. 

https://wclp.org/analysis-of-governor-newsoms-executive-order-regarding-evictions-during-the-covid-19-crisis/

Governor Newsom issued a stay at home order to all Californians:

https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/03/19/governor-gavin-newsom-issues-stay-at-home-order/

Staying at home for the public health requires a home. We ask that the San Juan Capistrano Council to protect San Juan Capistrano residents and businesses--and the public's health--by enacting an sweeping eviction moratorium at the next council meeting on April 7th.

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