Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Presiding Judge Michael Carrozzo signed an order to suspend tenant evictions for an indefinite period of time.
Many cities across the nation halt or prepare to stop residential and commercial evictions to help tenants impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Upon Gov. Newsom’s ban tenant eviction order, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Barbara City, and other cities either passed or are planning to pass some sort of temporary moratorium on evictions for commercial tenants, either because their business has been slowed down or ordered to close to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Solvang and Buelton City Councils are also expected to accept a similar resolution about banning the tenant eviction due to the novel coronavirus outbreak by next week.
Solvang City Council Member Chris Djernaes said “Solvang City Council and City administration is working closely to create a program with Federal and State and to private economic relief to both tenants and their landlords. The goal is the create a prevent evictions as a result of State and County mandated closure of all businesses. The council is working with private, state and federal agencies to find equitable solutions to help businesses survive and recover from this historic economic shock”.