The City of Solvang declared a Public Health and Economic Cessation Emergency on March 20, which resulted in utilities continuing to provide service to residents and businesses regardless of ability to pay. At the same meeting, the City Council also eased requirements for payments of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) by local hotels during this declared emergency.
Now, Solvang City Council is also set to approve a tenant eviction ban on Monday, March 30 during the city council meeting.
This move would help to protect local tenant Solvang businesses and residents – many of which are unable to remain open due to federal public health requirements.
Other city councils will be considering similar measures, including the City of Buellton, which will be considering a tenant eviction ban at a special meeting next week, according to Buellton City Manager Scott Wolfe.
The last Wednesday, Santa Barbara County already adopted an Urgency Ordinance to ban evictions, and Santa Barbara City and Goleta have also passed similar bans.