The City Council has taken new action to further extend an emergency ordinance that temporarily halts evictions for renters. On July 29, 2020, the Long Beach City Council voted to extend until Sept. 30, 2020 the ordinance that halts evictions for residential and certain commercial tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Council had first voted to extend the ordinance in May. For more information on that extension, see the press release. The Council originally adopted the ordinance in March amid the COVID-19 outbreak as part of a comprehensive rental relief package. See the press release for that action and the original emergency ordinance.
On February 18, 2020, the Long Beach City Council enacted Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) Chapter 8.99 as an emergency ordinance, which took effect immediately on February 18, 2020. This Ordinance codifies the provisions of AB 1482 into the City Code and strengthens the State Tenant Protection Act by requiring landlords to include a copy of all issued building rehabilitation permits and include detailed information regarding the scope of the improvements before they can issue a notice to terminate a tenancy for a no-fault just cause of demolition or substantial rehabilitation.
Furthermore, LBMC 8.99 voids all pending notices of termination served between January 1, 2020 and February 18, 2020 that were served for no-fault just cause of substantial rehabilitation or demolition of the unit. All voided notices are of no force or effect and must be re-issued under the new requirements of LBMC Chapter 8.99.