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County supervisors decline to extend eviction moratorium for now

Original post made on May 12, 2020

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors punted Tuesday on a potential extension of the county's temporary moratorium on evictions for residents affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 4:21 PM

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Posted by Billy Bob
a resident of Bailey Park
on May 12, 2020 at 6:44 pm

If they extend the lock down past May 31st there will be nothing to return to . From day one this has been handled with gross negligence from everyone involved.


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Posted by The Business Man
a resident of Castro City
on May 13, 2020 at 2:59 am

They are being threatened by landlords with lawsuits.

And being flooded with misinformation that the virus is under control enough to start reopening the county. Which is completely untrue

But it is inevitable that just shy of May 31 it will be extended at least 2 more months. Just look at LA, and also that CSU will not be having in person classes in the fall.

Given the testimony of Dr. Fauci on Tuesday. The Doctors are trying to make sure that we don't make the situation worse regarding COVID 19.

Unless the County can convince congress to provide extended unemployment insurance with the $600 bonus at least until January 2021.

There can be an argument if that happens to seek an alternative approach, like providing rental assistance, or waiving property taxes temporarily contingent on rent reductions of at least 25% and no evictions.


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Posted by Robyn
a resident of another community
on May 14, 2020 at 4:12 pm

People have received wages or stimulus money and grants.
Landlords have bills to pay, too.


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Posted by Landlords
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 14, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Robyn, I'd suggest that landlords should save up for a rainy day. If they haven't budgeted for these types of extreme circumstances, that sounds like poor planning on their behalfs.

However, if they still have bills to pay and not enough money, they can pick up a side hustle to earn some extra money in order to pay those bills. If they have a car, they can start picking up groceries on Instacart or deliver food for restaurants through something like UberEats or GrubHub. In these difficult times, they need to start thinking outside the box!


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Posted by Billy Bob
a resident of Bailey Park
on May 14, 2020 at 7:41 pm

Landlords No body ever plans for a pandemic


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Posted by Landlords
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 14, 2020 at 9:25 pm

Good point, I don't think anyone was predicting this pandemic. It seems quite irresponsible for these landlords to not have enough savings in place to cover a few months of missed rent.

As I pointed out above, they can always earn some extra cash by working for some of the new gig economy jobs.


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Posted by Tenants
a resident of Bailey Park
on May 15, 2020 at 6:50 am


I guess you could also be just as cold-hearted to tenets and suggest, like landlords, they should have been prudent to save up for a rainy day. If they haven't budgeted for these types of extreme circumstances, that sounds like poor planning on their behalfs.


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Posted by Landlords
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 15, 2020 at 12:03 pm

That might be a reasonable comparison, except for the fact that landlords are running a business. All businesses should be budgeting for unexpected bumps, especially given the last decade of booming real estate in the Bay Area. If they weren't able to put away money for a rainy day while yielding huge returns on their investments, perhaps they're not very good businesspeople. Yet another reason for them to pivot to a side hustle!


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Posted by The Business Man
a resident of Castro City
on May 15, 2020 at 12:25 pm

Granted, the pandemic is the real enemy here.

Unfortunately, the so called "free market" business of Just In Time operations does a great job at maximizing profits, at the exposure of great risk regarding whether demand or supply takes a major plunge.

Which it is with force like no other, there never has been such a unemployment spike in this country ever. Why, because we all do service jobs and practically manufacture nothing here.

This situation is FORCING our market to become more socialist every day because the lack of demand and supply security simply left us wide open. As a CISSP, I was always aware of this possible disaster, I never thought I would live through it.

But climate change made it happen because wildlife migrations has moved significantly, say these bats with COVID 19 to an area that they did not encounter humans to where they ended up today.

Again, I believe that a holistic approach to provide prevention of bankruptcy on all parts is the REQUIRED course of action. The ones that are the most resourced to take the hits are the mortgage services and the banks. Especially if the can get some relief accordingly.

But to try to say that a person should be managing themselves as a business and have resources under these circumstances is simply unrealistic.

WE ALL SHOULD BE WORKING TOGETHER TO GET FEDERAL LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE HOUSING COST RELIEF TO ALL.


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