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Supervisor: Federal relief, mediation needed to avoid large scale evictions in Santa Clara County

Original post made on Aug 4, 2020

Delays in the Senate over a new stimulus package will likely have detrimental effects in Santa Clara County, said county Supervisor Dave Cortese.

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Posted by Gary
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Aug 4, 2020 at 7:37 pm

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The County Board of Supervisors will surely extend its version of an "eviction moratorium" before September 1. But there is a different barrier to evictions in California. The state judicial council. which enacts rules for the state court system, has an interim rule that the court clerks in our 58 counties are not to issue what's called a "summons" on an eviction ("unlawful detainer") lawsuit until 90-days after the end of the currently declared emergency. What that means is that eviction lawsuits can be filed but they cannot be served on tenants and so need not be answered. Nor are unlawful detainer cases otherwise processed after filing. So evictions - which require a lawsuit and then a court order to be executed by county sheriffs - are not currently available in California with an exception concerning tenants creating a health or safety issue. Lawsuits for breach of the rental contract (such as for not paying rent) can be filed, served and pursued in search of a money judgment. But not for eviction. That then changes the basis for negotiation between landlords and tenants. Tenants have some leverage. Of course, tenants should keep up with all rent payments if they can - especially in Mountain View where most existing apartment tenants are protected from big rent increases by city rent control. You don't want to aggravate your landlord or ever get evicted when the emergency subsides.

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Posted by Steven Goldstein
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 4, 2020 at 9:32 pm

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It looks like all politicians are trying to make it appear they have an resemblance of control over our situation.

The mere idea that politics has any power over this disease is ridiculous.

And people complaining that giving enhanced unemployment has any measurable factor compared to the impact of the disease is insane. The REALITY is that there is no acceptable level of disease of death has to be accepted. Thus AGAIN, why hasn't the system been put on stasis yet is beyond me.

Failure to act quickly and effectively has created more loss in business value, more job losses, more businesses to die, and the likelihood of a greater depression than what we experienced in the 20th century.

The REALITY is that once we had to deal with a pandemic, all standard ideas regarding business practice, trends, behaviors, and remediation were made absolutely useless. You cannot STIMULATE an economy during a pandemic, it is not possible.

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Posted by Steven Goldstein
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 6, 2020 at 5:52 pm

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So last week we had 167,000 new hires.

We lost 1,100,000 jobs that same week.

Please refer to the webpage titled " These Charts Put the Historic U.S. Job Losses in Perspective " (Web Link)

That is about twice the job losses we had in the peak period of great recession which was about 600,000 to 700,000 a week.

We lost only about 2.6 million during the peak period of 4 weeks during that disaster, it took to 2016 to recover the jobs from that crisis, that was 9 years.

During this crisis we lost 22,000,000 jobs in a 4 week period. If we try to recover all the jobs like the last time it will take perhaps 80-90 years.

When is everyone going to wake up that this is not fixable via a STIMULUS package, We have to go on LIFE SUPPORT mode now until the COVID crisis is over, and it is better to freeze all money for the time being, thereby all businesses will not have bills to pay along with the people. That is a fair process isn't it?

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