Huntington Beach

Temporary eviction ban is defeated

HUNTINGTON BEACH CIVIC CENTER and City Hall (City of HB photo).

An emergency ordinance to establish a temporary ban on some tenant evictions for non-payment of rent because of the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis was rejected by the Huntington Beach City Council at a special meeting Tuesday afternoon.

The council voted 5-2 against the proposal. Only councilmembers Jill Hardy and Kim Carr voted in favor.

But the council did vote 7-0 to implement a rent abatement program for some city-owned facilities such as beach and park concessions, library and city hall operations including the city employee credit union and eateries.

Also approved on a 7-0 vote was the suspension of water shutoffs to residential and business customers in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

The next meeting of the council is scheduled for Monday, April 6 at 4 p.m. in its chambers in the Civic Center, 2009 Main St. (at Yorktown Avenue).

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