Tualatin mayor issues moratorium on residential, commercial evictions
Tualatin Mayor Frank Bubenik has issued an emergency order that places a temporary moratorium on residential and commercial evictions for nonpayment in light of the public health emergency caused by the spread of COVID-19.
The emergency order takes effect on April 2 and will remain in effect for the duration of the city's state of emergency.
"Our community is suffering right now. Twenty percent of our workforce is employed in the hospitality and retail industries and we have over 1,600 businesses that call Tualatin home," Bubenik said in a news release. "In addition, about 45% of our community rents. We, as a City, are doing everything we can to help."
In late March, Tualatin announced an Economic Stabilization Fund for businesses impacted most by the COVID-19 pandemic and on March 23, the Tualatin City Council declared a local state of emergency. The resolution stated that COVID-19 had created a threat to public health and safety, and that the necessary public health response has caused significant economic impacts.
This declaration authorizes the city manager and mayor to issue additional public safety and health orders related to this emergency.
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