Campaign Coverage 2020

California to end eviction protections as lawmakers mull fix

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will resume eviction and foreclosure proceedings on Sept. 2 unless the state Legislature agrees to extend the protections. The Judicial Council of California voted 19-1 to end the temporary rules that had been in place since April 6. State lawmakers are negotiating with Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom on a proposal that would halt most evictions for the duration of the pandemic. But they have yet to reach a deal despite having five months to negotiate. California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on Thursday urged the Legislature and the governor to move quickly to “resolve this looming crisis.”

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