“We will see evictions, foreclosures and homelessness at levels we have not seen in our lifetimes,” City Councilor
The item would not represent a regulatory change in itself; resolutions are just expressions of the will of the council, so Arroyo's would simply urge the administrations of Mayor
The text of the resolution focuses on the effects of the massive economic slowdown along with the rapid spread of the coronavirus, saying poor people and illegal immigrants will be hit the hardest.
Nearly all of the other councilors signed on, and that normally means that resolutions like this, which aren't calling for a hearing, end up passing the day they're introduced. But City Councilor
The resolution will move to a council committee, and Arroyo said he'll seek a hearing quickly on the matter.
Baker announced a
Walsh said Arroyo's resolution calling for a temporary postponement of rent and mortgage payments, foreclosures and evictions “needs more than conversation and some action.”
“There's a lot of tenants and a lot of landlords that are struggling right now,” Walsh said at a press conference on Wednesday.
Walsh encouraged property owners to check in with lenders and banks, which are starting to follow in the footsteps of the
The council did pass resolutions from City Councilor
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