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Councilman Herb Wesson response to Coronavirus pandemic
By Sentinel News Service
Published March 12, 2020

Herb Wesson (photo by Brandon I. Brooks/L.A. Sentinel)

 

Dear Neighbor,

The time has come to pull out all the stops. With so many folks living paycheck to paycheck, or relying on tips or gig work to pay their bills, we know there will be extra stress placed on Angelenos that many simply can’t afford. These common-sense measures will help us keep people in their homes and prevent the even greater public health crisis that mass evictions and foreclosures could create.

I announced today that I plan to introduce a comprehensive package to confront the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the City of Los Angeles and mitigate its impacts on the local economy at the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 17. The package will include a moratorium on rental evictions, mortgage foreclosures, and Department of Water and Power shutoffs, financial assistance for small businesses, and other temporary measures using Council District 10 discretionary funds to support working people during this period of economic uncertainty.

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While these moratoriums would not relieve tenants or homeowners of their obligation to pay their rents or mortgages, instead it would give them the opportunity to stay housed until they became financially stable again.

For more information on my motion please click here to visit my website.

We will continue to provide relevant updates as they are available. For more information on the virus, please visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/# and sign up for NotifyLA.

In a disaster, there are never too many ways to receive a possibly life-saving alert. That’s why the City of Los Angeles will use multiple ways to reach you if there is a threat to your life or property. The best way to ensure you receive alerts is NotifyLA. Sign up here: https://emergency.lacity.org/notifyla.

Thank you,
Herb

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