WMA Assembles Coalition in Response to Eviction Measures
Assemblymember David Chiu and Senators Anna Caballero and Steve Bradford have introduced AB 15 and 16 and SB 3, respectively. AB 15 (Chiu) extends AB 3088 until the end of 2021 and SB 3 (Caballero) extends it until the end of March 2021. WMA is opposed to AB 15 and supports SB 3.
WMA opposes Senate Bill 64 by Senator Connie Leyva, which adds Civil Code Section 798.63. It would require, among other things, that park management allow residents additional time to pay rent, utilities, and other charges due to hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also prohibit eviction for 7-day notice violations. The bill bears a striking resemblance to Senator Leyva’s failed SB 915 from last year.
In response, WMA assembled a coalition of allied rental property owners concerned with the above-mentioned bills. We recognize that the Legislature wants to ensure people affected by COVID-19 have a roof over their head; however, the coalition believes that the Legislature should also ensure that property owners, their employees, and those companies servicing our properties can survive the crisis.