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URGENCY ORDINANCE NO.967 <br />AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br />CITY OF RANCHO CUCAMONGA ADOPTING EMERGENCY <br />REGULATIONS RELATED TO RESIDENTIAL AND <br />COMMERCIAL TENANT EVICTIONS AND DECLARING THE <br />URGENCY THEREOF <br />Recitals. <br />A. International, national, state, and local health and governmental authorities are <br />responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus named <br />"coronavirus disease 2019," abbreviated COVID-19, ("COVID-19"); and <br />B. On March 4, 2020, the Governor of the State of California declared a state of <br />emergency to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already <br />underway across multiple state agencies and departments, and help the state prepare for <br />broader spread of COVID-19; and <br />C. On March 12, 2020, the Health Officer of the County of San Bernardino <br />temporarily prohibited large gatherings of 250 people or more in responding to COVID-19; and <br />D. On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States of America declared a <br />national emergency and announced that the federal government would make emergency <br />funding available to assist state and local governments in preventing the spread of and <br />addressing the effects of COVID-19; and <br />E. On March 17, 2020, the Health Officer of the County of San Bernardino adopted <br />a new order that places a prohibition on certain types of public gatherings until 11:59 p.m. on <br />April 6, 2020. This order replaced the Health Officer's March 12th Order; and <br />F. On March 18, 2020, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2020-14 declaring <br />the existence of a local emergency pursuant to Government Code Section 8630 to set forth <br />applicable powers, functions and duties of the City's Disaster Council and Emergency <br />Management Division, request the availability of mutual aid, and to ensure an effective response <br />to the novel coronavirus ("COVID-19"); and <br />G. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of <br />Public Health, and the San Bernardino County Health Officer have all issued recommendations <br />and/or orders including but not limited to social distancing, staying home if sick, canceling or <br />postponing large group events, working from home, and other precautions to protect public <br />health and prevent transmission of this communicable virus; and <br />H. As a result of the public health emergency and the precautions recommended by <br />health authorities, tenants in Rancho Cucamonga have experienced or expect soon to <br />experience sudden and unexpected income loss; and <br />Urgency Ordinance No. 967 — Page 1 of 5 <br />11231-0001\2404494v1.d oc <br />