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URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 968 <br /> AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br /> CITY OF RANCHO CUCAMONGA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, <br /> EXTENDING EMERGENCY REGULATIONS RELATED TO <br /> COMMERCIAL TENANT EVICTIONS AND DECLARING THE <br /> URGENCY THEREOF <br /> I. 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 broader <br /> spread of COVID-19; and <br /> C. 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 funding <br /> available to assist state and local governments in preventing the spread of and addressing the <br /> effects of COVID-19; and <br /> D. On March 17, 2020, the Health Officer of the County of San Bernardino adopted a <br /> public health order that places a prohibition on certain types of public gatherings until 11:59 p.m. <br /> on April 6, 2020; and <br /> E. 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 COVID-19; and <br /> F. On March 19, 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order N-33-20 to implement <br /> directives developed by the State Public Health Officer that require all individuals living in the <br /> State of California to stay at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of <br /> operations of the federal critical infrastructure and other essential sectors. <br /> G. Based on the foregoing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the <br /> California Department of Public Health, and the San Bernardino County Health Officer have all <br /> issued recommendations and/or orders including but not limited to social distancing, staying home <br /> if sick, canceling or postponing large group events, working from home, and other precautions to <br /> protect public health and prevent transmission of this communicable virus; and <br /> H. As a result of the public health emergency and the precautions required by health <br /> authorities, commercial tenants in Rancho Cucamonga have experienced or expect soon to <br /> experience sudden and unexpected revenue loss; and <br /> Urgency Ordinance No. 968 - Page 1 of 4 <br />