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RESOLUTION NO. 5508 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br /> AUBURN, WASHINGTON, RATIFYING EMERGENCY <br /> PROCLAMATION 2020-04 ESTABLISHING A TEMPORARY <br /> MORATORIUM ON COMMERCIAL EVICTIONS <br /> WHEREAS, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and its rapid <br /> progression in Washington state continues to threaten life and health of people as well <br /> as the economy; and <br /> WHEREAS, on March 20, 2020, the Mayor issued Emergency Proclamation 2020- <br /> 04 establishing a 30-day moratorium on commercial evictions; and <br /> WHEREAS, ACC 2.75.070 provides that any proclamation by the mayor shall at <br /> the earliest practicable time be presented to the city council for ratification and <br /> confirmation, modification, or rejection. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AUBURN, <br /> WASHINGTON, RESOLVES as follows: <br /> Section 1. The City Council ratifies the Mayor's Emergency Proclamation 2020- <br /> 04 establishing a 30-day temporary moratorium on commercial tenant evictions as follow: <br /> No landlord or commercial property owner shall evict a commercial tenant in the <br /> City of Auburn during this local emergency period if the tenant provides one week <br /> notice to the landlord or commercial property owner before payment is due that <br /> the tenant is unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 <br /> pandemic. Within one week of the tenant's notice, the tenant must provide the <br /> landlord or commercial property owner with documentation supporting the <br /> tenant's inability to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 <br /> pandemic. <br /> These circumstances include loss of business income due to a COVID-19 related <br /> workplace closure, child care expenditures due to school closures, health care <br /> expenses related to being ill with COVID-19 or caring for a member of the <br /> tenant's household who is ill with COVID-19, or reasonable expenditures that <br /> stem from government-ordered emergency measures. <br /> Resolution No. 5508 <br /> March 19, 2020 <br /> Page 1 of 2 Rev.2019 <br />