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Mayor proposes moratoriums on rental, business evictions

City Council must pass with super majority

Series: Coronavirus | Story 45

Last updated 3/20/2020 at 4:38pm

Mayor Mike Nelson on Friday, March 20, proposed a 60-day moratorium on the eviction of residents for non-payment of rent.

Nelson has also proposed a moratorium small businesses and nonprofit tenants for non-payment of rent for the same time period.

Upon approval by a super-majority of City Council Tuesday, March 24, the order will be effective immediately.

This goes beyond the 30-day moratorium ordered by Gov. Jay Inslee.

"We are looking at conventional and unconventional ways to support our residents and our businesses," said Nelson in a news release. "With the support of our City staf...

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