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San Diego County passes additional eviction protections for renters



San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors voted for additional rent protections Tuesday aimed at the prevention of widespread evictions.

The action limits eviction to tenants who are an imminent health or safety threat, or nonpayment of rent. The county’s law goes beyond statewide protections that still allow for “just cause” evictions for things like lease violations. It still requires a second vote at the May 4 meeting to take effect.

The vote was 3-2. It had originally failed because it was an emergency ordinance that required four votes. After it failed, Supervisor Nora Vargas — who introduced the ordinance — changed it to a non-emergency item that requires three votes to pass, and will require another public hearing.


Desmond and Supervisor Joel Anderson voted against the ordinance. Vargas, Lawson-Remer and Chair Nathan Fletcher voted yes. READ MORE