Sonoma County Supervisors Unanimously Approve Tenant Protection Measure

Sonoma County Supervisors are unanimously approving a measure to protect all tenants from eviction during the coronavirus disaster. Yesterday’s vote means county tenants will get a break from paying their rent during Shelter In Place orders that have already caused a 43% jump in California’s unemployment. Sonoma County residents who can’t pay their rent will have until 60 days after the county’s emergency declaration ends to find the money. Right now there’s no planned end date for that declaration. Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick has already said he will not enforce evictions while the emergency over coronavirus exists.