Los Angeles’ Channel 7 (KABC) is reporting that, despite pleas from frustrated landlords, the Los Angeles City Council voted 11-1 in late July to extend the city’s emergency declaration allowing their eviction moratorium to continue indefinitely. KABC also said landlords say they are just regular people caught in the middle, stuck footing a bill they cannot afford. Indeed…
“…This eviction moratorium has got to end.” Said Councilman John Lee, the only councilman to vote NO on the reinstatement.
“You can’t walk into your neighborhood grocery store and say ‘Because food is a necessity, I’m going to walk out without paying,’” said Cheryl Turner, board president of the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, which represents landlords. “But we are being criticized for asserting our rights to collect our rent.”
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