The City’s Commercial Eviction Protections will remain in place until at least Sept. 30 due to an order by Governor Newsom that extends local governments ability to halt evictions. The Carpinteria City Council unanimously voted on April 13 to adopt a temporary moratorium on commercial evictions for tenants who have suffered income loss from the COVID-19 pandemic. The ordinance requires tenants to pay the full amount of unpaid rent within 180 days of the moratorium’s end without late fees or interest. Commercial tenants and their landlords may still negotiate alternative payment arrangements. The full ordinance can be reviewed HERE. Additionally, residential renters continue to be protected from eviction. Renters who are financially impacted by the pandemic may postpone paying rent until 90 days after the State’s Declaration of Emergency ends.