ALCO advances payments to non-profits; Union says hotel owner is profiteering; Oakland passes moratorium

Coronavirus news briefs from Alameda County and Oakland.

COVID-19: Hayward moves to protect renters. ‘I’m a little disappointed this doesn’t cover all people’

-Coronavirus news briefs from Hayward

Alameda County eyes extending COVID-19 eviction moratorium to entire county

Alameda County supervisors approved on Tuesday a moratorium on evictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. The moratorium gives relief only for renters in the unincorporated areas of Alameda County, but could possibly later extend to all cities in the county that have not already passed their own moratoriums. Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan raised the … Continue reading Alameda County eyes extending COVID-19 eviction moratorium to entire county

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Hayward may delay recently passed minimum wage increases

Since the coronavirus outbreak took full force last week, Hayward Councilmember Mark Salinas said he's received numerous phone calls from small business owners in Hayward who are extremely worried about the dramatic loss in revenue due to the coronavirus, and specter of permanent closure of their local businesses. As a result, he said, many have … Continue reading Amid COVID-19 crisis, Hayward may delay recently passed minimum wage increases

Hayward approves short-term moratorium on rent increases above 5%

A new rent stabilization ordinance in Hayward was formally approved Tuesday night. But the ordinance does not come into effect until July 25. In order to prevent potential rent gouging in the interim by Hayward landlords, the Hayward City Council unanimously placed a short-term emergency moratorium on rent increases above five percent for roughly 9,500 … Continue reading Hayward approves short-term moratorium on rent increases above 5%