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Salinas City Council approves emergency no-fault eviction ban

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Luis Alejo
Tuesday's Salinas city council meeting

SALINAS, Calif. (KION) The Salinas City Council has passed an emergency ordinance temporarily banning no-fault evictions, according to a county supervisor.

Supervisor Luis Alejo said it passed unanimously. According to the council report on the ordinance, it will take effect immediately and last until the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 takes effect in January.

The ban would prevent the owner of a residential property from evicting tenants without just cause, with certain exceptions, and it requires a written notice when one or more of the tenants have lived at the property continuously and lawfully for at least 12 months.

When the Tenant Protection Act, or AB 1482, takes effect, it will limit annual rent increases and prevent landlords from evicting tenants without just cause if they have lived at the property for at least 12 months.

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.



  1. What if 5 families are living in one house? Is that OK to evict? Property owners constantly being trashed.

    Owner Vetting process should be heavily Biased for only high quality renters.

    1. I agree with the heart of what you are saying, but the rent increases do need to controlled. My rent just went up from 2,150 to 2,376 And I am a sole provider. I live in a military community that is controlled by a management company and even though they know my cost of living increase was significantly lower than the rent increase they still increased the rent per “fair market value” I have made the decision…when I retire I am moving to Idaho and joining a good old boy church. Screw the state of Confusion. Wassup Charlie? Top of the day to you M8

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