April 28, 2020
Following San Mateo, Contra Costa, and Alameda Counties, Solano County today passed a countywide emergency regulation eviction moratorium. The moratorium applies to all cities (Benicia, Vallejo, Suisun City, Dixon, Vacaville, Rio Vista, and Fairfield) as well as to all unincorporated areas in the county. A copy of the proposed version that passed with little modification can be found here. These countywide moratoriums which are being passed under emergency powers contain issues that are typically the province of city councils. For example, in Solano County, Benicia, Vacaville, and Vallejo issued their own local emergency moratoriums which are linked above. Unfortunately, the layer of countywide legislation in addition to state and local city legislation is tending to create more uncertainty and confusion as to what rules apply.
Charles A. Alfonzo