Friday's City Council vote became necessary after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an Executive Order covering evictions but only covering residential tenants.
The eviction ordinance covers both residential and commercial rentals. The City Council vote came in a "special" council meeting that was done by teleconference to reflect the "Safer at Home" guidelines.
Alhambra's action came shortly after L.A. City and County officials ordered nonessential businesses to close and urged new limits on sizes of gatherings. In Alhambra, emergency Police and Fire services will continue to operate as well as ACT Bus and Senior Ride service, trash, water and public works.
The city's resolution will allow it to seek state and federal funds for local efforts to combat the virus. Earlier Monday, two COVID-19 cases were reported in Alhambra.
Al's Towing will retain the city contract despite calls for it to be opened up for bidding and, possibly, franchise fees.
Balloting on Super Tuesday marked by long delays at Reese Hall location as voting machines failed. Tax measure would bring in $8.1 million annually for infrastructure improvement and police department hiring.
Voting in LA County started on Feb. 22 and Tuesday is the last day to vote in the Presidential Primary. Alhambra also has a sales tax measure on the ballot.
City staff offered four options on a short-term rental ordinance but a TOT tax would have to be revised and approved by voters. The council also honored the band directors and leaders of the AUSD 2020 Rose Parade Marching Band.
Ballot Marking Devices have a digital interface but will print a paper ballot. You can fill out a sample ballot online and bring a scannable code to load your choices onto the voting machine to check or change selections before casting your vote. You can still register to vote at any Vote Center.
If approved by Alhambra voters in the March primary, the sales tax revenue would be earmarked for infrastructure improvements and to fill ten police department positions.