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SF sheriff calls off evictions during citywide shelter-in-place order

March 17, 2020

By Ida Mojadad, Michael Barba :sfexaminer – excerpt

Court to continue holding eviction proceedings amid coronavirus

San Francisco’s sheriff has halted evictions until further notice after public health officials decided to place The City on lockdown for at least three weeks over the coronavirus.

Sheriff Paul Miyamoto said his deputies would not immediately move forward with any evictions in response to the shelter-in-place orders issued in San Francisco and six nearby counties at midnight Tuesday.

“Our office is going to be postponing all the evictions that we have scheduled and any upcoming evictions that may come out in regards to the civil process,” Miyamoto said at a press conference Monday…

While the Sheriff’s Department does not plan to remove tenants from their homes, eviction proceedings are still expected to continue in San Francisco Superior Court…

Supervisor Dean Preston is planning to introduce a resolution Tuesday [yesterday] calling for a statewide eviction moratorium, which includes delaying eviction cases in court.… (more)

Misleading information and confusion runs rampant in San Francisco as the City officials attempt to do many things at one time. It appears that the courts need implicit langue to direct them to cease. The Board of Supervisors may be able to stop them. Let your supervisor and the Mayor know how you feel about this matter.

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