Small businesses are the cornerstones of our local economy and have faced many challenges in keeping their businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only have our small local businesses lost income due to the temporary closures, but their fixed costs remained in effect. In order to support our neighbors who are small business owners, many jurisdictions throughout Alameda County enacted eviction moratoriums for commercial tenants as well as residential. Last month, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors extended our eviction protections to commercial tenants in the unincorporated areas of the county. In addition to the unincorporated areas, the cities of Alameda, Oakland, and San Leandro have passed similar protections for commercial tenants. In this edition of my weekly update, you can read more about ways to support our community’s small businesses.

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