Berkeley City Council votes on measure to strengthen eviction moratorium

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The current city moratorium lightly penalizes property owners who institute late fees, lock out tenants or threaten renters. The City Council voted on a stricter moratorium that, if passed, would strengthen renters’ protections from eviction during the pandemic. 

About two million California residents were behind on rent payments in August, a UC Berkeley study by campus professor Carolina Reid estimated.
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