Housing relief, homeless help, and small business support included in
CHULA VISTA—Tonight, the Chula Vista City Council passed a robust package of additional
economic relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes:
• An extension on the City’s eviction moratorium to help Chula Vista families stay in their
homes during the economic crisis.
• Accepting nearly $500,000 in emergency aid for the homeless from the Regional
Taskforce on the Homeless.
• Approving $1.5 million in small business relief funds to offset the cost of COVID-19
• Cutting red tape to allow restaurants and businesses to expand service outdoor to
provide social distancing– keeping customers safe and businesses running.
• Approving weekend closures of parts of Third Avenue to allow pedestrian access, social
distancing, and business use.
“As COVID-19 cases surge again, these economic relief measures were critical to help
our community members hardest hit by the pandemic and economic crisis,” said
Councilmember Steve Padilla. “We must keep people in their homes, support small
businesses, and keep vulnerable populations healthy in order for our community to
recover and rebuild.”
Information provided by: Office of Councilmember Stephen C. Padilla