• By The Financial District


The Judicial Council of California has voted to end two temporary emergency rules on evictions and judicial foreclosures.

The proposal was approved in a 19-1 vote, officials said Thursday. The emergency rules will stay in effect through Sept. 1.

The judicial council had earlier approved temporary emergency rules halting eviction and foreclosure proceedings because of the coronavirus crisis that has brought financial hardships for many Californians, according to a report from KCRA 3 News.

California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye then suspended a vote in June to give Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature more time to craft policy proposals and solutions to deal with the potential impacts of evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The judicial branch cannot usurp the responsibility of the other two branches on a long-term basis to deal with the myriad impacts of the pandemic,” Cantil-Sakauye said in a statement. “The duty of the judicial branch is to resolve disputes under the law and not to legislate. I urge our sister branches to act expeditiously to resolve this looming crisis.”