D.C. Council Approves First Changes To City’s Year-Old Eviction Ban

The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to allow the first exceptions to the moratorium on evictions put in place at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. 
The bill, which passed by a 12-1 vote, allows landlords to evict tenants who are deemed by a judge to be dangerous to their neighbors, The Washington Post reports. The lone vote in opposition was Council Member Janeese Lewis George, who represents Ward 4 and was elected last year.
The measure was passed as emergency legislation, meaning it will now go directly to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s desk, DCist reported. 
Landlords would be able to proceed with an eviction if a judge decides the…

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