By: Erin Mullenix
On March 20th, Governor Kim Reynolds issued an additional COVID-19-related declaration which addressed several local government and taxpayer concerns, including temporarily suspending penalty and interest on late or delayed property tax payments. It also temporarily suspended some evictions under the Iowa UniformResidential Landlord and Tenant Act or the Manufactured Home Communities or Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act in certain circumstances.
This declaration also specifically provides guidance for public meetings or hearings by electronic means to improve the functions of government while maintaining social distancing practices. It also addresses guidance for filling local vacancies within a certain period of time.
The full text of the Governor’s Declaration is available: https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/gov-reynolds-signs-additional-state-public-health-emergency-declaration-will-hold.