Gov. Newsom’s latest emergency declarations, based on record-high temperatures and drought conditions, will keep California’s protections against rent gouging in place statewide until at least next month.
All told, Gov. Newsom has declared drought-related emergencies in 50 of California’s 58 counties — including nine counties named in an order this month and 41 named in orders in the spring. A state of emergency based on high temperatures covers the entire state.