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Letters to the editor: Rent control, test scores, El Camino improvements

Original post made on Nov 10, 2019

Letters to the editor in the Oct. 25 issue about Measure V, El Camino improvements and standardized test scores.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, November 10, 2019, 7:56 AM

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Posted by Ok
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Nov 10, 2019 at 8:45 am

I agree with Glenis. Our sidewalks are tiny and in some places there are light poles in the middle of the sidewalk (who came up with this stupid idea?). Bicyclists and scooter riders are using the sidewalks anyway, so let’s make them wider.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Nov 10, 2019 at 10:59 am

Gary is a registered user.

The proposed changes to Measure V being presented to the City Council at its November 12 session no longer include language that would authorize a pro-landlord City Council to permit evictions for small relocation payments. But there are other issues, and the City Council might adopt any changes as its proposed set of amendments for the March ballot.


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Posted by Mobile home rents NOT
a resident of Bailey Park
on Nov 10, 2019 at 5:34 pm

As to mobile home park rents, the city council will propose Tuesday night that they be declared (by amendment) NOT COVERED by Measure V. Mobile home park renters can then hold their breaths waiting for the city council to enact rent control for mobile home parks. It will never happen.


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Posted by mobile homes
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 11, 2019 at 11:17 am

Council cannot amend Measure V, so this is merely a declaration. its clear that measure V did not include Mobile Homes when it defined units as structures on property. The CA and RHC staff ignored this part of definition and came up with a convoluted way of defining units as land property . It may be possible to impose rent control on those units l that are rented, but clearly the rental part on land is excluded.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Nov 11, 2019 at 5:37 pm

Gary is a registered user.

Measure V is unclear about whether it extends to mobile home space rents. The Rental Housing Committee determined that it does NOT. As I recall, a judge agreed that the Committee was right to interpret Measure V and not wrong about its interpretation. The lawyers who brought the lawsuit appealed. But, as it stands, Measure V does not restrict rent increases for mobile home park spaces.

Instead of proposing to amend Measure V to cover such spaces, the pro-landlord City Council is proposing to put to bed any claim that Measure V extends to the spaces.

If the City Council includes the proposed language for inclusion in its set of amendments for the March ballot Tuesday night and voters approve the set of amendments, the appeal will be rendered MOOT and there will no such restrictions on rent increases for mobile home park spaces unless and until a city council (or other ballot measure or state legislation) adopts restrictions.


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Posted by Judi
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Nov 12, 2019 at 8:16 am

I live close to El Camino and would love to walk to Smart and Finals, Nob Hill, etc. for exercise. But it just isn't very pleasant especially over 85 with fast cars entering and exiting. Was just in Spain and loved walking from place to place and stopping at a cafe once in awhile. Presently, some pavements on El Camino are uneven, I fell one time because I wasn't lookng at the ground. Once in awhile, you may run into a homeless or some suspicious looking person.


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