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Mountain View poised to pass mobile home rent control by September

Original post made on Mar 17, 2021

Mountain View City Council members agreed Tuesday night to prioritize extending rent control to mobile homes, unanimously agreeing to fast-track an ordinance that's set to come before the council as soon as August.

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Posted by Manduhai
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 17, 2021 at 2:15 pm

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It has taken a long time, but it is very pleasing to see that the council is finally moving forward on this issue. Rent control for mobile home residents is a natural part of rent control. Thank you Ms. Matichak (and others) for your support of this resolution.

Posted by Raymond
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 17, 2021 at 2:46 pm

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With rent control limiting income of mobile park owners, is it possible that we will see some of our very few parks converted to different uses? The result could the loss of some of the lowest rents available in this area. Intents do not matter, results do.

Posted by Lenny Siegel2
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 17, 2021 at 3:53 pm

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Mountain View's mobile home parks are zoned as mobile home parks. They cannot be redeveloped without a zoning change. Without such protective zoning, some of the properties would have been redeveloped years ago.

Posted by sfcanative
a resident of Whisman Station
on Mar 17, 2021 at 8:18 pm

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Once again we see local government mandating and implementing onerous laws which essentially make landowners, and mobile home park owners in particular, the scapegoat, purveyors and involuntary custodians of affordable housing which is a duty of the community at large, not private land owners. Why is this happening? Because Mt. View's City Hall has dropped the ball and can't keep their hands out of the tax cookie jar by over-regulating everything under the sun. Allowing over development has driven up the value of an acre of land in Mt. View to ten million dollars. Then everyone wonders why there's a housing problem. It's a taking of property supposedly protected under the Constitution. And this coming from a Democrat.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 18, 2021 at 8:19 am

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Move away and don't compound The Demand side of the equation. Or - eliminate restrictive single-family goverment zonning = Redlining? Mandating and onerous?

It is clear that Lisa and Margaret will keep on advocating for their similar positions on Public Policy. But 2 out of this Council is not a majority. I am glad to see that the City Council system of priority setting is Working Wonderfully. Not everything can get done - but Priorities do get done and the city staff is 'worked hard but not overworked'. (My Taxes at work)

Posted by Rick valley
a resident of another community
on Mar 27, 2021 at 10:53 am

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I live at the Plaza Del Rey community mobilehome park in Sunnyvale. Just about every home here is under water, if not every home. Hometown america ownership has boosted space rents to $2380.00, or $2540 if you have a garage to the new buyers. $80,000,000 to $100,000,000 in lost home values, if you figure about $100,000 dollars per home. People cannot sell, or must do so at such a loss, its not a choice. The city council here in Sunnyvale is trying to produce an MOU, a non legally binding contract with all parties, which is a waste of time. God bless them though for taking it on, but homeowners deserve protection by an ordinance to show corporate GREED that you can't just rip citizens, GOOD peoples lives apart because the shareholders need to recover the funds of making a bad deal, so that they can count their profit. So shameful. 13 parks in Sunnyvale, 12 have relatively no issue with rents or home values, sales or otherwise, because they care more about their community and running their park based on morales, integrity, ethics, and a respect for their residents, not just how much money they can suck out of their investment, and how fast. Hometown america must be harnessed with a HEAVY HAND, because their GREED has cost them any respect here. Thanks Mountain View and the city council for giving HOPE to our community. On April 20th, 2021, City of Sunnyvale city council will be meeting to discuss our problem with MOU VS SRO. I will be using Mtn Views example as part of my 3 minute speech. If you don't stand for something, you stand for nothing. A lot of people suffering here financially, uncertain of their future now, seniors, retirees and many other stories. We've lost 100k, We will be ok, but so many more will not be, that is why III write this, for them. Stories of pain, that from the outside you cannot see, but from the E-mail in my inbox, you can see the despair in their words, and feel the pain through their words.
Any support would be greatly appreciated.

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