Posts Tagged ‘Western Manufactured Housing Communities’

Manufactured Home Community Rent Control on Public Meeting agenda

August 29th, 2014 Comments off

santa-clarita-ca-rent-control-hearing-credit-signalscv-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-com-The City of Santa Clarita, CA, will host three public comment meetings to discuss draft updates to Santa Clarita Municipal Code 6.02, the Manufactured Home Park Rent Adjustment Procedures. Meetings are open to the public, as well as to residents of manufactured home communities, business owners and managers.

The City of Santa Clarita and signalscv  tells MHProNews that meetings will be held at the following locations and times:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street. Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard. Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Canyon Country Library, located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Road.

In an exclusive interview that will be published next week on MHProNews, Sheila Dey, executive director for the Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association (WMA), has said such meetings can be intimidating to public officials who are subject to election, because 100 residents may show up and only one or two representing community owners are there to share their perspective.

Since 1945, the WMA has served the“exclusive purpose of promoting and protecting the interests of owners, operators and developers of manufactured home communities in California.”

The comments of Sheila Dey, JD, will be of keen interest to manufactured housing professionals. “A Cup of Coffee with…Sheila Dey” will be on the home page under Featured Articles starting September 1, 2014.

A balanced perspective, including a video from a Canadian news organization, on the rent control topic is found at this link. ##

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Groups Raising Funds for Battle Over Vacancy Decontrol

February 24th, 2012 Comments off

Oceanside, CA from WikipediaFrom California and the San Diego Union-Tribune, learns that voters there will vote in June on whether to enact vacancy decontrol, which allows current tenants to keep low rents but would allow park owners to charge as they see fit when the homes change hands. According to the report, Oceanside City Council enacted vacancy decontrol in May, but a referendum signed by more than 15,000 Oceanside residents blocked the move. Political Action Committees are in place supporting opposite sides of the issue including Taxpayers & Property Owners for Fairness (Sponsored by Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association PAC for Rental Fairness) on the side of vacancy decontrol and Taxpayers for Oceanside Neighborhoods, which opposes decontrol. According to the report, the Taxpayers & Property Owners for Fairness is ahead in terms of fundraising, reporting $160,775 compared to less than $50,000 for the group opposed to vacancy decontrol.

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