CHAPTER 16B. MANUFACTURED HOME SPACE RENT CONTROL.
Sec. 16B-4. Manufactured home fair practices commission.
(a) Establishment. The manufactured home fair practices commission of the
city of Woodland is hereby established.
commission shall consist of a total of five regular members and two alternate
members. All regular and alternate members shall be resident electors of the
city of Woodland. No member shall be a manufactured home owner or resident; an
owner, operator or manager of a manufactured home park; own or possess any
interest in; or operate or manage, any other rental property totaling four or
more dwelling units, whether such four units are located on one parcel or lot,
or are spread among several parcels or lots. As used in this section,
“dwelling unit” shall mean an apartment unit, a condominium unit, or
a single-family residence.
(2) All members of the commission, regulars and
alternates, shall be required to attend all commission meetings and hearings
unless such member has been disqualified from participation.
(3) When a
regular member is absent from a meeting, an alternate member shall participate
in the commission proceedings in place of the absent regular member. An
alternate member shall have voting privileges only when acting in the stead of
an absent regular member.
(c) Nomination and appointment. Each member of the
city council shall nominate one regular member and the mayor shall nominate one
regular member and two alternate members for appointment to the commission. Each
such nomination shall be subject to actual appointment by the mayor with the
approval of the city council.
(1) Each regular member of the
board shall serve for a term of three years except as otherwise provided herein.
For the first commission, the mayor shall appoint three regular members for
three-year terms and two regular members for two-year terms. Thereafter, the
successors of these members shall be appointed for terms of three years. Each
regular member shall hold office until a new member has been duly
(2) Each alternate member of the board shall serve for a term of
two years except as otherwise provided herein. Each alternate member shall hold
office until a new alternate member has been duly appointed.
(3) If a
vacancy shall occur otherwise than by expiration of the term, it shall be filled
by appointment for the unexpired portion of such member’s
(4) The provisions herein above notwithstanding, a member may be
removed, at any time, with or without cause, by majority vote of the city
(5) Any member who is absent, without sufficient cause, from three
successive meetings of the commission which such member was required to attend,
shall be deemed to have vacated his office.
(e) Meetings. Except as
expressly provided herein, the commission shall establish the time and place of
its meetings. All meetings of the commission shall be conducted in accordance
with the provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act (Gov. Code section 54950 et
(f) City council guidelines; commission rules and
(1) The city council may from time to time, adopt by
resolution, such guidelines, as it deems necessary to assist and direct the
commission in the accomplishment of its duties.
(2) The commission may make
and adopt its own rules and regulations for conducting its business consistent
with the laws of the state, this chapter, and any guidelines adopted by the city
council. Any such rules and regulations shall be reduced to writing and be on
file with the secretary of the commission at all times.
(g) Officers. The
commission may appoint such officers, as it may deem necessary to carry out its
(h) Records. The commission shall keep a record of its
proceedings, which shall be open for inspection by any member of the
(i) Appointment of committees and hearing officers. The commission
may appoint committees or hearing officers to hear matters on which testimony
must be taken, which committees and officers shall report to the commission the
findings and results of any such hearing on a matter referred to such committee
(j) Compensation. Each member of the commission shall be entitled
to such compensation as may be set by the city council. Such members shall be
entitled to reimbursement for expenses incurred in the performance of their
official duties. The commission shall not have any authority to expend or
authorize the expenditure of any public funds, except with the prior express
approval of the city council.
(k) Staff. The city manager shall provide all
administrative staff necessary to serve the commission. The city clerk shall
serve as the secretary of the commission and shall be responsible for the
maintenance of all records of the commission. The city attorney or his/her
designee shall act as legal counsel to the commission.
(l) Quorum. Three
commissioners shall constitute a quorum. A majority vote of all commissioners,
i.e., three votes is required for the adoption of any findings and/or order
pertaining to an application filed hereunder and for the adoption, amendment or
repeal of any rules and regulations of the commission. A majority vote of the
quorum of the commission is required for the commission to take action on any
(m) Duties. The commission shall undertake and have the
following duties, responsibilities and functions, together with all powers
reasonably incidental thereto:
(1) To meet from time to time as may be
specified by the rules and regulations of the commission in order to carry out
(2) To require such registration of manufactured home parks as
the commission may deem necessary to enable it to carry out its
(3) To make adjustments in space rent ceilings as provided for in
(4) To make such studies, surveys and investigations, conduct
such hearings, and obtain such information as is necessary to carry out its
powers and duties;
(5) To adopt, promulgate, amend and rescind such
administrative rules as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes and policies
of this chapter and to enable the commission to carry out its powers and duties
(6) To render at least semiannually a comprehensive written
report to the city council concerning the commissions activities, holdings,
action, results of hearings, and all other matters pertinent to this chapter;
(7) To undertake such other related duties as may be assigned by the
city council. (Ord. No. 1362, § 1 (part).)