Sec. 21-20-2. Mobile home park conversion to residential ownership.

(a) At the time of filing a tentative subdivision or parcel map for a subdivision to be created from the conversion of a rental mobile home park to resident ownership, the subdivider shall avoid economic displacement of all nonpurchasing residents in the following manner:
(1) Offer each existing tenant the option to either purchase his or her subdivided unit or continue residency as a tenant.
(2) File a report on the impact of the conversion upon the mobile home park residents.
(3) Make a copy of the report available to each resident of the mobile home park at least fifteen days prior to the hearing on the map by the planning commission.
(4) Obtain a written ballot survey of support of mobile home park residents for the proposed conversion.
(A) The survey shall be conducted in accordance with an agreement between the subdivider and the resident homeowners’ association, if any, that is independent of the subdivider or mobile home park owner.
(B) Each occupied mobile home space has one vote.
(C) The results of the survey shall be submitted to the city for consideration upon the filing of the tentative subdivision or parcel map.
(b) The planning commission shall hold a public hearing on the map, the scope of which shall be limited to the issue of compliance with these requirements.
(c) In the event the conversion is approved, the rent charged to nonpurchasing residents shall be regulated in the following manner:
(1) For nonpurchasing residents who are not lower income households, as defined in Section 50079.5 of the Health and Safety Code, the monthly rent, including any applicable fees or charges for use of any preconversion amenities, may increase from the preconversion rent to market levels, as defined in an appraisal conducted in accordance with nationally recognized professional appraisal standards, in equal annual increases over a four-year period.
(2) For nonpurchasing residents who are lower income households, as defined in Section 50079.5 of the Health and Safety Code, the monthly rent, including any applicable fees or charges for use of any preconversion amenities, may increase from the preconversion rent by an amount equal to the average monthly increase in rent in the four years immediately preceding the conversion. The monthly rent may not be increased by an amount greater than the average monthly percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for the most recently reported period. (Ord. No. 1500, § 3 (part).)