CHAPTER 21. SUBDIVISIONS.
Article 20. Mobile Home Park Conversion.
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
(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
(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