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County ‘not convinced’ by rent control requests

After cropping up in the early 2000s, the debate around rent stabilitzation in mobile home parks has resurfaced in El Dorado County.

On Tuesday, at the request of District 3 Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, the Board of Supervisors reviewed the possibility of a rent stabilization ordinance, which would restrict the frequency of rent hikes and the amount per increase in mobile home parks within unincorporated areas of the county.

Between park owners and residents, 18 people spoke on the item. On the part of owners, many said rent stabilization would hurt their businesses and that controlling costs would become a financial burden on the community at large, since forming an ordinance is costly and time-consuming.

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