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Council Puts Off Vote on Mobile Home Park Rent

The City Council put off a decision on a mobile home rent protection ordinance this week after over a dozen speakers told the council it simply wasn’t ready as proposed. The mobile home rent stabilization ordinance would have allowed a renter to have their rent reviewed by a city staff member on increases over 4 percent annually.The ordinance will be similar to the city’s rent review policy for apartments, which offers mediation between tenants and property owners on disputes once rent is increased by a certain threshold.

But it has no power to prevent landlords from raising rent. There is no rent control in San Leandro. It’s just a way to help mediate a dispute. The ordinance would apply to the city’s nine mobile home parks with 855 spaces.But the council postponed the vote in order to reevaluate the ordinance.

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