Urgent-Your Help is Needed to Defeat Restrictive Mobilehome Park Measures
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Attention WMA Members: WMA needs your help immediately to defeat the passage of Senate Bill 915 by Senator Connie Leyva and Senate Bill 999 by Senator Tom Umberg.
SB 915 (Leyva) prevents parkowners from issuing a notice to terminate a tenancy to residents affected by COVID-19 and grants those residents a “reasonable amount of time” to pay outstanding rent and other outstanding charges. To view the legislation, please click on the following link: https://ct3k1.capitoltrack.com/Bills/19Bills/sen/sb_0901-0950/sb_915_97_A_bill.pdf
SB 999 (Umberg) would effectively prohibit long-term leases retroactive to January 1, 2020. To view the legislation, please click on the following link: https://ct3k1.capitoltrack.com/Bills/19Bills/sen/sb_0951-1000/sb_999_99_I_bill.pdf
These bills will be heard soon and WE NEED YOUR HELP.
WMA has launched a grassroots campaign to defeat Senate Bill 915 and Senate Bill 999.
Please take a moment and send a letter of opposition to your State Senator. If you are unaware of who your representative is, a search can be found on the Government Affairs section of our website, www.wma.org.
The letter can be brief. Please email your State Senator using this corrected format: senator.[lastname]@senate.ca.gov.
We would also appreciate it if you would also please email a copy to WMA’s legislative advocate, Chris Wysocki, email@example.com. Thank you for your assistance.
Senator [INSERT NAME]
California State Senate
Sacramento, CA 95814
RE: OPPOSE SB 915 (Leyva) and SB 999 (Umberg) – MOBILEHOME PARK MEASURES
Dear Senator [INSERT NAME]:
I am the owner/manager of ____mobilehome park in ______ (city). I strongly oppose SB 915 (Leyva) and SB 999 (Umberg) because these bills threaten my ability to maintain and operate safe, secure, and affordable housing at a time when affordable housing stock is critical.
Mobilehome parks are an essential asset and opportunity to contribute towards a solution to our statewide housing crisis, and these restrictive and punitive measures prevent me and my colleagues from working to provide homes for people who need them at an affordable price in a time when people are struggling to find safe, secure and high-quality housing for their families.
Both of these bills, if passed, would create a great deal of uncertainty in how mobilehome parks operate in the future.
Please vote no on SB 915 and SB 999.
[YOUR NAME, PARK NAME]