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New Protections for Mobile Home Tenants Approved In San Mateo County

 Courtesy of “Redwood City Patch” From San Mateo Co.: The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors acted today to require relocation assistance to help any displaced tenants of the seven mobile home parks in the unincorporated area resettle if, and when, those parks are closed or converted. The Board unanimously approved an ordinance implementing and expanding state law governing... [Read more]

Palo Alto trailer court owners lose battle over relocation costs

From The San francisco Chronicle… A federal judge says 400 residents of Palo Alto’s only trailer park are entitled to relocation payments of about $20,000 each if the owners go ahead with their plans to close the park down. Tim and Eva Jisser, who have owned the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park since 1986, filed suit in federal court in November, arguing that the $8 million in payments ordered... [Read more]

California Mobile Home Parks Receive Financing Assistance to Upgrade Utility Service

LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Hundreds of mobile home parks across Southern California are eligible to participate in a voluntary statewide pilot program which upgrades natural gas systems from master meters to direct utility service for each park resident. But while SoCalGas covers to-the-meter costs and reimburses mobile home park owners for some beyond-the-meter costs, park... [Read more]

Coastal Commission has issues with Carlyle Groups renovation plans for Pacifica, CA Mobile Home Park

From Pacifica Tribune, Nov. 18, 2015 A high-level California Coastal Commission official wrote to the Pacifica planning director questioning the planning department’s determination in 2013 that the renovation project at Pacific Skies Estates is exempt from the city’s coastal development permit requirements for repair and maintenance. Coastal Commission’s Nancy Cave, North Central Coast District... [Read more]

Carlyle Group enters into $42 million Joint Venture deal, Pacifica, CA Mobile Home Park

From Silicon Valley Business Journal, Sept. 22, 2015 The Carlyle Group, the massive private equity firm based in Washington, D.C., has invested in everything from Dunkin’ Donuts to Hertz. Now it’s targeting a surprising spot for its next real estate deal: A 60-year-old Bay Area mobile home park. Carlyle earlier this month entered into a joint venture with the longtime owners of Pacific... [Read more]

San Jose, CA…Judge tosses $111 million verdict against Zell company.

A judge has overturned an $111 million jury verdict against Equity LifeStyle Properties in a dispute with residents of a mobile-home park the company owns in San Jose, Calif. The California Superior Court for Santa Clara County “cited excessive damages and insufficiency of the evidence to support the verdict” on the question of damages, according to a statement from Equity LifeStyle, the Chicago-based... [Read more]

Palo Alto Mulls Sale of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

The City of Palo Alto has appointed an administrator to settle a longtime dispute on whether the city’s last mobile home park should be sold to make way for luxury apartments. Read more here.

Jury awards record $111 million to San Jose California Mobile Home park residents

SAN JOSE CA, courtesy of San Jose Mercury News– With a fancy name like “California Hawaiian Mobile Estates,” the trailer park on Snell Avenue should have been top-notch. But residents say that for years it was anything but — marred by sewage backups, potholes, electrical blackouts and a swimming pool filled with geese feces. Fed up with having their complaints ignored, a small... [Read more]

County, city of Lakeport sued over senior mobile home park rent control initiatives

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A local resident and a group of mobile home park owners are seeking to have a judge decide whether senior mobile home park rent control initiatives set to go on the ballot in the county and city of Lakeport this year are legal. Read more here.

Supreme Court denies Contempo Marin petition to review San Rafael Mobile Hompe Park rent-control ordinance

The U.S. Supreme Court this week hammered the final nail in the coffin of a 14-year legal battle between San Rafael and Contempo Marin mobile-home park owners by declining to hear a challenge of the city’s rent control ordinance. Read more here.

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