More than 300 people attended a City Council public hearing last week on a proposed mobile home rent control ordinance.
A number of mobile home residents, the majority of them elderly, spoke in favor of the proposed ordinance, which would have rents rolled back to levels in effect Jan. 1, 1987, and establish a park mediation committee composed of tenants and owners.
There are 19 mobile home parks with more than 2,000 residents in the city.
William C. Mecham, regional director of Western Mobilehome Assn., a statewide organization of mobile home park owners, said the group needs more time to study the issue and come up with its own proposal. The group intends to meet with mobile home park residents and negotiate an agreement without government intervention, Mecham said.
The council probably will take up the issue again at its April 1 meeting, said Mayor Gerald A. Mulrooney.