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June 20, 1991 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ending nearly two years of emotional debate between mobile home park owners and their tenants, the City Council has approved a strict rent-control ordinance that limits rent increases and rolls rents back to 1989 levels. After a public hearing attended by about 150 residents of the city's three mobile home parks, the council approved the rent-control measure on a 3-2 vote. Laguna Beach will be the first Orange County city to enact rent control since San Juan Capistrano passed its law in 1981.
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February 21, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in Huntington Beach will be asked next year to ban rent control at mobile home parks, apartments and single-family homes. The only catch: There is no rent control in Huntington Beach. The measure is a preemptive strike against a possible move for rent control within the city's 18 mobile home parks. Mobile-home park residents have complained in recent years about rising rents in the coastal community.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1990
Rent control may be the answer to a longstanding, bitter dispute between a mobile home park owner and his tenants, a reluctant City Council decided this week. After two months of unsuccessfully mediating a dispute between Beachwood Mobilehome Park residents and their landlord over rent hikes, the council Tuesday instructed city staff members to explore rent control as a possible solution.
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May 14, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
For as long as most people here can remember, the City Council has been staunchly, philosophically opposed to rent control. So it surprised some and angered others in this tiny town when the issue of establishing rent control for the residents of the city's 10 mobile home parks appeared on the agenda for tonight's council meeting. "It's none of our damn business," said Councilman Harry Dotson, who vowed to continue to oppose rent control in Stanton.
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September 15, 1992 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 400 mobile home owners--many of them senior citizens living on fixed incomes--are expected to fill the City Council chamber tonight to protest escalating rents in the city's four mobile home parks and to press for a rent-control ordinance. "It is high time that our rents stopped going up 7% a year while a lot of our retirement checks that are based on the cost of living are increasing by only 1.5% to 2% a year," said Carol Caille, president of the El Toro Mobile Estates Homeowners' Assn.
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October 15, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST
With the vote on a controversial law that would stabilize rents in city mobile home parks just five weeks away, rent control opponents have poured $88,000 into what figures to be a fierce and bitter campaign.
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July 27, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
In this city of million-dollar homes and acre-sized lots, the prospect of back-yard mobile homes is causing city government to wince. But state law clearly prohibits cities and counties from outlawing secondary residences--including mobile homes--at single-family residences, Assistant City Atty. Dan Slater told the City Council on Tuesday night. City Manager Fred Maley said the matter is definitely on the minds of some Villa Park homeowners.
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December 3, 1992 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A petition drive that could jeopardize parts of San Juan Capistrano's unique mobile home park rent-control law was validated Wednesday by the county registrar of voters. The successful drive, which was circulated last month by a coalition of mobile home park owners, forces the City Council to either repeal a new change in the law that adds rent controls to recently vacated park spaces or put that portion of the ordinance up to a citywide vote. The council is expected to consider the matter Dec.
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December 16, 1992 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The City Council voted 5 to 0 Tuesday night to hold an election on extending rent control to recently vacated mobile home park spaces. Because of the potential cost of up to $30,000 for the election, the council delayed setting a date and appealed to the park tenants to help pay expenses. The council agreed to set an election date no later than July 1.
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April 7, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA
Mobile home park owners and renters have been given 60 days to reach a compromise in their battle over rents. What happens after that isn't clear. But the City Council's decision last week to set that timetable and to hire a mediator was a clear sign that the city intends to take an active role in breaking an impasse between the two sides. "We want to make them aware that any compromise causes pain on both sides," Councilwoman Marcia Rudolph said.
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July 27, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
In this city of million-dollar homes and acre-sized lots, the prospect of back-yard mobile homes is causing city government to wince. But state law clearly prohibits cities and counties from outlawing secondary residences--including mobile homes--at single-family residences, Assistant City Atty. Dan Slater told the City Council on Tuesday night. City Manager Fred Maley said the matter is definitely on the minds of some Villa Park homeowners.
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January 18, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
Mobile home park residents are expected to renew their plea at tonight's City Council meeting for the council to help them purchase their park. Amid a battle between mobile home tenants and landlords over rent control, residents of the Kimberly Gardens mobile home park have been trying for several months to purchase their facility.
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December 4, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA
A divided City Council is expected to narrowly approve a rent moratorium for the city's mobile home parks on Tuesday. The rent freeze failed to pick up the four-fifths vote it needed to be enacted as an emergency measure last week. But during the crowded, sometimes raucous special meeting, the moratorium received support from three council members--just enough for the proposed ordinance to pass at Tuesday's regular council session.
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December 1, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Angry words from an overflow crowd punctuated a debate over mobile home rent control at a special meeting of the City Council on Tuesday night. Both renters and landlords in the city's four mobile home parks accused each other of distortions before the council, which was expected to vote on whether Lake Forest should become the second Orange County city to impose rent control. San Juan Capistrano is the other.
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November 19, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA
With one councilman missing, the City Council this week delayed a public discussion on a rent control ordinance. Instead, the council tentatively set a special meeting on the issue for Nov. 30 at City Hall. Councilman Tim Link was absent from Tuesday night's meeting. After trying for over a year to mediate a reconciliation between renters and landlords who run the city's four mobile home parks, the council will decide whether to establish rent control in Lake Forest.
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September 24, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA
Mobile home rent control could be imposed in the city if both landlords and tenants agree to settle their differences under binding arbitration, a proposal backed by the City Council this week. The council agreed 4 to 1 to offer binding arbitration to both groups. Council members also decided to allow 45 days in arbitration to come up with an agreement and authorized paying up to $10,000 in arbitrator fees.
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April 13, 1990 | LISA MASCARO
A group of mobile home owners in Anaheim, angry at trailer park rent increases and changes in lease agreements, say they will again try to place a rent-control measure on the ballot. The Anaheim Political Action Committee, which represents more than 1,000 residents of the two dozen mobile home parks in the city, will soon be stationing themselves at supermarkets and knocking on doors to gather signatures. "We'll get the signatures," predicted Warren Willard, vice president of the group.
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November 27, 1990 | LISA MASCARO
The City Council will decide tonight whether to call a special election on a proposed mobile home rent-control ordinance and other issues. If council members approve a special election, they may also decide to include another 13 ballot measures that either failed on Nov. 6 or were left off the crowded ballot. Among those is a controversial measure to triple the salaries of City Council members and give the mayor a 50% pay raise.
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April 21, 1993
To the cheers of swap meet vendors already hit by the recession, the Orange County Fair Board voted unanimously Tuesday to postpone rent increases for their spaces. Tel Phil Enterprises Inc., which leases the land from the Fair Board, proposed hiking rents paid by vendors from 33% of their sales to 38%. The vendors said such increases would cripple their business.
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