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03/15/1982City Council Minutes Monday, March 15, 1982 - 12:10 p.m. Page 2 rent increase. Council discussion included references to hardships, added option for roll -back on rents, and the number of commission members appointed. Mayor Billig opened public testimony to the floor. Public testimony began with Craig Amspoker, President of SLOMOTA, who requested that Morris Levin, Vice President.of.SLOMOTA, comment on the ordinance. Morris Levin had prepared a report for the City Council entitled, "Proposed Mobile Home Park Lease." Mr..Levin discussed: (1) long -term leases with five -year option,to renew, (2) annual rent increases, (3) transfers from tenant to new buyer, (4) honoring existing leases, (5) reduced rent for amenities, and (6) methods of handling capital improvements. Public testimony continued with Gary Byrn of Creekside Mobile Home Park in San Luis Obispo. Mr. Byrn is a member of the Mobile Home Park Owners' Association. Mr. Byrn felt the proposed ordinance was premature as standards still needed to be developed. Mr. Byrn's comments contin- ued with: (1) the assumptions in the first paragraph being inaccurate, (2) rate of return between the land owners, (3) capital improvements, and (4) long -term lease. Craig Amspoker of 1675 Los Osos Valley Road commented in favor of long -term leases. David Brymer of Chumash Village Tenants Association provided City Council with a history of rents in Chumash. Jeff Warren of Silver City Mobile Home Park commented on (1) inflation, (2) expenses and serving the tenants by mail or in person, (3) restric- tive guidelines, (4) filing fees, (5) right to speak, (6) capital improvements, (7) mobile home park indexing, (8) right to appeal, (9) supporting the park owners' opportunity to fair and equitable input into the rent control ordinance. Wil Bearce of the Mobile Home Park Owners in San Luis Obispo commented on supply and demand; mobile home values are going up and owners should not be deciding the cost increases. Charles Long, an owner of a mobile home park, commented on the "no growth attitude," all types of housing in San Luis Obispo will need rent controls, and that the city cannot afford to implement rent controls for the small number of people affected. Tom Schumann of 630 Perkins, Apt. 3, commented on the need for rent control in mobile home parks, how zoning has made mobile home parks in short supply, requested additional time for supplemental data, and the decision for a fair rate of return. Clint Liftler an owner of the Chumash Mobile Home Park, commented on price controls, his opposition to the ordinance, the consideration of alternatives, and leaving free enterprise system to work. Loretta Hilton, part -time resident of Chumash Mobile Home Park opposed the rent remaining the same all year, even though she travels back east part of the year. Walt Lambert, president of the Tenants' Association, commented that rent is nonnegotiable, that owners are not willing to negotiate with them, and how long the ordinance process might take. Clarmore Fenderson, owner of Oceannaire Mobile -Home Park, commented in opposition to the ordinance. Morris Levin continued his prior testimony commenting on the difficulty in processing long -term leases.. City Council Minutes Monday, March 15, 1982 - 12:10 p.m. Page 3 Richard Headley of the Laguna Mobile Home Estates, commented on communica- tion between the tenants and park owners. Art Jack resident of Laguna Mobile Home Estates commented on his present five -year lease. Mr. Jack felt the idea of inviting a rent review situation was a mistake, that a hardship provision is the only aspect of the ordinance which would produce a quick, clear result, and supported long -term leases. Gary Byn continued his public testimony commenting on his concerns for senior citizens, our focus on the needy people, additional data not being available, and that the ordinance would prevent the needed commun- ication to develop leases. Doris Pauley from Silver City Mobile Home Park commented in opposition to Gary Byrn's testimony. William Spencer of Creekside Mobile Home Park and chairman of the rent committee commented on the owner- tenant negotiations. Morris Levin continued his prior testimony with a few short comments. Mayor Billig closed public testimony to the floor and brought the item back to the City Council for discussion. George Thacher, City Attorney, questioned the appeal procedure as to whether the decision would be appealable or whether the board would be advisory only. City Council's discussion included: the ordinance being uniform with no exemptions; the board acting as a mediator between owners and tenants; a three - member board with two -year terms of office; indexing with National Urban factor as primary for capital improvement or eight percent whichever is less; structuring the board into owners, residents, and citizens at large; the requirement for an alternate member; extraordinary as a hardship case to demonstrate reasons by appeal; appeal fee; appeal procedure to the City Council; effective date of ordinance; 18 -month review of ordinance. George Thacher, City Attorney, reviewed council's recommendations concerning the appeal procedure, composition of membership and term. 2. Communications. (a) SLO Host of California Downtown Association Conference. Mayor Billig stated the city had received a communication from the president of the California Downtown Association in Temple City asking if the city of SLO would consider hosting a conference in March, 1983. She was excited about the project and was working with Bruce Anderson from Charles, Hall, Page, and Associates. If the council concurred, she would also like to involve the BIA, Chamber, California Polytechnic and Old Town. Upon general consensus, the City Council supported hosting the Downtown Association conference. (b) Austria Salutes California. Mayor Billig stated she had met with representatives from the Austrian Trade Commission and had extended an invitation to them to include SLO as a part of "Austria Salutes Califor- nia." They would bring 25 Vienna musicians (folk, classical music) and give a concert in SLO. Total cost to the city would be $10,000. She explained that a portion of the costs would be regained through ticket sales and private donations. The remainder to come from city funds. She suggested using the Special Events category of the Promotional Coordinating Committee's budget. Cuesta College Auditorim would charge $3,000 for use of the auditorium for the concert. Upon general consensus, City Council supported the concert being hosted by SLO with funds to come from PCC's Special Events category (5 -0). City Council Minutes Monday, March 15, 1982 - 12:10 p.m. . Page 4 No further business before the City Council, Mayor Billig adjourned.the meeting at 2:47 p.m. until the March 16, 1982, at 7:00 p.-m. Respectfully submitted.by: D. K. Rowlee, Council Secretary Pfimela Voges, Cite Clerf APPROVED BY COUNCIL: 8/31/82 1 1