Mobile Home Issues Committee

DATE: June 9, 1998 
TO: Board of Supervisors 
SUBJECT: MOBILE HOME ISSUES COMMITTEE

Summary:
Some jurisdictions, such as the cities of El Cajon, Chula Vista, and San Diego, have a committee appointed by the City Council comprised of park owners and residents to hear complaints and mediate solutions between mobile home park residents and owners. There is no such process for unincorporated area mobile home park residents or owners. Today's action would begin the process of establishing such a committee for the unincorporated area.

Recommendation:
Chairman Greg Cox and Supervisor Dianne Jacob 
1. Direct the Chief Administrative Officer and County Counsel to work with representatives of mobile home park owners and residents in the unincorporated area to develop an ordinance creating a Mobile Home Issues Committee, similar to those for the cities of El Cajon, Chula Vista and San Diego.

2. Return to the Board in 90 days with a draft ordinance.

Background:
Some jurisdictions, such as the cities of El Cajon, Chula Vista, and San Diego, have a committee appointed by the City Council comprised of park owners and residents to hear complaints and mediate solutions between mobile home park residents and owners. The composition and formal process for each committee varies. However, in general, the committee is equally divided between park owners and residents, with one mutually appointed mediator. Although the committee's actions are not binding, the vast majority of issues are resolved to everyone's satisfaction.

There is no such committee or process for park owners or residents of the unincorporated areas. In addition, San Diego County's mobile home ACCORD ordinance was recently invalidated by the Court of Appeal.

In the wake of this decision, the creation of a Mobile Home Issues Committee could help resolve complaints or issues between mobile home park residents and owners. Today's action would begin the process of involving park owners and residents from the unincorporated area to draft such a proposal and return to the Board for review and adoption.

Respectfully Submitted,

GREG COX
Chairman

DIANNE JACOB
Supervisor, Second District