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MOBILEHOME PARK RENT CONTROL

There are three mobilehome parks located within the City of Sonoma:

Pueblo Serena
DeAnza Moon Valley
Sonoma Oaks (Formerly Rancho de Sonoma)

 

In 1992 the City Council adopted a Mobilehome Park Rent Control Ordinance to "assure that economic hardship to a substantial number of mobilehome park tenants in the City, many of whom are senior citizens on low fixed incomes, does not occur".  The ordinance also established "a mechanism to assist in in the resolution of disputes that may arise from time to time between tenants and management of mobilehome parks regarding the rates charged for the rental or lease of space".


The 1992 ordinance also established the Mobilehome Park Rental Review Board which served as the hearing body for proposed rental increase applications.

On April 18, 2016 after many years of talks, negotiations, hearings and meetings with the mobilehome park homeowners associations and their legal counsel and park owners, and their legal counsel, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 02-2016 entitled AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SONOMA AMENDING CHAPTER 9.80 OF THE CITY OF SONOMA MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING THE PROTECTION OF RENTS FOR SPACES IN MOBILEHOME PARKS.

The new ordinance updates some of the 1992 regulations, adds additional clarification and eliminated the Mobilehome Park Rent Review Board.  Applications for rent increases are now submitted to the City Manager.  Appeals of City Manager decisions are heard by a hearing officer selected through the California Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). 

CLICK HERE for a complete
copy of Ordinance No. 02-2016. 

 


Ordinance No. 02-2016 - The Mobilehome Park Rent Control Ordinance
 

Announcement of 2017 Annualized Percentage Change - CPI

ANNUAL RENT CONTROL RENT INCREASES