Posts Tagged ‘rent control’
Yes, I know it’s a convoluted, serpentine headline. What it amounts to is good news for supporters of rent control for mobile homes, long a hot-button issue entwined with Oceanside’s famously factious politics.
Enough signatures have been collected on petitions challenging an Oceanside mobile-home rent control measure to put the issue up for election, officials said Thursday.
“It’s a great day for Oceanside,” said Jim Sullivan, an organizer of the petition drive and resident of Miramar Mobile Home Community.
“I’m very happy. Now the real work comes,” Sullivan said.
A follow up to Greg Larkin’s post yesterday about today’s Oceanside City Council meeting…
Mobile Home Rent Control doesn’t work
by Steve Gramm
It didn’t work in Cuba, or behind the Iron Curtain, but some politicians in San Diego County still think the government should be setting prices for one form of housing—mobile home parks.
It will come as no surprise to my conservative friends that mobile home park rent control has created all kinds of unintended consequences, including expensive litigation, unnecessary bureaucracies, and mobile home park closures. All in all, it’s a complete failure for everyone impacted.
The Oceanside City Council faces a final vote tomorrow (Wednesday) on a measure proposed by Councilman Jerry Kern that would return free markets to city mobile home parks, thus simply allowing park owners to adjust rents to the market rate only when leasing to a new tenant. Don’t let Councilmember Esther Sanchez and her regulatory, nanny-state minded cronies tell you any differently, although they will try, while draining the city of needed tax resources.