Ordinance History and Overview

The City Council first entered the mobilehome space rent control arena on May 23, 1979 through the adoption of Ordinance No. 79-470-U, a mobilehome space rent increase moratorium. This action was taken due to the request of a number of mobilehome park residents in the city who were either experiencing or about to experience some rather steep rent increases at the time. Subsequently, an ordinance creating a Mobilehome Rent Review Board (Board or MRRB), composed of equal numbers of Park Residents, Park Owners and At-Large Members was adopted on August 20, 1979 through Ordinance No. 79-485-U (Ordinance). The Ordinance created a 15-member Board empowered to grant rent increases based on 11 factors described in the Ordinance. In addition, the Ordinance extended the rent increase moratorium until the MRRB became operational.

In the 1990s, the Board was reduced further through Ordinance No. 92-983, No. 92-988-U, and No. 92-994-U to five (5) members: two (2) Park Resident Members, two (2) Park Owner Members and one (1) mediator. There were again three (3) Alternates; however, they were once again one (1) from each of the above groups.

In 1998, the Board was again modified back to the seven-member format through Ordinance No. 98-1130 with two (2) Resident Homeowners, two (2) Park Owners, and three (3) At-Large Members from the community who are not Resident Homeowners, Park Owners, landlords, property managers, or tenants in multifamily housing. There are now eight (8) Alternate Members: two (2) Alternate Resident Homeowners, two (2) Alternate Park Owners, and four (4) Alternate At-Large Members.

The following is a list of some other significant amendments to the Rent Review Ordinance over the past 25+ years:
  • Policy guidelines for the approval of Capital Improvement rent increases were first addressed through Ordinance No. 86-144 and adopted by the Board on December 15, 1986. These were later replaced with Ordinance No. 98-010, which was adopted on February 17, 1998.
  • The Bylaws of the MRRB were first adopted on October 27, 1982 and were later revised and adopted by the Board on January 25, 1989, and with an additional minor change adopted on July 26, 1989. Most recently, the Bylaws were amended and adopted on August 14, 1996.
  • The issue of registration and posting of utility fees (sub-metering) in mobilehome parks was addressed through Ordinance No. 93-1000, which was adopted on March 16, 1993.
  • The issue of registration and posting of utility fees (sub-metering) in mobilehome parks was addressed through Ordinance No. 93-1000, which was adopted on March 16, 1993.
  • The issue of registration and posting of utility fees (sub-metering) in mobilehome parks was addressed through Ordinance No. 93-1000, which was adopted on March 16, 1993..
  • On March 6, 2018, the City Council City Council adopted Ordinance No. 17-1622, effective April 5, 2018, amending the City's Mobilehome Space Rent Control Ordinance to establish the CPI Rent Increase to replace the General Rent Increase.
City of Carson
Mobilehome Space Rent Control
701 E. Carson St
Carson, CA 90749
(310) 952-1700

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Capital Improvement & Fair Return Rent Increases
Tara Matthews
tmatthew@carson.ca.us
(310) 952-1708

CPI Rent Increases
James Nguyen
jnguyen@carson.ca.us
(310) 952-1700 Ext. 1310

Manraj Bhatia
MBhatia@carson.ca.us
(310) 952-1700 Ext. 1768

Mobilehome Park Rental Review Board
Bert Boceta
nboceta@carson.ca.us
(310) 952-1700 Ext. 1334

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Carson, CA 90745
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