The City Council, responding to complaints by mobile home tenants of uncontrolled rent increases, unanimously agreed to set up negotiation committees in each of the city's six mobile parks.
Each negotiation committee will include two resident representatives, two park owner representatives and two city staff members.
The council's decision came Monday after the city's community development director presented a report on the feasibility of rent control for the parks, which have a large proportion of senior citizen tenants.
"Rent increases in mobile home parks . . . have been unpredictable and have increased beyond what residents on fixed incomes are able to pay," the report said.