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Rent Control for Parks Put Off as Compromise Sought

The Azusa City Council delayed final approval of a mobile home rent control ordinance to give tenants and park owners a last chance to compromise.

Last month, the council tentatively approved the measure, which provides a one-year rent rollback and requires all future increases to be approved by a seven-member review board composed of owners, tenants and residents.

The ordinance was proposed after mobile home tenants complained over the last two years of excessive rent increases. There are 532 mobile home tenants in the city of 41,333. Park owners have called the proposal oppressive and have threatened to sue the city if it passes.

During Monday’s meeting, tenant and park owner representatives agreed to try to compromise. The matter is scheduled to come before the council again Dec. 16.

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