The city received a letter from the owner of the Seal Beach Trailer Park stating that he was willing to postpone a planned rent increase until Nov. 16 and would consider a proportional increase instead of the $103 monthly per unit flat rate suggested earlier, City Manager Keith Till announced at the council meeting Tuesday.
The new owner of the trailer park, Richard Hall, is seeking to increase rents by as much as 50% for some residents. Officials are looking into whether the increase is within the limits of the city’s covenant.
A rent increase is not out of the question, but Hall has to document increased cost of operation, council member Shawn Boyd said. The 120-unit trailer park is on 1st Street, between Pacific Coast Highway and Marina, and is the only designated low- and moderate-income housing project in the city.