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SCSQUARED halfBy Eric Heinz

City Council voted unanimously during its Tuesday meeting to have the Housing and Community Development Department take over local enforcement authority responsibilities for mobile home parks, as the city has not been able to administer the services due to “a lack of resources,” according to city staff.

Cecilia Gallardo-Daly, city community development director, said the city received a notice on June 8 from the HCD to correct its enforcement of mobile home parks.

Under the requirements of the Mobilehome Park Act, the report stated city had not conducted required procedures, such as mobile home inspections, permitting and park maintenance inspections, for some time and was therefore out of compliance with the state law. The HCD gave the city an ultimatum to change authority or comply by Aug. 10. The agenda report stated returning the local enforcement authority to the HCD would alleviate the “confusing regulatory process.”

No discussion among council members took place before they voted.

HCD will take over the local enforcement authority once a memorandum of understanding is established 90 days after the entity receives notification.

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