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City Council Takes On Mobile Home Rent Control, Aug. 22 Agenda Summary

Check in here to see what's going on at this week's Santee City Council meeting.

Below is a summary of what is due to occur at this week's Council meeting. Santee Patch regularly livestreams video of Council meetings and reports on important happenings, so check back for the lowdown on the meeting.

The next  begins Wed., Aug. 22, 2012 at 7 pm:

Presentation

The city of Santee will recieve a symbolic check from for $135,711- the city's proceeds from their sports complex at from June 2011 through May 2012.

Items and Reports

• semi-annual report will be presented by . Click here to read notes from COMPOC meetings

• "Resolution supporting an exemption from the Transient Occupancy Tax for stays of 30 days or longer, including the first 30 days of such longer stays."

The city is putting a in November which would increase the city's hotel and camping tax in hopes to raise money for a general fund in need. Santee's largest campsite, the , is run by the , and the has been wary of the idea of adding taxes to the cost of camping, especially for their long term campers. In an attempt to gain the support of Padre Dam for the TOT increase, the Council will vote to add an amendment to the resolution exempting stays longer than 30 days from paying any TOT tax for their stay.

New Business

"Appeal of the decision of the (MHFPC) regarding the request for an adjustment to rent ceilings for the Cameron’s Mobile Estates."

In June, the MHFPC decided that the owners of Cameron’s Mobile Estates were receiving fair compensation under Santee's , and that no would be made. Cameron’s Mobile Estates appealed the decision, and now the council must take up the issue. The staff report suggests that the MHFPC finding was correct, and that the council should deny the appeal.

If you want to publicly comment on any topic, fill out a speaker slip at the beginning of the meeting.

For more detailed information see the full council agenda in the media box or download here .

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Steven Bartholow August 21, 2012 at 04:53 PM
If you can't make it to the meeting on Wed, check in here for a live stream video or a recording of the meeting afterwards. As always, we'll report on important happenings.
Steven Bartholow August 23, 2012 at 06:39 PM
The council voted to deny the rent adjustment appeal by Cameron, packed house with lots of public speakers. Sorry, didn't get video of the meeting, but story coming soon.
Santee Lover August 25, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I would like to thank Mayor Randy Voepel and all of the City Council from the bottom of my heart for voting down the rent increase for Cameron’s Mobile Estates and previously *my* park - Meadowbrook Estates. I don’t know why mobile home park owners think that the *ground* we rent is worth SO much money per month. I bought and paid for the mobile home I live in, and if the rents were raised by any substantial amount it isn’t like I can just pick up and move. These mobile home park owners are making a LOT of $ and yet they want more and more! My park has approximately 330 spaces with rent at appx. $7I5 = $235,950 PER MONTH! That's not enough for them? I applaud the City Council for protecting seniors living on fixed incomes in mobile home parks against these money hungry mongrels. I am so glad I moved to Santee!

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