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File #: 21-0074   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/13/2021
Title: Housing Strategy Implementation: Consider Draft Mobile Home Park Memorandum of Understanding
Attachments: 1. Draft Sunnyvale Mobile Home Park MOU, 2. Final MOU Term Sheet, 3. Excerpt Draft Minutes of the 6/23/21 HHSC Meeting, 4. Presentation to Council 20210713
Related files: 21-0066

Housing Strategy Implementation: Consider Draft Mobile Home Park Memorandum of Understanding

On October 13, 2020, Council approved the final 2020 Housing Strategy (RTC No. 20-0809). The Housing Strategy resulted in thirteen new policy recommendations called "strategies" and the City Council prioritized the strategies be categorizing each strategy as Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3. Tier 1 strategies are to begin implementation in FY 2020/21, Tier 2 in FY 2021/22, and Tier 3 strategies are to be implemented as time and funding allows.

Mobile home park policy was one of the main features throughout the Housing Strategy and resulted in the most outreach events and most feedback from the community. The Housing Strategy considered two options for rent stabilization: a formal Rent Stabilization Ordinance or a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)/Accord; the City Council ranked the MOU/Accord Tier 1. Due to the Council and community interest, work began immediately on next steps.

On December 8, 2020, the Council approved the MOU Scope of Work and budget associated with hiring BAE Urban Economics and Goldfarb and Lipman as consultants to lead the MOU process. Official negotiations on the MOU began on January 14, 2021.

The City established two stakeholder groups for the MOU discussions. Together, these two stakeholder groups make up the MOU Working Group.

* Mobile Home Park Owners and/or Representatives
o Thirteen seats were made available for the owner or their representative of each mobile home park in Sunnyvale. As some companies own or operate multiple parks, there are a total of eleven stakeholders on the Owner Stakeholder Group.
o On April 20, 2021, Council directed that rental mobile home parks can be excluded for the MOU; therefore, three owner stakeholders no longer participated in the final MOU discussions.
* Mobile Home Park Residents
o Thirteen seats were made available for residents interested i...

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