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Mobile home rent stabilization initiative denied

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MCKINLEYVILLE - The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee has voted to deny taking a request for county wide mobile home rent stabilization to the Board of Supervisors.

The measure was denied at Wednesday night's meeting. Advisory committee members say they decided not to pass the initiative because of a previous rent stabilization measure in the 90's. That measure created a Rent Dispute Resolution Board, which requires residents to meet with property owners to develop equal and fair plans for both parties. 

The measure also made clear that property buyers have to absorb property taxes, and infrastructure costs, although sometimes those can get passed on to residents. Along with the previous measure, the committee reasoned that adopting a new rent control measure would be too costly to enforce.