2013 Legislation: SB 510

Bill Author: 
Jackson
Subject: 
Resident Surveys in Mobilehome Conversions
Status: 
Signed by Governor
Sponsor: 
GSMHOL & Western Center on Law and Poverty

This bill provides that a local agency is required to consider the results of a survey in making its decision to approve or reject a map related to the conversion of a rental mobilehome park to resident ownership. From the Legislative Counsel's digest:

The Subdivision Map Act requires a subdivider, at the time of filing a tentative or parcel map for a subdivision to be created from the conversion of a rental mobilehome park to resident ownership, to avoid the economic displacement of all nonpurchasing residents by following specified requirements relating to the conversion. In this regard, existing law requires that the subdivider obtain a survey of support of residents of the mobilehome park for the proposed conversion, that the results of the survey be submitted to the local agency for consideration, as specified, and that the subdivider be subject to a hearing by a legislative body or advisory agency that is authorized to approve, conditionally approve, or disapprove the map.

This bill would specify that the results of the survey are to be considered by the local agency in making its decision to approve, conditionally approve, or disapprove the map. The bill would authorize the local agency to disapprove the map if it finds that the results of the survey have not demonstrated the support of at least a majority of the park’s homeowners. The bill would authorize local legislative bodies to, by ordinance or resolution, implement the survey requirements.