Did you know that under current law there are no emergency provisions to evict a tenant who poses a serious threat to your personal safety?

There was a time when evictions for bad behavior were commonly dealt with as a substantial annoyance. However, today police reports reveal that offenses have become more egregious and even physically threatening.

Some parks have experienced SWAT team interventions, drug raids, resident on resident violence, and even death threats. Even under these extreme circumstances, problem tenants can’t be evicted for 60 (or more) days under California law. Knowing this, homeowners fearing retribution have become reluctant to report crimes and live in fear.

In response to growing concerns from residents, the Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association (WMA) has developed a very reasonable and balanced solution modeled after a successful Oregon law.

Senate Bill 470, authored by Senator Jeff Stone, allows perpetrators of serious crimes to be evicted within 3 days:

“Commission of any act that is outrageous in the extreme, on the mobilehome park premises or in the immediate vicinity of the premises, including, but not limited to, acts of violence committed against any person, threats of violence against any person, sexual assault or abuse of any person, or use or display of any firearm or other weapon toward any person in the park in a manner which would make that person reasonably fear for his or her own life, health or safety. Any notice of termination of tenancy served under this subdivision shall be supported at trial by evidence from another resident of the park or from law enforcement personnel.”

Here are 3 Easy Steps to Protecting Your Community’s Quality of Life

Take Action Today

1. Sign the Petition

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2. Urge Your State Legislators to Vote YES on SB 470

Click on the button below to find your legislator then call or email to urge them to vote YES on SB 470.

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3. Download the “YES on SB 470” flyer so that you can distribute it to neighbors.

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