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October 03, 2006


Chip Ahlswede

In 2002 the city passed an initiative, measure EE, championed by a coalition of property rights organizations, stating that the city could not pass a law restricting the sale, lease, or transfer of property.

How could this law supercede the measure without having gone to a vote of the residents of HB?

Mark Alpert

As a resident of Huntington Beach, I am deeply heartened by the decision of the City Council to spend my money to defend the right of mobile home park residents to take the property of mobile home park owners. Next time I hear City Council members complain that they lack money for schools or to improve an aging infrastructure, I will recognize that money that could be used for such frivolous programs is much better spent protecting the right of mobile home residents to be paid two hundred thousand dollars for a 1962 single-wide worth $10,000. The City Council voted to defend a mobile home park closure ordinance that would require a park owner who decided he or she no longer wanted to to do business as a mobile home park, to pay all residents the "in place value," which translates to the value of the mobile home and the underlying land. Good job, City Council! In one crass political fell swoop, you managed to adopt a bad policy, that violates property rights and wastes valuable resources.


I just bought a mobile home
in Huntington Beach in a senior park.

Two attorneys with licenses live there.
The mobile park owners would be in
for the fight of their lives.

Huntington Beach City Council should fight
the park owners.

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