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Letter: Raising rents in parks unfair

Editor's note: The following letter is addressed to Supervisor David Solaro and appears here at the author's request.

To the editor:

You attended the swearing-in of the newly-formed “Latino Affairs Commission.” This commission is representing one-third of the residents in South Lake Tahoe. Most of these Latinos live in mobile home parks. Commissioner Delicia Spees cited “affordable housing” as a “major concern” of this commission. Supervisor Solaro voting against rent control in mobile home parks in El Dorado County is not supporting the concerns of this commission. Example: Tahoe Verde Mobile Home Park has just raised their space rent. Some by $30 and some by $40 per space per month. Do the math: This increase figures $30 for $132 spaces and $40 for 132 spaces – approximately $9,240 per month. The total space rent per month is approximately $111,300 for their dirt, an approximate total rent received per year of $1,335,600. Due to the “no” vote on rent control in mobile home parks in El Dorado County, park owners continue to increase rent for their dirt much over the COLA price index.

Bettie Thompson

South Lake Tahoe

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