The Pleasanton City Council is expected to ratify a new rent stabilization agreement with the owners of Hacienda Mobilehome Park on Vineyard Avenue tonight that will allow increases along with improved maintenance of the park.
Pleasanton has three mobile home parks.
Vineyard Villa at 3263 is the largest with 208 spaces; Hacienda at Hacienda at 3231 Vineyard Ave. has 149 spaces, and Fairview Trailer Park at 785 Rose Ave. has 22 spaces.
Hacienda and Vineyard Villa are operated as age restricted communities where residency is generally limited to housesholds in which one of the residents is at least 55 years old. Fairview has no age restrictions.
Because most of the residents at all three sites are generally lower-income households, the city government has maintained rent stabilization agreements with owners. In 2010, the council approved a new agreement to stabilize rents and control rent increases with Vineyard Villa, and it reached a similar agreement early this year with Fairview Trailer Park owners.
The agreement with Hacienda, which takes effect today and will be before the council tonight for ratification, will allow the owner to increrase rents based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures each August, with the rent adjustments made the following January.
The increases are expected to range from 1.5% to a ceiling of 5% each year.
The new agreement does not set forth maintenance standards, which were part of a previous agreement, But the park owner has agreed to make improvements now to kitchen equipment and on an ongoing basis during the period of the new agreement, which will last until Dec. 31, 2016.
Also before the council tonight will be a request to accept improvements to Stoneridge Drive between Santa Rita Road and Trevor Parkway, which were made in preparation for completing the extension of Stoneridge to El Charro Road.
The improvements made by Tim Paxin's Pacific Excavation, Inc., cost $805,726, which was more than the $800,000 budgeted for the work.
The improvements included installing traffic signals on Stoneridge at Newton Way, Guzman Parkway and Trevor Parkway, as well as signal interconnect equipment and concrete work.
The council meeting will start at 7 p.m. tonight in the Pleasanton Civic Center, 200 Old Bernal Ave.