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Ed Fund Mobilehome Townhall on April 23, 2022

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 Golden State Manufactured-home Owners Education Fund (GSMOEF) invites you to a Virtual Mobilehome Townhall Saturday, April 23, 2022 10:00 AM featuring Bruce Stanton, GSMOL Corporate Counsel To get the Zoom or telephone information, contact your GSMOL Chapter President, Associate Manager, Region Manager or Zone Vice President. If you have a question you would like Bruce Stanton to answer, please submit it in advance to edfund.gsmoef@gmail.com.  ONE question only please! Questions will also be taken at the meeting after Mr. Stanton has finished his talk and answered the pre-submitted questions.    Attendees may ask ONE QUESTION ONLY, and it must be a question, not a story.  (If your question is complicated or requires a lot of background, it is best to arrange with your Zone Vice President to meet with Mr. Stanton individually. It is necessary for us to make these limits because we have had as many as 180 people attending a Townhall.)  We will alternate between questions put into the ch

Ed Fund Mobilehome Townhall on January 22, 2022

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 Golden State Manufactured-home Owners Education Fund (GSMOEF) presents a Virtual Townhall Saturday, January 22, 2022,  10:00 AM featuring Bruce Stanton, GSMOL Corporate Counsel speaking on New State Legislation and How it Impacts MH Owners You may attend via Zoom or call in from any kind of telephone. Meeting ID: 838 8797 2451 Passcode: 126115 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83887972451?pwd=VlF2MnZiakQzUlUvUjdubzEvTFB4dz09 Meeting ID: 838 8797 2451 Passcode: 126115 Mute/Unmute yourself by clicking on the microphone at the lower left corner of the Zoom screen. Raise/Lower your hand by clicking on Reactions at the bottom of the Zoom screen and then choosing Raise Hand or Lower Hand.   Please remember to lower your hand when you have been called upon by the host. OR Call in on a telephone: (669) 900-6833 Meeting ID: 838 8797 2451 Passcode: 126115 One tap mobile:   +16699006833,,83887972451#,,,,*126115#  Mute/Unmute yourself with *6 (Star Six) Raise/Lower your hand with *9 (

Santa Maria Coalition fighting for Rent Stabilization with funding from GSMOEF

 The North County Manufactured Homeowners Team is not backing down from their fight for mobile home rent stabilization in Santa Maria, with several residents pleading their case during City Council public comment period for the last five meetings. Despite residents' consistent appearances and their submission of a petition this week with over 450 signatures asking for the council to bring back a formal discussion about rent stabilization and the effectiveness of the current model lease, they say their requests have largely been ignored.  "Friends keep asking me, 'How long before the City Council will be acting on our questions of rent control for manufactured homes? You keep going and coming back without an answer,'" La Maria Mobile Home Park resident Esther Jensen said at a Tuesday council meeting. "My answer to them is, 'I don’t know, and I wonder if they even care to address the issue. We just know we’ll keep trying until we get some answers.'"

Video of Ed Fund Mobilehome Townhall on October 23, 2021

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 A written summary of this Townhall by Carol Brinkman can be found HERE.

Video of Ed Fund Mobilehome Townhall July 10, 2021

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Golden State Manufactured-home Owners Education Fund   presents a Virtual Mobilehome Townhall   Featuring   Bruce Stanton, GSMOL Corporate Counsel   Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:00 AM You may attend by Zoom or by telephone - see instructions below. If you have a question for Mr. Stanton, please submit it in advance by email to edfund.gsmoef@gmail.com .    One question per attendee please; if we have time we can do "seconds".   Meeting ID: 822 0377 7957 Passcode: 315603 Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82203777957?pwd=c1F4b3FiTzc5aS9BQVVSd2lwejhJUT09 Meeting ID: 822 0377 7957 Passcode: 315603 OR call in on any kind of telephone: (669) 900-6833 Meeting ID: 822 0377 7957 Passcode: 315603 Zoom participants: Mute/Unmute by clicking on the microphone in the lower left corner Hide/Show video by clicking on the camera, next to the microphone Raise/Lower Hand by clicking on Reactions at the bottom of the screen Telephone callers o
                                                                     YOUR RIGHTS BYTES #19   NEW CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (CPUC) DECISION PROTECTS HOMEOWNERS IN PARKS UNDERGOING UTILITY CONVERSIONS By BRUCE STANTON GSMOL GENERAL COUNSEL   History: For nearly a decade the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has been holding hearings to consider transferring control of gas and electric systems in mobilehome parks back to the local serving utilities, such as Edison or PG &E.   Over the decades many park owners took over operation of the gas and electric systems in their parks, and created a sub-meter system where the park owner directly bills the residents for their energy use.   This only applies to gas and electric, and not water.   In a sub-metered park the park owner is also responsible to repair or replace the system, and receives energy from the local utility at a discounted rate so as to receive compensation for system repairs and upgrades.  
  The Ed Fund is pleased to present a   VIRTUAL TOWNHALL Friday, September 10, 2021 1:30 PM featuring MATTHEW WEISE Field Operations Manager for the Division of Codes & Standards within Housing & Community Development (HCD) He will speak on the MPM (Mobilehome Park Maintenance) Program, HCD inspections, and the complaint process. You may attend with Zoom, or call in from any kind of telephone.   Meeting ID: 867 8629 1553 Passcode: 640694 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/ 86786291553?pwd= RzAycmpUYzhXNlV3cFRySWNacjJiQT 09 Meeting ID: 867 8629 1553 Passcode: 640694 OR call in from any kind of telephone:  (669) 900-6833 Meeting ID: 867 8629 1553 Passcode: 640694 If you have a question for Matt to answer at the Townhall, you may submit it in advance to Anne Anderson at a.bushnell.anderson@gmail.com Please submit your question before September 1. There is no need to RSVP for this event.