A manufactured home community industry source recently told MHProNews that, “California does not believe in property rights, plain and simple.”
In Santa Rosa, the “Journey’s End Mobile Home Park will remain closed at least until Wednesday pending laboratory test results of materials found last week in the fire-ravaged community that may contain asbestos, officials said Sunday at a community meeting,” per the local Press Democrat.
The Daily Business News has previously reported on the devastation that took place there, during the recent wildfires that ravaged that part of the Golden State.
That original story, is linked here, and one of the videos from that first Daily Business News report, is below.
“The park [sic], located on Mendocino Avenue just north of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, was shut down by city officials Friday morning following consultations with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials who are leading a countywide cleanup of household hazardous waste in the wake of fires that destroyed more than 5,000 Sonoma County homes.”
Materials that may contain asbestos were found by EPA crews at 25 sites in Journey’s End, said Tom Dunkelman an on-scene coordinator for the federal agency, told a crowd of about 200 people at the Steele Lane Community Center, according to the Press Democrat report.
The residents were not all as convinced.
A Bunch of BS, Says Resident
“Louise Smith, an octogenarian who said she is park’s longest-tenured resident at 37 years, said she’s unsure if she wants to return but wasn’t impressed with the asbestos issue,” per the Press Democrat, adding, “I think it’s a bunch of bull— if you ask me,” she stated to them after the meeting.
There is also some speculation that this may be used as a reason to keep the community closed, and potentially redevelop it, per local sources.
MHProNews will continue to track this story, given the numerous nuances that could impact that state and others in the industry. ## (News, analysis, commentary.)
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Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com.