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UPDATE: Mobile Home Park Safety

Which Way, L.A.? on KCRW at 7 p.m. tonight
Fire Safety and Mobile Homes
WED NOV 19, 2008
Host:    * Warren Olney

People in mobile-home parks have complained for years they are second-class citizens unprotected by the same codes and regulations as other residents of California. After the loss of hundreds of mobile homes this week, officials from the Governor on down are promising to find out what needs to be done and what authority they have to do it. On Reporter’s Notebook, has the Governor’s Global Climate Summit produced concrete results?

Guests:
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    * Glenn Bell: President, Neighborhood Friends
    * Zev Yaroslavsky: Los Angeles County Supervisor
    * Chris Anderson: Director for Field Operation, California Department of Housing

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7 Responses to UPDATE: Mobile Home Park Safety

  1. Glenn says:

    Ron, I would like to take a moment to thank you personally and publicly for the support you have shown the plight of manufactured home owners.
    Thank You.
    In the interview with Zev the county supervisor, Chris Anderson Field Director of HCD myself and the host Warren, a number of things seemed to surface. People in my organization have held the position for years that we, mobile homeowners have NOT had the same protections that everyone else enjoys. Also that all the government officials stand by point fingers at others in an attempt to negate their responsibilities. It was crystal clear to me that First, as I have experienced many times that Zev was getting incompetent advice from his (County Council) Attorneys, and Chris Anderson was simply deflecting his responsibilities. All while the real culprits The Park Owners weren’t even present to hone up to their position.
    You see in both parks (Oakridge and Sky Terrace) neither park owner were required to install and maintain adequate fire suppression equipment. The county does hold ultimate responsibility and by refusing to uphold that duty, they, the County not only risked the homeowners property, the single largest loss of homes due to any disaster ever in the history of Los Angeles, the chose to risk the homeowners lives and, maybe even more importantly, the lives of the fire fighters. All, to placate the stinking filthy rich park owners.
    But you know our system or government would fail if there weren’t fat cats to give big political contributions. That is what we are really talking about here; the homeowners are of NO consequential value. Business owners count, Politicals count, fire fighters count, insurance companies count even the press counts. Tell me a name of one of the victims in Oakridge or better yet one of the names of the people that lost everything in sky Terrace. Now that there was So much press on the tragedy, from the fires, Arnie our fearless Govenator, deemed it necessary to bring FEMA into the Oakridge Fire, The Beverly Hills of Mobile Home Parks, where at least 85% of the victims were insured, But, the survivors of Sky View will receive NO Fema assistance. This is criminal.
    Glenn Bell (correspondent LOL)
    President
    Neighborhood Friends
    818-890-1113

  2. Kristin Sabo says:

    “You see in both parks (Oakridge and Sky Terrace) neither park owner were required to install and maintain adequate fire suppression equipment. The county does hold ultimate responsibility and by refusing to uphold that duty, they, the County not only risked the homeowners property, the single largest loss of homes due to any disaster ever in the history of Los Angeles, the chose to risk the homeowners lives and, maybe even more importantly, the lives of the fire fighters.
    Glenn, just five words:
    BIG ASS CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

  3. essi says:

    can you help me

  4. B.Baker says:

    My daughter owns a home in Oak Ridge and it wasn’t burned but she is not allowed to go in either way. She is still paying for the home and at the same time renting an apartment. From the last meetings we have gone to, it seems that nothing is being done by the owners or any representatives at the meetings. At this time I would like to know if there are any class actionlawsuits that will be filed or have any of the owners formed some sort of comittee so that we can all communicate as to what’s going on. Are we going to be bought out?. Any ideas that are percolating out there will be greatly appreciated.

  5. Loy63 says:

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  6. Loy63 says:

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  7. Loy63 says:

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