FHA Looks at Changes to AB252

Supervisor Stephanie Moulton-Peters met with Shasha Cole (l.), Wilford Welch and other members of the LAC in December  |  photo and post by Larry Clinton

The Legal Action Committee (LAC) of the Floating Homes Association recently held a series of dock meetings to gather community input on possible changes to AB252, the floating home rent control law that was enacted at the beginning of 2023.

At issue is the amount marina operators can raise berth fees when a floating home is sold. Lease-holding residents expressed the concern that with no limits, increases could make it difficult to sell our homes if that need should arise. Marina operators have stated that the current law restricts their cash flow to unsustainable levels, leading to increases in fees for lessees.

Once all the input from the meetings has been compiled, the LAC will be meeting with representatives from Marin County and State Assemblymember Damon Connolly with the goal of reaching a solution that works for both residents and marinas. At the October 30 Day in the Park, Connolly assured the crowd that there will be no changes to AB252 without the entire community being involved in the process.

Thanks to everyone who attended dock meetings.