For the purpose of this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
   (A)   CPI - The consumer price index prepared by the bureau of labor statistics for the Los Angeles-Anaheim-Riverside area relating to all urban consumers as further set forth in section 24-9.
   (B)   HEARING OFFICER - The person designated by the city council to conduct evidentiary hearings on the various matters assigned to the hearing officer by this chapter.
   (C)   MOBILE HOME - A structure designed for human habitation and for being moved on a street or highway under a permit issued pursuant to state law. Mobile home shall include a “manufactured home” and a mobile home, as defined in state law, but does not include a recreational vehicle or commercial coach as defined in state law.
   (D)   MOBILE HOME PARK or PARK - An area of land in the city where two or more mobile home spaces are rented or leased out for mobile homes used as residences.
   (E)   MOBILE HOME PARK OWNER or OWNER - The owner, lessor, operator, or manager of a mobile home park.
   (F)   MOBILE HOME PARK RENT REVIEW BOARD or BOARD - The Mobile Home Park Rent Review Board established by this chapter.
   (G)   PROTEST - A written statement signed by residents representing 25 percent or more of the spaces in a park specifically setting forth the grounds for disputing an owner's decision or application for a space rent increase and containing a suggested resolution of the dispute.
   (H)   RENT STABILIZATION DIRECTOR or DIRECTOR - The person designated by the city manager to carry out the functions of the director.
   (I)   RESIDENT - Any person who occupies a mobile home or recreational vehicle which is located within a mobile home park and governed by this chapter.
   (J)   SPACE RENT - The consideration charged in connection with the occupancy of a space in a mobile home park including the use of common areas, not otherwise separately itemized in accordance with this chapter. Space rent shall not include:
      (1)   Amounts paid for the use of a mobile home dwelling unit;
      (2)   Security deposits;
      (3)   User fees for services or facilities which may be utilized at the option of residents;
      (4)   Utility charges in those mobile home parks which the owner bills residents separately whether or not the mobile homes are individually metered; or
      (5)   Pass-through items including utility charges.
   (K)   UTILITY - The services provided to a resident, such as water, solid waste collection, wastewater, cable television, gas and electricity.
(`64 Code, Sec. 17.1-2) (Ord. No. 2475)