Mobile home permits may be issued for any parcel or lot in an R-1, R-2, R-3, or R-4 zoning district which contains one and only one single-family dwelling to allow placement of a temporary mobile home pursuant to the provisions of this section:
   (A)   Form.  Application for a mobile home permit shall be made to the City Council in writing on a form prescribed by the Council and shall be accompanied by the following information:
      (1)   Plot plan of property showing existing buildings and proposed location of the mobile home.
      (2)   A statement from a doctor on a form provided by the Planning Department which details the disability requiring care or proof of age.
      (3)   A filing fee in such amount as may be fixed by the City Council.
   (B)   Public hearing.  Whenever an application for a mobile home permit is submitted to the City Council, the City Council shall give notice of hearing not less than ten days before the date of hearing in either the following ways:
      (1)   By publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the city and posting the notice in a conspicuous place close to the property affected.
      (2)   By mailing the notice to the owners of property within 300 feet of the property as shown on the last equalized assessment role.
   (C)   Action by the City Council.  In order to grant a mobile home permit the City Council must determine that the following criteria are met:
      (1)   The purpose of the mobile home shall be to provide care for ill or aged (at least 70 years old) members of the immediate family.  The person(s) requiring care may live in either dwelling unit.
      (2)   The mobile home shall have been built since October 7, 1973, shall be at least eight feet wide and 40 feet long, bearing a Department of Housing and Community Development decal and shall constitute a mobile home, as defined in Cal. Health & Safety Code § 18008.
      (3)   The mobile home shall be located on the rear half of the lot so it is screened from public view, shall be completely skirted prior to final inspection, and shall be at least ten feet from any other structure and five feet from any property line.
      (4)   The mobile home must use existing connections to public water and sewer, however, a separate temporary gas and/or electric service shall be installed in accordance with Cal. Health & Safety Code § 18008.
      (5)   Neither dwelling shall be rented.
      (6)   The existing dwelling shall be occupied by the property owner.
      (7)   In order to grant a temporary mobile home permit, the City Council must find that the establishment of the mobile home will not, under the circumstances of the particular case, be detrimental to the health, safety, peace, comfort, and general welfare of persons residing or working in the neighborhood of such proposed use or be detrimental or injurious to property and improvements in the neighborhood or to the general welfare of the city.
   (D)   Renewal.  A mobile home permit shall be valid for one-year from the date of approval.  The mobile home must be reinspected and the permit renewed annually prior to its anniversary date.  In order to renew the permit, the following information must be submitted and City Council approval obtained:
      (1)   Completed mobile home permit renewal form.
      (2)   A statement dated no earlier than 30 days prior to the expiration of the permit, from a doctor verifying that the applicant still needs care because of illness or age.
      (3)   A copy of the current vehicle registration or tax clearance certificate.
      (4)   A renewal fee in such amount as may be fixed by the City Council.
   (E)   Removal.  The mobile home and its electrical and/or gas service shall be removed within 90 days from the date that the condition for which the permit was granted ceases to exist or either unit is vacated.
(Ord. 85-01, passed 3-25-85)
(`67 Code, § 10-15-5)