The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday rejected a proposed moratorium on development at three mobile home parks during a meeting that saw public comments shut down.
Council members voted 5-4 against considering an extension for residents being evicted from Periwinkle, Weldon Court and Las Casitas mobile home communities during a contentious afternoon session.
Previously, the council voted to allocated $2.5 million to assist those being displaced.
Evictions are set to begin as soon as May 1.
The council also voted 5-4 to not allow public comment on the development moratorium, which drew opposition from members and outbursts from mobile home residents in attendance.
“We held a lengthy meeting on this issue two weeks ago,” Councilwoman Debra Stark said when she introduced the motion.