Phoenix City Council votes down development delay at mobile home parks

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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. 


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