Mosher’s last word on Measure V bribe: “They set me up!”; plus, Mosher duct tapes kids’ feet together.

As finally reported on via the Times-Standard, Hilary Mosher claims that she was set-up by anti-Measure V, anti-rent control interests for the purpose of sabotaging her efforts to enact rent control for mobile homes in Humboldt.

Of course, anyone with a lick of sense (i.e. not LMOB) and the ability to read time stamps on an email could plainly see that she was full of it. We wish to extend our congratulations to Ms. Mosher for coming clean, and would leave her with a friendly word of advice: don’t try to extort people, and maybe just keep your head down for a while.

THC loves how Mosher went all Bill Clinton about her extortion attempt. But it turns out that the only one who could prove Mosher was lying was her conscience – or, you know, the frickin’ email she sent that served as written record she not only attempted extortion but then lied to multiple media outlets who gave her some very good press.

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I did not have thieve’n relations with that company!

In other Mosher news, remember when she got accused of duct-taping kids’ legs and ankles together at her Montessori school, and she claimed that she was repairing holes in the kids’ clothes? Well, we found another little document (turns out that Mosher has a poor understanding of how written documentation works), it seems there might have been some truth to that one too.

We present to you, from the State of California’s Health and Human Services Agency’s complaint department, a copy of the complaint lodged against Mosher. Please note the following sentences: “Based on interviews with staff, children, and parents the preponderance of evidence standard has been met, therefore the above allegation is found to be SUBSTANTIATED. Children were not accorded safe, healthful, and comfortable accommodations, by applying duct tape on children’s feet/ankles.”  Just for your reading pleasure, folks.

Is that what they teach you at Montessori?

Turns out no one is safe from her extortin’ and tapin’ ways.

Now, we (almost) promise that this will be the last you hear about Mosher from us. Unless she somehow manages to top this fiasco.

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30 Responses to Mosher’s last word on Measure V bribe: “They set me up!”; plus, Mosher duct tapes kids’ feet together.

  1. Doug Johnson says:

    Hilary Mosher, the disgraced author of Measure V who was forced to resign from her own rent control campaign has finally admitted that she lied when she denied being the writer of a January 2016 email offering to quit all rent control efforts in exchange for $150,000 in land and an interest-free loan. Mosher told the Mad River Union newspaper: I will not dignify this scurrilous libel with a response. Mad River Union Update 10.25.16: “According to an article in todays Times-Standard, Hilary Mosher confirmed that she did, in fact, write the email. This contradicts statements made by Mosher to the Union in which she denied writing the email and suggests that the email was just a campaign dirty trick.” Moshers two remaining campaign lieutenants, Patti Rose and Carrie Peyton Dahlberg, refused to condemn the greed and self-interest of their boss; instead, they thanked and praised Mosher.

    Humboldt County voters cannot trust the people behind Measure V.

    Vote NO on Measure V.

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    • LMOB says:

      Doug, can they trust you? Who are you? Where do you live? How many campaigns have you fought in the past and are you a “lieutenant”, “boss” or both?

      If we are going to make this a morality play, what about the timing of the release of this letter. Isn’t it pure politics? Isn’t there some truth then that e-mail is being used right now as you typed those letters to slime a person, her “lieutenants” and I guess the implication is the measure itself?

      And it would be interesting to compare the greed of the “bosses” wouldn’t it? Ms. Mosher is fighting a broken system to try to find a sustainable place to live for herself on a limited income. Your fight, Doug, is for what? Property rights and the constitution? The free market? Even more absurdly, is your fight FOR affordable housing?

      This is what the $135,000 of the “No on V” campaign buys. It buys people who have the intestinal fortitude to put on the blinders for a paycheck.

      What Mr. Johnson is counting on is our community’s sense of good will and fair play. That is what this faux morality play is all about. He and THC are saying – “Hey look at that bad, greedy elderly woman on a fixed income. She is bad, you dear reader and I on the other hand are good. Ignore the Measure and it’s language which even decided non-liberals such as Mr. Fullerton and the Times-Standard have endorsed and vote against that bad, greedy person”.

      How do you sleep at night Mr. Johnson? My guess is you are OK with destroying a person because you don’t live in the same community. To you she is a name, much like you are to all of us. I don’t think you could have done this to your neighbor or a family member you care about, because I know that you too are a good person with good intentions.

      —-

      THC. The e-mail here
      ( https://thehumboldtconsequential.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/hilarymosher-copy.pdf )

      is from January 2016. Why are we hearing about this 2 weeks from an election? This this email not a political tool? If we destroy a community member’s reputation in the mean-time, who cares, right? I mean her intentions were ____. (Insert wrong, self-centered or evil)

      I think only in the final characterization would this warrant this type of public shaming on something that could have been handled with an email written back saying this.

      Hillary-

      This is absurd. Please speak to our lawyers if you have any further questions.

      -Casey
      Wed, Jan 20, 2016 5:02 PM

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      • Just Watchin says:

        If child abuse and attempted extortion aren’t reason enough to question someone’s reputation, what is?

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  2. Catherine says:

    Carrie Peyton Dahlberg has a bit of a problem with seeing reality clearly. First she took a job at North Coast Journal which anyone could see was going to be short term due to the NCJ, “use em and lose em” method of hiring and not retaining editors. Then she bought into stuff they told her hook line and sinker, never gave any of it a moment’s thought “is that true?” or “is that even possible?” and then proceeded to spread around what they had told her (and which she had no way to know it was true or false, she wasn’t here when it happened). Now she’s bought hook line and sinker into this Measure V stuff … Carrie, sweetie, please go back to the Cloud Cuckoo Land you came from and stay out of local politics? While you’re at it, please stop gossiping about stuff you weren’t here to see with your own eyes, because you’re (obviously) believing the wrong people up here. Go back through the list of people you trash-talked on, and think long and hard “is that true what I was told and what I’m still saying?” And if you can’t provide first hand proof to what you’re saying — DON’T SAY IT.

    Gossip is ugly, it’s even worse from someone with journalistic pretensions.

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    • I said it because of what I have on him. He wouldn’t have started with the undermining campaign so early
      It was obvious he was up to something. I caught it I have it. Im not like that . we both have repeating histories. He had the time because I was away dealing witbreality. Story is done. He lied to you. She did some of the things. Not even close to extent he said. He would start attitude out of thin air. Then cut deep to the heart with words that burn like fire

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  3. Doug Johnson says:

    The city of Arcata has been looking into mobilehome park rent control for 15 months. In March, the Arcata City Council authorized an expenditure of $35,000 to hire a respected, local community consulting firm to conduct a fair and comprehensive study on this highly controversial public policy. On September 30th, the much-anticipated 32-page Executive Summary of the draft Mobilehome Affordability Strategies Study — backed up by 418 pages of research, exhibits, reports and surveys — was made public. The study’s independent analysis should overwhelmingly convince every voter to reject Measure V on Election Day.

    One of the study’s most compelling conclusions can be found on page 26 and follows here verbatim and in the exact order it was written: The main argument against rent stabilization ordinances is that they do not help the neediest among us. Rent stabilization ordinances are not “means‐tested”, meaning that all Mobilehome owners benefit regardless of economic need. Folks living closest to the margins of our local economic index cannot afford the slight increases tied to CPI which rent stabilization ordinances allow. Very‐low and extremely‐low income individuals would benefit more from a rental assistance program, long‐term lease, MOU, or government rental subsidy which aims to support those who are paying more than 30% of their monthly income on housing costs.

    Before you vote, please go to http://www.nomeasurev.com and read the Arcata study. You’ll learn why rent control is bad for Humboldt County.

    Vote NO on Measure V.

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  4. LMOB says:

    Mr. Johnson, since you feel you can’t tell us who you are, I’ll let the news media introduce you to THC’s readers.

    Doug Johnson, a representative for Northern California and Bay Area Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association

    The study you reference was brought before the Arcata City Council on 10/4.

    Mr. Wolski, who has commented here in another thread has made it clear why he wants people to “Vote NO on Measure V” (btw Doug, do you have a macro to type that for you, or are do you actually type it out each time?)

    We’re in the most desirable section and we are entitled to a constitutional right of fair return on that property,” Wolski said. “Because it’s in such a desirable location, we can take rents up. And we can take them up to market rates.

    To pretend that your primary concern is affordable housing is absolutely absurd. If it was, your employer should fire you. Your primary responsibility as a representative of mobile home park owners like Guntram Wolski who owns Thunderbird Mobile Estates in MacTown is to insure their rights as property owners are maintained and to maximize the revenues and minimize the costs of owning these parks. And that is fine and good, but you should make this clear.

    People own these parks as investments and/or as sources of income, not to provide a common good. If they can also provide a service at a reasonable price – this is a great and desired effect that we all appreciate.

    The main argument against rent stabilization ordinances is that they do not help the neediest among us. Rent stabilization ordinances are not “means‐tested”

    People should understand that when you talk about “MEANS TESTING” you are asking an eligibility worker like myself to look at who should and who shouldn’t be eligible to subsidies (using a means test that would look at income or wealth or both) paid by the government (ie tax-payer) to support the rents that you feel should not be limited by regulation. Again, what you are saying is we need more government subsidies, not less.

    You should go back and read how THC and it’s readers feel about those receiving subsidies. They, as you might expect, are not very fond of the idea. In fact even the idea of expanding another site where people in McKinleyville can have easier access to services rather than driving all the way to Eureka is met with vitriol. (Scroll back a few posts to find it – “McKinleyville is pissed at Ryan Sundberg for leaving them out of the public process”)

    And isn’t it convenient that the representative for the Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association is interested in housing welfare that will go to an uncontrolled rent environment? To those not paying close attention, this means even more tax payer money given to those who are eligible on mobile home parks who in turn will pay for the higher rents, who in turn will pay a fee to the WMHCA who in turn will pay for Mr. Johnson’s salary.

    So Mr Johnson, what happens when people like Mr. Wolski decide to sell their investments to the highest bidder and that new owner has to raise rents in part to help pay for the cost of the deal? What is it in your plan other than higher subsidies paid to an even greater number of people to help curtail events like this that are actually happening in real time to mobile HOME owners (as opposed to mobile home PARK owners) like Ms. Mosher?

    We do agree on one thing, the need in some cases for housing subsidies. What I’m trying to do and what I believe most Americans and Humboldt residents believe in is creating a society where people who work or receive fixed income can survive and thrive without additional support needed from others.

    That’s why sometimes it is appropriate for the people to step up and say we want a fair and limited schedule of increases to rents on our homes especially in a ruthlessly housing market like ours on the North Coast. That’s what Measure V does and I wonder if you were not earning a living the way you are if you would be more inclined to see why most Humboldt residents, to include the Times Standard editorial board, will likely be voting FOR Measure V this November.

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  5. Cousin Eddie says:

    “Mr. Wolski decide to sell their investments to the highest bidder and that new owner has to raise rents in part to help pay for the cost of the deal?”

    It’s called the free market. If they want to sell the place, the residents could get together and buy it.

    “who work or receive fixed income can survive and thrive without additional support needed from others.”

    does measure V say that? i was under the impression you could be a millionaire and still live in a rent controlled park. please clarify that for me LMOB.

    also, if the rent is controlled, they are actually getting help from others: the owners.

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  6. Doug Johnson says:

    You are absolutely right Cousin Eddie! If Measure V passes and you live in a Humboldt County mobilehome park, you will automatically receive below-market, taxpayer-subsidized rents for life — regardless of your income or financial situation. And yes, there are several millionaires living in at least two parks in the county. I thought LMOB hated rich folks?

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  7. Just me says:

    So this is what LMOB is spewing on his blog:

    First, a definition of propaganda:

    “information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view”

    Then his reasoning on why calling out Hilary Mosher’s extortion attempts are propagada”

    “The key distinction would be that the information is misleading, and I would add knowingly misleading.
    Since this last weekend, blog-o-philes like myself have been subjected to a despicable campaign of personal destruction of Hillary Mosher the former leading figure in the Yes on V campaign”

    LMOB – how is calling out Hilary Mosher’s despicable actions misleading? Why are pointing these actions out – – – actions that have also been reported on in the Mad River Union “a despicable campaig”????? LMOB, your trying to spin Hilary Mosher’s actions as no big deal are them is a silly attempt at propaganda, lol.

    What about Mosher’s flat out denials when first caught? Forget it, let’s not call them denials, lets call them what they are – LIES. And yet you poo poo this – again, PROPAGANDA.

    It is awesome watching you contort yourself into knots trying to spin this.

    Doug Johnson is a paid spokesman for the mobile home owners? Gee, that’s not new information, and if he is, so what – he has presented factual information that shows Measure V to be a bad initiative, and you have been so far been unable to factually refute any of this information. All you do is stamp your keyboard, vomiting out nonsensical paragraph after paragraph of dare I say, meaningless PROPAGANDA.

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  8. LMOB says:

    Mr. J you just typed this…

    “If Measure V passes and you live in a Humboldt County mobilehome park, you will automatically receive below-market, taxpayer-subsidized rents for life”

    One of the two 30 second ads paid for by “No on V” says this…

    “Studies show rent control doesn’t work. It ends up raising rents.”

    Which is it? Will V raise rents or will they help to stabilize them?

    But kudos, this is finally the truth behind “No on V”. Let the free market decide for us. I’m just wondering why you didn’t promote this idea your ads which show forlorn seniors

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    Eddie, my full quote is here

    “What I’m trying to do and what I believe most Americans and Humboldt residents believe in is creating a society where people who work or receive fixed income can survive and thrive without additional support needed from others.”

    What Mr. Johnson would like to do to solve the problem of affordable housing is to a) let the market decide in the very imperfect market of a manufactured home park (remember the owner’s are pretty much stuck there without substantial resources AND another spot to move to) and b) PAY SUBSIDIES to all the local residents who need assistance for local housing.

    That’s his solution, that is what he means by quoting the Arcata study and by using the term “means testing”. That is why he brings up the “millionaires” living in a mobile home park because he believes, like you, that rent stabilization are in essence subsidies and thus Measure V subsidizes the lives of millionaires. It’s a good story.

    As we all know, we live in a desirable location within a stones-throw of the Bay Area where people can buy land for increasing sums of money. Wage earners in Humboldt and those on a fixed income can’t keep up.

    This is only an issue on the ballot because when given the chance to address the issues of a broken real estate market when compared to local wages as we would expect responsible representatives to do, our Supervisors are making this worse instead of better. Whenever they get a chance they are increasing the incentive to those that make their living off of renting, leasing, or speculating on land. When they get a chance to put the interests of working people or those on fixed incomes, well they are more inclined to listen to absurd tales about the free market solving all problems. Stories like Mr. Johnson will tell, just not to the voters in the 30 second ads he buys.

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  9. LMOB says:

    Just me,

    Hillary’s actions could have been stopped with the person who controlled the relationship – Mr. Casey of FolletUSA. He continued with the business deal, one that he knew was out-of-line either because he felt like he wanted to control local politics by buying off a desperate activist, exactly the type of person this Measure is designed to help, or because he knew all along he could release the emails to a willing right-wing blog a couple of weeks before the election.

    Measure V is not about the ethics or morals of one person and I’d challenge you or anyone else to tell me why it is or should be. Measure V is about language that you can read on the ballot and judge that language on your own.

    Bottom line: judge the measure, not a person. Is that not fair? If it isn’t, again, please tell me why.

    “you have been so far been unable to factually refute any of this information”

    Really? Here is one question. Will Measure V raise or lower rents? Even on that very simple question that is at the heart of V Mr. Johnson says one thing here and his No On V campaign says another thing when there are pictures of struggling elderly women pictured on the screen.

    Yes, Just me, Mr. Fiske nailed it in his letter to the editor today. No On V’s $200,000 campaign is one of propaganda to mislead the voter to believe that Measure V is going to raise costs on seniors and others on fixed or low incomes when the truth is exactly the opposite. What Mr. Johnson is telling us is misleading, it is used to promote a free market agenda, and worst of all, he is using the wake of the destruction of the reputation of a local person as his make-shift soap box.

    Thank you, btw for reading. I think that makes you reader #8, but who is counting?

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  10. Doug Johnson says:

    LMOB, Hilary Mosher — the disgraced and discredited author of Measure V — owns and operates an exclusive, private Montessori school in Arcata. She is not retired, earns a substantial income and pays just $488 to live in one of the nicest communities in McKinleyville. Her last rent increase at Ocean West was $14.50 — that’s less than a 3% increase. At her Montessori school, however, she recently raised her per pupil tuition rate from $500 to $600 — that’s a 20% increase. LMOB, is your rent as low as Hilary’s — $488? Was your last rent increase as small as Hilary’s — $14.50? Was your last pay increase as large as Hilary’s — 20%? It is no coincidence that the passage of Measure V will financially benefit Hilary Mosher — it was purposely designed that way. Shame on you, LMOB, for condoning this scam. Fortunately, Humboldt County voters are very smart. They will see through this ruse by defeating Measure V on Election Day.

    Vote NO on Measure V!

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  11. Doug Johnson says:

    Get the facts and you’ll Vote NO on Measure V:
    http://www.nomeasurev.com
    http://www.facebook.com/nomeasurev

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  12. LMOB says:

    Mr. Johnson. You know what, I’ll admit it. You do know the facts better than I do and you have proved it in this thread.

    Unfortunately for both of us and our democracy, it is the facts on one individual. It is really creepy the amount of information you know about Ms. Mosher and how you are using her as a villain in your morality play. Not only that but you and I know that this whole game is to insure maximum profits for your organization’s clients or members.

    Here is your own quote “If Measure V passes and you live in a Humboldt County mobilehome park, you will automatically receive below-market, taxpayer-subsidized rents for life — regardless of your income or financial situation.”

    That is right for you to fight for that concern. It is a good cause. I don’t hate millionaires or owners of property. I don’t even hate people like Hillary Mosher who own Montessori schools, in fact I commend them, don’t you? Doesn’t Hillary have every right as other smart people who live in parks owned by your clients to fight for a fair rent under the pressure of extreme market forces driven by outsized companies that no longer have their tenants lives as a first or even second priority?

    So yes, you have access to facts I don’t care about and make ABSOLUTELY NO DIFFERENCE to voters when they go to the voters booth in just over a week. You tell me Mr. Johnson how Hillary’s job makes any difference to the smart voters in Humboldt? (And yes Doug you and I agree on that.) The Times Standard endorsed V, do you think they did so based on the fact Hillary Mosher is a saint? Do you think they want their endorsement back now? What about Mr. Fullerton – another non-liberal. It would be interesting to hear is take because his top campaign issue is positive campaigns. I’m disappointed he isn’t here too calling out your politics of destruction. Maybe he, like other people you have described as “lieutenants” have more sense than I do because they all understand they will be typing with someone who is in essence a “bot” for his industry.

    Here are the facts you keep forgetting too mention. The “rents” you talk about include the fact that the mobile home owner also either owns their home or has additional payments on them. These payments do not include the lower rates that most home-owners get.

    Here is a wonderful letter I found yesterday that gives us more facts that you seem to not want to talk about in your attempt to make measure V about a person rather than about a policy. These are from a letter to the editor to the MRU by Lazy J resident Linda Derksen. The exact date is unclear but it’s from late 2015 or early 2016.

    ______________________
    My husband and I live in the Lazy J Ranch senior mobile home park in Arcata. Like our neighbors, we own our own mobile home but rent the space that the home sits on. The owner of the Lazy J Ranch, our landlord, is FollettUSA, a large national investment company with multiple owners and investors.

    As you might know, there has been a flurry of activity in California mobile home parks in the last decade as investors swoop in to buy them up, gentrify them and move in wealthier new tenants who can pay $2,000 or more per month for the space that their home sits on.

    When we read the numerous newspaper articles about what’s happening in other mobile home parks across California, we can see the handwriting on the wall. We don’t want this to happen to the Lazy J or to any other mobile home park in Arcata or in Humboldt County.

    We hope our space rents won’t climb all the way to $2,000/month, but at the Lazy J we have already seen incoming resident monthly rents quickly climb from $375 (2013) to $475 (2015), a whopping 26.6 percent increase in the two years that FollettUSA has owned the Lazy J.
    ______________________

    Are you guilty of cherry-picking rent increases locally? What about the rent increases Mr. and Mrs. Derksen have experienced? Is this not a broken system right now with investors using what you have to admit once was a source of affordable housing as a source of income and as an investment?

    Are you saying that renters should have no rights to petition their government to protect them from a predatory market place?

    I don’t think you are Doug. What I do think you are doing is telling half or less than half of the story. A story infused with a morality-play that you hope will sway the smart voters of Humboldt County.

    Mobile home parks in Humboldt county are being bought out by large corporations and it is becoming a predatory market place with a largely captive renter. (see video below) Voters can and should institute fair, smart, legally-tested and inexpensive ($5/mo for residents) policies to regulate this market place so the land can be used as intended and not as a commodity for those with the discretionary income to pay you to participate in forums like this.

    http://player.pbs.org/viralplayer/2365636226/

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    • The Derksen’s have not seen their rent increase — read the words carefully. The numbers cited are only for *new* incoming residents. Existing residents pay much less.

      We have done the same thing. We have residents below, and some well below, $350/month as they have been there a long time. Our new incoming residents pay $425/month. Allowing us to charge new incoming residents more allows us to stay up with the cost of running a park, but yet grandfather in the long term residents that came in at a lower price. Under Measure V, if a $350/month space vacates, we can only charge the next resident $367.50.

      A serious problem with Measure V is that if a park owner goes before the Hearing Officer or the state under a Vega adjustment and wins, *all* residents will get the increase ordered by the Hearing Officer or court. Those numbers could easily be $100/space. That is not something I would want to see. However, that is one of the major unintended consequences of Measure V. Measure V is created by people who do not understand the nuances and unintended consequences of the mobile home laws and court history.

      Humboldt County has dealt with unreasonable rising rents one time before. It was dealt with privately. It can be done again. MMAC suggested this and also said there was no need right now.

      IMHO, Measure V is all about Hilary and her attempt to hurt Ocean West. Her letter proves it. I ask you to vote No on Measure V and if there are real problems, we have other ways to solve them.

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  13. Doug Johnson says:

    $35,000 taxpayer-paid City of Arcata study pans rent control — Vote NO on Measure V:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/bchnk56hwbc4c1l/MHA%20Strategy%20Study%20DRAFT%2010-05-16.pdf?dl=0

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    • LMOB says:

      So Doug, I would like you to come clean with THC’s conservative readers. You prefer actual subsidies in the form of means-tested housing assistance for manufactured home parks rather than rent stabilization that would help to prevent what happened to Lazy J residents under FollettUSA?

      “we have already seen incoming resident monthly rents quickly climb from $375 (2013) to $475 (2015), a whopping 26.6 percent increase in the two years that FollettUSA has owned the Lazy J.”

      So Doug, if you look at the last page (31), the table summarizing the recommendations, the different choices are quantified by numbers. The difference between rent stabilization (V) and the highest recommendation – Long-Term lease (seems awfully convenient to the new park-owners btw to have a long term rental agreement) is 6 points. Those 6 points are made up by a 0 earned by rent stabilization and a 3 earned by Long-Term Lease for a) Administration required and b) Costs of implementation.

      Measure V will cost mobile home park residents $5 per month for all county administration. This to help protect them from what happened to Linda Derksen and her husband above ($100 rent hike (26%) in one year. That to me seems like a decent trade.

      Let’s step back a second. If it wasn’t a decent trade, why is there so much money coming into Humboldt County to fight against it? How much is it now? $100,000 or $200,000 the No On V campaign will spend to protect their rights to maximize their revenue from investments?

      This has nothing to do with what is best for Humboldt residents and everything to do with what will continue to may our land as valuable as possible. At some point there does have to be smart regulation against exploitation. Measure V is an example of this.

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  14. Just Watchin says:

    This is typical liberal reading comprehension skills demonstration: A $100 increase over 2 years….or 13% per year, suddenly becomes 26% per year. Obamacare could use their help in holding down costs.

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  15. Doug Johnson says:

    On the front page of tomorrow’s Mad River Union — “Caught in a lie” — is the latest on the Hilary Mosher rent control scandal. She denies writing the $150,000 solicitation email in several different languages! You can’t make this stuff up. The MRU article also gives THC credit for scooping the original story. Again, way to go THC!

    We can’t trust the people behind Measure V — Vote NO on Measure V.

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  16. Doug Johnson says:

    Mad River Union:

    McKINLEYVILLE – When first asked by the Union whether she had written an email that smacked of extortion, the former head of the Yes on Measure V campaign flatly denied doing so, stating, “No! No! No! I don’t know how else to say that word – wait; nien, nay, non, nyet.”

    But it turns out Hilary Mosher was lying. She did, in fact, write the email to a park management company earlier this year, telling its chief operating officer that she would walk away from the movement to get a rent control ordinance on the ballot in exchange for a $100,000 piece of property and a $50,000 zero-interest loan.

    The email was first made public Oct. 20 on The Humboldt Confidential, an anonymous blog at thclive.net. Mosher was contacted that evening and the next day by the Union and asked if she had written the email. She flatly denied doing so.

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    • Ouch! Thanks for providing the info. but we’re the Consequential and there is little very confidential about us. Assuming the story comes out we owe a sixer of Mikes to Jack for the credit and link. He may lean a bit to one side in his stories but he’s a man of integrity of the finest sort. We’ve actually met a couple times and wish him and his fine publication the best. THC swag is on it’s way! We’re also glad to see that Jack gets just as mad as we do when being lied to. Fibbers beware the Mad River Union and The Humboldt Consequential are watching you…….

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  17. Doug Johnson says:

    http://madriverunion.com/will-hilarys-email-problem-affect-the-election-outcome/

    Print edition headline: “Caught in a lie”

    Online edition headline: “Will Hilary’s email problem affect the election outcome?”

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  18. Doug Johnson says:

    THE ARGUMENTS AGAINST MEASURE V & RENT CONTROL

    RENT CONTROL DEFINED: Measure V is a rent control initiative backed by a small group of mobilehome park residents who want the government to guarantee them below-market rents for life. This new rent control bureaucracy would be subsidized by all Humboldt County taxpayers.

    RENT CONTROL IS UNNECESSARY: Scores of individuals and families from all socioeconomic backgrounds have chosen to live in one of Humboldt County’s many mobilehome parks, where manufactured home prices are much lower than stick-built home prices. Rents in these communities are low, fair and reasonable; averaging less than $435 per month.

    RENT CONTROL IS TOO COSTLY: The administrative tax Measure V seeks to impose on residents will not cover the astronomical costs associated with rent control. Rent control programs often result in years of expensive litigation. A jury recently found the City of Carson’s rent control ordinance unconstitutionally applied and ordered taxpayers there to pay a staggering $7.4 million judgment.

    RENT CONTROL HARMS THE COMMUNITY: California cities and counties with rent control have spent tens of millions of taxpayer dollars administering burdensome rent control bureaucracies. Rent control takes scarce public resources away from law enforcement, fire protection, and other vital local government services.

    RENT CONTROL IS UNFAIR: Unlike most government assistance programs, rent control is not based on need, income or any other form of qualification. Under Measure V, mobilehome park residents — regardless of their income or financial means — will automatically be entitled to below-market, taxpayer-subsidized rents for life.

    McMAC REJECTED RENT CONTROL: The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee carefully examined rent control and unanimously voted against recommending its adoption by the Board of Supervisors in 2015. Like 447 other municipalities in the state, Humboldt County operates fairly and responsibly without rent control.

    Vote NO on Measure V

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  19. Just Watchin says:

    GET OUT THE DUCT TAPE!!! TAPE HIS FEET AND HANDS!!!!! (Apparently, that’s acceptable behavior with liberals).

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  20. Doug Johnson says:

    A press release from No on Measure V:

    MCKINLEYVILLE, CA – According to Travis Sexton, Campaign Manager for Citizens Against Rent Control – NO on Measure V, the sudden resignation by Hilary Mosher, the author and main proponent of Measure V, following news that she demanded from FollettUSA $150,000 or threatened to move forward with a rent control ordinance, raises serious questions around the entire Humboldt Mobilehome Owners Coalition and its campaign. “The revelation that Ms. Mosher sought a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with FollettUSA and then demanded money is both unethical and borders on illegal. We strongly encourage the offices of the California Secretary of State and the Humboldt County District Attorney to investigate further into this matter. We also strongly encourage Ms. Mosher to terminate the NDA with FollettUSA to allow the voters of Humboldt County to know the full truth.”

    On Thursday, October 20 the local blog site “The Humboldt Consequential” posted a story and copy of a January 2016 email titled “Re: NDA as per your Request” from Ms. Mosher to Casey Kelly of FollettUSA, then new owners of Ocean West Senior Village in McKinleyville where Ms. Mosher lives. On Friday, Ms. Mosher denied writing the email to local media sources including the Mad River Union by stating: “I will not dignify this scurrilous libel with a response.” By Saturday, she stepped down from the Humboldt Mobilehome Owners Coalition. “Actions speak louder than words,” continued Mr. Sexton, “and in the case of Hilary Mosher, her resignation validates that Measure V was never about preserving affordable housing in Humboldt County, it was always about the greed and financial self-interest of Ms. Mosher.” That fact should be of real concern to anyone uncertain about Measure V.” Mosher’s two top remaining lieutenants — Patti Rose and Carrie Peyton Dahlberg — did not condemn their boss and the author of Measure V, but instead, thanked and praised her. “It makes you wonder how deep the corruption runs in their rent control campaign,” said Mr. Sexton. “Their entire campaign has been built around lies. After Ms. Mosher resigned, she later admitted to the Eureka Times Standard that she did in fact write the email to FollettUSA, contradicting her earlier statements to the Mad River Union.”

    Measure V is a complicated and costly rent control scheme for mobilehome park residents in unincorporated Humboldt County that is subsidized by taxpayers countywide. In early October 2016 the City of Arcata released its $35,000 “Arcata Mobilehome Affordability Strategies Study” prepared by PlanWest Partners, which found that rent control is the least effective strategy in providing assistance to those facing the greatest financial hardships. It also presents the greatest financial risk to taxpayers given the costs it takes to administer rent control ordinances and to defend them in court. In September 2016, a federal judge augmented a unanimous jury verdict in a rent control case that will cost the city’s taxpayers $7.5 million and even more if they appeal the ruling.

    A majority of mobilehome parks in the unincorporated parts of Humboldt County are small, privately-owned businesses. These owners reinvest heavily into the community through job creation and property taxes. They hire locally owned businesses to help maintain and service the parks. “Yet, Hilary Mosher, in her campaign of greed and self-interest, has tried to vilify these people for almost two years now,” continued Mr. Sexton, “when, in fact, she was the villain all along.” Hilary Mosher’s current rent is $488 and her 2016-2017 rent increase was $14.50 per month. Ms. Mosher is not retired and does not live on a fixed income. She owns and operates a private, elite Montessori school in Arcata, where she increased per pupil tuition from $500 to $600 in one year.

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  21. Everything that falls out of your robot mouth is propaganda. Why is one person against a whipping block. I dont like how me reactions are sometimes. It was a new situation and a tuff one at that. All of us were raised without certain tools or broken ones. I myself never heard much truth out of ypu r campaign leader. I found myself trying to do the right thing And get told it was wrong. The person I speak of feeds off anything tender. I would never in my life wish to dump sympathy and compassion for anybody. That’s a ugly curse. People should feel the feelings and remember the past. If I wasn’t for the past we all wouldn’t be in the now. Except I have to leave. Not because of all the extorsion and hate. Not from vandelism and scare tactics. I know the people I need to help would always help me. They would be there. I wouldn’t miss that party for anything. I’m happy hes not with me. It is hard and I really want him to be happy. Not at the cost of someone else. I guess I’m Humboldt’s human sacrifice. Please take the demon that lives inside of me first. I just want to be happy. I would give my life for almost anyone. If that’s wrong I sure dont want to be right. Thanks for the life shock. The shock helped with the heartache. Love, compassion and sympathy for all. Not picking the one that uses the word love and loyalty as another word. They say so much. I dont know what your cooking up. Please dont keep me from my duty. I didn’t do anything close to warrant this. I would never hurt worse because someone hurt me. That’s a bad circle to. Continue. We are all made to do what we are suppose to. I apparently was in the cross hairs for awhilr. I dont have time for minds that hate, or think that they have better or worse. That’s a choice. Sometimes the fog has to clear before you can see the oceans beauty. I failed at one thing. Not believing in myself. I could do it alone. When someone’s says they will be there for you and they are already being with oothers is totally unnecessary. Trump is winning. He jsnt sagregating the people. The people are doing it to themselves. Mostly because of taste and beliefs. I thought those two things were part of the very few rights we do have
    Tell me you dont have skeletons in your closet. We can write another novel with that fake news. I’m just doing what I can with what I have. Excuse me for getting emotional. Really!??!

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  22. Everything that falls out of your robot mouth is propaganda. Why is one person against a whipping block. I dont like how me reactions are sometimes. It was a new situation and a tuff one at that. All of us were raised without certain tools or broken ones. I myself never heard much truth out of ypu r campaign leader. I found myself trying to do the right thing And get told it was wrong. The person I speak of feeds off anything tender. I would never in my life wish to dump sympathy and compassion for anybody. That’s a ugly curse. People should feel the feelings and remember the past. If I wasn’t for the past we all wouldn’t be in the now. Except I have to leave. Not because of all the extorsion and hate. Not from vandelism and scare tactics. I know the people I need to help would always help me. They would be there. I wouldn’t miss that party for anything. I’m happy hes not with me. It is hard and I really want him to be happy. Not at the cost of someone else. I guess I’m Humboldt’s human sacrifice. Please take the demon that lives inside of me first. I just want to be happy. I would give my life for almost anyone. If that’s wrong I sure dont want to be right. Thanks for the life shock. The shock helped with the heartache. Love, compassion and sympathy for all. Not picking the one that uses the word love and loyalty as another word. They say so much. I dont know what your cooking up. Please dont keep me from my duty. I didn’t do anything close to warrant this. I would never hurt worse because someone hurt me. That’s a bad circle to. Continue. We are all made to do what we are suppose to. I apparently was in the cross hairs for awhilr. I dont have time for minds that hate, or think that they have better or worse. That’s a choice. Sometimes the fog has to clear before you can see the oceans beauty. I failed at one thing. Not believing in myself. I could do it alone. When someone’s says they will be there for you and they are already being with oothers is totally unnecessary. Trump is winning. He jsnt sagregating the people. The people are doing it to themselves. Mostly because of taste and beliefs. I thought those two things were part of the very few rights we do have
    Tell me you dont have skeletons in your closet. We can write another novel with that fake news. I’m just doing what I can with what I have. Excuse me for getting emotional. Really!??! Awesome thanks for the respect. The only reason I would repeat it is because it’s true. I’m out I would be gone if you the subject didn’t hate glass so much

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