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File #: 22-867   
Status: Agenda Ready
In control: County Commission
On agenda: 5/24/2022 Final action:
Title: MOTION TO DIRECT Office of the County Attorney to investigate whether cause exists for the County to file a declaratory judgment action against the ownership of Lakeside Park Estates in Pembroke Park, Florida, to determine whether the park constitutes a mobile home park subject to the applicable rules for operation and closure, and, if a basis for filing suit exists, to authorize the Office of the County Attorney to initiate and prosecute such an action on behalf of County and to represent related claims on a pro bono basis of certain residents of Lakeside Park Estates for potential violations of law, including claims under Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and the Florida Mobile Home Act. (Commissioner Rich)
Attachments: 1. Additional Material - Information
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: Nan H. Rich
Department: County Commission

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Requested Action
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MOTION TO DIRECT Office of the County Attorney to investigate whether cause exists for the County to file a declaratory judgment action against the ownership of Lakeside Park Estates in Pembroke Park, Florida, to determine whether the park constitutes a mobile home park subject to the applicable rules for operation and closure, and, if a basis for filing suit exists, to authorize the Office of the County Attorney to initiate and prosecute such an action on behalf of County and to represent related claims on a pro bono basis of certain residents of Lakeside Park Estates for potential violations of law, including claims under Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and the Florida Mobile Home Act. (Commissioner Rich)

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Why Action is Necessary
Board approval is required for the County Attorney's Office to, if determined warranted, file the referenced lawsuit.

What Action Accomplishes
Directs and authorizes the referenced actions.

Is this Action Goal Related
No

Previous Action Taken


Summary Explanation/Background
Lakeside Park Estates is a residential community located at 3300 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Park, Florida. The community has operated for well over a decade as a residential 55+ community, leasing lots to both recreational vehicle and manufactured/mobile-home owners.

On or about March 18, 2022, management of Lakeside Park Estates sent written communications to a number of residents indicating that the community was closing and that their tenancies were being terminated. Media reports regarding this situation have stated that many residents in this community do not have the financial wherewithal to relocate on short notice and have spent considerable resources purchasing their manufactured homes and will lose their primary asset if the community is closed and they do not have the ability...

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