Family sues Palo Alto for the right to retire from mobile home park business

City would allow closure of rental housing for $8 million payment from the owners
  • Tim and Eva Jisser, who have owned a mobile home park in Palo Alto for 30 years, would like to retire, but the city of Palo Alto is asking for $8 million for them to do so.
  • At issue is the closure of Buena Vista Mobilehome Park, which would take away the lowest-price rental property now available in the city.
  • The family has filed a Federal lawsuit.

A family-owned business in Palo Alto has filed a federal lawsuit so that the owners can retire after 30 years in business. Problem is, that business is a mobile home park that’s been providing the lowest cost rental housing in the Palo Alto area for 30 years.