The costs of administration of this chapter shall be borne by the City of Sebastopol, subject to reimbursement of the City General Fund by imposition of a rent stabilization administration fee chargeable against each mobile home space in the City. The park owner who pays these fees may pass through 50 percent of the fees assessed against a mobile home space to the tenant only as set forth herein. This fee pass-through must take place no later than 12 months after the park owner is billed for the program administration fees. Failure to timely pass through 50 percent of the fees assessed against mobile home space will result in the loss of the park owner’s right to do so. The remaining 50 percent of the fees assessed against a mobile home space shall not be passed on in any way to tenants.
Fees passed through to tenants as herein authorized shall not be considered a part of the rent base upon which future rent increases can be made.
The fees imposed by this section shall be paid annually. The time and manner of payment, delinquency status, and assessment and collection of penalties for delinquent payment of the fees imposed by this section shall be as provided by separate resolution of the City Council. The Clerk shall recommend to the City of Sebastopol from time to time the amount of such fee and City Council shall adopt such fee by ordinance or resolution.