Hesperia's mobile home owners will be seeing new faces around the mobile home park: city employees.

Since the city's incorporation in 1988, the County of San Bernardino has had responsibility for the city's 11 mobile home parks. That all came to an end Tuesday, when the Hesperia city council voted unanimously to take over responsibility for them. Even if they hadn't, changes were on the way for the city's mobile home parks, since the county was handing off responsibility no matter what.

"Basically, cities were given the choice of taking it over, or the California Department of Housing and Community Development would," city spokeswoman Kelly Malloy said Wednesday. "Basically, it becomes the responsibility of both code enforcement and building and safety."

City staff will get additional training on inspecting and monitoring mobile homes, but "we're not going to hire any additional staff at the moment," Malloy said.

The city's cash crunch -- shared with much of the state -- means that only the city's sheriff's department staff is expected to grow this fiscal year.

The next meeting of the Hesperia City Council will be held on July 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Hesperia City Hall, 9700 Seventh Avenue.

Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.