The residents of the De Anza Harbor Resort continue to battle in court for the right to remain in their spaces -- almost a decade after the master lease expired on the property, which is on Mission Bay.
"De Anza fighting 10 years on." Buffalo Chips! The De Anza Leases were an issue in 1977 when I ran for the city council. Every tenant had signed the Notice concerning expiration of their leases. This is the longest running "Con Job," conning the council, the courts and the state legislature in San Diego history. At one time the below market leases allowed tenants to reap windfall profits by selling their coaches in place for $100,000 more than than otherwise possible, sometimes used for more than they paid brand new. Follow the money! A series of stupid city council decisions has allowed this unconscionable travesty to continue. The tenants have no moral rights in this matter.
I have absolutely no sympathy or respect for the residents. They were well aware that their lease was not permanent when the signed and moved in and are just milking the system for concessions to which I don't feel they are entitled. Notice? When I moved to San Diego in the early 70s there was plenty of conversation in the press about what was going to happen to the site once the lease expired. Some residents went so far as to threaten lawsuits claiming the city's refusal to negotiate an extension prevented them from selling their interests. Any claim they weren't noticed is pure bogus.
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