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City Council approves five-year lease extension for Campland on the Bay

Posted at 8:49 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 23:49:02-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego’s City Council voted 6-3 Monday evening to approve a five-year lease extension for the Campland on the Bay campground.

The city struck a deal with Campland to expand into De Anza Cove and remove the crumbling mobile home park.

Earlier in the day Monday, competing rallies took place outside council chambers.

The issue on the agenda Monday – the future of about 75 acres on the northwest portion of Mission Bay.

Currently, it’s an RV Park next to a mobile home park crumbling with asbestos and warning signs keeping the public out.

The operator of the RV park is terminating its lease later in June.

Campland on the Bay has operated for 50 years just to the west. It’s offering to take over the lease for the RV park and add the mobile home park for five years.

It would do $8,000,000 of improvements, including getting rid of old homes.

A group called the ReWild Mission Bay Coalition is fighting back.

The coalition wants the city to pursue restoring the area to its natural habitat, fearing that entering into what’s supposed to be a temporary arrangement could end up becoming a long-tern solution.

A staff member with the city told the council this won’t stop the city from pursuing future plans for De Anza Cove.