By Roger Gitlin – EYE ON DEL NORTE – February 4, 2022
The Crescent City Harbor is poorly maintained…and Commissioners are responsible for these abominable conditions.
The problems associated with both Redwood Harbor Village (formally privately-owned RV Anchorage) and RV Bayside Parks are elephant-esk.
How does one address these Elephant problems? One bite at a time.
First, the Harbor had absolutely no business acquiring both privately owned parks: one by expropriation (stealing) the other with a $600,000 allocation of Harbor funds. In short order, conditions have deteriorated.
To save the day for Harbor misdeeds, the Harbor has entered into an Agreement to turn over the RV Parks transition to a company called Renewable Energy Capital Partners and its CEO Alex Lemus who promises to…”do the right thing.”
Are you kidding me?
REC is a FOR PROFIT entity.
Talk about putting the wolf in the chicken coop.
Since the Harbor took over maintenance of both Parks, standards have dropped dramatically. Potholes abound and grass is overgrown. To be fair, the 86 tenants bear responsibility, too.
Tenants need to clean up debris and maintain their coaches in respectable condition. The Harbor needs to establish minimum community standards.
Those will not comply must face the appropriate consequences. Drug dealers and sex predators must be evicted. Instead of turning over the Harbor-created problems led by two long-term Commissioners: Wes White and Brian Stone, who appear to have a vision of removing tenants who fall below these two Commissioners’ misguided vision; this is done though intended Harbor neglect and a demonstrated “depraved indifference.”