When residents at Linda Vista Village Mobile Home Park found out two weeks ago that the city of San Diego had preliminarily placed the city-owned park up for sale, they immediately worried what a possible sale meant to the future of their park. Residents said the 200-plus units at the park provide stable, affordable living conditions in a city where such digs are difficult to come by.
City Councilwoman Donna Frye announced today that the park had been taken off of the city’s list of prospective property sales over concerns raised by the residents. A press release from Frye quoted an e-mail from Mayor Jerry Sanders’ land-use chief, Jim Waring:
As a matter of policy and out of fairness to residents, in the future we will not place multiple tenant properties on the possible sale list until we’ve fully informed the tenants, listened to their issues and decide if the sale is the best public policy.
Residents found out about the impending sale from this voiceofsandiego.org story.
The park falls in Frye’s District 6. She had this to say in her statement: “The residents were rightly concerned and I am pleased that Mr. Waring agreed to examine all the facts. We are committed to working together to ensure a balanced process that serves the public.”