|From the Reporter|
|The City Council voted to give an uncommon, perhaps unprecedented, 21-year lease extension to the owner of the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay.|
|How Does it Work?|
|The owner isn’t required to make any improvements to the property, but if he gets a major redevelopment project approved, he’s rewarded with a new, 50-year lease to help finance it. The city says this is all to encourage a major redevelopment.|
|Why Is it Odd?|
|Most lease extensions require redevelopment of city property. The lease was also rushed through the City Council a week before Mayor Bob Filner’s inauguration.