From the Reporter
What Happened?
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.

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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