Friday, May 11, 2007

San Diego CA, to Restrict RV Access at Popular Day-Use Area

Location, location, location.

The adage is a lifestyle for a community of San Diegans who live in their motor homes and constantly seek out the best spots to park.

"People like me who get away without paying rent anger people in this city," said Jeff Rodgers, 61, who for the past five years has parked his motor home at Shelter Island by day.

Their options have just been reduced on Shelter Island, where many have congregated for years for the free daytime parking along the water's edge. Most move on to nearby places that allow overnight parking and return first thing the next morning.

But some businesses have complained that oversized vehicles are taking spaces from customers and establishing unwanted encampments.

For the past few months, the Unified Port of San Diego has posted signs in the area showing hours at Shelter Island Shoreline Park from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. This week, the San Diego Port Commission voted to expand the boundaries of the park to include nearby spots popular with motor homes and others.
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