Digital News Report – Residents of the Pacific Cove Mobile Home Park in Capitola spoke out at a special meeting of the Capitola City Council.
The city council is investigating various options at the park, which is set just minutes from the beach. The options include paving the park over for a parking lot or building new homes.
The property, which was established as a mobile home park since the 1940s, has been owned by the city since 1984. The city is considering hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs.
Member of the homeowners association, Jeanne Roddy, told the council that she thought the council should transfer the residents from the upper terrace to the lower terrace of the mobile home park. This is what a Blue Ribbon Committee Report recommended.
Gary Wetsel, member of the Traffic & Parking Commission, said the community needed more parking. He recommended adding parking facilities to the Capitola Village.
In the end, the council decided to investigate the matter further asking staff for a future report.
By: Mark Williams