A total of $750, 000 penalty was levied against a couple of RV parks along the California coast as a government agency made it appear that its neighboring beaches were off-limits, the KGTV San Diego reported.
Around the Campland on the Bay and Mission Bay RV resort properties were signs indicating that their spaces are reserved only for guests and that the beach can be accessed privately.
The California Coastal Commission has met with an agreement with the parks that are both public trust state tidelines to make sure that the adjacent areas are aware that the beaches are open for the public.
“They had a bunch of signs up saying that it was only for private use only, and that it was only for guests of paying customers and their website promoted it like a private luxurious beach,” according to Chief Enforcement Officer of the Commission, Lisa Haage, in an interview with KGTV.
The groups settled to allot three-quarters of a million dollars for unprivileged youth summer camps that are free of charge. In addition, the two parks are mandated to put off the signs that can mislead people on the beaches’ availability.
Also, new public toilets, as well as electric vehicle charging stations, will be established on the camp.
“Campland on the Bay and Mission Bay RV Resort provide the most affordable coastal accommodations in the area, having served as conscientious stewards of public access and the surrounding environment for over 50 years in Mission Bay. The unprecedented package of public benefits offered by Campland on the Bay and Mission Bay RV Resort, including free camping for underserved youth, reflects our longstanding mission to facilitate access to coastal recreation in so many forms,” Vice President of operations of the two parks, Jacob Gelfand, told SFGATE.
SFGATE has also reached out to the California Coastal Commission but it did not release any statement.