Tenants of Pete's Harbor told Patch this week that a handful of them have been granted extra time to remain at the marina.
As Patch reported on Tuesday, which was eviction day for all remaining tenants, many said they couldn't move out of the harbor even if they wanted to for various reasons, such as the new slips they will move to not being available until Feb. 1, health conditions, or their boats being in need of repairs that made them unmoveable.
Leslie Webster, who has lived on her boat at Pete's for several years, told Patch that her boat needed a special part to become sea-worthy again, but that the part would not be delivered in time for her to fix her boat and be out by eviction day on Tuesday the 15th.
"On Monday I told the office that I was waiting for a part and would be out as soon as possible," she said. "I've just now told them that today the part came in but then we found that my boat has more serious issues - even more than I knew of this morning - and I'm not sure when I'll be out."
Lisa Riley, who suffers from a health condition that requires her to be on an oxygen tank, told Patch Thursday that she had found another slip to move to at Oyster Point marina in South San Francisco, but the slip would not be available to her until Feb. 1.
Riley said she was concerned that if she was not out by the end of the day on Tuesday that the harbor might shut off her electricity, which would not allow her to power her oxygen tank.
Patch reported that, on Tuesday, Pete's Harbor sent out a last-minute statement saying that harbor management wanted to help all remaining tenants "make as smooth a transition as possible," and that they were available to speak to any tenants who needed extra time for special circumstances.
Previously, before Tuesday, several tenants told Patch that they had asked for extra time but been denied, as was the situation with Riley.
Riley said Pete's Harbor owner Paula Uccelli had previously told her, "Everybody will be gone by the 16th. Those were her exact words."
After the last-minute statement was released Tuesday afternoon, Riley said she approached the office staff again to ask for more time.
Riley said she was asked to provide extensive documentation backing up her reasons. She was told the management of Oyster Point had to call the Pete's Harbor office by no later than 5 p.m. on eviction day to verify she had a new slip that would be ready on Feb. 1, and she was required to show medical documents verifying her medical condition that required the oxygen tank.
Riley has been a tenant at Pete's Harbor for four-and-a-half years, she said.
Tenants have told Patch they have heard of as many as seven tenants being granted extra time for reasons such as boat repairs and slips not being available until Feb. 1. Patch contacted the Pete's Harbor office and they would not confirm how many tenants had been granted extra time, nor how many boats still remain at the harbor as of Friday.
Adam Alberti, spokesperson for Pete's Harbor, told Patch that the harbor management has been "trying as hard as we can" to work with any remaining tenants who have asked for help for special circumstances.
However, he said that many of the tenants who still remain at the harbor are there "just because they refuse to move."
Alberti said the harbor management has not yet started any legal proceedings to remove anyone, but that eventually, they will have to if everyone doesn't leave.
"There are several tenants who will be leaving by this weekend, and another number who will be out on Feb. 1," and legal proceedings will have to be started to get out anyone else who does not leave of their own volition, he said.
Patch will continue to follow this story.
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