A nifty way to keep your slip, when evicted
Just get an endangered bird to nest on your boat.
Judge allows Pete's Harbor tenant to stay until at least July 1 - San Jose Mercury News
Article says in part:
Murphy is one of a handful of tenants who remain at Pete's Harbor and refuse to comply with a Jan. 15 deadline Uccelli gave so she could sell the property to developer Paul Powers, who has plans to build a waterfront complex with 411 apartments and private boat slips.
During a break in Wednesday's proceedings, Church and Uccelli's lawyer, William Warhurst, hammered out an agreement in which Murphy would allow
his boat to be moved to the marina's inner harbor -- owned by Uccelli -- at the expense of Pete's Harbor. Additionally, an ornithologist would be retained to ensure no injury would come to the birds during the move, Warhurst told Buchwald. Pete's Harbor would also indemnify Murphy from "any challenges that he has somehow harmed the birds by agreeing to be moved," the lawyer said.The judge agreed to grant the stay until July 1, the date of a hearing for another eviction case.