Residents of Sunny Acres can stay for now
September 2, 2010
Dan de Vaul appealed a San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge’s ruling that the homeless have to vacate Sunny Acres because many of the buildings and facilities on the site are too dangerous for tenants. The residents can stay indefinitely while the appeal is moving through the process.
For almost a decade, de Vaul has been housing dozens of homeless men and women in a farmhouse, a stucco barn, and a group of garden sheds on his 72-acre ranch northwest of San Luis Obispo on Los Osos Valley Road.
de Vaul’s attorney, John Belsher, has argued that engineers and architects have determined that the buildings are structurally sound.
The appeal process could take several months.