Docktown residents in Redwood City challenge push to move them off public land

BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- Dozens of residents who live on the water in Redwood City are challenging their right to stay. They're being forced to move after decades of being there because it's a public trust land. But they're asking, why now.

Similar to the Berkeley Marina, Docktown in Redwood City is a public trust land. That's where many people call home. At a time they can't afford anywhere else to live, their future is now in jeopardy. The State Land Commission is debating what action they'll take.

Docktown is Redwood City's floating community where about a 100 people call home. They've been here since 1974. More importantly, residents say it's affordable.

Residents say this all started last year when an attorney, Ted Hannig, who lives across the marina in the newly built condos, filed a lawsuit saying that it was unlawful use of public land.

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