Warren Hinckle, with the help of THC, exposes the heat crisis in San Francisco’s Residential Hotels.
The Coalition for Code Enforcement says thousands are shivering in apartments and residential hotels because The City’s building inspection department is failing to enforce its own laws.
A Board of Supervisors committee approved proposals requiring more heat in San Francisco residential hotels and set stiffer penalties for violators.
The Bureau of Building Investigation faces criticism and calls for action after many codes are not enforced in places where low income individuals live.
City agencies such as the Fire and Health departments have stiff fines and speedier enforcement programs than those of the Bureau of Building Inspection.
The San Francisco City Attorney’s office is called in to sort out a dispute between the city’s Bureau of Building Inspection (BBI) and the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, who accused the BBI of throwing away public documents related to unsafe rental property.
The Tenderloin Tenants Convention gets several resolutions passed to helps low income people living in residential hotels.
A rally to strengthen the city’s heat requirements is set at City Hall.
Buildings and units with significant code violations or those erected illegally are found to remain unabated by the Bureau of Building Inspection for years.
Tenants turn to the Bureau of Building Inspection to start enforcing building codes.