Lawsuit is filled to stop the hotels from making money off illegal activities.
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TENDERLOIN HOUSING CLINIC
126 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
RANDALL M. SHAW
MARY JANE FORAN
STEPHEN L. COLLIER
SARAH B. CARNOCHAN
TIMOTHY J. LEE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lawsuits Filed To Clean Up Sixth Street
In a precedent-setting legal strategy, the Tenderloin Housing Clinic has filed lawsuits to prevent two hotels from illegally renting to drug dealers and prostitutes. The lawsuits and two large “Notice to quit Illegal Activities” posters will be served upon the Hart Hotel, 93 Sixth Street (at Mission), and the Whiteker Hotel, 41 Sixth St., on Thursday, June 7 at 11:00 a.m. Merchants and residents of Sixth Street will hold a press conference at that time in front of the Hart Hotel to discuss the suits.
According to plaintiff and nearby resident Joe Trevino and Charlene McCain, President of the Sixth Street Merchants and Residents Association, “We want to stop the owners of these hotels from making money off illegal activities while endangering the health and safety of neighborhood merchants and tenants. We will no longer tolerate business as usual on Sixth Street.”
The Tenderloin Housing Clinic, attorneys for the plaintiffs and a party to the suits, will soon seek a court order barring the hotels from continuing their illegal conduct. The clinic hopes the suits will immediately stop these types of illegal activity, but the community is prepared to file further suits against other hotels if necessary.