THC files lawsuit against Delta Hotel on Sixth Street. The suit is filed after the hotel rents rooms on a daily basis and allows drug trafficking.
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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
Suit Filed To Clean Up Notorious Sixth Street Hotel
In an effort to eliminate a leading South of Market magnet for drug trafficking, the Tenderloin Housing clinic has filed a lawsuit against the notorious Delta Hotel, 88 Sixth Street. The lawsuit will be filed on Thursday, July 19, 1990, and will be served along with a large eviction notice on the hotel’s operator, Prabha Patel. Merchants and residents of Sixth Street will hold a press conference on July 19 at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Delta Hotel to discuss the suit.
According to plaintiff and nearby resident Joe Trevino, “The Delta is a menace to this community. By renting their rooms on a daily basis to drug traffickers rather than to permanent tenants, the Delta is illegally making huge profits while endangering the safety of our community.”
The lawsuit seeks to prevent the Delta from renting its rooms on a daily basis, and also seeks a court order replacing the hotel’s operator with a court-appointed receiver who will obey the law.
The clinic has filed seven lawsuits in the past two months against hotels for violating the city’s Residential Hotel Ordinance, including three hotels on Sixth Street. The clinic is also considering legal action against other Sixth Street businesses which are harboring drug traffickers.