The Tenderloin Tenants Convention gets several resolutions passed to helps low income people living in residential hotels.
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NORTH OF MARKET PLANNING COALITION
Thank you for coming to the Tenderloin Tenants Convention. It was attended by over 200 tenants and the workshops showed many, for the first time, their rights and ways to make their homes more pleasant and secure. In addition, media coverage of the convention was excellent.
The convention passed many resolutions, including:
** A Tenants Bill of Rights
** Closing Loopholes in Current Laws—- advocating for progressive housing laws
and legal responses, and strengthening the rent control ordinance by eliminating vacancy decontrol and the anti-conversion ordinance by supporting a total ban on the conversion of residential units to tourist use.
** Accommodations for the Homeless— advocating public shelters for homeless people and for the preservation of low-income housing units to prevent further homelessness.
** Adequate Heat in Hotels—— ensuring adequate heat by strengthening the city’s housing code and by reforming the monitoring procedures of the Bureau of Building Inspection
** Organizing Tenants— Organizing specific actions to follow up the intent of the convention, including a neighborhood-wide demonstration early next year and at least one tenants’ block meeting in every block of the Tenderloin before the end of 1983.
Supervisor Willie Kennedy, chair of the Planning, Housing and Development Committee of the Board of Supervisors, has scheduled a special hearing on heating problems in the Tenderloin on Wednesday, January 5, at 1:00 p.m. in the Supervisors Chambers at City Hall.
The purpose of the hearing will be to obtain the committee’s approval of the package of heating proposals approved at the convention. Many of us will be testifying, and we are asking everyone who has shown an interest in this area to come to our rally on the steps of City Hall a half-hour before the hearing (12:30 p.m.).
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE YOUR COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE HEAT PROBLEM HEARD. WE URGE YOU TO COME TO THE RALLY AND HEARING AND SHOW THE CITY OUR STRENGTH.
If you have anything to say about your hotel, want to hear the experiences of others, or just want to drop by for coffee, please don’t forget our regular Wednesday meetings of the Residential Hotel Task Force at 2:00 here at 295 Eddy St. (No meeting will be held January 5, since we will all be at the hearing).
Peter Schreitzer Peter Schweitzer for the Residential Hotel Task Force
Don’t Forget I SPECIAL HEAT HEARING
Wed. JAN. 5 at 1:00 p.m.