City Attorney Sues Postal Service on Behalf of SRO Tenants

by Paul Hogarth on May 5, 2009

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera will file suit against the U.S. Postal Service in federal court today, for refusing to deliver to mailboxes in residential hotels – after an initial demand letter to the U.S. Attorney was rebuffed. Along with groups like the Central City SRO Collaborative, San Francisco Tenants Union and the Housing Rights Committee, Herrera will hold an 11:00 a.m. press conference at the Coast Hotel – a non-profit SRO run through the City’s Care Not Cash program. The Coast is one of many hotels in the Tenderloin that have yet to install mailboxes, and who the Postal Service says will not receive private mail delivery even if they did. Tenants who failed to receive checks or doctor’s notes due to the lack of an individual mailbox will be there to tell their stories.

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