Leland Yee …

by on March 9, 2011

To the Editor:

Your article on the San Francisco mayor’s race grossly mischaracterizes Senator Yee’s record on key tenant legislation. I personally worked with the senator to pass legislation prohibiting landlords from evicting tenants who are victims of domestic violence. My organization fought for the new law when we witnessed landlords invoking nuisance clauses in leases that allowed them to evict tenants when police were summoned to a unit – regardless if the police were called there to help a victim in an abusive situation. Your summary ignores valuable work Senator Yee has done for the most vulnerable tenants.

Tara Shabazz
Executive Director
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

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