San Francisco hotels are demanding millions of dollars from the metropolis to compensate them for harm incurred portion lodging the stateless nether a municipal authorities programme launched during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the program, known arsenic “Shelter-in-Place” (SIP), hotels were utilized to determination stateless radical disconnected the streets for fearfulness of spreading the coronavirus successful structure cities. Ironically, arsenic COVID became amended understood, officials began recommending against clearing stateless encampments, due to the fact that the microorganism dispersed little easy outdoors. However, the signifier of lodging the stateless successful hotels was embraced by Democratic officials successful authorities and section government, though it was expensive, arsenic a impermanent mode of tackling an ongoing stateless crisis.
Now, with tourism picking up again, hotels successful San Francisco, which were commandeered by the SIP program, are demanding that the metropolis compensate them for the harm that immoderate impermanent stateless residents caused.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday:
Hotel Union Square’s clean-up measure was steep — $5.6 cardinal to repair rampant fume damage, breached airy fixtures, mold and different problems.
As metropolis supervisors see shelling retired millions to settee the quality implicit damages astatine 1 of San Francisco’s edifice stateless shelters, taxation payers could beryllium connected the hook for millions much to settee akin claims from different hotels that participated successful the program.
It’s inactive unclear however galore claims the metropolis whitethorn face, but with much than 2 twelve hotels participating with the programme astatine its highest metropolis officials could soon beryllium contending with much — peculiarly since immoderate SIP hotels lone precocious began winding down operations.
The metropolis considers the programme a success, adjacent though it is ending and homelessness persists, due to the fact that it says it slowed the dispersed of COVID-19 and allowed stateless residents to quarantine successful edifice rooms alternatively than successful section hospitals, wherever they could person burdened nationalist health.
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