Lawrence Chan Endorses Displacement and Homelessness


root - Posted on 24 March 2004

50 Low-Income Renters Targeted For Eviction

by Alex Cuff, Newsbrief Editor

After a ten year contract comes to a close in July
2003, for a low-income housing project, 50
units of mainly Cantonese speaking immigrants are soon
to be dumped upon the streets of Oakland with no where
to go. Oakland’s Measure EE (Just Cause Evictions)
does not cover or protect units built after 1984 – these rental
units and the tenants are vulnerable to a “no cause” eviction.

Wealthy Hotel tycoon Lawrence Chan plans to expand
his profits by evicting poor local immigrants in
Oakland, at 989 Webster Street. Lawrence Chan is the CEO and founder of Park Lane Hotels International and C&L Financial Inc., which
develop and operate hotels and real estate projects
across United States and Asia. Projects in the Bay
Area - the 1009 rooms Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel in San
Francisco; the City Center Marriott Hotel and
Courtyard by Marriot in downtown Oakland; the San Jose
Marriott (opens in 2003); and the 1.2 million sq. ft.
mixed use retail/residential/commercial Pacific
Renaissance Plaza in the East Bay.

Mr. Chan has served as a member of the White House
Board of Advisors on Private Sector Initiatives under
President George Bush, the Presidential Round Table
under Senator Phil Gram. He was formerly the Co-Chair
of the San Francisco-Shanghai Sister City Committee,
and has received awards including numerous
proclamations by the California Secretary of State and
State Assembly, and the Key to the City presented by
the then Mayor of San Francisco, Senator Diane
Feinstein

Local activists are urging everyone and anyone to
reach out by phone, fax, or e-mails, to protest and
stop the evictions of the low-income immigrant renters
before it's too late. The property is being managed by International
Hotelier Management Corporation located at 388 9th
Street, Suite 228, Oakland CA. (Phone number
510/251-6448.)

Sources say that Lynette Lee of East Bay Asian Local
Develpoment Corporation helped to refine the original
deal with Lawrence Chan to set aside 50 units of
low-income housing now at risk. Contact Lynette Lee (510/ 287-5353 x596) to urge her to seek a long extension to the housing deal as a means to save the housing for the low-income renters.

Lawrwnce Chan resides in Hillsborough Ca.
(Population of 10,825 -- Rich S.F. Businessman Town)
His home phone number is not listed. Hillsborough City Council Meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of each month at 6p.m.
(Hillsborough Town Hall -- 1600 Floribunda Ave)

Lawrence Chan -- SFSU Foundation Board of Directors
Phone 415/ 338-2297 Fax 415/338-2670

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