From Filipinas Magazine:
Trinity Plaza Controversy
An online petition has been growing since its launching in December 2003 to help fight the eviction of more than 500 tenants of Trinity Plaza, on the corner of 8th and Market Streets in San Francisco. Trinity Plaza is home to many Filipinos, with nearly 70 percent elderly Filipino tenants. Some have lived at the Plaza for up to 20 years.
The eviction letters were mailed April 2003 after the property owner decided to give way to a major housing project for the upscale market. Rallies were organized leading to an ordinance that would halt the demolition of the rent-controlled units. If passed, the ordinance will protect more than 150,000 rental units in San Francisco.
To: San Francisco Planning Commission
We, the undersigned members of the South of Market community and other concerned individuals demand justice for the Trinity Plaza Tenants, located in 1169 Market Street (at the corner of 8th and Market), in calling upon the owners of this property to abandon their unjust demolition plan.
Recently, we have learned that Angelo Sangiacomo and Trinity Management have filed plans at the Planning Department seeking the demolition of Trinity Plaza. In a letter to residents dated April 7th, only token relocation assistance was offered for over three hundred tenants, comprised of working people, seniors, immigrants, and families with children who call the Trinity Plaza home.
The planned demolition of the Trinity Plaza is an unjust act that will result in the displacement of our most vulnerable longtime tenants. By signing this petition, we stand in solidarity with the Trinity Plaza Tenants to send a clear message to the Trinity Developers: NO DEMOLITION! NO EVICTION!!
Sign if so inclined.