City Reverses Course on Fees Charged to Chinatown Property Owners

Bethany Li of AALDF with Jan Lee and other property owners.

The city has decided to credit property owners who were prematurely assessed fees for the newly created Chinatown Business Improvement District.  Yesterday, neighborhood activist and building owner Jan Lee, other property owners and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund held a news conference on Mott Street to celebrate what they called a significant victory.  They said the city only acted after they threatened legal action.