San Francisco defends assessment of Ritz-Carlton hotel


The city of San Francisco has denied wrongdoing in an ongoing lawsuit brought by the owner of the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco hotel, which sued in 2020 alleging it was overcharged more than $200,000 in property taxes.

In an Aug. 24 response to the suit, the city asked San Francisco Superior Court to dismiss the allegations and to be reimbursed for legal expenses. A case management conference scheduled for early September week was pushed back to early December.

The lawsuit, filed in in June 2020…