Chattanooga mayor scolds CEO of assisted living facility

Mayor scolds CEO of assisted living facility after residents move to hotels


CHATTANOOGA (AP) - More than 100 residents of an assisted living center in Chattanooga are being moved to hotel rooms.

The move comes six days after an electrical fire forced their evacuation from Patten Towers and into a shelter, where they have been sleeping on cots at a community center.

According to the Chattanooga Time Free Press, Mayor Andy Berke sent a stern letter to PK Management, which operates the facility. The letter was a follow-up to a conference call Sunday.

In his letter, Berke scolded PK CEO Robert Kriensky, calling it "deplorable and unacceptable" that executives of the company had arrived days after the incident occurred.

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