SACRAMENTO - The owner of the once-proud Sacramento Inn promises a "new era" after taking control of the property that had fallen into disrepair and become a magnet for crime.
Sue Watkins took possession of the 20-acre property last week after the hotel operator agreed to walk away to settle a lawsuit filed by the city of Sacramento last September.
In the lawsuit, the city claimed the hotel had been the source of 179 police calls in two years and that the management had done little or nothing to stop the drug deals, robberies, assaults and prostitution.
In an interview shortly after the suit was filed, managing partner Kumar Sharma said he would take care of the problems.
"Everything's good and we're cooperating," Sharma said at the time.