The good news is that the owners of the Hillshore Gardens apartments (2541 Modoc Road) have agreed to go into mediation with their tenants. The bad news is that giving them an extension on the 60-day eviction notice is not likely. Extensive rehabilitation construction on the apartment complex is already behind schedule, said one of the owners, David Mercer.

Meanwhile, the PUEBLO advocacy group has organized the tenants and is preparing them for a mediation session scheduled for Thursday, November 20. Executive Director Belen Seara gave The Independent an interview during a candlelight vigil last Saturday evening. Update: PUEBLO is holding a press conference at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, November 13, in front of the apartments.

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