Mayor Tom Bradley and Police Chief Daryl Gates proposed Wednesday requiring landlords to evict tenants arrested for dealing drugs from their apartments or rented houses.

The proposed law, which Bradley sent to the City Council for consideration, would give landlords five days to start the legal process to evict the suspected drug dealers. If a landlord failed to act, the city would evict the tenant and could charge the property owner up to $5,000 in legal fees.The ordinance would require only an arrest, not a conviction, to begin the eviction process.