BOMA | Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco
Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
March 30, 2017
Volume 23, Issue 3
FEEDBACK REQUEST: San Francisco Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance
Requirement to Provide Lactation Rooms May Affect Existing Building Owners
 
BOMA San Francisco members, staff, and San Francisco Business Community members have been working with San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang (District 4 - Sunset) regarding her recently introduced proposal: Lactation in the Workplace.
 
 
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BOMA San Francisco Meetings With Elected Officials in March 2017
San Francisco Supervisors Malia Cohen, London Breed and Hilary Ronen
 
BOMA members advocacy for YOU! Take a moment to read about our important meetings with San Francisco Supervisors in March.
 
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UPDATE: City and County of San Francisco's Budget
Could Cuts at the Federal and State Level Affect San Francisco's Budget?
BOMA Members Are In Front of This Issue
 
Please take a moment to read this brief update on what BOMA San Francisco's Advocacy members are doing to prepare for a possible San Francisco budget shortfall.
 
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UPDATE: San Francisco's Baby Diaper-Changing Accommodation Requirement
BOMA Members Should Review These New Conditions
Effective on April 17, 2017
 
The ordinance was introduced by Supervisor Katy Tang and, if passed, would make diaper-changing facilities available to mothers and fathers in their respective restrooms.
 
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UPDATE: San Francisco Legislation Requiring Choice in Internet/Communication Providers for Tenants of Commercial and Residential Properties
New Law Now in Effect
BOMA's Efforts Allow for Building Owner and Tenant Protections
 
Supervisor Mark Farrell's legislation allowing tenants the choice of internet/communication providers was signed in late December 2016 by Mayor Ed Lee, and is now in effect as of January 22, 2017.
 
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RMW architecture & interiors: The Lobby Amenity
Your Building's First Impression
 
The lobby is a building’s statement. Traditionally a transitional area manned by security and used only on route to the elevator; the successful lobby is welcoming, comfortable and a functional destination.
 
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UPDATE: Transportation Demand Management Ordinance
Impact to Non-Residential Space
 
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance in February amending the Planning Code to establish a Transportation Demand Management Program.
 
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UPDATE: All-Gender/Single User Toilet Facilities
California Law Requires Compliance by March 1, 2017
State Law Similar to San Francisco Ordinance Passed Also Passed in 2016
 
You may already be aware of the San Francisco law requiring updated signage in single use toilet facilities. There is also a statewide signage requirement, AB 1732, that passed last year and we've received a few questions about it.
 

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Building Facade Inspection and Maintenance Ordinance
Compliance Requirement Forthcoming
 
The San Francisco Facade Inspection and Maintenance ordinance was passed in May of 2016. The guidelines for property owners to comply with the new law are currently in development.
 
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BOMA California Advocacy Update: Bills, Bills, Bills
Over 5000+ Proposals: Tracking 450 of Them with 40 at High Priority
 
What does BOMA California do for the industry? 
 
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BOMA International Advocacy Update
BOMA Leads the ADA Reform Effort & New OSHA Rules In Effect
 
Please take a moment to review this important advocacy update from BOMA International. 
 
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Did You Know That San Francisco Has a Searchable Building Permit Database?
Real-Time Information Regarding Building Department AND Planning Department Permits
 
Take a moment to learn more about this excellent open data source tool.
 
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PG&E Energy Centers New Classes
2017 Schedule is Now Available
 
PG&E's energy education schedule for 2017 has been published. Please take a moment to review the classes and register to attend.
 
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ABOUT RMW architecture & interiors


 
Founded in San Francisco in 1970, RMW architecture & interiors is dedicated to advancing connections between people and place, buildings and well-being, passion and process, sustainability and possibility.
 
As a full-service design firm with studios in San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento, we shape responsive environments that serve the needs of today’s innovative workplaces. We are committed to understanding our client’s business in order to discover designs that reflect the organization’s image, solve functional challenges, and embody a true community.  
 
 
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
April 5, 2017
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
• 
Emergency Preparedness Committee
April 11, 2017
225 Bush Street, Montgomery Burns Boardroom, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
• 
Codes and Regulations Committee 
April 26, 2017
201 California Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
•  Energy & Environment Committee 
May 2, 2017
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
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