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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
May 31, 2017
Volume 23, Issue 5
UPDATE: San Francisco Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance
BOMA Members Advocate for the Industry - Major Industry Amendments Accepted
Thank you to Blake Peterson, Justin Sacco, Jim Collins and Many More!
 
Thanks to the involvement of BOMA San Francisco's Government Affairs Committee members - led by BOMA San Francisco Board Member, and former president, Blake Peterson and Government Affairs Committee Vice Chair, Justin Sacco - we are pleased to announce that nearly all of our industry's suggested amendments to the San Francisco Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance have been accepted by Supervisor Tang and her staff.
 
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FEEDBACK REQUESTED: Transit Center District Plan Exterior Signage Interim Controls
May Become Permanent
 
We've been monitoring this issue and, recently, there is word from San Francisco's City Hall that the Transit Center District Plan exterior signage interim controls may become permanent. 
 
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BOMA International Advocacy Update
BOMA Submits Comments to EPA on Regulatory Reform
 
Please take a moment to review this important advocacy update from BOMA International. 
 
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San Francisco Business Tax Reform
Annual Report for 2016
 
In 2012, BOMA San Francisco members and the business community worked with the City and County of San Francisco to move the business tax from a payroll tax to a gross receipts tax. That transition continues and, based on 2016 data, this is the latest information from the San Francisco Office of the Controller and the San Francisco Treasurer's Office.
 
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California Bill Banning Dual Agency Dies
BOMA San Francisco and BOMA California Advocate for the Industry
 
Thanks to the quick work of BOMA California, the California Business Properties Association and BOMA San Francisco member leaders, a potentially harmful measure that targeted the commercial real estate industry has been defeated: AB 1059, Dual Agency Ban.
 
The reaction and result is exactly why BOMA is so effective advocating for our members.
 
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UPDATE: San Francisco Legislation Requiring Choice in Internet/Communication Providers for Tenants of Commercial and Residential Properties
Are Communications Providers or Tenants Referring to The New Law?
We'd Like to Hear About Your Experience
 
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. Please email us if you have encountered a communications vendor or tenants who have referred to this new law.
 
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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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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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Exhibitors - Register Today for the Earthquake Safety Fair!
Presented by the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection
June 15th
 
BOMA San Francisco Associate members, please review this timely information from the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection regarding their upcoming Earthquake Safety Fair on June 15th.
 
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
June 7, 2017
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA
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• 
Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting 
June 13, 2017
225 Bush Street, Montgomery Burns Boardroom, San Francisco, CA
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• 
Codes and Regulations Committee 
June 21, 2017
201 California Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco, CA
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•  Energy & Environment Committee 
July 19, 2017
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room, San Francisco, CA
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