BOMA | Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco
Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
June 30, 2016
Volume 22, Issue 6
RESULTS: June 7, 2016 Election
Outcome Suggests a Shift in the Political Climate in San Francisco
 
Please take a moment to review a brief report on the June election and how you can protect the industry leading up to the November 8, 2016 election. 
 
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IMPORTANT - San Francisco Fire Code Changes
May Adversely Impact Commercial Building Owners
 
Please take a moment to review this important message regarding a recent San Francisco fire code change.
 
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BOMA San Francisco Members Meet with San Francisco Supervisor David Campos
Issues Discussed Included Homeslessness, Street Behavior and Housing Affordability
 
This meeting was held to update Supervisor Campos on the state of the commercial real estate market in San Francisco, and our members' work to help BOMA members address homelessness and issues with street behavior. Also discussed were Police Department reform, housing and affordability in San Francisco.
 
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BOMA California Advocacy Report
Two Significant Americans With Disability Act (ADA) Lawsuit Reforms
 
Please review this important advocacy update from BOMA California regarding ADA lawsuit reforms.
 
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What is a Major Donor Report?
The Sutton Law Firm's Reminder of an Important Public Reporting Requirement
 
With the June 7th primary in the rear view mirror and the November 8th election fast approaching, the season of political giving now begins in earnest.  As you and your companies consider which candidates, ballot measures, and issues to support or oppose, The Sutton Law Firm offers a brief reminder of an important public reporting requirement for contributors: the Major Donor Report.
 
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2016 California Commercial Real Estate Summit
Commercial Real Estate Leaders Converged on Californias Capitol to Advocate on Behalf of the Industry
 
Recently, the annual California Commercial Real Estate Summit (CCRES) was held in Sacramento and attended by over 100 real estate leaders - including BOMA San Francisco - who converged on California’s Capitol to advocate on behalf of the commercial, retail, and industrial real estate industry. 
 
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BOMA International's Political Action Committee (BOMAPAC) Needs Your Support
Jim Collins with Shorenstein is leading the effort for BOMA San Francisco
Donate today!
 
Help BOMA Advocacy Leader, Jim Collins (pictured above), as he leads the effort for BOMA San Francisco to ensure that congressional seats are held by individuals who understand real estate’s issues and challenges and can have a positive impact on your livelihood.
 
 
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BOMA International Advocacy Update
ENERGY STAR® Data Access Feature, Advocacy Webinar Access, and Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking
 
Please take a moment to review this important advocacy update from BOMA International.
 
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FREE Emergency Preparedness Workshop on July 12th: Fire Safety Director & Floor Wardens
What They Do and Why BOMA Members Need Them!
Registration is Required
 
This free workshop covers the basic laws and regulations required of safety directors, the current qualifications to meet the requirements as well as the expected changes to them. You'll also learn the skills expected of fire safety directors and floor wardens and the types of emergencies typically faced by fire safety directors. SEATING IS LIMITED.
 
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ABOUT THE SUTTON LAW FIRM

 


The following standards guide the firm's relationship with its clients:

  • Maintain the highest quality of legal work, the highest level of professionalism, and the highest ethical standards.
  • Conduct thorough research and prepare well-written work product, translating the law into understandable guidelines and persuasive pleadings.
  • Rather than responding to specific or narrow questions, ask clients to describe their ultimate goals, and then work with clients on identifying alternative ways to reach their goals with the fewest (if any) legal pitfalls.
  • Take a pro-active stance vis-á-vis our clients' legal and political needs by keeping them informed of significant new laws, upcoming filing deadlines and relevant court decisions, and by contacting them on a regular basis about any proposed activities that may require legal input.
  • Advise clients about the risks associated with their proposed activities (including legal liabilities and press scrutiny), and help them decide whether the political benefits of the proposed actions outweigh these risks.
  • Strive for 100% accurate public disclosure reports and 100% complete back-up documentation.
  • Be responsive and accessible, especially during election seasons, reporting deadline periods, and litigation.
  • Maintain complete confidentiality of all client information.
  • Offer legal services on a pro bono basis to community-based nonprofits and political organizations.
 
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
July 6, 2016
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
• 
Emergency Preparedness Committee
July 12, 2016
Location 225 Bush Street, Montgomery Burns Boardroom, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
•  Energy & Environment Committee Meeting
July 13, 2016
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
• 
Codes and Regulations Committee 
July 27, 2016
201 California Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
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