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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
July 31, 2017
Volume 23, Issue 7
UPDATE: San Francisco Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance
BOMA Members Advocate for the Industry - Major Industry Amendments Accepted & Mayor Ed Lee Approves New Law
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 - 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. Take a a moment to review the details of the approved amendments and note that the law has been signed by Mayor Ed Lee.
 
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BOMA San Francisco Government Affairs Committee Update
San Francisco Public Works Director, Mohammed Nuru, Meets with Members
 
BOMA San Francisco leaders, Marty Smith, Chair and Justin Sacco, Vice Chair have been working with the members of BOMA's Government Affairs Committee to represent your interests. Recently, the group met with Mohammed Nuru, Director of the San Francisco Department of Public Works (SFDPW). Here is a brief summary (with a link to his presentation) for your edification.
 
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BOMA San Francisco and BOMA California Advocate for the Industry
California Commercial Real Estate Summit 2017
KEY ISSUE: Proposition 13 Protections
 
The goal of the California Commercial Real Estate Summit is to increase public policy and political awareness of state issues, and to foster collaborative efforts among business leaders from all sectors of California and their representatives in the State Legislature.  
 
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Proposition 13 Split-Roll Tax
The Economic Consequences
By Ken Cleaveland and John Bozeman, BOMA San Francisco
 
Please take a moment to read an article by BOMA San Francisco's Advocacy Team regarding the economic consequences of a Proposition 13 Split-Roll Tax.
 
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Building Facade Inspection and Maintenance Ordinance
Compliance Requirement Draft Now Available For Review
 
The San Francisco Façade Inspection and Maintenance bulletin that will implement the recently passed legislation requiring that building facades be inspected and maintained in a safe manner is now available. 
 
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BOMA International Advocacy Update
ENERGY STAR® Program Included in House Appropriations Bill
 
This spring, the White House proposed cutting the program entirely, which prompted BOMA International and other industry groups to move quickly to advocate for its protection.
 
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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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ADVOCACY EVENTS
• 
Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting 
August 8, 2017
225 Bush Street, Montgomery Burns Boardroom, San Francisco, CA
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• 
Codes and Regulations Committee 
August 23, 2017
201 California Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco, CA
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•  Energy & Environment Committee 
September 5, 2017
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room, San Francisco, CA
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•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
September 6, 2017
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA
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