BOMA | Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco
Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
October 31, 2016
Volume 22, Issue 10
BOMA SF-PAC Voter Guide for the November 8, 2016 Local Election
Use this Voter Guide at the Polls on November 8, 2016
 
The BOMA SF-PAC is looking forward to the November 8, 2016 election and our members have already endorsed candidates for elected office and taken positions on the following propositions in San Francisco.
 
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BOMA California's Ballot Positions for the November, 8 2016 Election
Election Guide for BOMA Members on Five Statewide Propositions
 
BOMA California members have taken the following positions on the statewide ballot propositions.

 
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REGISTER TODAY for BOMA San Francisco's Annual Building Codes and Regulations Seminar
November 10th
 
BOMA San Francisco's Annual Codes Seminar will feature presentations on a wide range of important topics -- especially for commercial property managers.
 
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Benchmark. Compete. Gain Recognition! The BOMA Bay Area Innovative EARTH Award Contest
Deadline is December 16th
 
The Innovative EARTH Award is presented to Bay Area building management and engineer teams that have implemented a sustainability-related initiative in 2016 that best captures the spirit of creativity and cutting-edge products. 
 
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BOMA San Francisco Government Affairs Members Visit Senator Mark Leno
BOMA Members Thank Mark Leno for his Public Service
 
BOMA San Francisco Government Affairs Committee members met with California State Senator Mark Leno (D- San Francisco) recently to thank him for his many years of public service
 
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We Need Your Help - Drive By Lawsuits
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
 
Thanks to BOMA California members, laws passed in California have made it more difficult and less profitable for attorneys to file drive by ADA related lawsuits in the state courts of California. In response, these same attorneys are now filing lawsuits claiming ADA protection under federal law. Its time take the fight to Congress to get sensible laws passed nationwide to curb drive by lawsuits. 
 
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BOMA California Advocacy Update: 2016 Legislative Report
Brief Report for BOMA San Francisco Members of 2016 Statewide Successes and Challenges
 
BOMA California members and staff work diligently every year to protect the industry from legislation that might adversely affect our members' properties.
 
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BOMA International Advocacy Update: Carried Interest
Presidential Debate Puts Issue in the Spotlight
 
The second U.S. presidential debate brought the issue of carried interest back onto the national stage.  Read More
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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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UPDATE: San Francisco 2016 Gross Receipts Tax and Payroll Expense Tax
Important Information for BOMA Members
 
The San Francisco Controller recently announced the 2016 Payroll Expense Tax and Gross Receipts Tax rates. 
 
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Transit Center District Plan Exterior Signage Interim Controls - May Become Permanent
Area between Folsom, Harrison, Essex, and 2nd Streets
Your Feedback is Requested

The controls essentially do the following:

  • Require that signs be dimmable and turned off from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m
  • Restricts signs within 200' of a park or future park to 50 sq ft or less and below 35'
  • Restricts signs within the City Park (roof of Transbay) on design, size and height.
 
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EPA Tenant Star Meeting
Comments Due on November 14th
BOMA Members Encouraged to Provide Feedback
 
The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy are seeking feedback from landlords and tenants by November 14th.
 
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IMPORTANT! San Francisco Commercial Water Conservation Ordinance Deadline for Compliance
Commercial Building Owners MUST Comply by January 1, 2017
 
Please be aware that state and local measures require all building owners in San Francisco replace old, water-wasting plumbing fixtures and repair leaks. Commercial properties have until January 1, 2017 to comply. 
 
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UPDATE: All-Gender/Single User Toilet Facilities Law
San Francisco Department of Building Inspection will Check for Compliance
 
This law passed recently and it applies to single-user toilet facilities in business establishments and places of public accommodation in San Francisco. 
 
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Bay Area Air Quality Management District: Workshop on New Draft Rule to Reduce Health Risks
Your Input is Requested
 
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) invites BOMA members to participate in a workshop to learn about their latest effort to reduce potential health risks from toxic air emissions at existing Bay Area facilities.
 
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
•  Energy & Environment Committee Vendor Fast Pitch Event
November 1, 2016
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
•  Annual Codes and Regulations Seminar
November 10, 2016
Bechtel Conference Center at 500 Washington at Sansome 
Please click here for more information and to register.
•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
December 7, 2016
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
• 
Codes and Regulations Committee 
December 14, 2016
201 California Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
• 
Emergency Preparedness Committee
January 10, 2017
225 Bush Street, Montgomery Burns Boardroom, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
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