Advocacy Updates

News from our latest advocacy efforts:

BOMA SF Supports Mayor Breed's Proposal to Suspend Vacant Commercial Storefront Registration Fees 

January 9, 2024

Waiving the registration fee requirement for vacant commercial storefronts would grant temporary relief to building owners and managers who are making good faith efforts to fill vacant commercial retail spaces in a challenging environment. 


BOMA SF, Advance SF, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and Golden Gate Restaurant Association Announce Opposition to Revenue Neutral Gross Receipts Tax Reform

December 13, 2023

In working with the Offices of the City Controller, Treasurer and Tax Collector to make San Francisco more competitive, our coalition opposed tax increases on various sectors to make up for lost revenue on San Francisco’s largest employers. Instead, the City should pursue revenue negative tax reform that improves the City’s overall economy.


Public Safety IssuesBOMA SF and Coalition Partners Oppose New Tax Amendment to SFPD Staffing Act 

November 3, 2023

The proposal, led by Supervisor Ahsha Safai, would condition SFPD recruitment and retention funding on new business taxes.


Energy BOMA SF Announces Support for Small Business Energy Loan Enhancement Act 

November 1, 2023

The legislation would nearly double the SBA’s 504/CDC qualifying loan cap from $5.5 million to $10 million. The loans provided would be eligible to be used to finance renovations, retrofits, and the purchase of major fixed assets such as land, buildings, equipment, and machinery.


Public Safety IssuesBOMA SF Leads Coalition in Supporting Supervisor Dorsey’s Police Staffing Proposal 

October 19, 2023

Supervisor Matt Dorsey is calling for $30 million in annual spending over the next 5 years to return San Francisco to a minimum staffing level of 1,971 officers.


TransitBOMA SF and Coalition Partners Call for State Funding to Avoid Cuts to Bay Area Transit Service 

May 26, 2023

Without state intervention, Bay Area transit providers face revenue shortfalls that would necessitate detrimental service cuts to downtown commuters.

ConcertBOMA SF Supports Additional Concerts at Downtown Venues and Public Spaces 

May 23, 2023

To spur more downtown visitors, BOMA SF is calling on the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Commission to grant permission for additional ticketed concerts in downtown venues and public spaces.

downtownBOMA SF Calls for Commercial Rents Tax Exemption for Downtown Subleases 

May 1, 2023

By waiving the 3.5% Commercial Rents Tax for subleases, the City would incentivize potential tenants to occupy the high volume of sublease space on the market and end the duplicative payment of the tax by the original lessee and sublessee.

Public Safety IssuesBOMA SF Submits Supports Supplemental Budget Approval for SFPD Overtime 

March 3, 2023

Funding SFPD overtime will ensure that there are more officers to meet demand despite a staffing shortfall of nearly 500 officers.

DecarbonizationBOMA SF Submits Technical Feedback on Proposed Bay Area Air Quality Management District Rule Changes 

February 6, 2023

BOMA SF seeks clarification on system repairs, advocates for waivers if building systems have no feasible or economic pathway to efficient electrification options under new BAAQMD rule proposal.