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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
March 29, 2013
Volume 19, Issue 3
Celebrating the BOMA Bay Area EARTH Awards
Promote Your Sustainable Services in the Sustainability Report
 
The Sustainability Report is a full-color print and digital publication that will be distributed on and after the annual BOMA Bay Area EARTH Awards event on May 16, 2013. Bring additional value to your firm and exposure to BOMA Bay Area Members.
 
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BOMA San Francisco News
Supervisor Scott Wiener Speaks to BOMA's Government Affairs Committee
 
BOMA's Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee members welcomed Supervisor Scott Wiener to a recent meeting.  Mr. Wiener provided an update of the initiatives he is working on including, Mobile Food Facilities, CEQA reform, and funding for the care of San Francisco's urban forest.  
 
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BOMA Leaders Attend Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
 
BOMA San Francisco leaders attended the groundbreaking for the new Transbay Tower that is being developed by BOMA members Boston Properties and Hines. 
 
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City Hall News
UPDATE: Planning Code Amendments for Bicycle Parking
 
BOMA leaders met with Planning and Department of Environment staff regarding this proposal recently.  Code development is an issue that members take seriously so this additional meeting was fruitful for all stakeholders.  The gathering produced the following suggested amendments/issues of concern to BOMA members.
 
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UPDATE: Information on Bike Sharing Pilot Program for Downtown San Francisco from the SFMTA
 
On February 26, 2013, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a notice to Alta Bicycle Share authorizing them to deploy and operate a pilot regional bike-sharing system in the cities of San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Redwood City and San Francisco. The first phase of the project will deploy a fleet of approximately 350 bicycles and 35 kiosk stations in San Francisco and is anticipated to launch by August 2013.
 
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UPDATE: CAPSS - Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety Meeting
 
BOMA supports the Mandatory Seismic Retrofit Program for Wood Framed Buildings, or Soft Story Building Legislation.  This measure derives from CAPSS, Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety, an effort that BOMA San Francisco Codes and Regulations Committee members have been involved with since its inception.
 
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Treasurer Appoints David Augustine as San Francisco Tax Collector
 
BOMA members interact with the San Francisco Treasurer's office frequently.  As such, please note that Treasurer José Cisneros recently announced his appointment of David Augustine as San Francisco Tax Collector. 
 
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BOMA California News
BOMA California Update - 2013 Proposition 13 Split Roll Tax Propositions
 
A number of Proposition 13 split roll related tax propositions are moving through the California State Legislature in 2013.  BOMA California representatives and members are tirelessly educating the state's elected officials on how Proposition 13 works, the economic effects of adopting a split roll tax as well as how it would increase property taxes on businesses by about six billion dollars.
 
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BOMA International News
BOMA International Advocacy Update
Funding for Energy-Efficient Retrofits, NYC Building Energy Use and ASHRAE Building Performance Guide
 
Please take a moment to review the most recent advocacy updates from BOMA International: Funding for Energy-Efficient Retrofits, NYC Building Energy Use and ASHRAE Building Performance Guide.
 
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EPA Recognizes BOMA International with Sixth ENERGY STAR® Award
BOMA International was presented with its sixth ENERGY STAR® Award on March 26 during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Read More
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General News
San Francisco Announces Online Tool to Help Entrepreneurs and Businesses Start, Stay & Grow
 
BOMA member buildings contain a significant number of small business tenants that may need assistance with applying for the proper permits and licenses to comply with City, State, and/or Federal requirements.
 
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
April 2, 2013
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room
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•  GAPAC Meeting
April 3, 2013
BOMA San Francisco Office - 233 Sansome Street, 8th Floor
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Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
April 9, 2013
Post Montgomery Center Tower, 30th Floor
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Emergency Preparedness Committee Workshop
April 10, 2013
Post Montgomery Center Tower, 30th Floor
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•  Codes and Regulations Committee Meeting
April 24, 2013
201 California Street, 2nd Floor
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