Ken Cleaveland
Director
Government & Public Affairs
kenc@boma.com
IN THIS ISSUE

BOMA EARTH AWARDS LUNCHEON – April 22nd

SUBSCRIBE TO BOMA SAN FRANCISCO’S NEW ADVOCACY BLOG!
 
EARTH HOUR 2009 - THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

BOMA SAN FRANCISCO PRESIDENT EXPRESSES CONCERNS REGARDING STAFFING REDUCTIONS AT THE CITY'S BUILDING DEPARTMENT

BOMA SAN FRANCISCO'S PRESIDENT RESPONDS TO SUPERVISOR DAVID CHIU'S 'LIGHTS OUT' LEGISLATION

BOMA SAN FRANCISCO SUPPORTS CITY MANDATORY RECYCLING ORDINANCE

BOMA CALIFORNIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS SUPPORT BUDGET PROPOSITIONS

UPDATE: THE BOMA EXPERIENCE EXCHANGE REPORT DEADLINE IS NOW APRIL 24th!

BOMA SAN FRANCISCO MEMBERS ATTEND BOMA INTERNATIONAL'S NATIONAL ISSUES CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON D.C.

BOMA SAN FRANCISCO MEMBERS MEET WITH MAYOR NEWSOM

CITY ATTORNEY DENNIS HERRERA MEETS WITH BOMA SAN FRANCISCO PAC AND GAPAC MEMBERS

SUPERVISOR ROSS MIRKARIMI MEETS WITH BOMA SAN FRANCISCO PAC BOARD

BOMA SAN FRANCISCO MEMBERS MEET WITH SUPERVISOR ERIC MAR

BOMA SAN FRANCISCO’S EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE

LIGHTING EFFICIENCY IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS ORDINANCE

SFPUC PROPOSAL: WATER AND SEWAGE RATES TO INCREASE

UPDATE: CAL-OSHA MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR PERMANENT SCAFFOLDING

MARKET STREET BAN ON CARS?
 
MAYOR WANTS TO MAKE EXISTING BUILDINGS GREENER

SAN FRANCISCO CHARTER AMENDMENT – TWO YEAR BUDGET POSSIBLE?

SAN FRANCISCO BUDGET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

SAN FRANCISCO’S THREE-YEAR BUDGET PROJECTION THROUGH 2012

OFFICE MARKET UPDATE FOR DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO

FORECAST: U.S. OFFICE VACANCY RATES TO INCREASE THROUGH 2010

GOVERNOR PROMOTES BUDGET REFORM AT THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB

AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 - RENEWABLE ENERGY PROVISIONS

HINES EARNS EPA’S SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE AWARD – 101 CALIFORNIA RECEIVES LEED CERTIFICATION

SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING CODES – NOW ONLINE!

SFPUC’S FREE WATER-WISE EVALUATION

INSURANCE UPDATE: COBRA AND WORKERS COMPENSATION

THE U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL: GREEN BUILDING LINKS

EXERCISE DUE DILIGENCE: HOW TO DETERMINE THE CONDITION OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

UPCOMING BOMA EVENTS – CHECK THEM OUT!

ANTI-GRAFFITI SUPER HUDDLE – “ZERO GRAFFITI FOR A BEAUTIFUL CITY” EVENT – APRIL 23rd

BOMA SAN FRANCISCO’S GAPAC MEETING – MAY 6, 2009

FRIENDS OF CITY PLANNING 2009 ANNUAL EVENT – MAY 6, 2009

CALIFORNIA SUSTAINABILITY MAYDAY WORKSHOP 2009 – MAY 13, 2009

SMALL BUSINESS NETWORK’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA – MAY 14, 2009

DATE CHANGE!  BOMA SAN FRANCISCO’S RECEPTION FOR SF CITY TREASURER JOSE CISNEROS – JUNE 4th , 2009


Direct all inquiries regarding
The BOMA San Francisco
ADVOCATE to:

Ken Cleaveland
415/362-2662 x111
kenc@boma.com

April 16, 2009                               Volume 15, Number 4
This Issue of the BOMA San Francisco Advocate Is Brought To You By:
HINES




BOMA NEWS

BOMA EARTH AWARDS LUNCHEON – April 22nd

 

 Please make sure to attend BOMA San Francisco’s 2009 EARTH Awards luncheon on April 22nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason, between Ellis & O’Farrell.  Scott Moran, Director of Project Management, at the California Academy of Sciences will provide the keynote address.  The new Academy of Sciences building has achieved a LEED Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Buildings Council. 

The EARTH Award program rewards members with the best overall conservation efforts, including recycling programs, energy and water conservation efforts, air quality and toxics reduction programs, support for public transportation, and effective use of tenant education programs geared to promoting sustainability practices in commercial office buildings. BOMA San Francisco’s Environment Committee created the EARTH Award program as an opportunity for members to consider the entire spectrum of programs and practices that constitute an effective "sustainability program" for office buildings including what policies and procedures should be adopted that can help move a property toward becoming "green".


SUBSCRIBE TO BOMA SAN FRANCISCO’S NEW ADVOCACY BLOG!

Your BOMA San Francisco advocacy team has a new web-based tool to keep you in the loop on up-to-the-minute updates in the wild world of San Francisco politics: The all-new BOMA SAN FRANCISCO ADVOCACY BLOG!   The new blog will allow you to stay in touch with BOMA’s advocacy work as it happens. We are updating the blog with information and pictures from our meetings with San Francisco politicians, and the movers and shakers in city government departments, as well as cover the issues that impact the commercial real estate industry.  You can sign up to automatically receive our blog updates via email or news reader on our blog website.  Plug into the BOMA blog today!

 
EARTH HOUR 2009 - THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

Your BOMA advocacy team was at the Ferry Building on March 28th for Earth Hour 2009. Thank you to the BOMA members--as well as the individual businesses and San Francisco citizens--who participated in this symbolic gesture, echoed worldwide, to help fight global warming and raise the saliency of making practical changes in reducing energy consumption. Indeed, over 100 commercial buildings participated in the event! 

And, although it wasn't safe for the entire city to go dark, many well known San Francisco landmarks turned off the lights including the Ferry Building, The Pyramid Center and the Bay Bridge.

Please note that the Earth Hour 2009 event is part of a larger effort, the Earth Hour 24 x 7 Challenge, to make everyday changes that reduce energy consumption and combat global warming. Click here to learn how you can help with this new San Francisco initiative.

 BOMA San Francisco was represented by Susan Court, Cushman & Wakefield and Ken Cleaveland, BOMA San Francisco, on the city’s Earth Hour 2009 Steering Committee.

Click here for pictures!


BOMA SAN FRANCISCO PRESIDENT EXPRESSES CONCERNS REGARDING STAFFING REDUCTIONS AT THE CITY'S BUILDING DEPARTMENT

BOMA San Francisco President Margot Crosman sent a letter to Mel Murphy, President of the San Francisco Building Inspection Commission expressing her concerns regarding the proposed FY 2009-10 staffing reductions at the Department of Building Inspection.

The issue is the possible loss of highly experienced professionals in the Department that need to be retained due to their institutional knowledge, which is not easily replaced, if at all. The staffing reduction, if implemented, would adversely affect all property owners in the long run.

You can read the details in the letter here.


BOMA SAN FRANCISCO'S PRESIDENT RESPONDS TO SUPERVISOR DAVID CHIU'S 'LIGHTS OUT' LEGISLATION

A guest opinion by Margot Crosman, President of BOMA San Francisco, was published in the April 3-9, 2009 edition of the San Francisco Business Times, which addressed her concerns with regard to the office building after-hours lighting ordinance introduced by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu. You can read the ordinance here.

Ms. Crosman suggested that a more practical approach to saving energy is warranted, rather than Supervisor Chiu's measure which would require building managers to become, in essence, "lighting police".

In addition to the opinion piece, Ms. Crosman sent a letter to the Board of Supervisors and Mayor Gavin Newsom outlining the impracticalities of the after-hours lighting ordinance, as well as the many proactive actions that BOMA San Francisco has done to conserve energy . Indeed, BOMA has been a leader in sustainable building practices.

Crosman did assure Supervisor Chiu that BOMA was ready to work with him to craft a more acceptable ordinance.


BOMA SAN FRANCISCO SUPPORTS CITY MANDATORY RECYCLING ORDINANCE

BOMA San Francisco supports Mayor Gavin Newsom's proposal for mandatory recycling in San Francisco, introduced at the Board of Supervisors meeting recently. You can read the current version of the ordinance here.

Click here and here for our local media's take on the issue.


BOMA CALIFORNIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS SUPPORTS BUDGET PROPOSITIONS

BOMA California's Board of Directors voted to support  Propositions 1A-1F on the May 19. 2009, Statewide Special Election Ballot at their recent quarterly meeting held on April 3rd in San Diego.

You can click here for detailed information on each proposition.


UPDATE: THE BOMA EXPERIENCE EXCHANGE REPORT DEADLINE IS NOW APRIL 24th!

The commercial real estate industry's best benchmarking tool, the Experience Exchange Report (EER) is now available online for BOMA members.  Developed in conjunction with well-respected industry research firm, Kingsley Associates, the new EER's data will be available via the Web as the book and CD versions will no longer be available.  This new Web-based resource is easier and faster to use, completely interactive and offers tremendous flexibility.  BOMA members will be able to submit and locate data more quickly and efficiently than ever before.  Please be aware that the deadline for submitting data has been extended to APRIL 24th!  Click here to start submitting data now! 


BOMA SAN FRANCISCO MEMBERS ATTEND BOMA INTERNATIONAL'S ISSUES CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON D.C.

BOMA San Francisco members attended a National Issues Conference in Washington D.C. earlier this week.  The group met with Ethan Rosencranz, Rep. Lynn Woolsey’s Tax Issues staffer; Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Chief of Staff, Terri McCullough; Congresswoman Jackie Speier; Two Senator Dianne Feinstein staffers: Matthew Nelson, who tracks transportation and energy issues for the Senator, and Nick Garelli, who tracks tax issues for the Senator; and Marcus Stanley, Senior Economic Advisor, to Senator Barbara Boxer.

Please click here for the details (and pictures!) from the conference.  Click here for an interesting summary of a presentation by the keynote speaker at the conference, Ron Brownstein, Political Director of the Atlantic Media Company.  His major theme was that the country’s changing demographics do not support much of a future for the Republican Party unless it changes its focus substantially.


BOMA SAN FRANCISCO MEMBERS MEET WITH MAYOR NEWSOM

BOMA San Francisco members met with Mayor Gavin Newsom recently to discuss issues that affect the commercial real estate industry in San Francisco. Here are the highlights:

* Supervisor David Chiu's Office Building After-Hours Lighting Ordinance - the Mayor feels that this issue should be studied further through his newly organized Existing Building Task Force.
* Set-Aside Reform - the Mayor cautioned against reforming set-asides by stating "be careful what you wish for".
* Governmental and Budgetary Reforms - the Mayor supports reforms including proposing the city create 2-year budget cycles.
* Congestion Pricing - the Mayor does not support congestion pricing at this time. The issue requires further study.

Click here for the picture!


CITY ATTORNEY DENNIS HERRERA MEETS WITH BOMA SAN FRANCISCO PAC AND GAPAC MEMBERS

City Attorney Dennis Herrera met with BOMA San Francisco's Political Action Committee (PAC) and Government and Public Affairs Committee (GAPAC) yesterday to discuss his office's accomplishments, the ever-changing environment in City Hall, his other concerns, and future plans. Click here for a summary of the dialogue and, of course, pictures.


SUPERVISOR ROSS MIRKARIMI MEETS WITH BOMA SAN FRANCISCO PAC BOARD

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi (District 5) met with BOMA San Francisco's PAC recently to discuss his view of the City budget deficit, set-aside reform, the issues he is working on, and other topics. Click here for a summary and pictures.


BOMA SAN FRANCISCO MEMBERS MEET WITH SUPERVISOR ERIC MAR

BOMA San Francisco leaders and staff recently met with Supervisor Eric Mar (District 1) to introduce him to the association and to discuss the current state of commercial real estate in San Francisco.  The meeting was very productive.  BOMA representatives emphasized that its members house the majority of the city’s small business community, and legislation and/or taxes that are assessed on commercial property owners invariably get passed on to these small business tenants.  Click here for more.


BOMA SAN FRANCISCO’S EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE

Our Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) has been busy these last three months!  The work of the committee occurs in four subcommittees:

Communication Subcommittee:  The communication subcommittee is currently developing an emergency preparedness survey to be distributed, first to the EPC members, and then to the entire BOMA membership.  The subcommittee is also updating the BOMA San Francisco EPC website to include the most up-to-date sources of information related to emergency planning in high-rise buildings

Event Subcommittee:  The event subcommittee is planning an evacuation exercise that will allow for BOMA members to observe how emergency teams from both the public and private sector shelter tenants in place, and then have them evacuate a building.  This will be the first planned building evacuation in San Francisco.  There will be a follow-up seminar to discuss the lessons learned from the exercise and the best practices that were involved.

Training Subcommittee:  The training subcommittee is working on sponsoring a series of brown bag lunches that would feature experts on a variety of topics related to fire/life safety and disaster planning in office buildings. 
 

Neighborhood Subcommittee:   The neighborhood subcommittee is developing a model program for neighboring buildings to use in a disaster situation that would pre-establish building to building mutual aide protocols that would function if the public sector was unavailable. 

A few of the public agencies that participate with the EPC committee include:

* San Francisco Department of Emergency Management
* San Francisco Fire Department
* San Francisco Police Department
* San Francisco Health Department
* FBI
* Homeland Security
* National Guard

The expertise of the committee members in property management, security services, and public safety is phenomenal.

The next committee meeting will be on May 12, at the Pyramid Center, 600 Montgomery St., 48th Floor from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. BOMA members are invited to join the committee!   Please contact the EPC Chair, Ellen Kovach, at ekovach@swigco.com.

 

GENERAL NEWS

LIGHTING EFFICIENCY IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS ORDINANCE

BOMA San Francisco worked on the Lighting Efficiency in Commercial Buildings Ordinance—which requires commercial buildings to increase the efficiency of fluorescent lighting by 2011—with the Department of the Environment to make sure it improves lighting efficiency in an orderly fashion without becoming an extreme economic burden on building owners. We applaud the Department for its willingness to work with BOMA and to draft this measure in a manner so that it is implemented and enforced through the building code and permit process.

Click here to read the ordinance.


SFPUC PROPOSAL: WATER AND SEWAGE RATES TO INCREASE

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will most likely increase water and sewage rates over a five year period to both residential and commercial customers to pay for the Water System Improvement Program (WSIP)—mostly for seismic improvement projects.  The final vote is expected to take place on May 5, 2009.  The impact to commercial interests would be a 13% increase in water rates; sewage rates would go up by 1%.  Please click here for more information on the proposal.  New rates would be effective July 1.


UPDATE: CAL-OSHA MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR PERMANENT SCAFFOLDING

At a recent BOMA San Francisco’s Codes & Regulations Committee meeting, we discussed the issue surrounding some changes with regard to permanent scaffolding (also expressed as exterior building maintenance & powered platform systems) requirements.

Here is the update from our original blog post on this issue:

TRACTEL: If you have a Tractel scaffold and Tractel or Tyrack hoist-winder installations, the recent Cal-OSHA letter does NOT alter how maintenance is done on those scaffolds given the manufacturer’s clarification to Cal-OSHA. Thus, these hoist motors DO NOT have to be removed for the annual maintenance and there should be NO measurable change in cost to your annual maintenance, unless there are real wear and tear issues that are uncovered during the annual maintenance.

SPIDER: If you have a Spider scaffold, you have to follow the OEM requirements for maintenance and care. In the case of Spider, they do not support their systems and do not sell parts to third party providers, so it may be tough for you to fix a problem if something substantial goes wrong.

OTHER BRANDS: Building owners and managers will be required to adhere to the Cal-OSHA standard and have the hoist motors removed from the building for the annual maintenance requirements.

Thanks to Scaffold Inspection Testing and Tractel for helping clarify this issue for BOMA members. 


MARKET STREET BAN ON CARS?
 
The Board of Supervisors
recently approved funding for a study to determine the effect of restricting and/or banning cars on Market Street between the Embarcadero and Van Ness Avenue (click here for a map).  BOMA members are invited to send their ideas and suggestions on this issue to BOMA San Francisco’s Legislative Assistant, John M. Bozeman, at johnb@boma.com


MAYOR WANTS TO MAKE EXISTING BUILDINGS GREENER

Mayor Gavin Newsom, who in 2008 signed the San Francisco Green Building Ordinance requiring new and/or renovated buildings to meet higher green building standards, now has his sights set on making existing buildings more sustainable. Consequently, the Mayor  has organized an Existing Buildings Task Force to work with public and private interests to compile recommendations for future ordinances aimed at making San Francisco’s existing structures more energy efficient.

You can read all about it here and here.


SAN FRANCISCO CHARTER AMENDMENT – TWO YEAR BUDGET POSSIBLE?

In a short and usually early meeting recently, the Board of Supervisors and Mayor Gavin Newsom introduced a charter amendment--on the recommendation of the Controller's Office Budget Improvement Project--for a two-year city budget. While the charter amendment is a step in the right direction, we remain hopeful that our city's government leaders will also consider permanent budget reform that will allow for greater outsourcing of the city’s purchasing and municipal services to the private sector.

Click here to listen to the KCBS report on the charter amendment.


SAN FRANCISCO BUDGET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

With the 2009-2010 fiscal year budget deficit at approximately $500 million (nearly half of the city’s General Fund), all eyes are on our local elected leaders to keep San Francisco’s perfect record of passing balanced budgets, on time. The Controller's Office recently presented the Budget Improvement Project report to Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Board of Supervisors. The report was commissioned by the Mayor and is a review of the structural barriers in maintaining a balanced budget going forward. Click here for some of the findings. 


SAN FRANCISCO’S THREE-YEAR BUDGET PROJECTION THROUGH 2012

The Controller's Office presented their three-year budget report to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently. You can find the report here.

In reviewing the report, the city's budget outlook is looking rather grim click here for the numbers.


OFFICE MARKET UPDATE FOR DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO

CBRE has released their 1st Quarter office market update for downtown San Francisco.

The Highlights:

January/February brought very aggressive rent reductions
Subleases/market leaders will close the most transactions
Look for capital challenges to take some buildings off the market
Overall vacancy increases for the sixth consecutive quarter

The Numbers:

Vacancy is up 13.6%
Lease rate is down to $35.91
Net absorption is down 914,345 sq. ft.
Construction completions are zero.

You can view the entire report here.


FORECAST: U.S. OFFICE VACANCY RATES TO INCREASE THROUGH 2010

The office vacancy rate for the United States--currently at 15.2%--does not show any signs of decreasing. Indeed, REIS Inc. is forecasting a vacancy rate of 19.3 by 2010.  Click here for a graph which shows the U.S. vacancy rate from 1991 through the first quarter of 2009


THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY EMERGES VIRTUALLY UNSCATHED IN CALIFORNIA BUDGET BATTLE

According to Michael Gottieb, Editor of the California Real Estate Journal, the recent California budget battle in the State Legislature has proved him wrong: Commercial real estate DOES have effective advocacy organizations in Sacramento (BOMA California, included!). You can read more on his thoughts about that, Proposition 13 and the split-roll tax issue here.

But wait! The state is still $8 billion short?


GOVERNOR PROMOTES BUDGET REFORM AT THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke at the Commonwealth Club recently to promote the California budget reform measures on the ballot on May 19th. Your BOMA advocacy team was in attendance and listened assiduously to Gov. Schwarzenegger’s commentary. The Governor spoke about the Legislature’s recent budget compromise which included reform measures (for the budget to work as planned, all six budget reform measures must be approved by voters), his support for changing the initiative process, the fact that he has never looked into the split-roll tax issue with regard to Proposition 13, and many other issues. You can listen to the entire program here.

AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 - RENEWABLE ENERGY PROVISIONS

Please click here to view the American Council on Renewable Energy’s review of the renewal energy provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

 



TOOLS YOU CAN USE


SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING CODES – NOW ONLINE!

We knew San Francisco’s building codes had to be online somewhere, and we finally found them!   Please click here to access the city's building codes (2007 edition), including city electrical, housing, mechanical, and plumbing codes.


SFPUC’S FREE WATER-WISE EVALUATION

At a recent BOMA San Francisco Environment Committee meeting, Susan Tensfeldt, Water Service Inspector with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), informed the committee that the SFPUC has a FREE program to assist both commercial and residential customers in saving money on their water bill.  The Water-Wise Evaluation program—which uses your billing history as a guide—will send a water conservation technician visit to your building to review your water usage and give you a report outlining how your property can save water and money.  With a 13% water rate increase coming in July, it’s important to take advantage of this program right away.  Please be aware that there is a 2-3 week lead time to schedule an appointment.  Call the SFPUC Water Conservation Section today at (415) 551-4730.


INSURANCE UPDATE: COBRA AND WORKERS COMPENSATION

As you may recall, our last insurance update covered the new federal COBRA notification requirement and a possible 24.4% workers compensation increase in California. Click here for the latest news on these two topics.


THE U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL: GREEN BUILDING LINKS

The U.S. Green Building Council has established an exhaustive list of links to assist those who are interested in identifying ways to build 'green' buildings.  Click here for the list.


EXERCISE DUE DILIGENCE: HOW TO DETERMINE THE CONDITION OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

The American Standards and Testing Methods Society has published a guide to help you determine the condition of commercial real estate before purchase.  It is a comprehensive look at all aspects of a property and how to assess its value.  For detailed information and to purchase the guide, please click here.




UPCOMING EVENTS OF INTEREST

UPCOMING BOMA EVENTS – CHECK THEM OUT!

Please click here to view BOMA San Francisco’s calendar of events—BOMA committee meetings, education events, seminars, social events, and workshops—for 2009.


ANTI-GRAFFITI SUPER HUDDLE – “ZERO GRAFFITI FOR A BEAUTIFUL CITY” EVENT –
APRIL 23, 2009

Please join BOMA San Francisco at "Zero Graffiti for a Beautiful City" on April 23rd and help spread the word by inviting others who may be interested in attending. You can register on-line at zerograffitisf.org or call 415-641-2600 to receive additional information about the Anti-Graffiti Super Huddle.  Click here for more information.


BOMA SAN FRANCISCO’S GAPAC MEETING –
MAY 6, 2009

BOMA San Francisco’s Government and Public Affairs Committee (GAPAC) meeting on May 6, will include two special guest speakers from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission: Ed Harrington, General Manager; and Laura Spanjian, Assistant General Manager, External Affairs.  Please make sure to attend this important meeting!

The GAPAC meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at the BOMA San Francisco Office, 233 Sansome Street, 8th Floor, on May 6, 2009 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.  For information or to join the committee, please contact the 2009 GAPAC Chair, Susan Court with Cushman & Wakefield at scourt@cwpmc.com.


FRIENDS OF CITY PLANNING 2009 ANNUAL EVENT –
MAY 6, 2009

The Friends of City Planning (FOCP) will be holding their annual event on May 6th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Merchants Exchange Building, 465 California Street in the Julia Morgan Ballroom, 16th floor.

This year’s theme, “Yes We Plan!,” enables the FOCP to highlight recent planning department successes.

For more information, please contact Steven Rule at (415) 665-1150.


CALIFORNIA SUSTAINABILITY MAYDAY WORKSHOP 2009 – MAY 13, 2009

California Sustainability Mayday is a full day workshop designed to provide the Operation and Maintenance community with results-driven practical tools and strategies for assessing and implementing sustainable business operations within their organizations.  Please click here for more information.

The California Sustainability Mayday will be on May 13, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a networking reception to follow.


SMALL BUSINESS NETWORK’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA – MAY 14, 2009

Please be sure to attend the Small Business Network of San Francisco’s  25th Anniversary Gala on May 14, 2009 at the Marines’ Memorial Club, San Francisco from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


DATE CHANGE!  BOMA SAN FRANCISCO’S RECEPTION FOR SF CITY TREASURER JOSE CISNEROS – JUNE 4th , 2009

BOMA San Francisco and Seligman Western Properties are throwing a reception for City Treasurer Jose Cisneros on June 4th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on the 40th floor of The Pyramid Center

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