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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
April 20, 2011
Volume 17, Issue 4
BOMA San Francisco Op-Ed in the San Francisco Examiner
What If You're At Work When the Big One Hits?
By Marc Intermaggio, Executive Vice President Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco
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BOMA San Francisco News
BOMA Emergency Preparedness Committee Honored - 2011 Outstanding Government Affairs Committee Award

BOMA San Francisco’s Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) was awarded the 2011 BOMA International Outstanding Government Affairs Committee Award at the BOMA International 2011 Winter Business Meeting in January.
 
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BOMA San Francisco Political Action Committee Attends Asm. Jerry Hill Event

Members of BOMA San Francisco's Political Action Committee (BOMA-SF PAC) attended an event hosted by Asm. Jerry Hill (D - San Mateo) on April 12, 2011 - A Magical Birthday Celebration held to highlight Asm. Hill's 20th year of public service.
 
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City Hall News
A Letter from Barbara Schultheis - SFFD Assistant Deputy Chief

Barbara Schultheis, Assistant Deputy Chief for the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD), will retire from the Department effective June 16, 2011.  We have worked with Barbara on many issues over the years, mostly through BOMA San Francisco's Advocacy Committees--namely our Codes and Regulations Committee--and she will be deeply missed.  Indeed, Barbara has been an invaluable connection for the BOMA membership and we thank her for her dedication to the SFFD and the City and County of San Francisco.  
 
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UPDATE: San Francisco Mobile Food Facilities Permits

In our ongoing effort to keep BOMA members informed about the Mobile Food Facility (MFF) permit process, please click on the link to view letters sent to businesses within a 300 foot radius of the requested locations for an MFF permit.
 
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UPDATE: Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance

Please take a moment to review the final Commercial Office Building Recycling and Composting Program Guidelines.  
 
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UPDATE: Street Resurfacing Financing Working Group Final Report + Proposed 2012-2021 Capital Plan

The Proposed 2012-2021 Capital Plan has received unanimous approval by the Board of Supervisors.   This plan includes figures on the costs of delivering the America’s Cup, making seismic repairs to critical facilities, and improving streets and parks without going beyond The City's means.  The partner agencies that comprise ONESF believe they can deliver almost $24.8 billion in total infrastructure investments without raising property tax rates or overburdening the General Fund. 
 
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BOMA California News
Proposition 13 Split Roll Measure Returns
Report from BOMA California
 
Our tireless BOMA California advocates in Sacramento have been watching Assemblymember Tom Ammiano's (D-San Francisco) legislation, AB 448, targeting property protections under Proposition 13 and create a path to a Split Roll property tax in California.
 
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BOMA California Board Update

On April 15, 2011 the BOMA California Board of Directors gathered in Ontario for its quarterly board meeting. BOMA California is a federation of all eight metropolitan BOMA local associations and serves as the collective membership through its mission of preserving and promoting the interest of California commercial real estate professionals through legislative and regulatory advocacy.
 
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BOMA International News
Congress Introduces Leasehold Depreciation Legislation

Legislation that would permanently reduce the timeline for depreciating leasehold improvements to 15 years was recently introduced in the 112th Congress. 
 
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Energy & Environment News
EPA Names Cities with the Most Energy Star-Certified Buildings
San Francisco Places 3rd

Los Angeles remained atop the list of cities with the most Energy Star-certified buildings in the third annual tally released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 14. Los Angeles, with 510 buildings, kept the lead in 2010. Washington, D.C., and San Francisco in second and third place, also retained their spots from the previous year's ranking of energy efficient buildings. Chicago edged up to fourth, and New York jumped five positions to fifth place. Detroit and Sacramento, California, cracked the top ten for the first time.
 
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General News
San Francisco Property Information Map - Now Available

The San Francisco Planning Department has produced a resource: The San Francisco Property Information Map.  This new tool aggregates a number of important sources of information about a specific property in one easy to use interface.
 
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San Francisco Green Business Checklist Workshop
April 28th

You and your tenants are invited to the next Green Business Checklist Workshop on Thursday, April 28, 2011.  This workshop is meant for businesses who want to learn more about the SF Green Business Program, their standards, and the assessment process.  
 
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San Francisco Fire Department - Carbon Monoxide Alarm Requirement

The San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) provided an update to the members of BOMA San Francisco's Codes and Regulations Committee meeting recently regarding carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.  CO alarms are currently required in all new residential buildings and in all existing residential buildings when more than $1,000 of improvements are made and either of the following conditions exists.
 
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UPDATE: San Francisco's JOBS NOW! Program Successor - JobsNOW2

Mayor Ed Lee, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and San Francisco Human Services Agency (HSA) Director Trent Rhorer today highlighted local incentives and private sector wage subsidies through JobsNOW2, a City-funded successor to the successful federal stimulus-funded Jobs NOW! initiative (see our previous blog posts below for more information). More than 500 San Francisco residents are now employed through the JobsNOW2 program, but the City would like to see more participation from local small business to get more San Francisco residents jobs.
 
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
•  Codes and Regulations Committee Meeting
April 27, 2011
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•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
May 3, 2011
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•  GAPAC Meeting
May 4, 2011
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•  Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
May 10, 2011
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