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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
June 17, 2010
Volume 16, Issue 6
San Francisco Political News
New Tax Proposals Introduced by San Francisco Board of Supervisors

On June 8, 2010, members of the Board of Supervisors introduced three tax proposals that have a high probability of being placed on the November 2, 2010 ballot in some form.
 
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Commercial Rent Tax - The Breakdown
 
San Francisco Board of Supervisor's President David Chiu introduced an ordinance on June 8, 2010 to create an updated tax system on the business community that includes a Commercial Rent Tax. 
 
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UPDATE: San Francisco Ordinance Prohibiting Smoking in Enclosed Areas and Certain Unenclosed Areas - SIGN CHANGES
As of May 24, 2010
 
We've received word from Supervisor Eric Mar's office and the San Francisco Department of Public Health that there will be 'clean-up' language changes to the the original ordinance. 
 
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San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Mid-Year Paychecks & Pink Slips Scorecard
Supervisors' Voting Record On Jobs, Economic Growth and Government Efficiency
 
The Chamber released a Mid-Year Paychecks & Pink Slips Scorecard revealing the performance of each Supervisor on his or her voting record on the top 10 legislative actions impacting jobs, economic growth and government efficiency from January 1 to June 11, 2010.
 
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Fix Muni Now - Sign the Petition!
If you're a resident of San Francisco and a registered voter, you can help!
 
Thanks to the tenacious efforts of Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, the campaign to Fix Muni Now is well underway to collect signatures to place the Muni reform measure on the November 2010 ballot. San Franciscans from all across the City are still clamoring to sign the petition that will finally lead to better service and a more stable transit system for all residents.  If you're a resident of San Francisco and a registered voter click below to find out how you can help.
 
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BOMA News
November 2010 Election: BOMA SF-PAC Endorses Janet Reilly and Mark Farrell for District 2 Supervisor

With the June 8, 2010 Primary Election coming to a close, the BOMA San Francisco Political Action Committee (BOMA SF-PAC) is now focused on the November 2, 2010 supervisorial election in the even-districts of the City.  Indeed, the BOMA SF-PAC met with District 2 candidates for supervisor, Janet Reilly and Mark Farrell  in May 2010.  We're pleased to announce that the BOMA SF-PAC has endorsed both Janet Reilly and Mark Farrell for District 2 Supervisor for the November 2010 election.  
 
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The Registry Bay Area Real Estate Journal - Article on Split Roll under Proposition 13
Plus! UPDATE: Split Roll Measure - AB 2492
 
The Registry's article on the historical attempts to undo California’s Proposition 13, including the most recent attempt, AB 2492, and an update on the measure (by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano [D-San Francisco]) from BOMA California.  
 
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Commercial Real Estate's Contribution to the San Francisco Economy
 
We've recently calculated the contribution that the commercial real estate industry makes to the local economy in San Francisco.
 
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BOMA California Energy Grant/Stimulus Funds Proposal - Awards Announced
 
On behalf of BOMA California, ConSol, and Lime Energy, thank you to those who contributed to BOMA California’s SEP Commercial Retrofit Program Proposal.
 
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BOMA San Francisco Emergency Preparedness Committee - Security Advisory
See Something ~ Say Something
 
Please take a moment to review this security advisory by clicking 'Read More' below.
 
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Energy & Environment News
Are You Ready For CALGreen?

California’s green building code becomes mandatory on January 1, 2011 and will affect all new commercial construction.
 
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UPDATE: Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance

As we have posted on the blog previously, San Francisco now has a city-wide mandatory recycling and composting requirement. There are five mandatory areas that property managers need to address in the ordinance.
 
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UPDATE: EPA Poised to Address Lead in Commercial Buildings
 
On May 6, 2010 the EPA issued advance notice of its intention to regulate the renovation, repair and painting of public and commercial buildings under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). BOMA members have until July 6 to submit comments.
 
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San Francisco's Climate Protection Strategy

On June 1, 2010, Johanna Partin, Director of Climate Protection Initiatives in Mayor Gavin Newsom's Office, presented the City and County of San Francisco's Climate Protection Strategy to BOMA San Francisco's Energy & Environment Committee.
 
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General News
San Francisco Department of Building Inspection - Impact Fee Deferral Legislation Routing Procedures
 
The recently passed Impact Fee Deferral Legislation becomes effective July 1, 2010. As a result of this legislation, the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection (SFDBI) will modify the routing procedures for submitted projects and possibly over the counter permits that require impact fees.
 
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Announcement of Certified Access Specialist (CASp) program August 2010 Exam
 
Your BOMA San Francsico Advocacy Team is pleased to announce that the Department of General Services will be conducting the Certified Access Specialist (CASp) program examination on August  3 and 4, 2010.
 
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ABOUT SHORENSTEIN REALTY SERVICES LP


 

This issue of the BOMA San Francisco Advocate is generously sponsored by Shorenstein Realty Services LP.

San Francisco-based Shorenstein Properties is one of the oldest and most successful private real estate investment companies active throughout the United States in the acquisition, development, ownership and management of office and mixed-use properties. Since its beginning in 1924, the company has evolved from a regional real estate operating company to an active national investor and manager of commingled institutional capital. Since 1992, Shorenstein has sponsored eight closed-end real estate investment funds. Shorenstein's substantial co-investment, integrated investment and operating strategy and strong performance have positioned the company as an experienced leader in the value-added arena.

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June 24, 2010
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•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
July 6, 2010
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•  GAPAC Meeting
July 7, 2010
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•  Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
July 13, 2010
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