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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
June 29, 2012
Volume 18, Issue 6
June 2012 Election Update
BOMA SF-PAC Candidate Endorsements & Positions on City Propositions
 
The recent June 5th primary election lived up to the widely-held prediction that voter turnout would be very low.  Indeed, less than 24% of registered San Francisco voters participated in their civic duty. Nevertheless, your BOMA SF-PAC board members practiced due diligence and informed the BOMA San Francisco membership - and the San Francisco electorate - of the association's endorsed candidates for elected positions and initiatives on the June 5th ballot.
 
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BOMA San Francisco News
BOMA San Francisco Honored by San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
 
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition honored BOMA San Francisco members at their 20th Annual Golden Wheel Awards on June 5, 2012.  Meade Boutwell, President of BOMA San Francisco, accepted the award on behalf of BOMA members.
 
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Supervisor David Campos Speaks to BOMA Government and Public Affairs Committee Members
 
BOMA San Francisco's Government and Public Affairs Committee (GAPAC) welcomed Supervisor David Campos recently.  Mr. Campos provided an update of this work in District 9, City Hall and on other issues that are of concern to BOMA members.
 
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City Hall News
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Tenant Bicycle Access in Existing Commercial Buildings Law
 
Your BOMA Advocacy Team held a conference call with the staff of the San Francisco Department of Environment (DOE), the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Supervisor John Avalos' office recently.  The purpose of the call was to discuss the development of the Bicycle Access Plan (BAP) as required by the Tenant Bicycle Access in Existing Commercial Buildings Law and clarifications to DOE guidelines.  
 
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We Need Your Feedback - New Signage Requirements for Privately Owned Public Open Spaces (POPOS)
 
The San Francisco Planning Department has approved an ordinance introduced by Supervisor David Chiu that would change the signage requirements for privately owned publicly accessible open spaces (POPOS).  The Board of Supervisors must still review and vote to approve the ordinance.
 
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BOMA California News
BOMA California Advocacy Update - June 2012
 
Please take a moment to review the following update from our advocates at BOMA California.  The following list includes measures BOMA California supports and opposes.
 
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California ADA Reform Bill Passes Unanimously
 
Legislation strongly supported by the industry to stop the seemingly unfettered issue of abusive Americans with Disability Act (ADA) lawsuits against small businesses in California, cleared the Senate Floor this recently with unanimous bipartisan support of the members.
 
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BOMA International Advocacy Update
Landlord-Tenant Collaboration Guide, Code Hearings, Regulation of Lead, and More!
 
Please take a moment to review the industry related issues that our advocates at BOMA International have been working on recently. 
 
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Energy & Environment News
We Need Your Feedback! CalRecycle Draft Report
California's Goal of Recycling 75% of Solid Waste by 2020
 
Through the enactment of AB 341 in 2011, the California Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown set a state goal of recycling 75% of solid waste by 2020. 
 
In an effort to meet this goal, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or CalRecycle, was tasked with preparing a report - to be submitted to the Legislature on our before January 1, 2014 - which will focus on suggested strategies to achieve the state’s policy goal. 
 
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Energy Efficiency Workforce Development for Building Operations Professionals
 
The U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Commerce have announced selections for three Centers for Building Operations Excellence that will receive a total of $1.3 million to create and deploy programs aimed at training current and incoming building operators.
 
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BOMA Partners with DOE on LED Lighting Campaign
 
On May 24, 2012 BOMA International and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new campaign aimed at accelerating lighting retrofits in parking lots and structures.
 
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
July 3, 2012
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room
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• 
Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
July 10, 2012
Post Montgomery Center Tower, 30th Floor
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•  GAPAC Meeting
July 11, 2012
BOMA San Francisco Office - 233 Sansome Street, 8th Floor
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•  Codes and Regulations Committee Meeting
July 25, 2012
650 California Street, Basement Conference Center
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