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

NEW LAW REQUIRES DISCLOSURE OF LICENSE ID NUMBER

2009 BOMA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: SEARCHING FOR VALUE IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES

SUPERVISOR SOPHIE MAXWELL SPEAKS TO BOMA SAN FRANCISCO GAPAC MEMBERS

SFDPH PRESENTATION TO BOMA SAN FRANCISCO MEMBERS: PANDEMIC FLU & PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS FOR BUSINESSES

CONGRESSWOMAN JACKIE SPEIER SPEAKS TO SAN FRANCISCO LEADERS

SUBSCRIBE TO BOMA SAN FRANCISCO’S NEW ADVOCACY BLOG!

NOVEMBER BALLOT MEASURE UPDATE

MAYOR NEWSOM SIGNS THE NATION'S MOST AMBITIOUS MANDATORY RECYCLING ORDINANCE

CALIFORNIA ASSESSORS' ASSOCIATION EXPRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING SPLIT ROLL PROPERTY TAX

MID-MARKET BALLOT MEASURE: SUPPORT THE ARTS AND RENEW MARKET STREET

SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION PRESENTATION: WHAT IS A HISTORIC BUILDING?

UPDATE: EXISTING COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE

SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION - ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES

GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER VETOES INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR TAX WITHHOLDING

BOMA OPPOSES BUILDING CODE LANGUAGE IN THE WAXMAN-MARKEY ENERGY AND CLIMATE BILL

THE BOMA 2009 ONLINE EXPERIENCE EXCHANGE REPORT IS AVAILABLE NOW!

ADDITIONAL RISKS LANDLORDS SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN TAKING LETTERS OF CREDIT FROM COMMERCIAL LEASE TENANTS

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION: 10 MOST COMMON ERRORS DURING PLAN CHECK

SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING CODES – NOW ONLINE!

SFPUC’S FREE WATER-WISE EVALUATION

WALTER H. SHORENSTEIN SHARES TIPS ON SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES


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July 22, 2009                              Volume 15, Number 7
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REAL ESTATE LICENSE FOR PROPERTY MANAGERS: NEW LAW REQUIRES DISCLOSURE OF LICENSE ID NUMBER

As of July 1, 2009, all real estate licensees are required to follow newly mandated statewide disclosures. Sponsored by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) and enacted by SB 1461, the new law requires a real estate licensee to disclose his or her DRE license number on all "solicitation materials intended to be the first point of contact with consumers" and on real property purchase agreements when acting as an agent in those transactions.

The law states that a licensee must disclose his or her license identification number on purchase contracts, business cards, stationery, advertising fliers, and other materials designed to solicit the creation of a professional relationship between the licensee and a consumer. The bill excludes advertisement in print or electronic media and “for sale” signs.

The DRE claims the disclosure is necessary due to the fact that with over 500,000 licensees in California, many with the same or similar names, it is sometimes difficult for consumers and licensees alike to verify the license status of those with whom they are dealing.

Please click here for more information on this important issue.


BOMA NEWS

2009 BOMA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: SEARCHING FOR VALUE IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES

At the 2009 BOMA International Conference, your BOMA San Francisco Advocacy Team attended a Town Hall discussion that provided an insiders view on how to find opportunities in the commercial real estate (CRE) market. The all-star panel, moderated by Andrew C. Florance, President and CEO of CoStar Group, consisted of:

* John E. (Chip) Akridge, III, Chairman, Akridge
* William P. Hankowsky, Chairman, President and CEO, Liberty Property Trust
* Perry Schonfeld, Principal, LBA Realty LLC
* T. Patrick Duncan, Chairman and CEO, USAA Real Estate Company

Please click here for a synopsis of the panelists' discussion.


SUPERVISOR SOPHIE MAXWELL SPEAKS TO BOMA SAN FRANCISCO GAPAC MEMBERS

Supervisor Sophie Maxwell spoke to BOMA San Francisco Government and Public Affairs Committee members recently about what she's been focusing on in District 10, the City budget and other issues. You can view our blog post here.  The following are the highlights:

What's the status of San Francisco's budget negotiations?

* The budget "will work out" according to the Supervisor, and any cuts must be made intelligently. Supervisor Maxwell believes that cutting mental health services is counterproductive and the City needs to increase funding for these basic programs.
* The Supervisor also feels that the arts and museums are important as visitors are drawn to San Francisco because of our wide array of cultural amenities.
* Supervisor Maxwell mentioned that San Francisco shouldn't rest on the shoulders of property owners: the City needs to do a better job of managing itself.

What's the status of the parcel tax measure that may be on the November ballot?

* Supervisor Maxwell is reserving judgment on the parcel tax measure until the details are finalized.

What about reforming budget set-asides?

* Supervisor Maxwell is not against a sunset provision for set-asides and reviewing set-aside effectiveness/relevance periodically.

What issues has Supervisor Maxwell been working on in District 10?

* The rezoning of San Francisco's Eastern Neighborhoods is now being implemented, which includes a reduction in land zoned for industrial production from 11.9% to 5.9%.
* In the rezoning process, Supervisor Maxwell looked at the various neighborhoods in her district and asked, what makes a good neighborhood? District 10 requires what most established neighborhoods in San Francisco already possess: good infrastructure and recreational amenities.
* Supervisor Maxwell visited Seattle where she was very impressed with the city's efforts in developing new housing projects and suggested that San Francisco use Seattle as a model. In District 10, there are 237 mixed-use, mixed-income housing units in the works. The Supervisor mentioned that one of the issues that changes the way people view where they live is 'bedroom counts'. As such, the Supervisor was happy to report that of the 237 units that are being built, 28 will include 4/5 bedroom units.
* The Supervisor had the opportunity to visit Stockholm, Sweden and was impressed with the country's model for trash collection. Stockholm residents place trash in a 'shoot' that transports the refuse 1 mile away to a collection center, thus reducing the need for trash collection by truck. In her conversations with Recology, formally NorCal Waste Systems, Inc., Supervisor Maxwell mentioned that the company has researched this type of refuse collection system and they feel it is a plausible idea. The benefit of this system would be that the City would know the amount of trash that is being disposed of via a card-based tracking system. Supervisor Maxwell was also impressed with Stockholm's pay-as-you-go traffic management system. This congestion management program has proved effective in reducing the flow of traffic in the City.
* Supervisor Maxwell authored legislation to establish the Small Business Task Force to help the 'back-street' small businesses (e.g., those who have businesses at farmers' markets, the costume makers at the San Francisco Opera, etc.).
* UCSF has expanded into District 10. Supervisor Maxwell suggested that residents of the City travel along the 3rd Street corridor to view the campus.
* The Hunter's Point Shipyard conversion is underway. The Supervisor emphasized that the conversion will include housing first.

What else was discussed?

* Public safety is a priority for the Supervisor, although she feels that there are more than enough fire and police resources for the citizens of San Francisco.
* The issues that effect families and children is her top priority.
* The Supervisor loves every minute of her job. She will be termed-out soon, and stated that any future candidates for District 10 must have a holistic view of the district.


SFDPH PRESENTATION TO BOMA SAN FRANCISCO MEMBERS: PANDEMIC FLU & PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS FOR BUSINESSES

BOMA San Francisco's Emergency Preparedness Committee and the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) organized a presentation recently on pandemic flu & public health preparedness for businesses. Olivia Bruch, M.Sc., Infectious Disease Emergency Coordinator for the SFDPH, presented the latest information on the Novel Influenza A H1N1 virus (Swine Flu), and how property mangers, high-rise life safety directors and security directors can be better prepared for future pandemic flu outbreaks. You can view the entire presentation here; and our blog post on this event, here.  The following are the highlights:

What can businesses and organizations do to reduce the spread of a flu virus?

* Always support and encourage employees to stay home when sick. Ask individuals with influenza-like illness to stay home for 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
* To reduce the burden on the health care sector, allow employees who have been sick with flu-like illness to return to work without a doctor’s note.
* Educate your employees about the flu and health habits that prevent the spread of disease. For messages and interactive learning tools, click here.
* To learn more about seasonal, H1N1 swine, and pandemic flu refer employees to the SFDPH website, here, or to speak with a live operator about their questions or concerns to the telephone information line 311.
* Promote healthy habits in the work setting: Make tissues, trash cans, paper towels, and alcohol-based hand sanitizer available; post signs encouraging staff to utilize healthy habits (to order free signs from the health department click here); encourage seasonal flu shots; consider planning a seasonal flu shot day at your organization (for information, click here)
* Maintain a clean and healthy work environment. Ensure that EPA certified disinfectants are used to frequently clean commonly touched surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, hand rails, bathroom surfaces, countertops).
* Keep heating and ventilation systems in good working order, in accordance with
system specifications and any applicable regulations.

What business preparedness activities should I be doing?

* Finalize or refresh your organization’s Continuity of Operations Plan: include a staffing plan for a reduced workforce; if appropriate, consider telecommuting options for those who need to stay home.
* Train staff to implement the plan and to fill critical positions.
* Test your plan with an exercise.
* For business continuity planning tools and templates, click here.
* Stockpile materials: surgical face masks, tissues, soap or hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies.

You can find more information on the H1N1 virus on the SFDPH website, here. Thank you to Olivia Bruch and Dana Henderson with SFDPH for helping to organize this presentation,


CONGRESSWOMAN JACKIE SPEIER SPEAKS TO SAN FRANCISCO LEADERS

Your BOMA Advocacy team attended an informal meeting with Congresswoman Jackie Speier today. Leaders from business, non-profit, labor, and community organizations were in attendance to listen to Rep. Speier's speak on issues being debated currently in Washington D.C. Our blog post with the details of the meeting can be found, here.


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.  We encourage every BOMA member to sign up to automatically receive our blog updates via ONE daily email or news reader on our blog's website.  Plug into the BOMA blog today!



GENERAL NEWS

NOVEMBER BALLOT MEASURE UPDATE

There are a number of Charter amendments, a bond issue and other ballot measurers working their way through the Board of Supervisors. Between now and July 28, the Board may place two very costly tax measurers on the November ballot: raising our local sales tax to 10% and adding a new annual parcel tax ranging from $150 per apartment unit to $5,000 per commercial parcel. Together, these measurers would cost taxpayers over $100 million a year. In this terrible economy, this is money that many residents and employers just don’t have. In addition, the Board is still considering a Charter amendment proposed by Supervisor Daly that would allow the Board of Supervisors to require city departments to spend money, even if the Mayor determines that the city is running a deficit! Call or email your Supervisor today and urge them to voter NO on the sales and parcel tax proposals and NO on Daly’s spending mandate.


MAYOR NEWSOM SIGNS THE NATION'S MOST AMBITIOUS MANDATORY RECYCLING ORDINANCE

Your BOMA San Francisco Advocacy team participated in the recent press conference at the Ferry Building where Mayor Gavin Newsom signed the Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance--the first law of its kind enacted in the United States. You can read the final version of the Ordinance, here; our blog post on the event can be found here.

As we had posted previously, BOMA San Francisco supports this groundbreaking recycling mandate. We would like to thank Mayor Newsom; Wade Crowfoot, Director of Climate Protection Initiatives, Office of the Mayor; the San Francisco Department of the Environment and the various other business, labor and residential organizations for working with BOMA San Francisco to craft the Ordinance in a way that includes workable implementation guidelines for the commercial real estate industry in San Francisco.


CALIFORNIA ASSESSORS' ASSOCIATION EXPRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING SPLIT ROLL PROPERTY TAX

As we have posted previously, BOMA is opposed to the proposal, brought about by our local Assessor/Recorder Phil Ting, of a split roll property tax. It is truly a bad idea, one that will have long-term economic ramifications in California.

The California Assessors' Association has issued a white paper expressing their concerns of a split roll property tax. You can read the report, here.


MID-MARKET BALLOT MEASURE: SUPPORT THE ARTS AND RENEW MARKET STREET

As you know, the corridor on Market between 5th and 7th streets leaves much to be desired. Thankfully, an ordinance has been introduced to revitalize this section of Market Street with the intention of creating a vibrant and thriving arts district. The Mid-Market ARTS ordinance will restore--at no cost to the taxpayer--the artistic and cultural haven that once existed in the great theater district of San Francisco. At the same time, the revenue generated will provide a much-needed, stable financing source for arts education programs for children living in the Tenderloin. Please click here for more information and to read the ordinance.

The initiative has qualified to be on the November 2009 ballot. For more information, or to become a supporter, please contact Daniel Palay at (415) 643-8507.


SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION PRESENTATION: WHAT IS A HISTORIC BUILDING?

Your BOMA Advocacy Team attended a presentation recently by the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection (DBI) on the designation of historic buildings. The program featured a panel that included:

* Alice Carey, Carey & Co., Inc.
* Tim Frye, Historic Preservation Technical Specialist, San Francisco Planning Commission
* Laurence Kornfield, Deputy Director, Department of Building Inspection

The presentation was informative and addressed historic designation issues germane to the commercial real estate industry. Please click here to read our blog post for the details (you can download the entire presentation, here).


UPDATE: EXISTING COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE

Energy efficiency is cost-effective, but existing buildings are complex.  San Francisco mush balance access to capital, limited public understanding, diverse lease contracts, and city resources.  As such, please take a moment to review some of the Existing Commercial Buildings Efficiency Task Force’s anticipated recommendations:

* Disclose Energy Use: Require sharing summary energy data with the City in real estate transactions, and along with certain other city permitting processes.
* Energy Audits: Require periodic energy audits by qualified facility engineers or appropriate service providers.  This recommendation will ensure that building owners—particularly Class B and C—know the specific cost-effective opportunities in their facilities, and are aware of other mandates (e.g., lighting performance, water, recycling).
 • Green Tenant Toolkit: Provide example green lease language, and engage the 10 largest tenants in the city to demand a standard disclosure of green features.
Enable Submetering: Require landlords to allow tenants to submeter energy use at their own cost.
Education, Training, Mentorship, and Marketing are key to enhance workforce capacity and engagement to improve energy efficiency.
Financial Optimization: Proposed public/private project to develop real-time tool that finds all incentives, rebates, and financing. This recommendation will make sure that building owners and managers of existing buildings will know about all available rebates via a web-based information system.
Public Sector – Lead by Example: Benchmark and disclose energy performance for city facilities.
SF Clean Energy Fund: Task force will endorse SFCEF. With SFCEF, and with other actions, the city is educating, setting goals, and providing access to fund, which enable cost-effective and sensible improvements leading to energy use reductions.


SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION - ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES

Please be aware that the Department of Building Inspection has made the following organizational changes:

* The Department’s three professional services’ programs are Permit Services, with Laurence Kornfield in charge; Inspection Services, with Ed Sweeney in charge; and Administrative Services, with Jeremy Hallisey in charge. Hanson Tom becomes Manager of Plan Review.
* Simon Tam becomes Manager of Permit Processing and Issuance.
* Tom Hui moves to Over-the-Counter and reports to OTC Manager Neil Friedman.
* Mark Walls, Tom Fessler, Norman Gutierrez and Steve Hajnal move to the Building Inspection Division.
* Tony Grieco becomes Supervisor of Code Enforcement Services.
* Lou Aurea moves to Administrative Services.
* Public Information functions become part of Permit Services, and the Public Information Counter on the first floor becomes DBI’s new “Help Desk” – a key screening section to improve customer flow.
* Willy Hoi-Yau becomes Manager of the Help Desk, where he will be assisted by Wai-Fong Cheung, Marianne Pangelinan and Fidel Del Rosario.
* Cora Ella becomes Supervisor of the Permit Processing Center (PPC).
* Records Management moves to Room 3036 in 1660 Mission Street, where customers will submit, view and pick up 3R and records’ requests.

Please make note of these departmental changes and plan accordingly.


GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER VETOES INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR TAX WITHHOLDING

As we reported previously, the state Budget Conference Committee had agreed to a budget gap proposal that included a provision forcing anyone that makes payments to independent contractors (including property managers and owners) to withhold 3% of those funds paid in excess of $600 per year, and send the money to the California Franchise Tax Board.

UPDATE! The proposal was vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. In his veto letter, the Governor stated that:

[T]he Legislature must solve the entire deficit, must make the hard decisions now, and must not push the problem off until tomorrow. This [proposal]...did not meet any of those criteria.

BOMA California is keeping up their lobbying efforts in Sacramento as the veto was based upon a partial solution to California's budget deficit rather than a long-term fix of the State's perennial budget woes.  As such, the saliency of this issue for future budget discussions is still conspicuously high.  Please consider sending this UPDATED letter of opposition to your state legislator to inform them of what a bad idea this. Click here to find your California State Legislative Representatives.


BOMA OPPOSES BUILDING CODE LANGUAGE IN THE WAXMAN-MARKEY ENERGY AND CLIMATE BILL

BOMA is strongly opposed to the building codes language in HR 2454, the Waxman-Markey Bill.

The measure sets arbitrary efficiency targets that will be costly, if not impossible, to meet (30% by 2010; 50% by 2016; and, and an additional 5% every 3 years thereafter, reaching 75% by 2030). If not accomplished through the consensus code development process, the Department of Energy (DOE) will step in and write a national energy code, which puts the DOE in the role of code developer and enforcer--not the best way to archive the goals of improving energy efficiency.

In addition, the House version of HR 2454 includes onerous enforcement language that would essentially allow anyone to sue a building owner, developer, architect, etc. if the building falls short of the energy efficiency target. Thus, the bill has the potential for 'drive-by' energy lawsuits against building owners.

 


TOOLS YOU CAN USE

THE BOMA 2009 ONLINE EXPERIENCE EXCHANGE REPORT IS AVAILABLE NOW!

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ADDITIONAL RISKS LANDLORDS SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN TAKING LETTERS OF CREDIT FROM COMMERCIAL LEASE TENANTS

In the last decade, commercial landlords have favored obtaining from tenants standby letters of credit over security deposits because standby letters of credit provided added security in the event of a tenant's bankruptcy. The financial instability of banks that issue standby letters of credit and the erosion of the benefits of standby letters of credit in recent bankruptcy court decisions have reduced some of the benefits of standby letters of credit in the commercial lease context.

This Advisory describes the benefits and risks of standby letters of credit and the prophylactic measures that a landlord can take when obtaining a standby letter of credit as security for a tenant's obligations under a commercial lease.

Please click here to read the entire Advisory. Thank you to Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP for allowing us to post this information on our advocacy blog.
 

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION: 10 MOST COMMON ERRORS DURING PLAN CHECK

You'll be one step closer to finishing your project if you avoid these common pitfalls during the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection plan review:

* Incomplete information regarding existing conditions. Such information should include current legal use and occupancy of all related building areas, building construction type, property line setbacks, and abutting property conditions.
* Confusion due to too much information overlaid. Separate plans should be provided for existing conditions, partial demolition, and proposed work. On more complicated projects, provide separate architectural and structural drawings.
* Plans are not coordinated among architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and other designs. Also, lack of coordination between views such as plans and elevations.
* Inadequate dimensioning of plans.
* Fire-resistant assemblies are not detailed and do not conform to approved designs.
* Incorrect story count. Detailed substantiation must be provided, including spot elevations of floors and adjacent grade around perimeter and profiles, to allow plan reviewers to confirm story or basement determination.
* Lack of clarity and consistency of plans, including symbols and designations, such as existing vs. new walls.
* Sloppy, illegible, incorrect and incomplete permit application forms and submittal documents such as plans.
* Lack of adequate accessibility documentation and accessibility checklist.
* Failure to provide adequate cover-sheet information, including correct codes being used for design, contact information, design professional's signature, index of drawings, etc.


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.


WALTER H. SHORENSTEIN SHARES TIPS ON SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES

The San Francisco Chronicle recently published an edited transcript of Mr. Walter H. Shorenstein's (the founder of Shorenstein Properties, LLC) tips on how to make it and thrive in tough economic times. Here are the main points:

* Don't rely on the government;
* Stick with experience;
* Use common sense;
* Don't gamble too much.

Please click here for the article.



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.


GAPAC WELCOMES CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION CHAIRWOMAN BETTY YEE – AUGUST 5, 2009

The Government and Public Affairs Committee will host a discussion with State Board of Equalization Chairwoman Betty Yee on August 5, 2009, at 12:00 noon, in BOMA San Francisco’s conference room.  Chairwoman Yee works to ensure that California’s tax laws are interpreted and applied correctly, fairly, and consistently.  It will be interesting to learn about this obscure and unique State agency, so please consider attending.  Contact Susan Court at scourt@cwpmc.com if you would like join the committee.


GAPAC DISCUSSION ON THE MID-MARKET STREET SIGN ORDINANCE – SEPTEMBER 2, 2009

On September 2nd at 12:00 noon the Government and Public Affairs Committee will discuss the Mid-Market Street Sign ordinance that will be before the San Francisco electorate on the November 2009 ballot.  Please click here for more information about the measure.  Contact Susan Court at scourt@cwpmc.com if you would like join the committee.


SAVE THE DATE!  CODES AND REGULATIONS SEMINAR – OCTOBER 29, 2009

Please mark your calendar for October 29 (location and time to be determined) for BOMA San Francisco’s Codes and Regulations Annual Seminar.   It will be review of all the ‘green’ codes that impact the commercial real estate industry.

 

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- Former President Harry Truman


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