BOMA | Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco
Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
August 12, 2010
Volume 16, Issue 8
UPDATE: Say “NO” to New Taxes!
BOMA San Francisco Members Stop Commercial Rent Tax Proposal

We're pleased to report that the Commercial Rent Tax and Parking Tax have been effectively halted thanks to to the efforts of BOMA San Francisco members and the greater small business community.  While this is good news, the fight against ANY new taxes is not over; there are a number of additional tax measures on the November 2, 2010 ballot that BOMA San Francisco opposes.

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BOMA SF-PAC Positions on San Francisco Qualified Local Measures for the November 2, 2010 Ballot
Please Take a Moment to Review the Propositions!

The BOMA San Francisco Political Action Committee (BOMA SF-PAC) has taken positions on the November 2, 2010 local ballot measures.
 
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UPDATE: BOMA San Francisco PAC Endorses Theresa Sparks For District 6 Supervisor
Help Elect Theresa Sparks for District 6 Supervisor
ATTEND THE AUGUST 25th FUNDRAISER AT INFUSION LOUNGE
 
Help BOMA San Francisco and the greater business community elect Theresa Sparks  for District 6 Supervisor! Visit her campaign website TODAY (www.sparksfor6.com) to find out how!   
 
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District 6 Supervisor Candidate Forum
Monday, August 16, 2010
 
Will District 6 be business friendly with new leadership?  RSVP to find out!
 
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Save The Date!
Gavin Newsom for Lieutenant Governor Reception
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
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Commercial Real Estate Industry Drives Jobs
Study Shows Broad Impact of CRE on Nation’s Economy
Download the BOMA International Economic Impact Study, The Contribution of Office Building Outlays on the U.S. and States Economies in 2009

The commercial real estate industry is a significant contributor to the nation’s economic engine. In 2009, the office building industry contributed $118.4 billion to the U.S. economy. Real estate is one of the leading employers in the United States. Office building operations alone supported more than a million jobs in 2009.

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San Francisco City Hall News
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi Speaks to the BOMA San Francisco Government and Public Affairs Committee
 
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi spoke to the members of the BOMA San Francisco Government and Public Affairs Committee (GAPAC) on August 4, 2010 about his SF Smart Reform effort to stave off precipitous San Francisco public employee pension and healthcare costs in the very near future.
 
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Fix Muni Now - Yes on G

The Fix Muni Now - YES on G campaign is excited to be moving into the critical second phase of the campaign, and they're starting with a kickoff party August 21st.  Click below to help this good government reform effort pass!
 
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Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance
 
BOMA San Francisco members have been working with the San Francisco Department of the Environment to craft the Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance.
 
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UPDATE: SFDPH Secondhand Smoke Prevention and Enforcement Program

BOMA San Francisco Government and Public Affairs Committee (GAPAC) welcomed Janine Young, San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) Program Coordinator  on August 4, 2010 to discuss the Secondhand Smoke Prevention and Enforcement Program. 
 
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UPDATE: SFFD Emergency Evacuation Signs
 
Please click below for a notice regarding the evacuation signage requirements from the San Francisco Fire Department that will allow for a bit more flexibility when ordering new such signage for your buildings.
 
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REMINDER: San Francisco Commercial Lighting Efficiency Ordinance Compliance Deadline

Please note that the date to comply with the Commercial Lighting Efficiency Ordinance is December 31, 2011.  Click below to read the ordinance and for more information.
 
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UPDATE: Street Resurfacing Financing Working Group Final Report

Please find a copy of the Street Resurfacing Financing Working Group's Final Report - Between a Pothole and a Hard Place: Funding Options for San Francisco's Street Resurfacing Program -  by clicking bellow.
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BOMA News
Justice Department Issues Final Rule Revising ADA Regulations
 
The U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has amended its regulations implementing Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which applies to commercial buildings and public accommodations.  This is the first comprehensive revision since the 1991 ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) went into effect.
 
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Energy & Environment News
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Available Funding Information
 
Please find the information by clicking the link below from both ChargePoint America and Business Council on Climate Change (BC3) regarding available funding for electric vehicle charging stations.
 
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Urban Solutions’ First Annual Green Business Symposium
September 28, 2010

The first annual Green Business Symposium on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. is produced by Urban Solutions and will bring together sustainability leaders, local entrepreneurs, and public officials to discuss innovative sustainability practices.
 
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General News
Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Boiler Emission Regulations
 
Please note that the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is the oversight agency for recently adopted boiler emission regulations. 
 
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UPDATE: San Francisco's JOBS NOW! Program
 
Recently, there have been reports that Congress may not extend funding past September 30, 2010 for the successful JOBS NOW! program.  At present, Mayor Gavin Newsom is working aggressively with the City's federal partners on an extension and, in the meantime, employers are strongly encouraged to continue to apply for this job creating program. 
 
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ABOUT BROOKFIELD PROPERTIES


This issue of the BOMA San Francisco Advocate is generously sponsored by Brookfield Properties.

Brookfield Properties owns, develops and manages premier office properties. Its current managed portfolio is comprised of interests in 93 properties totaling 70 million square feet in the downtown cores of New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa, making it one of the largest owners of commercial real estate in North America. Landmark assets include the World Financial Center in Manhattan, Brookfield Place in Toronto, Bank of America Plaza in Los Angeles and Bankers Hall in Calgary. The company’s common shares trade on the NYSE and TSX under the symbol BPO. 

Please visit www.brookfieldproperties.com for more information on Brookfield’s portfolio, commitment to community, sustainability, the arts and other initiatives.

 
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
•  Codes and Regulations Committee Meeting
August 25, 2010
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•  GAPAC Meeting
September 1, 2010
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•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
September 7, 2010
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•  Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
September 14, 2010
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•  The 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness Seminar
September 15, 2010
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