BOMA | Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco
Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
August 22, 2011
Volume 17, Issue 8
BOMA San Francisco News
Alliance for Jobs and Sustainable Growth Coalition - Mayoral Debate Update

On August 16, 2011, the AFJASG sponsored a San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Debate that involved the leading contenders in the race - including the first debate appearance by Public Defender Jeff Adachi.
 
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BOMA San Francisco Members Meet With Supervisor Jane Kim
 
BOMA San Francisco members had their first official meeting with San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, representing District 6 - which includes South of Market, the Tenderloin, parts of the Mission and Western Addition, and Treasure Island - on August 8, 2011 at her office in City Hall.
 
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BOMA SF Op-Ed in the San Francisco Examiner
Have SF Job Killers Gone Out of Business?

Please click on 'read more,' below to read the op-ed piece, Have SF job killers gone out of business?, by Marc Intermaggio, BOMA San Francisco's Executive Vice President, published in the San Francisco Examiner on August 8, 2011.
 
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BOMA San Francisco Members Meet with Chris Cunnie
Candidate for San Francisco Sheriff

BOMA members had the opportunity to meet one of candidates running for San Francisco Sheriff in the November election, Chris Cunnie.
 
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BOMA SF-PAC Meets with San Francisco District Attorney Candidate Sharmin Bock

BOMA San Francisco's Political Action Committee (BOMA SF-PAC) met with San Francisco District Attorney candidate Sharmin Bock on July 26, 2011.  This meeting served as an introduction to Sharmin and to learn more about her candidacy.  
 
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Energy & Environment News
UPDATE: Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance
FREE Workshop on November 1, 2011
 
PG&E is holding a free workshop on November 1, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The Pacific Energy Center that will provide BOMA members with the information they need in order to be in compliance with the Existing Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Ordinance, which takes effect in October 2011. 
 
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UPDATE: Zero Net Energy for Commercial New Construction

Please click on 'read more,' below to review recommendations moving forward as part of a regulatory proceeding at the California Energy Commission regarding Zero Net Energy. 
 
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BOMA California News
UPDATE: AB 350 - Are You Kidding Me? Help BOMA Defeat This Measure!
 
AB 350 one of the most far-reaching pieces of legislation to impact the commercial property industry in a long time, will be voted on next week in the Senate Appropriations Committee, and possibly the Senate Floor. After that, this inexpedient bill could be on its way to the governor.  The San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner have editorialized that they oppose AB 350.

 
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BOMA International News
Voluntary National Asset Rating Program for Commercial Buildings
We Need Your Feedback!

Recently, the Department of Energy (DOE) published a Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on their plans to develop a voluntary National Asset Rating Program for Commercial Buildings (AR Program). The AR Program would establish an Asset Rating system for commercial buildings based on a national standard and would evaluate physical characteristics and as-built energy efficiency of these buildings.
 
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Carried Interest Tax Hike Averted in Debt Ceiling Deal
 
Recently, President Obama signed legislation that would raise the debt ceiling by up to $2.4 trillion in two stages, enough to allow the government to borrow into 2013. Fortunately for the commercial real estate industry, the proposed tax increase on carried interest was not included, as the final compromise did not include revenue raisers. 
 
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General Updates
CAPSS Seminar: The California Earthquake Authority's Residential Mitigation Program
 
Please join the CAPPS team this week at their Tuesday CAPSS seminar:  California Earthquake Authority's Residential Mitigation Program and other CEA activities, with Janiele Maffei. 
 
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Consider Sponsoring Standing Ovations IV
Brava L’Italia at the Mint!

We would like to invite you to participate as a sponsor for Standing Ovations IV —
Brava L’Italia at the Mint!, celebrating San Francisco’s Italian American heritage and the 150th anniversary of
Italy’s unification, on Tuesday, September 13, 2011.
 
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
•  Codes and Regulations Committee Meeting
August 24, 2011
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•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
September 6, 2011
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•  GAPAC Meeting
September 7, 2011
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Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
September 13, 2011
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• 
3rd Annual Emergency Preparedness Seminar
September 20, 2011
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