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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
October 20, 2010
BOMA SF-PAC VOTER GUIDE
FOR THE NOVEMBER 2, 2010 GENERAL ELECTION
 
The BOMA San Francisco Political Action Committee (BOMA SF-PAC) has taken positions on the November 2, 2010 local ballot measures and supports the following candidates for elected office.
 
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WHY THE NOVEMBER 2, 2010 ELECTION MATTERS
BOMA San Francisco Op-Ed in the San Francisco Examiner
SF’s New Economic Engine is Found in its ‘Vertical Factories’

Please take a moment to read the op-ed piece, SF's new economic engine is found in its 'vertical factories', by Marc Intermaggio, BOMA San Francisco's Executive Vice President, published in the San Francsico Examiner on October 12, 2010. 
 
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Theresa Sparks For District 6 Supervisor - We Need Your Help!

Theresa Sparks' campaign continues to gain momentum across District 6, picking up key endorsements from THREE of the major newspapers in San Francisco.
 
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BOMA San Francisco Co-Host's An Event for District 2 Candidate for Supervisor - Mark Farrell
Thursday, October 21st from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at Circa - 2001 Chestnut Street (at Fillmore)

Come and support Mark Farrell for District 2 Supervisor.  Thursday, October 21st from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at Circa - 2001 Chestnut Street (at Fillmore)
 
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BOMA San Francisco Supports Superior Court Justice Richard Ulmer for Re-Election

The BOMA San Francisco Political Action Committee (BOMA SF-PAC) has endorsed the incumbent Superior Court Justice Richard Ulmer for re-election November 2, based upon his excellent record and uncommon dedication to making our judicial system better.
 
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Fix Muni Now - Yes on G - San Francisco Chronicle Supports Prop. G

The San Francisco Chronicle has announced their support for Proposition G, saying that, "if it passes, [Prop. G] may have the greatest impact" of all Muni reform measures in more than a decade.  BOMA San Francisco's PAC (BOMA SF-PAC) supports Prop. G as well.
 
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San Francisco City Hall News
UPDATE: SFDPH Secondhand Smoke Prevention and Enforcement Program
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Adopting the San Francisco Better Streets Plan

On September 21, 2010, Mayor Gavin Newsom introduced legislation to adopt the Better Streets Plan into the City's official plans and codes.
 
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San Francisco Controller's Monthly Economic Barometer - August 2010

August 2010 Economic Barometer highlights
 
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UPDATE: Street Resurfacing Financing Working Group Final Report

The San Francisco Board of Supervisor's Budget and Finance Committee approved a proposal to borrow $48 million to fund critical road repairs in the City.  Please take a moment to read an article published on October 14, 2010 in the San Francisco Examiner on this topic: Street work crosses bumpy road.
 
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BOMA San Francisco News
BOMA San Francisco Government and Public Affairs Committee - BOMA California Legislative Update

Matthew Hargrove, Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs for BOMA California updated the BOMA San Francisco Government and Public Affairs Committee members on October 13, 2010 on their efforts to protect the commercial real estate industry from egregious public policy at the state level in Sacramento.  
 
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BOMA San Francisco Government and Public Affairs Committee - Transbay Transit Center Project Activity Update

Michael Freeman, BOMA San Francisco Political Action Committee (BOMA SF-PAC) member and a member of the Transbay Joint Power Authority (TJPA) Citizens Advisory Committee, provided an update to the attendees of BOMA's Government and Public Affairs Committee (GAPAC) on the new Transbay demolition and construction activities and their potential impact on neighboring BOMA buildings.
 
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BOMA San Francisco & SF Chamber of Commerce 2010 Election Forecast Forum

BOMA’s Government & Public Affairs Committee (GAPAC) and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce proudly presented an election forecast forum for 2010 on October 6, 2010.   The panel of local journalists reviewed the local and state propositions and candidates on the November 2, 2010 ballot, and gave attendees their predictions for success and/or failure.  
 
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General News
Citywide Sirens To Sound As Part Of Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill
October 21st at 10:21 a.m.

The City’s Outdoor Public Warning System Sirens will be activated as part of the Great California ShakeOut – the statewide Drop, Cover and Hold On earthquake drill – on October 21 at 10:21 am.
 
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Standards for Bird-Safe Buildings Announcement

The San Francisco Planning Commission held an informational hearing on October 14, 2010 to announce the public release of a draft document titled 'Standards for Bird-Safe Buildings.'
 
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Luminous Egress Path Markings

A number of BOMA San Francisco Members, while agreeing that there may be merit in having luminescent lighting in stairwells and other areas of egress, have wondered what the code requirements for luminescent lighting are. So, an inquiry was made to the San Francisco Fire Marshal, Barbara Schultheis.
 
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
•  Codes and Regulations Committee Meeting
October 27, 2010
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•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
November 2, 2010
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•  GAPAC Meeting
November 3, 2010
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The Annual Building Codes Seminar - 2010 Codes Update & Overview
November 4, 2010
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•  Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
November 9, 2010
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