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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
November 22, 2011
Volume 17, Issue 11
Urgent Action Request re: "Occupy"
Communicate Now!

Your BOMA San Francisco Advocacy Team and BOMA members have been meeting with the members of the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor recently to discuss the unacceptable Occupy SF Camp at Justin Herman Plaza and protests tangentially connected to the movement.  

  • Click here to read the article, Pressure mounts on Mayor Ed Lee to crack down on Occupy SF, published in the San Francisco Examiner on November 11, 2011.
  • Click here to read the San Francisco Chronicle editorial, Protest campers rightly get S.F. eviction notice, published on November 17, 2011. 

While BOMA has no quarrel with the Occupy message, the medium is getting muddled and lost in the bad behavior that has and continues to be exhibited at the Embarcadero encampment. It is time to ask the protestors to leave, or to re-locate to a more suitable location that does not disrupt business, nor the health and safety of our city's businesses, its workers, and their customers and visitors. 

Communicate Now!

Please see below our recent communication to the Mayor, his chief of staff, and Police Chief Suhr. We urge you to :

This is a public problem with political undertones and in order to get definitive action, you must voice your concerns. Elected officials need to hear your voice. Thank you.

Dear Mayor Lee:

This morning, property owners and tenants arrived at The Landmark Building / One Market to discover that about a dozen tents had appeared on the sidewalk, overnight. This expansion of ‘campers’ on our downtown sidewalks and plazas has gotten out of hand. I am aware that you have received a number of communications from members of BOMA citing the vandalism, theft, public urination and defecation, physical altercations, business interruption, etc. that the public has had to endure with increasing frequency due to the so-called “Occupy” movement. The right to public assembly and ‘free speech’ is NOT a license for such irresponsible, uncivil, unhealthy behavior -- and it must not be tolerated.

We are PLEADING with you to take action to restore civility to our sidewalks and streets. Please contact me via 415-516-2940 at your earliest convenience to tell me what will be done about this, and when, so that I may inform my many members who are very upset and very concerned about any further property defacement, vandalism, theft, disruption of commerce, and degradation of the quality of life in our beautiful city.

Thank you.


Marc Intermaggio
Executive Vice President
BOMA San Francisco

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•  GAPAC Meeting
December 7, 2011
Please click here for more information.
•  Codes and Regulations Committee Meeting
December 14, 2011
Please click here for more information.
•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
January 3, 2012
Please click here for more information.
Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
January 10, 2012
Please click here for more information.
Is the OccupySF camp affecting your property?
Yes (email John Bozeman at with details).

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