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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
December 10, 2013
Volume 19, Issue 11
Congressional Meetings
BOMA San Francisco Members Meet With Congresswoman Jackie Speier
 
BOMA San Francisco leaders met with Congresswoman Jackie Speier at the BOMA San Francisco office recently to discuss issues she is working on and the political climate in Washington D.C.
 
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BOMA San Francisco Leaders Meet with California Congressman Jared Huffman
 
BOMA San Francisco's President, Steven Ring and BOMA San Francisco's Political Action Committee Chair (BOMA SF-PAC) Chair Kathy Mattes met with California Congressman Jared Huffman recently to discuss federal issues currently affecting commercial real estate.
 
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San Francisco City Hall News
San Francisco's Better Market Street Update
BOMA Members Get Involved
 
BOMA members from the Government and Public Affairs Committee (GAPAC) met recently with Simon Bertrang, Project Manager for the Better Market Street (BMS) project; Kelli Rudnick, BMS Assistant Project Manager; and, Marlo Issac, Market Street Project Manager with the San Francisco Planning Department.
 
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UPDATE: Tenant Bicycle Access Ordinance - Bicycle Access Plan and Exception Form
Due Date Moved to January 31, 2014
 
The San Francisco Department of Environment has kindly extended the date for BOMA members to submit the Bicycle Access Plan and/or applicable exemptions with the Department to January 31, 2014.
 
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UPDATE: SFMTA Board Approves Resolution Supporting Accessible Parking Recommendations
 
Recently, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Directors approved a resolution supporting a set of policy recommendations to improve parking access for people with disabilities. The recommendations, developed by a stakeholder group comprised primarily of people with disabilities, include proven solutions used in other jurisdictions. The group’s presentation began with a new short video showing the challenges people with disabilities face when trying to find available, accessible parking spaces.
 
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UPDATE - San Francisco's Formula Retail Use Restrictions: Study of Proposed Changes
 
The San Francisco Planning Department will commence an economic impact study of proposed changes to formula retail use in San Francisco in the near term. 
 
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UPDATE - SFPUC: The Commercial Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Control Ordinance
 
The Commercial Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Control program, instituted in 2011 and administered by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), was recently lauded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Gina McCarthy. 
 
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BOMA San Francisco News
BOMA's Vice President of Public Affairs Ken Cleaveland Honored by Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
 
The Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club honored your very own Vice President of Public Affairs, Ken Cleaveland.
          
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BOMA San Francisco's 2013 Building Codes Seminar
 
BOMA's Annual Building Codes Seminar held at the PPIC Bechtel Conference Center on November 14, 2013 was a smashing success.  The event allowed for speakers from the private and public sectors to provide updates regarding important changes to building codes at all levels of government.  
 
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BOMA Members Meet with San Francisco Deputy Controller Monique Zmuda
Transportation Task Force Update
 
BOMA's Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) met with Monique Zmuda, Deputy Controller for the City and County of San Francisco recently. She presented the draft findings and recommendations from Mayor Ed Lee’s Transportation Task Force. 
 
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BOMA Holds a Reception in Support of San Francisco District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell
Please Consider Donating to Mr. Farrell's Campaign
 
BOMA San Francisco, along with other organizations, held a reception for San Francisco District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell recently.  
 
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BOMA International News
BOMA International Advocacy Update - Tax Proposals a Mixed Bag for Commercial Real Estate
 
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus rolled out additional draft tax reform legislation prior to the Thanksgiving recess, resulting in less than favorable policy changes for the commercial real estate industry.
 
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BOMA California News
BOMA California 2013 Year End Legislative Synopsis

The California commercial real estate industry had great success during the 2013 legislative session on a number of key issues: the implementation of major reforms to the state’s ADA law, stopping several efforts to advance split roll property tax and reforming the way building codes are written.  Take a moment to review the list to see how BOMA California advocates for member interests in Sacramento. 
 
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BOMA California Legislative Update - 2013 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards
 
Industry representatives have learned that the California Energy Commission (CEC) will consider a six month delay in the effective date for the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Updated standards are currently set to take effect on January 1, 2014. If approved by the CEC, this action will move the effective date of the energy efficiency standards to July 1, 2014.
 
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Energy & Environment News
Commercial Building Energy Use Disclosure Program (AB 1103) - New Program Enforcement January 1, 2014
 
Assembly Bill 1103 requires a nonresidential building owner or operator to benchmark a building's energy use in advance of the sale, lease, financing, or refinancing of the entire building. Starting January 1, 2014, California will require owners to disclose their building’s energy use to a potential buyer, lender, or lessee.
 
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General News
Bay Area Bike Share Corporate Partnership Program
 
Bay Area Bike Share has created a corporate partnership program that helps local companies offer discounted and subsidized annual memberships to employees.
 
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
• 
Codes and Regulations Committee 
December 11, 2013
201 California Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
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•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
January 7, 2013
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room
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•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
January 8, 2013
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor 
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Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
January 14, 2013
Post Montgomery Center Tower, 30th Floor
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