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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
May 30, 2013
Volume 19, Issue 5
BOMA Bay Area EARTH Awards Recognize Buildings' Best Green Practices
BOMA San Francisco and BOMA Oakland/East Bay Buildings Participate in Annual Contest
 
BOMA member buildings that are going greener with winning sustainability programs were honored recently at the BOMA San Francisco and Oakland/East Bay’s annual EARTH Awards event.
 
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Proposition 13 Split-Roll Tax Would Backfire On The Economy
By: Steven Ring, President of BOMA San Francisco and Ken Cleaveland, Vice President of Public Policy
Published in the San Francisco Examiner on May 20, 2013

Why should you care if Proposition 13 opponents raise taxes on commercial real estate properties through their proposed “split-roll” tax? You’ve got no skin in that game, right?
 
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Let's Continue San Francisco's Healthy, and Sustainable, Growth
By Steven Ring, President of BOMA San Francisco and Marc Intermaggio, Executive Vice President
Published in the San Francisco Examiner

Office tenancy in San Francisco commercial buildings is at a near-record high as The City continues to attract new companies due to its reputation as an innovative, healthy and enjoyable place to do business.  Even so, the lack of affordable workforce housing may be the biggest development challenge San Francisco faces. Housing costs are so high that even decently paid workers can’t afford to rent or own here.  

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Planning Commission Unanimously Approves Amendments for Bicycle Parking
BOMA San Francisco Members Help to Shape New Regulations

The proposal is anticipated to go before the Board of Supervisors in June 2013. If it is adopted, garages and buildings owned and leased by the City will be required to upgrade the bicycle facilities within one year to comply with the new Planning Code standards. The proposal will also require new and renovated privately owned commercial buildings, and new residential buildings to comply with the bicycle parking requirements.
 
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City Hall News
UPDATE: San Francisco Mobile Food Facilities Permits
 
The various stakeholders, including BOMA San Francisco, met recently with Supervisor Scott Wiener to discuss a compromise solution to the existing state of Mobile Food Facilities in San Francisco.
 
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UPDATE: SFMTA Accessible Parking Policy Advisory Committee
 
San Francisco’s Accessible Parking Policy Advisory Committee, a group of 16 stakeholders gathered by the Mayor’s Office on Disability and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), have announced an integrated set of recommended state and city policy changes intended to improve parking access for people with disabilities.
 
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UPDATE: Information on Bike Sharing Pilot Program for Downtown San Francisco from the SFMTA
 
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will be hosting the first local open house for Bay Area Bike Share on Thursday, May 30. 2013 at the North Light Court in San Francisco’s City Hall, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  
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Controller's Office Report: Economic Barometer: Quarter 1, 2013
 
The purpose of the Economic Barometer (EB) is to provide the public, elected officials, and City staff with a current snapshot of San Francisco economic indicators. The EB reviews general economy-wide employment indicators, as well as major sectors of San Francisco's economy, including real estate, tourism, and retail.
 
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BOMA International News
BOMA Success at ICC Hearings
 
BOMA successfully represented the interests of BOMA members during nine days of code hearings for the 2015 editions of the International Existing Building, Property Maintenance, Fire and Energy Conservation Codes. 
 
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BOMA California News
Legislative Update from State Capitol
AB 1103 Benchmarking Resources & Electric Vehicle Parking Regulations
 
Please take a moment to review the latest legislative update from our partners at BOMA California. 
 
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General News
Sidewalk Repair - Property Owner Responsibilities
 
Please note that California and San Francisco codes (State Highway Code 5611/Public Works Code Sec. 706) require property owners to maintain the sidewalk adjacent to their property. This includes making repairs when a sidewalk is damaged.
 
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ABOUT POST MONTGOMERY CENTER
 


 

Post Montgomery Center consists of a 38 story office tower – One Montgomery Tower, and a 3 level retail complex – Crocker Galleria, with approximately one million gross square feet of office and retail space located in the heart of downtown San Francisco’s Financial District.  Highlights include subterranean parking, spectacular protected views, rooftop garden terraces, flexible and efficient floor plates and the wonderful on-site tenant amenities at the Crocker Galleria.  Post Montgomery Center earned LEED GOLD EB status in 2009 and the BOMA 360 Certification in 2010.  

Post Montgomery Center ownership and management has taken a strong, pro-active approach to conservation, waste diversion, environmental protection, energy efficiency and ecologically friendly purchasing practices. Building system upgrades, environmentally conscious best practices, and conservation efforts have contributed to making Post Montgomery Center one of the most sustainability efficient major office buildings in San Francisco.

 

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ADVOCACY EVENTS
•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
June 5, 2013
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor 
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Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
June 11, 2013
Post Montgomery Center Tower, 30th Floor
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•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
June 14, 2013
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room
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•  Codes and Regulations Committee Meeting
June 26, 2013
201 California Street, 2nd Floor
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