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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
July 31, 2013
Volume 19, Issue 7
BOMA San Francisco News
BOMA San Francisco Advocacy Committee Update
Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC)
 
The members of BOMA San Francisco's Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) have been active reviewing local policy measures that relate to the commercial real estate industry and meeting with those who determine public policy for all San Franciscans.  The following is a brief report of their activities over the last few months.  
 
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Congestion Pricing Will Damage San Francisco's Economy
By Steven Ring, President of BOMA San Francisco and Marc Intermaggio, Executive Vice President. Published in the San Francisco Examiner on June 30, 2013.
 
The economic growth our city is fortunate to be experiencing has brought new construction, temporarily constricting traffic. This isn't a permanent disruption and a new tax won't improve traffic flow.
 
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San Francisco Giants' Mission Rock Development Proposal
 
BOMA's Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) met with Jack Bair, the San Francisco Giants' Senior Vice President and General Counsel to discuss the organization's Mission Rock development proposal.
 
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City Hall News
Supervisor Scott Wiener's CEQA Appeals Reform Legislation Passes the Board of Supervisors
 
The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Supervisor Scott Wiener's California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) appeals reform legislation recently.  This legislation will, for the first time, establish clear and predictable deadlines, prevent multiple appeals on the same project, and prevent projects from being appealed mid-construction. 
 
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Supervisor David Chiu's San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance
 
Supervisor David Chiu's San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance was heard at the San Francisco Small Business Commission and the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee recently.
 
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PLEASE REVIEW - Locations for Bike Sharing Pilot Program in Downtown San Francisco

The Bay Area Bike Share pilot program will commence soon.  Please click on on 'read more' below to review where the proposed bicycle stations may be situated.


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San Francisco's Formula Retail Use Restrictions - Study of Proposed Changes
 
The San Francisco Planning Commission held a hearing on formula retail recently. You can review the materials that were before the commission here.  In response, the Commission passed a resolution authorizing a study of the issue and seeking public comment on the scope of that study. 
 
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Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu Announces $7.8 Billion Increase in Value of Property Roll
 
Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu announced that the City and County of San Francisco’s property roll value grew to $177 billion, which is an increase of 4.61% or $7.8 billion over the previous fiscal year. The assessment roll is a summary of the assessed value of all secured and unsecured real property and business personal property in San Francisco.
 
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BOMA California News
BOMA California Advocacy Update
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Standards
 
Currently, there are no statewide building standards for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
 
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Energy & Environment News
Commercial Building Energy Data Access Webinar
August 6, 2013
 
The Better Buildings Initiative and the SEE Action Network would like you to join them for a presentation on the underlying barriers affecting access to building energy data, and the solutions currently underway across the country.
 
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BOMA International News
BOMA International Advocacy Update
BOMA Hosts Congressional Real Estate Briefing on Capitol Hill
 
On July 23, 2013, BOMA International, in conjunction with the Congressional Real Estate Caucus and the National Real Estate Organizations (NREO), hosted a State of the Real Estate Industry luncheon briefing on Capitol Hill.  The briefing was designed to provide Senate staff with information on current real estate market conditions and suggested policies that can help the real estate industry grow.
 
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General News
Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
San Francisco Based Transit Advocate Mid-Term Vacancy
 
The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) is soliciting applications from Bay Area residents interested in serving on the TJPA Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).  The TJPA invites applications from all interested parties including minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities.
 
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
August 6, 2013
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room
Please click here for more information.
•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
August 7, 2013
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor 
Please click here for more information.
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Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
August 13, 2013
Post Montgomery Center Tower, 30th Floor
Please click here for more information.
•  Codes and Regulations Committee Meeting
August 28, 2013
201 California Street, 2nd Floor
Please click here for more information.
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