BOMA | Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco
Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
November 19, 2015
Volume 21, Issue 11
SFPD and SFFD Chiefs Recognized as BOMA San Francisco's Public Officials of the Year
Chief Suhr and Chief Hayes-White
 
BOMA San Francisco honors two of San Francisco's finest.  
 
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BOMA San Francisco's Nearly Perfect November 2015 Election Results
BOMA San Francisco's Political Action Committee advocates for the Industry
 
Thank you for voting BOMA, your source for sensible political recommendations that benefit all businesses and residents in San Francisco.
 

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BOMA San Francisco's Government Affairs Committee Update
SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin & support for SF Subway Master Plan
 
BOMA's Government Affairs Committee members have been meeting with public officials recently to represent your interests.
 
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San Francisco's Better Market Street Project
Visual Mapping Survey - December 2015
 
The LiDAR scan has been postponed until early December. 
 
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UPDATE: San Francisco Safer Market Street
New turning restrictions
 
Since August 11th, paint crews have completed the red lanes on Market Street from 8th to 3rd streets, and extended or added transit-only lanes on 3rd, 7th and O'Farrell streets. 
 
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BOMA San Francisco Members Meet With Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Issues discussed: Leasehold depreciation, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 1031 like-kind exchanges
 
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 Workshop
Psychological First Aid for volunteer response staff
 
BOMA San Francisco's Emergency Preparedness Committee members organized a free workshop for those in the BOMA community recently. 
 
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UPDATE: San Francisco Stormwater Design Guidelines
Urban Watershed Management Program
 
The San Francisco's Public Utilities Commission's (SFPUC) Urban Watershed Management Program has outlined the updates to the Stormwater Design Guidelines that are anticipated to become effective in Early 2016.
 
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San Francisco's Tree Maintenance and Financing Proposal
Your feedback is requested
 
Recently, BOMA San Francisco members met with Supervisor Scott Wiener to discuss a proposition where street tree maintenance would be transferred to the San Francisco's Department of Public Works and paid for via a parcel tax on land owners.
 
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BOMA California Advocacy Update
Lighting control reforms adopted & benchmarking law hearing held
 
Please review this important BOMA California advocacy update.
 
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How Will New California Energy Laws Impact Your Building?
Your Participation is requested on December 3rd
Webinar
 
Many of you have asked how two new energy laws SB 350 and AB 802 will impact the commercial real estate industry and your buildings. 
 
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BOMA International's Political Action Committee (BOMAPAC) Needs Your Support
Jim Collins with Shorenstein is leading the effort for BOMA San Francisco
Donate today!
 
Help BOMA Advocacy Leader, Jim Collins (pictured above), as he leads the effort for BOMA San Francisco to ensure that congressional seats are held by individuals who understand real estate's issues and challenges and can have a positive impact on your livelihood.
 
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ABOUT THE SUTTON LAW FIRM


The Sutton Law Firm seeks to help clients achieve their political and legislative goals while avoiding legal pitfalls. The firm is explicitly and emphatically nonpartisan, representing interest groups, candidates and ballot measures with a wide range of political viewpoints - while avoiding clients with extreme political ideologies (whether on the left or the right), who are likely to draw the firm into their political battles.

The following standards guide the firm's relationship with its clients:
  • Maintain the highest quality of legal work, the highest level of professionalism, and the highest ethical standards.
  • Conduct thorough research and prepare well-written work product, translating the law into understandable guidelines and persuasive pleadings.
  • Rather than responding to specific or narrow questions, ask clients to describe their ultimate goals, and then work with clients on identifying alternative ways to reach their goals with the fewest (if any) legal pitfalls.
  • Take a pro-active stance vis-á-vis our clients' legal and political needs by keeping them informed of significant new laws, upcoming filing deadlines and relevant court decisions, and by contacting them on a regular basis about any proposed activities that may require legal input.
  • Advise clients about the risks associated with their proposed activities (including legal liabilities and press scrutiny), and help them decide whether the political benefits of the proposed actions outweigh these risks.
  • Strive for 100% accurate public disclosure reports and 100% complete back-up documentation.
  • Be responsive and accessible, especially during election seasons, reporting deadline periods, and litigation.
  • Maintain complete confidentiality of all client information.
  • Offer legal services on a pro bono basis to community-based nonprofits and political organizations.
 

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ADVOCACY EVENTS
• 
Codes and Regulations Committee 
December 9, 2015
450 Sutter Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
• 
Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
January 2016 - Date TBA
Location 225 Bush Street, Montgomery Burns Boardroom
Please click here for more information.
•  Energy & Environment Committee Meeting
January 2016 - Date TBA
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
January 2016 - Date TBA
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
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