BOMA | Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco
Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
August 12, 2010
Volume 16, Issue 8
UPDATE: BOMA San Francisco PAC Endorses Theresa Sparks For District 6 Supervisor
Help Elect Theresa Sparks for District 6 Supervisor



UPDATE! - August 2010

Ken Cleaveland, Director of Government and Public Affairs serves on Ms. Sparks Finance Committee and is working with other members of the business community to organize the following event for Theresa Sparks for District 6 Supervisor:

  • Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Infusion Lounge 124 Ellis Street (@ Powell).  RSVP to Amy Moore at

Suggested personal contribution* is $100/$250/$500

Please make check payable to Theresa Sparks for District 6 Supervisor 2010 (note the event on the check).  If mailing the check, please send to Theresa Sparks for District 6 Supervisor 2010, 600 Van Ness Ave., Suite E #746, San Francisco, CA 94102, FPPC # 1326508

*Contribution Rules: The maximum allowable contribution is $500 per individual under San Francisco law.   Only personal or LLC checks are permitted under San Francisco law.  Spouses and domestic partners may contribute up to $500 each from a joint account. Cash contributions (including money orders, cashiers checks, official checks or travelers checks) are limited to $99.99. LLC contributions are only allowed if the entity files tax returns as a sole proprietor or partnership. We may not receive contributions from persons/entities who have current contracts with the City, or who have had a contract with the City within the past six months. We may not accept contributions from foreign nationals or corporations.


From the July 2010 Advocate:

The BOMA San Francisco Political Action Committee (BOMA SF-PAC) met with District 6 candidate for supervisor, Theresa Sparks--who kindly visited us on her lunch break--on April 27, 2010.  Ms. Sparks is currently the Executive Director with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC) and was previously the president of the San Francisco Police Commission,

We're pleased to report that the BOMA SF-PAC has endorsed Theresa Sparks for District 6 Supervisor. 

Ms. Sparks faces a tough campaign against a large field of progressive candidates in District 6 that are not friendly to the business community.  Helping her helps you and and our industry.   Please consider making a donation to her campaign by clicking here.  

Please click here to watch the recent San Francisco Young Democrats' District 6 Candidate Debate--sponsored, in part by the BOMA SF-PAC to understand what she's up against and to see Ms. Sparks in action!

BOMA San Francisco's Government and Public Affairs Committee had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Sparks in February.  We posted information on the blog from that meeting regarding Ms. Sparks background, her work on the HRC and Police Commission, her candidacy and much more,  Click here to read our blog post on why Theresa Sparks is the right candidate for District 6 Supervisor and here to access her campaign website.

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In This Issue
UPDATE: Say “NO” to New Taxes!
•  BOMA San Francisco Members Stop Commercial Rent Tax Proposal
BOMA SF-PAC Positions on San Francisco Qualified Local Measures for the November 2, 2010 Ballot
•  Please Take a Moment to Review the Propositions!
UPDATE: BOMA San Francisco PAC Endorses Theresa Sparks For District 6 Supervisor
•  Help Elect Theresa Sparks for District 6 Supervisor
•  District 6 Supervisor Candidate Forum
Save The Date!
•  Gavin Newsom for Lieutenant Governor Reception
Commercial Real Estate Industry Drives Jobs
•  Study Shows Broad Impact of CRE on Nation’s Economy
San Francisco City Hall News
•  San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi Speaks to the BOMA San Francisco Government and Public Affairs Committee
•  Fix Muni Now - Yes on G
•  Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance
•  UPDATE: SFDPH Secondhand Smoke Prevention and Enforcement Program
•  UPDATE: SFFD Emergency Evacuation Signs
•  REMINDER: San Francisco Commercial Lighting Efficiency Ordinance Compliance Deadline
•  UPDATE: Street Resurfacing Financing Working Group Final Report
•  Justice Department Issues Final Rule Revising ADA Regulations
Energy & Environment News
•  Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
•  Urban Solutions’ First Annual Green Business Symposium
General News
•  Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Boiler Emission Regulations
•  UPDATE: San Francisco's JOBS NOW! Program

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•  Codes and Regulations Committee Meeting
August 25, 2010
Click here for more information.
•  GAPAC Meeting
September 1, 2010
Please click here for more information.
•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
September 7, 2010
Please click here for more information.
•  Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
September 14, 2010
Click here for more information.
•  The 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness Seminar
September 15, 2010
Please click here for more information and to register.
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