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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
January 19, 2011
Volume 17, Issue 1
BOMA San Francisco Op-Ed in the San Francisco Examiner
A Century in the Making of an Iconic Skyline

Please take a moment to read the op-ed piece, A century in the making of an iconic skyline, by Marc Intermaggio, BOMA San Francisco's Executive Vice President, published in the San Francsico Examiner on January 9, 2011.
 
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Energy & Environment News
BOMA San Francisco's 2011 EARTH Award Workshop
January 27, 1010

The interactive 2011 EARTH Award workshop is presented by the BOMA Energy & Environment Committee to guide buildings through the 2011 EARTH Awards application process.   The free workshop will be at held at the Ferry Building Port Commission Hearing Room, 2nd Floor from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m on January 27, 2011.
 
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BOMA San Francisco News
San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Joanna Rees Speaks at BOMA San Francisco's Government Affairs Committee

Joanna Rees, candidate for Mayor of San Francisco, spoke at BOMA's Government and Public Affairs Committee (GAPAC) meeting on January 5, 2010.  Your BOMA San Francisco Advocacy Team has met with Joanna previously, but today was Joanna's first chance to address the members of the GAPAC.  
 
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San Francisco City Hall News
UPDATE: San Francisco Fire Department's 30 Day Posting for New Proposed Administrative Bulletins
 
The SFFD reports that there are further revisions to four of the Administrative Bulletins that were posted.  They are 2.01, 3.05, 5.07, and 5.08. Of particular importance to BOMA San Francisco Members is 3.05 - New and Replacement Fire Alarm Systems - High-Rise Evacuation/Relocation Policy.  Please click here for a pdf version of this Bulletin.
 
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UPDATE: Effective Dates for Local Ballot Propositions That Passed in the November 2010 General Election - Transfer Tax Ordinance

On December 7, 2010, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors certified the voter approved Proposition N, which took effect on December 17, 2010.   Prop. N amends the San Francisco Transfer Tax Ordinance - please click below for more information.  
 
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SFDBI January and February Brown Bag Lunch Talks - Amendments to 2010 California Building Code and Updated San Francisco Green Building Requirements
 
Please join the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection for their Brown Bag Lunch Talks from Noon to 1:30 P.M. in Room 2001, 2nd floor of 1660 Mission Street, San Francisco.
 
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SFDBI 2011 Disabled Access Valuation Threshold

Please note that the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection (SFDBI) has updated the Disabled Access Valuation Threshold for 2011 to $132,536.28 (from $128,410.86 in 2010  $126,764.66 in 2009) per 2007 California Building Code (CBC) Section 1134B.2.1 Exception 1, and will be updated again in January 2012.
 
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UPDATE: SFDPH Secondhand Smoke Prevention and Enforcement Program

Please click below for an updated fact sheet outlining the requirements of the San Francisco Department of Public Health Secondhand Smoke Prevention and Enforcement Program related to those building owners whose properties fall under the definition of a Multiple-Unit or Multi-Unit Housing Complex.
 
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BOMA California News
BOMA California Board Of Directors Set Direction for 2011

The BOMA California Board of Directors held its first board meeting of 2011, welcoming new President Ray Magnussen, Paragon Services (BOMA San Diego).  The board reviewed successes in 2010 on issues related to energy, taxes, Climate Change policy, and repelling changes to Proposition 13.  The board received a briefing on the political climate in Sacramento and learned about proposals contained in Governor Brown’s first budget.
 
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BOMA International News
New Look Congress Convenes
 
The 112th Congress convened this week with a political dynamic that will undoubtedly make passing legislation increasingly difficult. The Republicans start out 2011 with a comfortable 242–193 majority in the House of Representatives while the Democrats hold a small 53–47 majority in the Senate, which includes two independents caucusing with the majority.
 
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Save The Date!
San Franciscoís Small Businesses Welcome Our New Supervisors
February 17, 2011 at the Old Mint Building (5th and Mission)

Please consider attending attend a reception - co-hosted by The San Francisco Council of District Merchants, San Francisco Small Business Network and the Small Business Advocates -  to meet the newly elected San Francisco Supervisors on Thursday, February 17, 2011.  As BOMA San Francisco member  buildings house a large portion of small businesses in San Francisco, we're hopeful you'll be able to stop by! 
 
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