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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
April 30, 2012
Volume 18, Issue 4
June 5, 2012 VOTER GUIDE
BOMA SF-PAC Candidate Endorsements & Positions on City Propositions
The BOMA San Francisco Political Action Committee (BOMA SF-PAC) has endorsed candidates and taken positions on local ballot measures that will appear on the June 5, 2012 ballot.
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BOMA Bay Area EARTH Awards Luncheon
Event Highlights Environmental Sustainability in the Commercial Real Estate Industry
BOMA member buildings in the Bay Area whose tenants composted their organics, slashed energy use and promoted alternative transportation methods won the top honors this year for sustainability in the BOMA Bay Area EARTH Award competition.  Thank you to the 37 BOMA member buildings from across the Bay Area who submitted their applications. 
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BOMA San Francisco News
UPDATE: Tenant Bicycle Access in Existing Commercial Buildings
BOMA Recognized by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
BOMA San Francisco is honored to be the recipient of the prestigious San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) Golden Wheel Award.  This honor will be bestowed upon the organization on June 5th from 5:30-9:00 p.m. in the Green Room, War Memorial Building (401 Van Ness Avenue).
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UPDATE: Service and Support Animals in Places of Business and Other Areas
A number of BOMA members have been requesting information regarding service animals in commercial buildings.  BOMA San Francisco's Government and Public Affairs Committee (GAPAC) organized a public affairs forum in 2011 that addressed this topic.
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PAC at the PARK - What a FUN Event!
Thank you to the BOMA San Francisco members who attended the 12th Annual PAC at the PARK event on April 19, 2012 to kick off of the San Francisco Giants baseball season!  
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City Hall News
UPDATE: San Francisco Redistricting Task Force
Final Redistricting Map
The San Francisco Redistricting Task Force (SFRTF) has adopted a final supervisorial redistricting map based on the 2010 census data. 
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SFDEM Executive Director Anne Kronenberg Speaks to BOMA Members
BOMA San Francisco's Emergency Preparedness Committee was honored to welcome back Anne Kronenberg, Executive Director for the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management recently.
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Survey - Tell the SFCTA Your Business' Transportation Concerns
Are your customers unable to find parking? Are there no open loading zones for your deliveries? Take this survey!
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Join the San Francisco County Transportation Authority's Citizen Advisory Committee
Join the Citizens Advisory Committee to help the San Francisco County Transportation Authority's Citizens Advisory Committee (SFCTA) Optimize Mobility in San Francisco.
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Codes and Regulations News
Division of the State Architect - Access 2013 Public Participation Forums

The California Division of State Architect (DSA) is preparing for an update of the state accessibility codes.  As such, the DSA is seeking input and comments from accessibility stakeholders, interested parties and the general public through a series of forums to be held in May, June and July of 2012. 
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Energy & Environment News
Building Owners and Managers Help “Mobilize the Earth” on Earth Day
The Earth Day theme this year was “Mobilize the Earth” and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International and BOMA San Francisco helped to mobilize the commercial real estate industry by encouraging its members to benchmark their buildings’ energy performance.
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Upcoming PG&E Workshops on May 8th
Benchmarking Energy Use in Commercial Buildings
Please take note the May 8th workshops offered by PG&E.
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BOMA International News
The Conference for Commercial Real Estate Professionals
Commercial real estate's premier professional event, convening in Seattle, Washington in June 2012, is a collaborative meeting of the industry's best minds—a three-day learning and networking opportunity that connects professionals representing all building types with a wealth of new offerings and learning potential designed to increase operational performance, reduce costs and boost NOI.
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BOMA International Advocacy Update
Sprinkler Requirement, BOMA on Capitol Hill, and BOMAPAC
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General News
UPDATE - San Francisco Small Business Network - 2012 Small Business Awards Gala
The San Francisco Small Business Network (SFSBN) will be celebrating its 28th Annual Small Business Recognition Awards May 10, 2012, at the City Club of San Francisco. You are invited to help them honor the awardees in six categories.
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•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
May 1, 2012
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room
Please click here for more information.
•  GAPAC Meeting
May 2, 2012
BOMA San Francisco Office - 233 Sansome Street, 8th Floor
Please click here for more information.
Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
May 8, 2012
Post Montgomery Center Tower, 30th Floor
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•  Codes and Regulations Committee Meeting
May 23, 2012
650 California Street, Basement Conference Center
Please click here for more information.
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