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BOMA | Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco
Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
May 31, 2012
Volume 18, Issue 5
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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Small Business News
California Small Businesses Can't Afford 'Split Roll' Tax
Art Swanson, President of the San Francisco Small Business Network, wrote an opinion editorial published in the San Francisco Chronicle's Open Forum section titled, California can't afford 'split roll' tax.
BOMA San Francisco members couldn't agree more.
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City Hall News
UPDATE: Tenant Bicycle Access in Existing Commercial Buildings Ordinance
The Tenant Bicycle Access in Existing Commercial Buildings Ordinance is now law.  We were honored to work with the San Francisco Bicycle Collation and Supervisor John Avalos' office to make this a reality.
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UPDATE: San Francisco Mobile Food Facilities Permits Issue
Interactive Map of Approved and Requested Mobile Food Permits

The San Francisco Department of Public Works (SFDPW) has been updating interested parties regarding approved and requested (i.e., Notices of Intent) Mobile Food Facilities permits.  Please click 'read more,' below, to bookmark the webpage and continue to review it for updated information on the status of requested permits near your property.
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San Francisco Controller's Office Report
FY 2011-12 Nine-Month Budget Status Report
The Controller’s Office provides periodic budget status updates to the City’s policy makers during the course of each fiscal year, as directed by Charter Section 3.105. This report provides the most recent expenditure and revenue information and projections for the Fiscal Year End.
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Energy & Environment News
Bay Area Air Quality Management District Update
Boiler Requirements
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) limits the air pollution emissions of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter from industrial, institutional, and commercial boilers, steam generators and process heaters, all of which are collectively known as 'boilers' as well as stationary internal combustion engines (IC Engines). The Air District Inspection Staff will conduct inspections to ensure the equipment is registered or permitted and in compliance with emission standards.
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San Francisco Commercial Lighting Ordinance
Incentives Available To Assist With Compliance
San Francisco's Commercial Lighting Efficiency Ordinance requires that fluorescent lighting in commercial buildings meet a specific efficiency standard.  The SF Energy Watch program can help you comply with the law by offering financial and technical assistance. 
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Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance
Upcoming Workshops on June 12th
Do you need help complying with the San Francisco Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance? April 1st was the deadline to benchmark any building larger than 25,000 square feet. To help you with the process of benchmarking your building, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is hosting a workshop on Tuesday, June 12th.
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Expanding San Franciscoís Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
SF Environment is taking new steps to promote the use of electric vehicles (EV) by helping EV drivers avoid electric vehicle range anxiety with the knowledge that they can find a charger away from home. 
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BOMA San Francisco News
BOMA Codes and Regulations Committee Update: ASHRAE Presentation on Title 24 Changes
Effective January 2014
Jeff Stein with Taylor Engineering presented on the changes that will take effect in California’s Title 24 codes beginning January 2014 affecting energy and indoor air quality at a recent BOMA San Francisco Codes and Regulations Committee meeting. 
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BOMA California News
BOMA California Update
Proposition 13 Split Roll Bill Dies in Committee
Recently, after a long run-up to an anticipated confrontation regarding split roll property tax under Proposition 13, AB 2014 the measure attempting to amend the Prop. 13 change of ownership definition was suddenly removed from a committee hearing docket and not presented.
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California Commercial Real Estate Summit
June 12 & 13
The California Commercial Real Estate Summit (CCRES) will be held in Sacramento on June 12 and 13, 2012.
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BOMA International News
BOMA International Advocacy Update
ICC Code Hearings, Tax Extenders, Lease Accounting Standard
Please take a moment to review this important legislative update from our partners at BOMA International.
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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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CB Richard Ellis (CBRE Inc.) is the world's premier, full-service real estate services company.  Operating globally, the firm holds a leadership position in virtually all of the world's key business centers.  The Company has approximately 31,000 employees, and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices worldwide.  CBRE Inc. offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our Web site at www.cbre.com.
In the U.S., CBRE Inc. offers a wide range of sustainability programs including the establishment of the Green Knights, a nationwide team of sustainability advocates within the Company’s Asset Services and Global Corporate Services teams, which has more than 100 participants. More than 450 CBRE Inc. professionals globally have earned LEED® Professional Credentials and CBRE Inc. currently manages nearly 150 buildings certified under the LEED for Existing Buildings rating system, demonstrating the Company’s leadership in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program.  Additionally, CBRE Inc. conducts BOMA BEEP classes internally, which have attracted more than 9,500 attendees.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, CBRE Inc. employs approximately 750 people, manages approximately 46 million SF of commercial property and in 2010 completed sale and lease transactions totaling $2.9 billion. 

•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
June 5, 2012
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room
Please click here for more information.
•  GAPAC Meeting
June 6, 2012
BOMA San Francisco Office - 233 Sansome Street, 8th Floor
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Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
June 10, 2012
Post Montgomery Center Tower, 30th Floor
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BOMA International Annual Convention and Trade Show
June 24-26, 2012
Seattle, Washington
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•  Codes and Regulations Committee Meeting
June 27, 2012
650 California Street, Basement Conference Center
Please click here for more information.
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