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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
November 30, 2012
Volume 18, Issue 11
November 2012 Election Review
BOMA SF-PAC Candidate Endorsements & Positions on City Propositions
Please take a moment to review the BOMA San Francisco Political Action Committee's (BOMA  SF-PAC) review of the November 2012 election.  
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City Hall News
UPDATE: San Francisco Mobile Food Facilities Permits
Legislation Introduced to Address Current Issues
Please review three measures that Supervisor Scott Wiener has introduced at the Board of Supervisors regarding Mobile Food Facilities (MFF or food trucks).  These measures, in aggregate, will amend existing regulations for Mobile Food Facilities to eliminate the current 'like food' consideration for appeals to MFF permit applications.  
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Tax-Saving Mills Act in Effect for Owners of Qualifying Historic Properties
Owners of historic properties in San Francisco are now able to take advantage of tax savings due to updates to the Mills Act, recently adopted by the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor. These changes will allow more eligible owners to take advantage of tax-saving legislation, while making it simpler and easier for owners to apply.
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CAPSS - Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety Update - November 2012
The CAPSS/Earthquake Safety Implementation Program continues to work toward a more resilient San Francisco. Here is a very brief update on their activities. 
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BOMA San Francisco News
BOMA San Francisco Welcomes SF Port Executive Director Monique Moyer
It was an honor to welcome Port of San Francisco Executive Director Monique Moyer to BOMA's November member luncheon on November 29th.  
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Energy and Environment News
UPDATE: Bay Area Air Quality Management District - Boiler Requirements
In January 2013, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will introduce lower emissions standards for boilers.  According to the members of BOMA San Francisco's Energy & Environment Committee, building owners and managers should be proactive and contact the BAAQMD to inquire if their boilers and generators are property permitted. If not, the replacements, e.g., broilers, offer an attractive payback potential.
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Mercury Thermostat Recycling
On January 1, 2006, State of California law banned the sale of new mercury-added thermostats for most uses. The Mercury Thermostat Collection Act of 2008 requires manufacturers to establish a collection and recycling program individually or with other manufacturers for out of service mercury-added thermostats. 
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San Francisco Sets Example by Publishing Energy Consumption Data for over 300 City Buildings
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has published a report detailing the energy performance of over 300 of San Francisco’s municipal facilities during the calendar year of 2011, including more than 37 million square feet of building area.
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BOMA California News
BOMA California - 2012 Year End Legislative Highlights
During the 2012 legislative session, BOMA California and the commercial real estate industry had great successes on a number of key issues including a major reform to the state’s Americans with Disabilities (ADA) law, stopping an effort to implement a split roll property tax and crafting a workable Green Building code.
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BOMA California Legislative Update - 2013 CEQA Reform

California's elected leaders have publicly proclaimed to support CEQA reform in 2013. BOMA California is part of a broad coalition of business groups, schools, local governments, and others pushing comprehensive CEQA modernization. It is paramount that the state maintain CEQA’s original intent of environmental protection, while limiting abuses of the law that unnecessarily hinder economic growth and job creation.

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BOMA International News
BOMA International Advocacy Update
Tell Congress to Pass Tax Extenders Legislation Before 2013
BOMA International is requesting your help in its efforts to educate Congress and urge immediate passage of the tax extenders package. 
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General News
PG&E Tips for a Safer, More Energy Efficient Holiday Season
As you decorate your building for the holiday season, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds business customers that, along with good cheer, holiday lights can bring hazards and added costs to energy bills. For a safe and cost-efficient holiday season, PG&E offers the following lighting tips.
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ABOUT HARSCH Investment Properties

Harsch Investment Properties is a dynamic, expanding real estate investment, development and management company, which owns and operates more than 100 properties throughout six Regional offices: Portland, Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, San Diego and Las Vegas. The portfolio consists of over 21 million square feet of Office, Industrial Flex, and Retail commercial properties with over 1,000 Multi-Family housing units. 

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Harold Schnitzer founded the company over 60 years ago when he first converted an old warehouse into an office building. Today his son, Jordan, serves as President of the company directing the company's long term strategy of acquiring and developing a diversified portfolio of well-located properties for continued ownership in the Western United States. A

n investor by tradition, the company seeks to acquire or develop properties in which it can realize added value through timing, additional investment, repositioning and sound management practices. Harsch maintains a strong market presence in each of its six Regional offices with over 250 real estate professionals located in their markets and close to their customers. This allows the company to maintain a competitive advantage and results in superior customer service because it is our belief that "Our Tenant's Success Is Our Success." 

Our Vision: To be the leading, diversified, privately-owned real estate investment company in the Western United States.

 Our Mission: To build upon the company's 60 year legacy of service and professional excellence -- owning, managing and adding value to real estate properties which promote healthy work and living environments.



•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
January 8, 2013
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room
Please click here for more information.
•  GAPAC Meeting
January 9, 2013
BOMA San Francisco Office - 233 Sansome Street, 8th Floor
Please click here for more information.
Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
January 15, 2013
Post Montgomery Center Tower, 30th Floor
Please click here for more information.
•  Codes and Regulations Committee Meeting
January 23, 2013
650 California Street, Basement Conference Center
Please click here for more information.
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