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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
January 31, 2014
Volume 20, Issue 1
BOMA Supports More Affordable Housing Opportunities in San Francisco
By Sarah MacIntyre, BOMA San Francisco's President And Marc Intermaggio, Executive Vice President
Published in the San Francisco Examiner on January 17, 2014
San Franciscans must have more affordable-housing opportunities so that the recent economic growth we have experienced does not further erode housing options for current and future residents. The Building Owners and Managers Association applauds the work of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition and fully supports initiatives that will result in more affordable housing for renters and buyers.
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BOMA San Francisco News
Horace Green and Lynn Tolin - Leaders of BOMA San Francisco's Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) in 2014
Please take a moment to learn about your Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) leadership team for the commercial real estate industry in 2014.  If you are a BOMA member with an interest in meeting with Bay Area elected and appointed leaders who influence public policy for the commercial real estate industry, please email John M. Bozeman, BOMA San Francisco's Manager of Government and Public Affairs at johnb@boma.com.
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BOMA GAPAC Member Doug Hayward Appointed to San Francisco Graffiti Advisory Board
Doug Hayward, an active member of BOMA San Francisco's Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee was recently been appointed by San Francisco District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener to hold a seat on the San Francisco Graffiti Advisory Board (GAB).
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BOMA California News
BOMA California Advocacy News Alert - AB 1164 Lien Bill DEFEATED
BOMA California members and staff have defeated a measure that may have harmed your ability to manage your property, AB 1164.  This was a bill that would have allowed an employee to file a wage lien on any 'property upon which the employee bestowed labor for the benefit of the property owner and with the owner's consent and knowledge that such labor was being provided.'
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BOMA International News
BOMA International Advocacy Update
Unfinished Business, Tax Reform, Leasehold Depreciation, Energy Efficiency and Code Development Victory
Please take a moment to review this advocacy report from BOMA International.  
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BOMA International's Winter Business Meeting and National Issues Conference + 2014 National Issues Report
A number of BOMA San Francisco leaders and staff members are attending the 2014 Winter Business Meeting and National Issues Conference in Washington D.C. from February 2nd through the 5th.
The conference offers the ideal forum to debate the most pressing industry issues and concerns and provides BOMA members the opportunity to discuss legislative issues of importance with their elected representatives in Washington, D.C. 
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City Hall News
Electronic Cigarettes Legislation in San Francisco
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are not regulated in San Francisco at present.  Supervisors Eric Mar, John Avalos and David Chiu introduced an ordinance that would amend the San Francisco Health Code to manage this issue.
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City of San Francisco Office of the Assessor Recorder Survey - February 7, 2014 Deadline
In April of 2013, BOMA San Francisco members met with San Francisco Assessor Recorder Carmen Chu to discuss her leadership of the department.  In that meeting, Assessor Chu explained her want to improve the Office of the Assessor Recorder's website and technology in general throughout the entire division.  To that end, please take a moment to fill out a brief survey to help the department with redesigning its web presence to serve the public efficiently.
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Energy & Environment News
San Francisco's Department of Environment Director Melanie Nutter Resigns
As you may have heard, the director of San Francisco's Department of the Environment (DOE), Melanie Nutter has resigned from her post to spend more time with her family.  BOMA San Francisco's members - particularly the representatives of the Energy & Environment Committee - thank Director Nutter for her public service and leadership of this integral San Francisco department.
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Who says, “Parking is a Commodity?”  City Park dares you, and we will prove you wrong!
City Park has over 80 parking locations, 850 highly trained employees on staff, and over $80 Million in annual revenues in San Francisco that says otherwise!  Our reputation is to provide property owners / managers with modern management systems that deliver:  Impressive economic results; “5 Star” Customer / Tenant service; State of the art technology enhancements; Marketing and Social Media programs that deliver; Fully transparent accountability, and; The Smartest parking minds in the business.
Our reputation as the premier local parking operator has enabled City Park to continue to grow in our management of the highest profile parking projects in the San Francisco area, including; 5 Star Hotels, Class A Office Buildings, Remotely Managed (Unmanned) Garages, and Luxury Residential parking facilities.  As parking garage and lot owners ourselves, City Park brings an owner’s perspective and a unique “Modern Parking Model” to your parking asset that is unmatched in our local market.
So when you are considering who you want to manage your multi-million dollar parking asset, remember that choosing the lowest management fee or the highest rent is not always the best decision.  Parking is not a commodity…Choose your parking operator on the basis of their business acumen, customer service, entrepreneurial approach to maximizing your revenues, best practices process and procedures, smart use of technology, and local executive support.  As the saying goes, “You Get What You Pay For.”  For more information, contact Spencer Sechler, Director of Marketing at Spencer.Sechler@SFParkinginc.com or at (415) 495-3909 or visit our website at www.CityParkSF.com





•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
February 4, 2014
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room
Please click here for more information.
Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
February 11, 2013
Post Montgomery Center Tower, 30th Floor
Please click here for more information.
•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
February 12, 2014
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor 
Please click here for more information.
Codes and Regulations Committee 
February 26, 2014
201 California Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Please click here for more information.
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