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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
August 31, 2015
Volume 21, Issue 8
A Message from SFFD Chief Joanne Hayes-White
New Assistant Deputy Chief, Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation
Dan de Cossio

Please take a moment to review this message from San Francisco Fire Department Chief, Joanne Hayes-White:
I am pleased to announce the selection of Captain Daniel de Cossio as Assistant Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal of the Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation. Captain de Cossio is a 24 year member of the SFFD and has served in various capacities in the Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation for over 18 years.

Additionally, in order to support the City’s unprecedented and continuing growth, the need for additional resources in the Bureau of Fire Prevention became apparent. As such, I am pleased to advise the Department of the approved creation of a Temporary Exempt Assistant Fire Marshal Position. Since the Department recently conducted a selection process for Fire Marshal, I am pleased to announce the selection of Lieutenant Richard Brown for the position of Assistant Fire Marshal. 

I look forward to Captain de Cossio’s and Lieutenant Brown’s leadership, and trust in their abilities to collaboratively address, improve and advance the current and future operations of the Division. 

Congratulations to both in their new roles. 

Joanne Hayes-White
Chief of Department

To represent your interests, BOMA San Francisco Codes and Regulations Committee members will regularly interact with Assistant Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal Daniel de Cossio. It is an important position within the SFFD Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation that promotes efficient fire prevention practices, code enforcement, fire investigation, and public education. 

About Daniel de Cossio

Dan de Cossío is Fire Marshal & Assistant Deputy Chief  for the City and County of San Francisco. 

During his 24-year tenure in the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD), Dan has held positions in both suppression and prevention in San Francisco proper and in recent years, has served as Inspector, Lieutenant and Captain of the  Bureau of Fire Prevention at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), beginning with the 950 Million dollar SFO International Terminal (ITB) project - part of a $2.5 billion airport master.

Most recent projects include Terminal 2, Boarding Area "D", Terminal 3 expansion, Boarding Area "E" and the Air Traffic Control Tower. Dan participated in the end-to-end construction process (pre-application, design review and field inspection to completion---Certificate of Occupancy) and worked cross jurisdictionally with local, state and federal agencies.

Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dan was appointed to his current position of Fire Marshal & Assistant Deputy on August 11, 2015.

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In This Issue
Government Affairs Meeting on September 2nd - Mandatory Disability Access Improvements
•  Legislation Introduced by Supervisor Katy Tang
UPDATE: BOMA SF-PAC Slate Card for the November 3, 2015 San Francisco Municipal Election
•  Endorsed Candidates and Positions on Propositions
BOMA International's Political Action Committee (BOMAPAC) Needs Your Support
•  Jim Collins with Shorenstein is leading the effort for BOMA San Francisco
San Francisco's Transportation Sustainability Program and Transportation Sustainability Fee
•  Including an Update to the Transportation Impact Development Fee Structure
A Message from SFFD Chief Joanne Hayes-White
•  New Assistant Deputy Chief, Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation
BOMA California Advocacy Update
•  AB 1103 Re-Write, ADA Bill Advances,Water Fixture Replacement Mandate
BOMA Protects the Commercial Real Estate Industry - Proposition 13/Split Roll Property Tax
•  California Senate Constitutional Amendment 5
UPDATE: California Proposes New Elevator Maintenance Rules
•  Costs May Increase for Elevator Maintenance
BOMA San Francisco's Drought Coverage
•  San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Ordered Mandatory Water Reduction on July 1, 2015
BART Service Transbay Tube Shutdown
•  September 5-7th

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•  Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
September 1, 2015
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room
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•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
September 2, 2015
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor 
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Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting
September 8, 2015
Location 225 Bush Street, Montgomery Burns Boardroom
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Codes and Regulations Committee 
September 23, 2015
650 California Street, Basement Conference Center
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