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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
September 29, 2016
Volume 22, Issue 9
BOMA SF-PAC Voter Guide for the November 8, 2016 Election
Use this Voter Guide at the Polls on November 8, 2016
The BOMA SF-PAC is looking forward to the November 8, 2016 election and our members have already endorsed candidates for elected office and taken positions on the following propositions in San Francisco.
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REGISTER TODAY for BOMA San Francisco's 8th Annual Emergency Preparedness Seminar
October 18, 2016 at the Ferry Building
BOMA’s 8th Annual Emergency Preparedness Seminar has an all-new format for you and your entire team of building professionals to become better prepared for any emergency. Whether you are a building owner, property manager, engineer or part of a building’s security team, you’ll get information relative to your position and how you can better prepare for emergencies with the building staff.
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BOMA San Francisco Welcomes San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
Economic and Social Issues Addressed at Recent Member Luncheon
It was an honor to welcome back Mayor Ed Lee to address the BOMA San Francisco membership.
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UPDATE: San Francisco 2016 Gross Receipts Tax and Payroll Expense Tax
Important Information for BOMA Members
The San Francisco Controller recently announced the 2016 Payroll Expense Tax and Gross Receipts Tax rates. 
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Transit Center District Plan Exterior Signage Interim Controls - May Become Permanent
Area between Folsom, Harrison, Essex, and 2nd Streets
Your Feedback is Requested

The controls essentially do the following:

  • Require that signs be dimmable and turned off from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m
  • Restricts signs within 200’ of a park or future park to 50 sq ft or less and below 35’
  • Restricts signs within the City Park (roof of Transbay) on design, size and height.
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IMPORTANT! San Francisco Commercial Water Conservation Ordinance Deadline for Compliance
Commercial Building Owners MUST Comply by January 1, 2017
Please be aware that state and local measures require all building owners in San Francisco replace old, water-wasting plumbing fixtures and repair leaks. Commercial properties have until January 1, 2017 to comply. 
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UPDATE: All-Gender/Single User Toilet Facilities Law
San Francisco Department of Building Inspection will Check for Compliance
This law passed recently and it applies to single-user toilet facilities in business establishments and places of public accommodation in San Francisco. 
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We Need Your Help - Drive By Lawsuits
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Thanks to BOMA California members, laws passed in California have made it more difficult and less profitable for attorneys to file drive by ADA related lawsuits in the state courts of California. In response, these same attorneys are now filing lawsuits claiming ADA protection under federal law. Its time take the fight to Congress to get sensible laws passed nationwide to curb drive by lawsuits. 
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EPA Tenant Star Meeting
October 20th in San Francisco
BOMA Members Encouraged to Provide Feedback
The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy are seeking feedback from landlords and tenants and are holding an all-day meeting in San Francisco on October 20.
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BOMA International's Political Action Committee (BOMAPAC) Needs Your Support
Jim Collins with Shorenstein is leading the effort for BOMA San Francisco
Donate today!
Help BOMA Advocacy Leader, Jim Collins (pictured above), as he leads the effort for BOMA San Francisco to ensure that congressional seats are held by individuals who understand real estate’s issues and challenges and can have a positive impact on your livelihood.
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BART Weekend Closures Between Daly City & Glen Park Stations
October 2016
BART will close the tracks between Glen Park and Daly City stations on multiple weekends in October.
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•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
October 5, 2016
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
•  Annual Emergency Preparedness Committee Seminar
October 18th
Ferry Building, Second Floor, Port Commission Hearing Room 
Please click here for more information and to register.
Codes and Regulations Committee 
October 26, 2016
201 California Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
•  Energy & Environment Committee Vendor Fast Pitch Event
November 1, 2016
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
Emergency Preparedness Committee
November 8, 2016
225 Bush Street, Montgomery Burns Boardroom, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
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