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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
September 2018
UPDATE: San Francisco's Better Market Street Project
For BOMA Members Along or Adjacent to Market Street

BOMA San Francisco's members along Market Street and adjacent streets have been well-represented by Jose Guevara, long-time volunteer of the association. Jose is BOMA's representative monitoring the Better Market Street Project

Here is the current status of of the BMSP: 
  • Master design 100% complete 
    • Overall concept for street design 
    • Replacement of sidewalk brick with concrete pavers 
    • Sidewalk width to be reduced and standardized 
    • Replacement of historical street lamps/poles with new replicas 
    • All trees to be replaced (with less locations)
    • Muni stops 
    • Delivery zones 
    • Landscape locations 
    • Standard kiosk design for all locations 
    • Start at Octavia Street to the Embarcadero
  • Detailed design 15% complete 
    • Pavers (style/material/size/color) not yet selected 
    • Landscape areas design/plants/maintenance not yet determined 
    • Bike lanes and associated barrier not yet determined 
    • Utility lines replacement coordination not yet done 
    • Coordination with Muni, BART, newspaper rack vendor, kiosk vendors, City services etc not yet initiated
    • Design of kiosks not yet addressed
    • Design of Muni stops and delivery locations still in discussion
    • Project to be done in sections: 
      • No determined sequence yet: 
      • Octavia to Van Ness
      • Civic Center (Van Ness to 6th) 
      • Mid-Market (6th to 3rd) 
      • 3rd to Fremont 
      • Fremont to the Embarcadero 
  • Expected activity 
    • Excavation (trenches the size of a small truck) to start in August on Market street at various locations to identify utility (type/lines/boxes) location to determine how to reroute. 
    • Design to be tested initially on Market from 8th Street to 6th Street. Test phase projected to start within the next 6 months.
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BOMA Protects the Commercial Real Estate Industry
•  Proposition 13/Split Roll Property Tax
BOMA San Francisco's Annual Emergency Preparedness Seminar on September 20th
•  Thank You to the Attendees, Sponsors, Presenters, and Public Sector Partners
BOMA San Francisco Members Meet with San Francisco District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman
•  Excellent Information Exchange
San Francisco's Tall Buildings Study - Seismic Effects and Geotechnical Considerations
•  Forthcoming Report on Seismic Effects on Tall Buildings in San Francisco
CleanPowerSF Information For Building Owners
•  Important Please Review
Rail Alignment and Benefits (RAB) Study
•  Property Owners May Be Impacted
UPDATE: San Francisco's Better Market Street Project
•  For BOMA Members Along or Adjacent to Market Street
San Francisco Accessible Business Entrance Program
•  Changes to the Measure Effective as of June 1, 2018
BOMA International's Political Action Committee (BOMAPAC) Needs Your Support
•  Jim Collins with Shorenstein is leading the effort for BOMA San Francisco
BOMA California Advocacy Update
•  Water Replacement Mandate - 2019 Deadline
2018 San Francisco Zero Graffiti Huddle: Smart Solutions!
•  Best Practices and Innovative Campaigns Aimed at Eradicating Graffiti Vandalism
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•  Energy & Environment Committee 
October 2, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room, San Francisco, CA
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•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
October 3, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA
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Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC)
October 9, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
225 Bush Street, Suite 1810
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Codes and Regulations Committee 
October 24, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
201 California Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco, CA
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