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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
June 28, 2019
Get Involved With BOMA San Francisco's Advocacy Program
BOMA Needs YOU!

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BOMA San Francisco’s Advocacy Program is robust and second to none but only because of member involvement. It’s important that you – and your team members – engage with our advocacy committees that engage policy makers based on the issue. Any member of your team can participate in a committee as long as your company is a current dues-paying member of BOMA San Francisco.

  • Government Affairs Committee – Contact Shayna Eskew, Chair, at seskew@alhousedeaton.com to get involved.
    • BOMA San Francisco’s Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) meets with those who propose or decide public policy, analyzes existing or proposed legislation and/or regulations to determine the impact on BOMA members, and recommends for BOMA Board approval what position the association should take on such matters. GAPAC educates and informs BOMA members, elected and administrative officials, and the public about issues of significance to commercial real estate, and BOMA’s positions on those issues.
  • Codes and Regulations Committee – Contact Eric Stein, Chair, at erics@harsch.com to get involved.
    • The mission of BOMA's Codes & Regulations Committee is to provide technical support on code-related issues to the Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC); educate BOMA members about construction industry codes, standards, ordinances and regulations and their impact on the commercial real estate industry; and provide input into the code-making process at the state and local levels consistent with BOMA’s policy positions. 
  • Energy & Environment Committee – Contact Ana Duffy, Chair, at aduffy@shorenstein.com to get involved.
    • Click here for the goals of this wonderful committee. 
  • Emergency Preparedness Committee – Contact Bonnie Kalbrosky, Chair, at Bonnie.Kalbrosky@am.jll.com to get involved .
    • The mission of BOMA San Francisco's Emergency Preparedness Committee is to Support BOMA member information needs regarding security and life safety measures; facilitate communication between BOMA members and their tenants; and, support Government agency needs and facilitate communication between those entities and BOMA members.

Please email johnb@boma.com for any additional questions you may have.

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IMPORTANT - PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff Program
•  Part of the Utility's Community Wildfire Safety Program
San Francisco's Refuse Separation Ordinance Effective on July 1, 2019
•  Large Generators and Zero Waste Facilitators
Stricter Vacant Storefront Registry Requirements
•  Operative as of April 22, 2019
UPDATE: Building Facade Inspection and Maintenance Ordinance
•  REMINDER
The Impact the New Prop 65 Warning Regulations
•  On Multi-Family Apartments and Other Prop 65 Updates
BOMA International's Political Action Committee (BOMAPAC) Needs Your Support
•  Thank you Jim Collins with Shorenstein for Leading This Effort
Get Involved With BOMA San Francisco's Advocacy Program
•  BOMA Needs YOU!
San Francisco Planning Department Debuts Business Zoning Check Service
•  Interactive Feature Streamlines Business Permit Requirement Research
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ADVOCACY EVENTS
• 
Codes and Regulations Committee 
TBA in July 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
201 California Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
•  Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee (GAPAC) Meeting
July 10, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
235 Montgomery Street (Russ Building), 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA
Please click here for more information.
•  Energy & Environment Committee
August 6, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: The Ferry Building, Second Floor, Port Commission Hearing Room, San Francisco, CA 
• 
Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC)
August 13, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
225 Bush Street, Suite 1810, San Francisco, CA 
Please click here for more information.
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