City Agency Hearings + Sheehy Legislation

No, it’s not Glen Park, but the number of men caught masturbating on BART last week is noteworthy. Bike share advocates and foes please note the Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee meeting below. And the process of regulating marijuana dispensaries continues.

[Editor’s note: If anyone attends the “Distracted Walking Discussion” on Tuesday, please report back! Also, slightly new format this week.]

  • The San Francisco County Transportation Authority meets Tuesday, November 14, 10 a.m., in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here.

6. [Final Approval] Approve the San Francisco Transportation Demand Management Plan – ACTION*  resolution

 

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    The Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee of the SF Municipal Transportation Agency meets Tuesday, November 14, 6 p.m., in City Hall, room 400. See full agenda here.  Not GP-specific, but two items of interest:

7) Distracted Walking Discussion a) Evy Posamentier
12) Robots on Streets Resolution – Action Item a) Rick Johnson and Jon Winston (10 minutes)

 

  • The Engineering, Maintenance, and Safety Committee of the SF Municipal Transportation Agency meets Wednesday, November 15, 4 p.m., at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, room 7075. See full agenda here.

8. Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding the SFMTA Bike Share Program. (Heath Maddox, Senior Planner, Livable Streets. Explanatory documents include a slide presentation.)

 

  • The Recreation and Park Commission meets Thursday, November 16, 10 a.m. in City Hall, room 416. See full agenda here.

F. GLEN CANYON RECREATION CENTER Discussion and possible action to amend the contract with Roebuck Construction for the Glen Canyon Recreation Center renovation project (3209V) to increase the change order amount allowed under the contract from $953,750 to an amount not to exceed $1,211,850, which is greater than 10% over the original approved contract amount. Staff: Brett Desmaris – 575-5601

 

  • The Policy and Governance Committee of the SF Municipal Transportation Agency meets Friday, November 17, 9 a.m., at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th floor. See full agenda here.

5. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding Controller’s Presentation on the SFMTA Customer Service Process Improvement. (Explanatory documents include a slide presentation.)

 


SHEEHY LEGISLATION

  • The Rules Committee of the SF Board of Supervisors meets Monday, November 13, 10 a.m., in City Hall, room 263. See full agenda here.

1. 171042 [Various Codes – Regulation of Cannabis Businesses] Sponsors: Mayor; Sheehy
Ordinance amending the Administrative, Business and Tax Regulations, Health, and Police Codes to comprehensively regulate commercial activities relating to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, sale, and delivery of medicinal and adult use cannabis by, among other things: 1) requiring businesses that engage in commercial cannabis activities to obtain a permit from the Office of Cannabis; 2) requiring the Director of the Office of Cannabis to implement an Equity Program to promote equitable ownership and employment opportunities in the cannabis industry by providing priority permitting for Equity Applicants and Equity Incubators, as defined; 3) defining eligibility for temporary and permanent cannabis business permits; 4) establishing priorities for the review of cannabis business permit applications; 5) establishing operating standards for cannabis businesses; 6) establishing criteria for granting, denying, suspending, and revoking cannabis business permits; 7) requiring all cannabis businesses to ensure that 50% of work hours are performed by San Francisco residents, and cannabis businesses with 10 or more employees to adopt labor peace agreements; 8) authorizing the imposition of fines and penalties for violation of local and state laws governing cannabis businesses, and establishing procedures by which cannabis businesses may appeal a fine or permit penalty; 9) allowing pre-existing non-conforming cannabis operators to register with the Office of Cannabis and apply for cannabis business permits in 2018; 10) prohibiting the consumption of cannabis and cannabis products on the premises of all cannabis businesses, except Storefront Cannabis Retailers and Cannabis Microbusinesses that obtain consumption permits from the Department of Public Health; 11) prohibiting until January 1, 2019, tours of cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, and cannabis microbusinesses, and authorizing the Director of Cannabis to extend the prohibition on tours, or establish guidelines for the operation of tours; 12) prohibiting the acceptance of new applications for medical cannabis dispensary permits, starting January 1, 2018; 13) allowing medical cannabis dispensaries to sell adult use cannabis, starting January 1, 2018, and prohibiting medical cannabis dispensaries from cultivating cannabis under the authority of a medical cannabis dispensary permit, starting April 1, 2018; 14) establishing a sunset date of December 31, 2018, for Article 33 of the Health Code (“Medical Cannabis Act”); 15) requiring the Department of Public Health to implement an ongoing public health education campaign about the safe consumption and health benefits of cannabis; 16) requiring the Controller to submit a report to the Board of Supervisors within one year of the effective date of Article 16 recommending whether the issuance of cannabis business permits should be subject to any limits; 17) establishing an Equity Operator Fund to receive any monies appropriated for the purpose of assisting Equity Operators; 18) eliminating the duty of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to send letters annually to state and federal officials requesting that cannabis be regulated and taxed; and affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act.
9/26/17; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Rules Committee.
10/4/17; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.
10/4/17; RESPONSE RECEIVED.
10/24/17; SUBSTITUTED AND ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Rules Committee.
11/1/17; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING NEW TITLE.
11/1/17; CONTINUED TO CALL OF THE CHAIR AS AMENDED.
11/7/17; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING NEW TITLE.
11/7/17; CONTINUED TO CALL OF THE CHAIR AS AMENDED.
The Chair intends to entertain a motion to refer this item to the full Board as a Committee Report for consideration on November 14, 2017.

  • The Land Use and Transportation Committee of the Board of Supervisors meets Monday, November 13, 1:30 p.m., in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here.

3. 171041 [Planning Code – Cannabis Regulation] Sponsors: Mayor; Sheehy
Ordinance amending the Planning Code to 1) regulate cannabis land uses, including, among other things, adult use cannabis retail, Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, delivery-only services, manufacture of cannabis products, cannabis cultivation, and cannabis testing; 2) allow Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in additional zoning districts; 3) establish a land use process for the conversion of existing Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Cannabis Retail establishments; 4) establish location and operating conditions for cannabis uses; 5) repeal Ordinance No. 186-17, which limited the number of medical cannabis dispensaries in Supervisorial District 11; 6) create a limit of three Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Cannabis retail uses, in any combination, in the Excelsior Outer Mission Street Neighborhood Commercial District; and 7) delete superseded Planning Code provisions; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1, and public necessity, convenience and welfare findings pursuant to Planning Code, Section 302.
9/26/17; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Land Use and Transportation Committee.
10/2/17; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.
10/3/17; SUBSTITUTED AND ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Land Use and Transportation Committee.
10/4/17; RESPONSE RECEIVED.
10/4/17; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.
11/2/17; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING NEW TITLE.
11/2/17; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLE.
11/2/17; CONTINUED AS AMENDED.
11/6/17; DUPLICATED.
11/6/17; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLE.
11/6/17; CONTINUED AS AMENDED.
The Chair intends to entertain a motion to refer this item to the full Board as a Committee Report for consideration on November 14, 2017.

4. 171187 [Planning Code – Cannabis Regulation] Sponsors: Mayor; Sheehy
Ordinance amending the Planning Code to 1) regulate cannabis land uses, including, among other things, adult use cannabis retail, Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, delivery-only services, manufacture of cannabis products, cannabis cultivation, and cannabis testing; 2) allow Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in additional zoning districts; 3) establish a land use process for the conversion of existing Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Cannabis Retail establishments; 4) establish location and operating conditions for cannabis uses; 5) repeal Ordinance No. 186-17, which limited the number of medical cannabis dispensaries in Supervisorial District 11; 6) limit the number of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Cannabis Retail Uses in various Neighborhood Commercial Districts and other commercial corridors; 7) allow Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Cannabis Retail Uses with conditional use authorization in NC-1 Districts south of Lincoln Way and West of Sunset Boulevard; 8) prohibit and Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Cannabis Retail Uses in the Chinatown Mixed-Use Districts; 9) delete superseded Planning Code provisions; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1, and public necessity, convenience, and welfare findings pursuant to Planning Code, Section 302.
11/6/17; DUPLICATED.
11/6/17; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING NEW TITLE.
11/6/17; CONTINUED AS AMENDED.
The Chair intends to entertain a motion to refer this item to the full Board as a Committee Report for consideration on November 14, 2017.

 

  • The SF Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, November 14, 2 p.m., in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here.

38. 171041 [Planning Code – Cannabis Regulation] Sponsors: Mayor; Sheehy
Ordinance amending the Planning Code to 1) regulate cannabis land uses, including, among other things, adult use cannabis retail, Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, delivery-only services, manufacture of cannabis products, cannabis cultivation, and cannabis testing; 2) allow Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in additional zoning districts; 3) establish a land use process for the conversion of existing Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Cannabis Retail establishments; 4) establish location and operating conditions for cannabis uses; 5) repeal Ordinance No. 186-17, which limited the number of medical cannabis dispensaries in Supervisorial District 11; 6) create a limit of three Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Cannabis retail uses, in any combination, in the Excelsior Outer Mission Street Neighborhood Commercial District; 7) delete superseded Planning Code provisions; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1, and public necessity, convenience and welfare findings pursuant to Planning Code, Section 302.
Question: Shall this Ordinance be PASSED ON FIRST READING?

39. 171187 [Planning Code – Cannabis Regulation] Sponsors: Mayor; Sheehy
Ordinance amending the Planning Code to 1) regulate cannabis land uses, including, among other things, adult use cannabis retail, Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, delivery-only services, manufacture of cannabis products, cannabis cultivation, and cannabis testing; 2) allow Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in additional zoning districts; 3) establish a land use process for the conversion of existing Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Cannabis Retail establishments; 4) establish location and operating conditions for cannabis uses; 5) repeal Ordinance No. 186-17, which limited the number of medical cannabis dispensaries in Supervisorial District 11; 6) limit the number of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Cannabis Retail Uses in various Neighborhood Commercial Districts and other commercial corridors; 7) allow Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Cannabis Retail Uses with conditional use authorization in NC-1 Districts south of Lincoln Way and West of Sunset Boulevard; 8) prohibit and Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Cannabis Retail Uses in the Chinatown Mixed-Use Districts; 9) delete superseded Planning Code provisions; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1, and public necessity, convenience, and welfare findings pursuant to Planning Code, Section 302.
Question: Shall this Ordinance be PASSED ON FIRST READING?

The following item will be considered by the Rules Committee at a Special Meeting on Monday, November 13, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. The Chair intends to request the Committee to send the following item to the Board as a Committee Report on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

40. 171042 [Various Codes – Regulation of Cannabis Businesses] Sponsors: Mayor; Sheehy
Ordinance amending the Administrative, Business and Tax Regulations, Health, and Police Codes to comprehensively regulate commercial activities relating to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, sale, and delivery of medicinal and adult use cannabis by, among other things: 1) requiring businesses that engage in commercial cannabis activities to obtain a permit from the Office of Cannabis; 2) requiring the Director of the Office of Cannabis to implement an Equity Program to promote equitable ownership and employment opportunities in the cannabis industry by providing priority permitting for Equity Applicants and Equity Incubators, as defined; 3) defining eligibility for temporary and permanent cannabis business permits; 4) establishing priorities for the review of cannabis business permit applications; 5) establishing operating standards for cannabis businesses; 6) establishing criteria for granting, denying, suspending, and revoking cannabis business permits; 7) requiring all cannabis businesses to ensure that 50% of work hours are performed by San Francisco residents, and cannabis businesses with ten or more employees to adopt labor peace agreements; 8) authorizing the imposition of fines and penalties for violation of local and state laws governing cannabis businesses, and establishing procedures by which cannabis businesses may appeal a fine or permit penalty; 9) allowing pre-existing non-conforming cannabis operators to register with the Office of Cannabis and apply for cannabis business permits in 2018; 10) prohibiting the consumption of cannabis and cannabis products on the premises of all cannabis businesses, except Storefront Cannabis Retailers and Cannabis Microbusinesses that obtain consumption permits from the Department of Public Health; 11) prohibiting until January 1, 2019, tours of cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, and cannabis microbusinesses, and authorizing the Director of Cannabis to extend the prohibition on tours, or establish guidelines for the operation of tours; 12) prohibiting the acceptance of new applications for medical cannabis dispensary permits, starting January 1, 2018; 13) allowing medical cannabis dispensaries to sell adult use cannabis, starting January 1, 2018, and prohibiting medical cannabis dispensaries from cultivating cannabis under the authority of a medical cannabis dispensary permit, starting April 1, 2018; 14) establishing a sunset date of December 31, 2018, for Article 33 of the Health Code (“Medical Cannabis Act”); 15) requiring the Department of Public Health to implement an ongoing public health education campaign about the safe consumption and health benefits of cannabis; 16) requiring the Controller to submit a report to the Board of Supervisors within one year of the effective date of Article 16 recommending whether the issuance of cannabis business permits should be subject to any limits; 17) establishing an Equity Operator Fund to receive any monies appropriated for the purpose of assisting Equity Operators; 18) eliminating the duty of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to send letters annually to state and federal officials requesting that cannabis be regulated and taxed; and affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act.
Question: Shall this Ordinance be PASSED ON FIRST READING?

44. 171167 [Urging the Federal Government to Extend Temporary Protected Status for All Nations Currently Under the Program] Sponsors: Ronen; Fewer, Tang, Kim, Safai, Cohen, Yee, Sheehy and Peskin
Resolution urging the Federal Government to extend Temporary Protected Status for all thirteen nations currently included in the program, and to establish a pathway to permanency for these recipients.
10/31/2017; REFERRED FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT COMMITTEE REFERENCE AGENDA AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING.
11/03/2017; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.
11/07/2017; RESPONSE RECEIVED.
Question: Shall this Resolution be ADOPTED?

 

  • The Rules Committee of the SF Board of Supervisors meets Wednesday, November 15, 1 p.m., in City Hall, room 263. See full agenda here.

171140 [Administrative Code – Process for Establishment of Cultural Districts] Sponsors: Ronen; Cohen, Kim, Fewer, Sheehy, Yee and Farrell
Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to create a process for the establishment of cultural districts in the City to acknowledge and preserve neighborhoods with unique cultural heritage, and to require City departments to report to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor regarding existing cultural districts previously established by resolution; and affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act.
10/24/17; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Rules Committee.
11/3/17; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.

 

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