City Agency Hearings + Sheehy Legislation

Quite a few Glen Park items at next Friday’s Engineering public hearing plus partial chimps, Walking While Texting, expediting emergency housing shelters and an underwhelming effort to curb boorish behavior on MUNI.

A meeting for SFMTA’s MUNI Service Equity Strategy will focus on the Mission on Saturday, February 10, 9 a.m. to noon, City College, 1125 Valencia Street. See powerpoint describing this effort to improve service to disadvantaged neighborhoods here.

The Land Use and Transportation Committee of the SF Board of Supervisors meets Monday, February 12, 1:30 p.m., in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here.

The County Transportation Authority meets Tuesday, February 13, 10 a.m., in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here 

  • Item of note: Adopt Positions on State Legislation – ACTION* resolution: Support: Senate Bill (SB) 760 (Weiner); Oppose: Assembly Bill (AB) 1756 (Brough)

The Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, February 13, 2 p.m., in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here.

The SFMTA Operations & Customer Service Committee will meet Tuesday, February 13, 3:30 p.m., at One South Van Ness Avenue, room 7075. See full agenda here.

  • Check out the MUNI Etiquette Campaign that will “Encourage desired customer behavior with a fun campaign based on popular songs.” See the slide presentation here.

The SFMTA Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, February 13, 6 p.m. at One South Van Ness Avenue, 7th floor. See full agenda here.

  • Check out the Distracted Walking Resolution. Fun fact: distracted walking  causes more accidents than distracted driving, according to a 2014 study from the University of Buffalo.

The Public Services and Neighborhood Services Committee of the SF BOS meets Wednesday, February 14, 10 a.m., in City Hall, room 263. See full agenda here.

  • It’s worth a look: they’ll be discussing the state of the 16th Street BART plaza and the efficacy of navigation centers.

The Rules Committee of the SF BOS meets Wednesday, February 14, 2 p.m., in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here.

The SF Recreation and Parks Commission meets Thursday, February 15, 10 a.m., in City Hall, room 416. See full agenda here. Among other things, the Commission will discuss a donation of .2 chimpanzees from the Miami Zoo. How? But more important:

  • 7. RECREATION AND PARK DEPARTMENT BUDGET FY 2018-19 AND 2019-2020 Discussion and possible action to approve the Recreation and Park Department’s budget for fiscal years 2018-19 and 2019-20. (ACTION ITEM) Staff: Derek Chu – 831-2703

The Budget and Finance Committee of the SF BOS meets Thursday, February 15, 10 a.m., in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here.

The SFMTA Engineering public hearing will happen Friday, February 16, 10 a.m. in City Hall, room 416. See full agenda here.

  • 5. ESTABLISH – VEHICLES OVER 3 TONS PROHIBITED Miguel Street, between Laidley Street and Chenery Street
  • 9. ESTABLISH – NO PARKING ANYTIME Whitney Street, west side, from Chenery Street to 15 feet northerly (as measured from the top of the curb ramp for a 6-foot wide bulb-out for a curb ramp and removes 1 unmetered parking space)
  • 15. ESTABLISH – ABILITY FOR PERMITTED COMMUTER SHUTTLES TO USE MUNI BUS ZONE 30th Street, south side, from Mission Street to 105 feet westerly

SHEEHY LEGISLATION

The Land Use and Transportation Committee of the SF Board of Supervisors meets Monday, February 12, 1:30 p.m., in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here.

  • 3. 171013 [Planning Code, Zoning Map – Amend Zoning Map Pursuant to Settlement] Sponsor: Sheehy
    Ordinance amending the Planning Code by revising Zoning Map Sheet ZN06 to rezone Assessor’s Parcel Block No. (AB) 2719C, Lot No. 023, located at Burnett Avenue and Burnett Avenue North, from Public (P) to Residential, Mixed Districts, Low Density (RM-1); rezoning a portion of Burnett Avenue North generally bounded by AB 2745, Lot No. 036, and AB 2719C, Lot No. 023, to RM-1; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1; and adopting findings of public necessity, convenience, and welfare under Planning Code, Section 302. 9/19/17; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Land Use and Transportation Committee. 9/26/17; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT. 2/2/18; NOTICED.

 

  • 180054 [Building Code – Waiver and Refund of Investigation Fee for Persons Registered with the Office of Cannabis] Sponsor: Sheehy
    Ordinance waiving and refunding investigation fees imposed by Building Code, Section 107A.5, for persons (as defined in Police Code, Section 1602) registered with the Office of Cannabis. 1/9/18; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Land Use and Transportation Committee. 1/22/18; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT. 1/25/18; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.

 

  • 180078 [Planning Code – Landmark Designation – Wall at the Intersection of Diamond Heights Boulevard and Clipper Street (aka Diamond Heights Safety Wall)] Sponsor: Sheehy
    Ordinance amending the Planning Code to designate the wall located at the intersection of Diamond Heights Boulevard and Clipper Street (aka Diamond Heights Safety Wall), in Assessor’s Parcel Block No. 7504, Lot No. 011, as a Landmark under Article 10 of the Planning Code; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; and making public necessity, convenience, and welfare findings under Planning Code, Section 302, and findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1. (Historic Preservation Commission) 1/19/18; RECEIVED FROM DEPARTMENT. 1/30/18; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Land Use and Transportation Committee.

 

The Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, February 13, 2 p.m., in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here.

  • 10. 171285 [Housing Code – All-Gender Bathrooms in Hotels] Sponsors: Mayor; Ronen, Kim, Sheehy, Peskin, Fewer, Safai, Breed and Cohen
    Ordinance amending the Housing Code to require that single-stall bathroom facilities in hotels be made available for the use of all residents, regardless of gender or gender identity, and to require that signage be posted to indicate the same; and directing the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to forward this Ordinance to the California Building Standards Commission upon final passage. 02/06/2018; PASSED ON FIRST READING. Question: Shall this Ordinance be FINALLY PASSED?

 

  • 14. 180032 [Shelter and Transitional Housing During Shelter Crisis – Selection of Sites; Waiver of Certain Requirements Regarding Contracting] Sponsors: Mayor; Kim, Ronen, Sheehy and Cohen
    Ordinance authorizing Public Works, the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, and the Department of Public Health to enter into contracts without adhering to the Administrative Code or Environment Code provisions regarding competitive bidding and other requirements for construction work, procurement, and personal services relating to identified Shelter Crisis Sites (1601 Quesada Avenue; 149-6th Street; 125 Bayshore Boulevard; 13th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, southwest corner; 5th Street and Bryant Street, northwest corner; Caltrans Emergency Shelter Properties; and existing City Navigation Centers and Shelters) that will provide emergency shelter or transitional housing to persons experiencing homelessness; authorizing the Director of Property to enter into and amend leases or licenses for the Shelter Crisis Sites without adherence to certain provisions of the Administrative Code; authorizing the Director of Public Works to add sites to the list of Shelter Crisis Sites subject to expedited processing, procurement, and leasing upon compliance with conditions relating to environmental review and neighborhood notice, and approval by resolution of the Board of Supervisors; 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. (Fiscal Impact) Question: Shall this Ordinance be PASSED ON FIRST READING?

 

The Rules Committee of the SF BOS meets Wednesday, February 14, 2 p.m., in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here.

  • 1. 180075 [Hearing – Initiative Ordinance – Business and Tax Regulations and Administrative Codes – Additional Gross Receipts Tax on Commercial Rents] Sponsors: Safai; Sheehy, Tang and Cohen
    Hearing to consider the proposed initiative ordinance submitted by four or more Supervisors to the voters at the June 5, 2018, Election, entitled “Ordinance amending the Business and Tax Regulations Code and Administrative Code to impose an additional tax of 1.7% on the gross receipts from the lease of commercial space in the City, to fund low- and middle-income housing and homelessness services and the General Fund; exempting from the additional tax rents from productions, distribution, and repair uses, retail sales and services uses, entertainment, arts and recreation uses, and nonprofit uses; and increasing the City’s appropriations limit by the amount collected under the new tax for four years from June 5, 2018.” (Economic Impact; No Economic Analysis Report) 1/23/18; RECEIVED AND ASSIGNED to the Rules Committee. 2/6/18; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.

 

The Budget and Finance Committee of the SF BOS meets Thursday, February 15, 10 a.m., in City Hall, room 250. See full agenda here.

  • 180084 [Public Employment – Amendment to the Annual Salary Ordinance for the Office of Public Defender – Legal Unit to Defend Immigrants from Deportation – FY2017-2018] Sponsors: Fewer; Ronen, Sheehy, Peskin and Yee
    Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 157-17 (Annual Salary Ordinance FYs 2017-2018 and 2018-2019) to reflect the addition of 14 new positions (3.50 FTEs) in FY2017-2018 at the Office of Public Defender for supporting immigration unit expansion to defend immigrants from deportation. (Fiscal Impact; No Budget and Legislative Analyst Report) 1/23/18; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Budget and Finance Committee.
  • 180085 [Appropriation – General Reserve – Support Immigration Related Legal Services – FY2017-2018 – $1,280,468] Sponsors: Fewer; Ronen, Sheehy, Peskin and Yee
    Ordinance appropriating $1,280,468 from the General Reserve to the Office of Public Defender to expand immigration unit, to the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development to fund legal representation and rapid response social services, and to the Department of Election to fund non-citizen voter outreach and education services in FY2017-2018. (Fiscal Impact; No Budget and Legislative Analyst Report) 1/23/18; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Budget and Finance Committee.
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