City Agency Hearings + Sheehy Legislation

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The BOS Land Use and Transportation Committee meets Monday, March 19, 1:30 p.m., in City Hall, room 250. See agenda here.

  • Not GP, but item 6 is a proposal to require permits of Chariot-style jitneys and other “non-standard vehicles.”

Thanks to eagle-eye reader Mike S. for pointing this out to us last week: Some legislation is introduced under the “30 Day Rule,” meaning it won’t be heard until 30 days after it was introduced. The 30-Day Rule legislation is reserved for proposals that would “create or revise major city policy.” Going forward, I will note it.

Committee legislation introduced under the 30-day rule:

  • 180191 [Planning Code – Public Parking Lot as a Permitted Use in the Glen Park Neighborhood Commercial Transit District and Adjoining Locations] Sponsor: Sheehy
    Ordinance amending the Planning Code to permit as of right Public Parking Lot uses where the parcel is located in both the Glen Park Neighborhood Commercial Transit and RH-2 (Residential, House Districts, Two-Family) zoning districts, the property has been used as Public Parking Lot for the past ten years without the benefit of a permit, and the adjoining RH-2 parcel is no larger than 40 feet by 110 feet; 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 making findings of public necessity, convenience, and welfare pursuant to Planning Code, Section 302. 2/27/18; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Land Use and Transportation Committee. 3/6/18; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.

The SF Municipal Transit Agency Board of Directors meets Tuesday, March 20, 1 p.m., in City Hall, room 400. See agenda here.

The Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, March 20, 2 p.m., in City Hall, room 250. See agenda here.

  • 7. 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; making public necessity, convenience, and welfare findings under Planning Code, Section 302; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1. (Historic Preservation Commission) 03/13/2018; CONTINUED ON FIRST READING. Question: Shall this Ordinance be PASSED ON FIRST READING?
  • *See way below for a non-GP but interesting item (#26)

The Historic Preservation Commission’s Architectural Review Committee meets Wednesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m., in City Hall, room 400. See agenda here.

The Historic Preservation Commission meets Wednesday, March 21, 12:30 p.m., in City Hall, room 400. See agenda here.

The Board of Appeals meets Wednesday, March 21, 5 p.m., in City Hall, room 416. See agenda here.

The SFMTA Interdepartmental Staff Committee on Traffic and Transportation (ISCOTT) meets Thursday, March 22, 9 a.m., at One South Van Ness Avenue, 7th floor. See agenda here.

The Planning Commission meets Thursday, March 22, 1 p.m., in City Hall, room 400. See supporting docs here.

  • The agenda wasn’t available when I wrote this, but the supporting docs seem to indicate there will be a vote on new urban design guidelines affecting the whole city. See supporting doc here.

The SFMTA BOD Policy and Governance Committee meets Friday, March 23, 9 a.m., at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th floor. See agenda here.

  • It’s worth looking through the staff slide show on the Next Generation Customer Information System, and a staff proposal on improved/enhanced notification system to lure back riders.

SHEEHY LEGISLATION

The BOS Land Use and Transportation Committee meets Monday, March 19, 1:30 p.m., in City Hall, room 250. See agenda here.

Thanks to eagle-eyed reader Mike S. for pointing this out to us last week: The legislation listed below is introduced under the “30 Day Rule,” meaning it won’t be heard until 30 days after it was introduced. The 30-Day Rule legislation is reserved for proposals that would “create or revise major city policy.” Going forward, I will note it.

  • 180191 [Planning Code – Public Parking Lot as a Permitted Use in the Glen Park Neighborhood Commercial Transit District and Adjoining Locations] Sponsor: Sheehy
    Ordinance amending the Planning Code to permit as of right Public Parking Lot uses where the parcel is located in both the Glen Park Neighborhood Commercial Transit and RH-2 (Residential, House Districts, Two-Family) zoning districts, the property has been used as Public Parking Lot for the past ten years without the benefit of a permit, and the adjoining RH-2 parcel is no larger than 40 feet by 110 feet; 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 making findings of public necessity, convenience, and welfare pursuant to Planning Code, Section 302. 2/27/18; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Land Use and Transportation Committee. 3/6/18; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.

To reiterate, this legislation WILL NOT BE HEARD on March 19, but you should have it on your radar if it interests you.

The Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, March 20, 2 p.m., in City Hall, room 250. See agenda here.

  • 2. 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, Yee and Kim
    Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 157-17 (Annual Salary Ordinance FYs 2017-2018 and 2018-2019) to reflect the addition of seven new positions (1.75 FTEs) in FY2017-2018 at the Office of the Public Defender for supporting immigration unit expansion to defend immigrants from deportation. (Fiscal Impact) 03/13/2018; PASSED ON FIRST READING. Question: Shall this Ordinance be FINALLY PASSED?
  • 3. 180085 [Appropriation – General Reserve and State and Federal Contingency Reserve – Support Immigration Related Legal Services – FY2017-2018 – $882,500] Sponsors: Fewer; Ronen, Sheehy, Peskin, Yee and Kim
    Ordinance appropriating $441,617 from the General Reserve and $440,883 from State and Federal Contingency 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 in FY2017-18. (Fiscal Impact) 03/13/2018; PASSED ON FIRST READING. Question: Shall this Ordinance be FINALLY PASSED?
  • 4. 170755 [Planning Code – Landmark Designation – 2117-2123 Market Street (aka New Era Hall)] Sponsor: Sheehy
    Ordinance amending the Planning Code to designate 2117-2123 Market Street (aka New Era Hall), in Assessor’s Parcel Block No. 3543, Lot No. 012, as a Landmark under Article 10 of the Planning Code; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; making public necessity, convenience and welfare findings under Planning Code, Section 302; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1. (Historic Preservation Commission) 03/13/2018; PASSED ON FIRST READING. Question: Shall this Ordinance be FINALLY PASSED?
  • 7. 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; making public necessity, convenience, and welfare findings under Planning Code, Section 302; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1. (Historic Preservation Commission) 03/13/2018; CONTINUED ON FIRST READING. Question: Shall this Ordinance be PASSED ON FIRST READING?

 


The Millenium Tower saga continues:

  • 26. 180249 [Issuance of Subpoena Duces Tecum – Ramin Golesorkhi] Sponsor: Peskin Motion directing the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to issue a subpoena duces tecum to Ramin Golesorkhi, requiring him to appear at the Government Audit & Oversight Committee on April 4, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., to provide oral information at the hearing of File No. 160975 and respond to questions regarding the design, geotechnical analysis, engineering, and peer review for the projects at 301 Mission Street and 80 Natoma Street; and requiring him to produce documents, correspondence, records, and other materials in his possession related to that project. 03/13/2018; REFERRED FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT COMMITTEE REFERENCE AGENDA AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING. Question: Shall this Motion be APPROVED?

I noticed in a few of the past week’s Assessment Appeals Board meetings that pretty much every tenant at 301 Mission is asking for a property tax reduction. See, for example, Wednesday’s Assessment Appeals Board agenda as an example. My favorite complainant is Namrata Patel, who owns at least two condos in the luxury building. S/he thinks each is worth $0, so surely the cheapest condos in all of the United States? Others felt more sanguine about their purchases and put $1 as the value on their multi-million dollar condos.

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