What’s hot this week? Land use! See Mandelman Legislation below. He is co-authoring legislation to penalize landlords of vacant storefronts as well as to dramatically change the rules and penalties around home demolitions. *Here’s a link to the SF Chronicle story about the latter.
The SFMTA Interdepartmental Staff Committee on Traffic and Transportation (ISCOTT) will meet Thursday, January 10, 9 a.m., at 1 S. Van Ness Ave., 7th floor. See agenda and supporting documents here.
The following legislation is submitted under the “30-Day Rule,” meaning it must be proposed 30 days before any hearing. The 30-Day Rule legislation is reserved for proposals that would “create or revise major city policy.”
- 181175 [Planning Code – Landmark Designation – 22 Beaver Street (Benedict-Gieling House)] Sponsor: Mandelman
Ordinance amending the Planning Code to designate 22 Beaver Street (Benedict-Gieling House), Assessor’s Parcel Block No. 3561, Lot No. 060, 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) 11/26/18; RECEIVED FROM DEPARTMENT. 12/11/18; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Land Use and Transportation Committee.
- 181213 [Building Code – Vacant or Abandoned Commercial Storefronts] Sponsors: Fewer; Yee, Mandelman, Peskin, Stefani, Safai and Ronen
Ordinance amending the Building Code to require vacant or abandoned commercial storefront owners to pay annual registration fees at the time of registration; require annual inspections of registered vacant or abandoned storefronts; update the penalty for violations of the requirement to register vacant or abandoned commercial storefronts; and affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act. 12/11/18; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Land Use and Transportation Committee. 12/17/18; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT. 1/2/19; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.
- 181216 [Planning, Building Codes – Controls on Residential Demolition, Merger, Conversion, and Alteration] Sponsors: Peskin; Mandelman, Yee, Kim, Ronen and Fewer
Ordinance amending the Planning Code to increase penalties for violations of the Planning Code; provide new definitions for Residential Demolitions and Residential Flats, revise definitions for Alterations and Removal, require additional notice and impose new conditional use criteria for Residential Demolitions, Mergers, and Conversions; establish criteria for Major Expansions of Existing Residential Buildings; amending the Building Code to conform the definition of Residential Demolition, require pre-permit inspections and additional application requirements; 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; adopting findings of public convenience, necessity, and welfare under Planning Code, Section 302; and instructing the Clerk to forward this Ordinance to the California Building Standards Commission upon final passage. 12/11/18; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Land Use and Transportation Committee. 12/17/18; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.
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