Sorry to say I have to publish this incomplete and early because of another commitment this weekend! RecPark and Board of Appeals agendas weren’t available Thursday evening, but I linked to the page you go to for the agenda when it finally does appear. Write in and tell us if something interesting was up!
- Looks like there will be labor contract negotiations. Also looks like they’re going to accelerate some Vision Zero projects. That slide presentation says staff will present to the board in May about “standards for community outreach and engagement” as well as “role of pilots in making outreach more real.” Please consider emailing constructive criticism and advice to the board!
- The BOS is entertaining some pretty drastic steps to speed up the process to build homeless shelters, changing the approval and appeal process as well as ditching competitive contract bidding for services. See Mandelman Legislation below for the description of the agenda item. It’s worth noting that in the “Petitions and Communications” section at the end of the agenda, there are 386 letters from “concerned citizens, regarding the proposed Navigation center in District 6.”
SFMTA will host a Powered Scooter Sharing Community Discussion Tuesday, April 2, 6 p.m., at 1010 Mission St.
- The SFMTA will combine input received during the community discussion with the technical findings of the six-month evaluation. Together, the analysis of the program will be presented to the SFMTA Board of Directors on April 16, 2019.
The Park, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 p.m., at McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan St. Agenda
The Recreation and Park Commission Capital Committee will meet Wednesday, April 3, 2 p.m., in City Hall, room 416. Agenda
The Planning Commission will meet Thursday, April 4, 1 p.m., in City Hall, room 400. Agenda.
Note: I looked through the supporting documents and didn’t see anything GP-related. Update on the Office Development Annual Limit program that capped office building in downtown back in 1985. Sounds like we’re set to exceed our cap by quite a bit.
The Recreation and Park Commission Operations Committee meeting will happen Thursday, April 4, 2 p.m., in City Hall, room 416. Agenda
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.”
- 190248 [Planning Code – Uses in the Upper Market NCT and NCT-3 Zoning Districts] Sponsor: Mandelman
Ordinance amending the Planning Code to revise the NCT-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit) District controls to allow Arts Activities, Philanthropic Administrative Services, and Public Facilities as a principal use on all stories, revise the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial Transit (NCT) District controls to allow Arts Activities and Institutional Uses as a principal use on the first and second stories and as a conditional use on the third story and above and to allow General Entertainment as a principal use on the first and second stories, modify the requirements for liquor stores and bars in the NCT-3 and Upper Market Street NCT Districts, add additional conditional use criteria for liquor stores and require liquor stores to comply with standard location and operating conditions, and add additional uses to the definition of Open Air Sales; 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 general welfare under Planning Code, Section 302. 3/5/19; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Land Use and Transportation Committee. 3/12/19; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.
- 190045 [Building, Business and Tax Regulations Codes – Temporary Homeless Shelter Provisions During Shelter Crisis] Sponsors: Mayor; Brown, Walton, Haney, Mandelman and Stefani
Ordinance amending the Building Code to adopt standards for constructing homeless shelters, and to create an alternative approval procedure for homeless shelters, during a shelter crisis, pursuant to California Government Code, Section 8698.4; amending the Business and Tax Regulations Code to provide for an expedited permit appeals process for homeless shelters during a shelter crisis; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; and directing the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to forward this Ordinance to the California Building Standards Commission and the California Department of Housing and Community Development upon final passage. 03/19/2019; PASSED ON FIRST READING. Question: Shall this Ordinance be FINALLY PASSED?
- 190047 [Administrative, Planning Codes – Streamlined Contracting for Homeless Services and Siting for Homeless Shelters] Sponsors: Mayor; Brown, Walton, Haney, Mandelman and Stefani
Ordinance amending the Administrative Code and Planning Code to streamline contracting for homeless shelters, and siting of homeless shelters by, among other things, authorizing the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) to enter into and amend contracts without requiring competitive bidding for professional and other services relating to sites and programs for people experiencing homelessness (Projects Addressing Homelessness); authorizing Public Works to enter into and amend contracts without adhering to the Environment Code or to provisions relating to competitive bidding, equal benefits, local business enterprise utilization, and other requirements, for construction work and professional and other services relating to Projects Addressing Homelessness; permitting Homeless Shelters in PDR (Production Distribution Repair) and SALI (Service/Arts/Light Industrial) Districts; authorizing HSH to operate Navigation Centers for more than two years; 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. 03/19/2019; PASSED ON FIRST READING. Question: Shall this Ordinance be FINALLY PASSED?
- 190222 [Declaring a Climate Emergency in San Francisco] Sponsors: Mandelman; Fewer, Peskin, Mar, Brown, Haney, Yee and Safai Resolution declaring a climate emergency in San Francisco; and requesting immediate and accelerated action to address the climate crisis and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Question: Shall this Resolution be ADOPTED?
- 190143 [Administrative Code – Harvey Milk Terminal Signage at San Francisco International Airport] Sponsors: Ronen; Mandelman, Mar and Haney Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to set the minimum size of lettering for exterior and interior signage for the Harvey Milk Terminal, Terminal 1 of the San Francisco International Airport. (Fiscal Impact) 2/5/19; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Rules Committee. 2/8/19; RECEIVED FROM DEPARTMENT. 3/11/19; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING NEW TITLE. 3/11/19; RECOMMENDED AS AMENDED. 3/19/19; RE-REFERRED to the Budget and Finance Sub-Committee.