Kudos to the board and mayor coming together on affordable housing, just in time for the summer recess!
- Big changes to outer Mission Street as part of the Mission Street Excelsior Safety Project.
- 190547 [Administrative Code – Office of Racial Equity] Sponsors: Fewer; Brown, Walton, Mandelman, Ronen, Mar, Safai, Haney, Yee, Stefani and Peskin
Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to create an Office of Racial Equity as a Division of the Human Rights Commission Department, with authority to create a citywide Racial Equity Framework, assist City departments with the development of Racial Equity Action Plans, analyze and report on the impact of ordinances on racial equity, and carry out various other policy and reporting functions regarding racial equity; require City departments to create Racial Equity Action Plans and to provide annual updates on such Plans; require City departments to designate employees as racial equity leaders; and require the Department of Human Resources to produce an annual report concerning racial equity in the City workforce. (Fiscal Impact) 07/23/2019; PASSED ON FIRST READING. Question: Shall this Ordinance be FINALLY PASSED?
- 190658 [Administrative Code – Ban on City-Funded Travel to and City Contracts Involving States With Restrictive Abortion Laws] Sponsors: Brown; Fewer, Stefani, Mandelman, Haney, Yee, Ronen, Walton, Safai, Mar and Peskin
Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to prohibit City-funded travel to states that have enacted laws that prohibit abortion prior to the viability of the fetus, and to prohibit City contracting with companies headquartered in states that have enacted such laws, or where work on the contract would be performed in such states. 07/23/2019; PASSED ON FIRST READING. Question: Shall this Ordinance be FINALLY PASSED?
- 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 and provide that in this District Arts Activities are considered to be active uses; revise the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial Transit (NCT) District controls to allow Arts Activities and Institutional Uses as a principal use on all the first and second stories, allow 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, delete the note for an existing ground-floor bar, and require a health service use on the first story that is not a licensed community or free clinic to comply with formula retail controls; delete the Upper Market NCT District from the requirements for ground floor commercial uses; 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; delete Philanthropic Administrative Services from the Code as a separately-defined Institutional Use; 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. 07/23/2019; PASSED ON FIRST READING. Question: Shall this Ordinance be FINALLY PASSED?
- 190495 [General Obligation Bond Election – Affordable Housing – Not to Exceed $600,000,000] Sponsors: Mayor; Yee, Brown, Safai, Walton, Stefani, Ronen, Mandelman, Mar, Haney, Peskin and Fewer
Ordinance calling and providing for a special election to be held in the City and County of San Francisco on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, for the purpose of submitting to San Francisco voters a proposition to incur bonded indebtedness not to exceed $600,000,000 to finance the construction, development, acquisition, improvement, rehabilitation, preservation, and repair of affordable housing improvements, and related costs necessary or convenient for the foregoing purposes; authorizing landlords to pass-through 50% of the resulting property tax increase to residential tenants under Administrative Code, Chapter 37; providing for the levy and collection of taxes to pay both principal and interest on such Bonds; incorporating the provisions of the Administrative Code relating to the Citizens’ General Obligation Bond Oversight Committee’s review of Affordable Housing Bond expenditures; setting certain procedures and requirements for the election; adopting findings under the California Environmental Quality Act; and finding that the proposed Bonds are in conformity with the General Plan, and with the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1(b). (Pursuant to California Government Code, Sections 43607 and 43608, this matter shall require a vote of two-thirds (8 votes) of all members of the Board of Supervisors to approve passage of this Ordinance.) 07/09/2019; PASSED ON FIRST READING. 07/16/2019; AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLE. 07/16/2019; CONTINUED AS AMENDED ON FIRST READING. 07/23/2019; PASSED ON FIRST READING. Question: Shall this Ordinance be FINALLY PASSED?
- 190709 [Health Service System Plans and Contribution Rates – Calendar Year 2020] Sponsor: Mandelman
Ordinance approving Health Service System plans and contribution rates for calendar year 2020. (Pursuant to Charter, Section A8.422, this matter shall require a vote of three-fourths (9 votes) of all members of the Board of Supervisors to approve passage of this Ordinance.) (Fiscal Impact) 07/23/2019; PASSED ON FIRST READING. Question: Shall this Ordinance be FINALLY PASSED?
- 190048 [Planning Code – Building Standards] Sponsor: Mandelman
Ordinance amending the Planning Code to 1) require building setbacks for buildings fronting on narrow streets, 2) modify front yard requirements in Residential Districts, 3) increase required rear yards in single-family zoning districts by five percent, 4) amend the rear yard requirements for through lots and corner lots in certain districts to permit second buildings where specified conditions are met, 5) allow building height increases to existing stories in existing nonconforming buildings in order to accommodate residential uses, and 6) provide that specified alterations to nonconforming structures for the purpose of creating habitable space or an Accessory Dwelling Unit are not subject to Section 311 review requirements if the specified requirements are met; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1, and adopting findings of public necessity, convenience, and general welfare under Planning Code, Section 302. 07/23/2019; CONTINUED ON FIRST READING. Question: Shall this Ordinance be PASSED ON FIRST READING?
- 190737 [Supporting Assembly Constitutional Amendment No. 6 (McCarty et al.) – Free the Vote Act] Sponsors: Haney; Walton, Mar, Brown, Mandelman, Ronen and Fewer
Resolution supporting Assembly Constitutional Amendment No. 6, introduced by Assembly Members Kevin McCarty, Rob Bonta, Wendy Carillo, Mike Gipson, Lorena Gonzalez, Ash Kalra, Sydney Kamlager-Dove, Kevin Mullin, Mark Stone, and Shirley Weber, and co-authored by Senator Scott Wiener, to allow automatic restoration of voting rights to those on parole upon completion of a state or federal prison term. Question: Shall this Resolution be ADOPTED?
- 190816 [Supporting California State Assembly Bill No. 1784 (Santiago, Chiu, and Gonzalez) – Secure the VOTE Act] Sponsor: Mandelman
Resolution supporting California State Assembly Bill No. 1784, authored by Assembly Members Miguel Santiago, David Chiu, and Lorena Gonzalez, with principal co-author Senator Scott Wiener, the “Secure the VOTE Act,” to authorize the Secretary of State to award up to $16 million in matching funds, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to counties for the development of open-source paper ballot voting systems. 07/23/2019; REFERRED FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT COMMITTEE REFERENCE AGENDA AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING. Question: Shall this Resolution be ADOPTED? ‘
- 190817 [Supporting the Rights of Workers at VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists] Sponsors: Ronen; Mar, Haney, Peskin, Brown, Mandelman, Walton, Safai, Fewer and Yee
Resolution supporting the rights of workers at VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, San Francisco’s largest veterinary hospital. 07/23/2019; REFERRED FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT COMMITTEE REFERENCE AGENDA AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING. Question: Shall this Resolution be ADOPTED?