Commission Meetings - December 12, 2016 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
December 12, 2016 - 5:30pm
United States

PDF: PDF icon2016_12_12 osb meeting agenda_vfinal.pdf


Monday, December 12, 2016
5:30 P.M.
City Hall, Room 400
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
Mark Dwight, President
Stephen Adams, Vice President
Kathleen Dooley, William Ortiz-Cartagena
Irene Yee Riley, Paul Tour-Sarkissian, Miriam Zouzounis
  1. Call to order and roll call.
  1. General Public Comment. Allows members of the public to comment generally on matters that are within the Small Business Commission’s jurisdiction but not on today's calendar, and suggest new agenda items for the Commission’s future consideration. (Discussion Item)
  1. Discussion and Action on Legacy Business Registry Applications and Resolutions. Discussion and action to approve the following applications to the Legacy Business Registry. (Discussion and Action Item)
    1. Arrow Stamp & Coin Company (Application No.: LBR-2015-16-064)
    2. Britex Fabrics (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-025)
    3. Clarion Music Center (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-030)
    4. The Cove on Castro (Application No.: LBR-2015-16-026)
    5. Dance Brigade (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-026)
    6. Golden Gate Fortune Cookies (Application No.: LBR-2015-16-016)
    7. Hamburger Haven (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-029)
    8. Navarro’s Kenpo Karate Studio (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-018)
    9. Project Open Hand (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-027)
    10. The Sacred Grounds Café (Application No.: LBR-2015-16-058)
    11. Sam Jordan’s Bar (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-022)
    12. San Francisco Prosthetic Orthotic Service (Application No.: LBR-2015-16-009)
    13. Valencia Whole Foods (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-024)
    14. VIP Coffee and Cake Shop (Application No.: LBR-2015-16-044)
    15. Zam Zam (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-006)
Presenter(s):       Richard Kurylo, Program Manager, Legacy Business Program
Procedural Note: All applications will be considered together unless a member of the Commission, the public or staff requests otherwise, in which event the application shall be considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing.
  1. Discussion and Possible Action to make recommendations on Board of Supervisors File No. 161225 - Business and Tax Regulations Code - Business Registration with Tax Collector. Ordinance amending the Business and Tax Regulations Code to remove the $100 minimum penalty from one of the penalties for failing to register with the Tax Collector; and to remove the fee and administrative requirements for obtaining a duplicate registration certificate. (Discussion and Possible Action Item)
Presenter(s):         Amanda Fried, Policy and Legislative Manager, Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector
Explanatory Documents: File No. 161225 Legislative Digest; Legislation; Legislative Review
  1. Discussion and Possible Action to make recommendations on Board of Supervisors File No. 161226 -Business and Tax Regulations Code - Revising Administrative Citation Rules. Ordinance amending the Business and Tax Regulations Code to limit the late fee on unpaid administrative penalties to 40% of the administrative penalty assessed; and to modify the methods by which an administrative citation may be served (Discussion and Possible Action Item)
Presenter(s):         Amanda Fried, Policy & Legislative Manager, Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector
Explanatory Documents: File No. 161226 Legislative Digest; Legislation
  1. Discussion and Possible Action to make recommendations on Board of Supervisors File No. 161264 – Business and Tax Regulations Code - Estimated Payments, Filing Extensions, and Refunds.  Ordinance amending the Business and Tax Regulations Code to modify the quarterly filing and payment requirements for payroll expense taxes and gross receipts taxes, to clarify the requirements for obtaining a return filing extension, and to expressly permit taxpayers to apply refunds of the business registration fee, the payroll expense tax, and the gross receipts tax to subsequent tax periods.  (Discussion and Possible Action Item)
Presenter(s):         Amanda Fried, Policy & Legislative Manager, Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector
Explanatory Documents: File No. 161264 Legislative Digest; Legislation
  1. Presentation and Discussion regarding Legalization of Commercial Cannabis Sales. (Discussion Item)
Presenter(s):         Tamar Todd, Office of Legal Affairs Director, Drug Policy Alliance
                        Khurshid Khoja, Principal, Greenbridge Corporate Counsel
  1. Approval of meeting minutes. (Action Item)
Explanatory Documents:
  1. Director’s Report. Update and report on the Office of Small Business and the Small Business Assistance Center, department programs, policy and legislative matters, announcements from the Mayor, and announcements regarding small business activities. (Discussion Item)
  1. Commissioners’ Reports. Allows President, Vice President, and Commissioners to report on recent small business activities and make announcements that are of interest to the small business community. (Discussion Item)
  1. New Business. Allows Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for future consideration by the Commission. (Discussion Item)
  1. Adjournment (Action Item)

Public Comment is called for during each agenda item. Members of the public may provide on-topic comment on specific agenda items. An opportunity is also available to provide general public comment on matters that are within the Commission’s jurisdiction but not on the current meeting’s agenda, and to suggest items for the Commission’s future consideration. Speakers are requested, but not required, to complete a speaker card and state their names, which will help ensure proper attribution of comments and spelling of speakers' names in the written record of the meeting.

Explanatory Documents: Copies of proposed legislation listed in this agenda, and other related materials received by the SBC after the posting of the agenda, are available for public inspection and/or copying at City Hall Room 110.  Please call (415) 554-6134 to make arrangements for pick up or review.
For questions about the meeting, please contact Menaka Mahajan at 415-554-6408 or


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San Francisco, CA 94102-4683
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Cell Phone and/or Sound-Producing Electronic Device Usage at Hearings
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Disability Access Policy
Commission hearings are held in Room 400 at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place in San Francisco (unless otherwise noted). City Hall is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and other assistive mobility devices. Ramps are available at the Grove, Van Ness and McAllister entrances.  Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) is available.  The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible MUNI lines serving City Hall include 5 Fulton and 49 Mission/Van Ness, and all Metro lines servicing the Metro station at Van Ness and Market.  For more information about MUNI accessible services, call 311.  Accessible parking in the vicinity of City Hall is available adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex, and also in the Civic Center Garage (355 McAllister Street) and Performing Arts Garage (360 Grove Street). 
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Lobbyist Ordinance
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