Commission Meetings - June 12, 2017 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
June 12, 2017 - 5:30pm
Location: 
United States

PDF: PDF icon2017.06.12_OSB meeting agenda_v1.pdf

 

SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION
MEETING AGENDA
 
Monday, June 12, 2017
5:30 P.M.
City Hall, Room 400
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSIONERS
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. Approval of Legacy Business Registry Applications and Resolutions. (Discussion and Action Item)
    1. Beep’s Burgers (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-035)
    2. Canessa Gallery (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-046)
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. Board of Supervisors File No. 170350 – Pay Parity Ordinance. Ordinance amending the Police Code to ban employers from considering current or past salary of an applicant in determining what salary to offer the applicant, and from asking applicants about their current or past salary; to prohibit employers from disclosing a current or former employee’s salary history without that employee’s authorization; authorizing the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement to implement and enforce these provisions; and authorizing the City to bring a civil action against an employer for violations. (Discussion and Possible Action Item)
Presenter(s):          Kanishka Karunaratne, Legislative Aide, Office of Supervisor Mark Farrell
Explanatory Documents: File No. 170350 Legislative Digest; Legislation; Legislative Background
 
  1. Board of Supervisors File No. 170418 – Planning Code – Commercial Uses in Polk Street and Pacific Avenue Neighborhood Commercial Districts; Technical and Other Amendments. Ordinance amending the Planning Code to 1) limit lot sizes in the Pacific Avenue Neighborhood Commercial District (“Pacific NCD”) and the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District (“Polk NCD”); 2) limit the size of non-residential uses in the Pacific NCD and Polk NCD, and exempting movie theaters in the Polk NCD from certain size limits; 3) restrict lot mergers in the Pacific NCD and Polk NCD; 4) require ground floor commercial uses in the Polk NCD and on certain portions of Pacific Avenue; 5) modify residential and non-residential off-street parking requirements in the Pacific NCD and Polk NCD; 6) prohibit garage entries, driveways, or other vehicular access to off-street parking or loading on certain streets and alleys in the Pacific NCD and Polk NCD; 7) deem nonconforming uses in the Polk NCD to be discontinued after 18 months of nonuse; 8) clarify procedures for abating a Conditional Use authorization; 9) modifying the maximum concentration of eating and drinking uses in the Polk NCD; 10) prohibit and restrict medical service, massage establishment, kennel, and agriculture uses in the Polk NCD; 11) prohibit storefront mergers in Polk NCD; 12) prohibit and restrict medical service, kennel, and agriculture uses in the Pacific NCD; 13) modify the required dwelling unit mix in the Polk NCD and Pacific NCD; 14) require Conditional Use authorization before replacing a Legacy Business in Polk NCD and Pacific NCD; 15) prohibit removal, demolition, merger, or conversion of certain residential units in Polk NCD and Pacific NCD; and 16) correct, clarify, and simplify language in other Planning Code Sections; 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, and findings of public convenience, necessity, and welfare under Planning Code, Section 302. (Discussion and Possible Action Item)
Presenter(s):          Lee Hepner, Legislative Aide, Office of Supervisor Aaron Peskin
Explanatory Documents: File No. 170418 Legislative Digest; Legislation; Legislative Background
 
  1. Board of Supervisors File No. 170419 – Planning Code – Commercial Uses in North Beach; Technical and Other Amendments. Ordinance amending the Planning Code to 1) eliminate the use size exemption for movie theaters in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District (“North Beach NCD”); 2) restrict lot mergers in the North Beach NCD, North Beach Special Use District (“North Beach SUD”), and Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District (“Telegraph Hill-North Beach SUD”); 3) require active commercial uses on the ground floor in the North Beach SUD and the North Beach NCD; 4) prohibit garage entries, driveways, or other vehicular access to off-street parking or loading on certain streets and alleys in North Beach NCD and Telegraph Hill-North Beach SUD and other streets; 5) deem restaurants that cease to operate for 18 months in the North Beach NCD to be discontinued; 6) authorize a special ceiling height exception to certain projects in the North Beach NCD; 7) clarify procedures for abating a Conditional Use authorization; 8) prohibit Planned Unit Developments in the North Beach SUD; 9) require active commercial uses on the ground floor and limit hours of operation in the North Beach NCD; 10) regulate Specialty Food Manufacturing, preserve and maintain small-scale, fine grain storefronts, protect and encourage upper-story residential uses, preserve Legacy Businesses, and prohibit certain uses in the North Beach SUD; 11) clarify and modify the requirements for approval of parking garages in the Telegraph Hill-North Beach SUD; 12) reduce lot size square footage that would require Conditional Use authorization in the North Beach District; 13) delete the definition of Take Out Food and amend the definitions of Limited-Restaurant, Restaurant, Restaurant, and Other Retail Sales and Services uses; and 14) update, correct, clarify, and simplify language in other Planning Code Sections; and 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, and findings of public convenience, necessity, and welfare under Planning Code, Section 302. (Discussion and Possible Action Item)
Presenter(s):          Lee Hepner, Legislative Aide, Office of Supervisor Aaron Peskin
Explanatory Documents: File No. 170419 Legislative Digest; Legislation; Legislative Background
 
  1. Final Annual Report for the Legacy Business Program. (Discussion and Possible Action Item)
Presenter(s):          Richard Kurylo, Legacy Business Program Manager, Office of Small Business
 
  1. Approval of meeting minutes. (Action Item)
Explanatory Document(s): May 22, 2017 draft meeting minutes
 
  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 SBC@sfgov.org.      
 

                             
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City Hall – Room 244 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4683
415-554-7724 (Office); 415-554-7854 (Fax)
E-mail: SOTF@sfgov.org
 
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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). 
 
Assistive listening devices, real time captioning, American Sign Language interpreters, readers, large print agendas or other accommodations are available upon request. Please make your requests for accommodations to the Office of Small Business, (415) 5545-6134, or email: sbac@sfgov.org.  Requesting accommodations at least 72 hours prior to the meeting will help to ensure availability.
LANGUAGE ACCESS
Per the Language Access Ordinance (Chapter 91 of the San Francisco Administrative Code), Chinese, Spanish and or Filipino (Tagalog) interpreters will be available upon requests. Meeting Minutes may be translated, if requested, after they have been adopted by the Commission.  Assistance in additional languages may be honored whenever possible. To request assistance with these services please contact the Office of Small Business at 415-554-6134, or email: sbac@sfgov.org at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.  Late requests will be honored if possible.
LOBBYIST ORDINANCE
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CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY
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