Commission Meetings - June 12, 2017 - Minutes

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

PDF: PDF icon2017.06.12_OSB meeting minutes_approved.pdf

 

SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION

MEETING MINUTES

 

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.

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 PM.

Commissioners Adams, Dooley, Dwight, Tour-Sarkissian, Yee Riley, Zouzounis were present.

Commissioner Ortiz-Cartagena was absent.

 

2.                General Public Comment. (Discussion Item)

No members of the public requested to speak.

 

3.                Approval of Legacy Business Registry Applications and Resolutions. (Discussion and Action Item)

Richard Kurylo (Legacy Business Program Manager, Office of Small Business) presented applications and staff recommendations for the inclusion of 2 businesses on the Legacy Business Registry:

a.       Beep’s Burgers (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-035)

b.      Canessa Gallery (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-046)

 

Mr. Kurylo informed the Commission that both of the applications met the criteria for the Legacy Business Registry, and both of the applications received positive recommendations from the Historic Preservation Commission.

 

Public Comment:

Julie Jaycox spoke in support of Canessa Gallery.

Luis Licea spoke in support of Beep’s Burgers.

 

Commissioner Adams commended Canessa Gallery for its positive impact on San Francisco’s financial district and praised Beep’s Burgers for creating vibrancy in its neighborhood. Commissioner Dooley praised Canessa Gallery.

 

Commissioner Adams motioned to adopt 2 resolutions to include the following 2 applicants in the Legacy Business Registry as Legacy Businesses under Administrative Code Section 2A.242: Beep’s Burgers and Canessa Gallery.

2nd: Commissioner Dooley.

Aye: Commissioners Adams, Dooley, Dwight, Tour-Sarkissian, Yee Riley and Zouzounis.

Nay: None.

Absent: Commissioner Ortiz-Cartagena.

Motion passed 6-0, 1 absent.

 

4.                Board of Supervisors File No. 170350 – Pay Parity Ordinance. (Discussion and Possible Action Item)

Kanishka Karunaratne (Legislative Aide, Office of Supervisor Mark Farrell) reviewed the amendments that will be considered at the 6/21/2017 Government Audit and Oversight Committee meeting next week.   

 

Commissioner Yee Riley inquired about perspectives on new hire policy and internal hire exemptions. Commissioner Dooley expressed appreciation for the changes that were made. Commissioner Tour-Sarkissian asked for clarification regarding changes made to the original legislation. Commissioner Dwight expressed appreciation that the implementation schedule was revised to align with other outreach to small businesses.

 

Public Comment:

Jim Lazarus spoke in support of the amendments, but did not endorse the legislation.

Stephen Cornell spoke in opposition to the legislation.

 

Commissioner Dwight acknowledged the public comments, while noting support for the legislation. Commissioner Adams acknowledged that the sponsor took previous recommendations into consideration and included changes to address those recommendations.  Commissioner Tour-Sarkissian commended the improvements that were made to the language of the ordinance.

 

Motion: Commissioner Adams made a motion to recommend that the Board of Supervisors approve BOS File No. 170350 with the amendments presented by Ms. Karunaratne.

2nd: Commissioner Tour-Sarkissian.

Aye: Commissioners Adams, Dooley, Dwight, Tour-Sarkissian, Yee Riley, and Zouzounis.

Nay: None.

Absent: Commissioner Ortiz-Cartagena.

Motion passed 6-0, 1 absent.

 

 

Note: Items 5 and 6 were called together.

 

5.                Board of Supervisors File No. 170418 – Planning Code – Commercial Uses in Polk Street and Pacific Avenue Neighborhood Commercial Districts; Technical and Other Amendments. (Discussion and Possible Action Item)

 

6.                Board of Supervisors File No. 170419 – Planning Code – Commercial Uses in North Beach; Technical and Other Amendments. (Discussion and Possible Action Item)

 

Lee Hepner (Legislative Aide, Office of Supervisor Aaron Peskin) discussed the connection to the previously heard Article 7 Code Reorganization legislation (File No. 170203).

           

Commissioner Adams discussed similar initiatives in the Castro that had been implemented in the past, and stated that he anticipates similarly positive outcomes. Commissioner Yee Riley inquired about existing businesses whose use size exceeds 4,000 square feet, and asked for clarification on lots that have been dormant for 18 months. Commissioner Zouzounis asked for clarification on nonconforming use periods and mandatory temporary relocation, as well as how deliveries and loading areas will be affected, with particular emphasis on alleyways.

 

Public Comment:

            Robin Tucker spoke in support of the legislation.

Chris Schulman spoke in support of the legislation; he requested that massage be prohibited and that chair/foot massage require Conditional Use or be prohibited.

Stephen Cornell spoke in support of the legislation.

 

Commissioner Yee Riley asked about the previous eating and drinking concentration level.

 

Motion: Commissioner Adams motioned to recommend that the Board of Supervisors approve BOS File No. 170418 with a provision to exempt events outside of the control of the business from the non-use discontinuation.

2nd: Commissioner Zouzounis.

Aye: Commissioners Adams, Dooley, Dwight, Tour-Sarkissian, Yee Riley, and Zouzounis.

Nay: None.

Absent: Commissioner Ortiz-Cartagena. 

Motion passed, 6-0, 1 absent.

 

Motion: Commissioner Adams motioned to recommend that the Board of Supervisors approve BOS File No. 170419 with a provision to exempt events outside of the control of the business from the non-use discontinuation.

2nd: Commissioner Zouzounis.

Aye: Commissioners Adams, Dooley, Dwight, Tour-Sarkissian, Yee Riley, and Zouzounis.

Nay: None.

Absent: Commissioner Ortiz-Cartagena. 

Motion passed, 6-0, 1 absent.

 

7.                Final Annual Report for the Legacy Business Program. (Discussion and Possible Action Item)

Richard Kurylo (Legacy Business Program Manager, Office of Small Business) presented the final Legacy Business Program Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016-17. Mr. Kurylo made note of the balanced budget for the fiscal year 2018-19, which addressed concerns from the previous meeting.

 

Public Comment: No members of the public requested to speak.

 

Commissioner Tour-Sarkissian inquired about the rules and regulations for the Rent Stabilization Grant. Mr. Kurylo responded that the rules and regulations will be submitted to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors this week.

 

Motion: Commissioner Adams motioned to approve the final Legacy Business Program Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016-17.

2nd: Commissioner Dooley.

Aye: Commissioners Adams, Dooley, Dwight, Tour-Sarkissian, Yee Riley and Zouzounis.

Nay: None.

Absent: Commissioner Ortiz-Cartagena.

Motion passed 6-0, 1 absent.

 

8.                Approval of meeting minutes. (Action Item)

Public Comment: No members of the public requested to speak.

 

Motion: Commissioner Dooley motioned to approve the May 22, 2017 meeting minutes.

2nd: Commissioner Adams.

Aye: All in favor.

Nay: None.

Absent: Commissioner Ortiz-Cartagena.

Motion passed 6-0, 1 absent.

 

9.                Director’s Report. (Discussion Item)

None.

 

Public Comment: No members of the public requested to speak.

 

10.              Commissioners’ Reports. (Discussion Item)

Commissioner Yee Riley attended the Asian American Small Business Mixer event where she spoke about the Small Business Assistance Center, Legacy Business, and Business Portal. She also attended the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) small business opportunity meeting.

 

Public Comment: No members of the public requested to speak.

 

11.              New Business. (Discussion Item)

Commissioner Zouzounis noted that the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Police Department (SFPD) are exploring permitting for food carts, hot dog trucks, etc.; she inquired about the development and progress of that work, as well as whether the Commission would hear this item at some point.   

 

Public Comment: No members of the public requested to speak.

 

12.              Adjournment. (Action Item)

Motion: Commissioner Adams motioned to adjourn.

2nd: Commissioner Yee Riley.

Aye: All in favor.

Nay: None.

Absent: Commissioner Ortiz-Cartagena.

Motion passed 6-0, 1 absent.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 PM.