Commission Meetings - April 26, 2021 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
April 26, 2021 - 4:30pm

Meeting Agenda (PDF)


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Monday, April 26, 2021
4:30 P.M.



Sharky Laguana, President
Miriam Zouzounis, Vice-President

Stephen Adams; Lawanda Dickerson; Kathleen Dooley;
Cynthia Huie; William Ortiz-Cartagena


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  1. Call to order and roll call.
  2. BOS File No. 210285: Planning, Business and Tax Regulations, Police Codes - Small Business Recovery Act. Ordinance amending the Planning, Business and Tax Regulations, and Police Codes to simplify procedures and allow flexibility for neighborhood, cultural, and entertainment establishments by 1) expanding streamlined review and inspection procedures to principally permitted storefront uses citywide; 2) deleting separate definitions of “Cat Boarding,” “Gym,” “Trade Shop,” and “Services, Instructional” from the Planning Code; 3) allowing permitted conditional uses to continue after three years of abandonment; 4) allowing the continuation of longstanding places of entertainment; 5) allowing Outdoor Activity Areas on rooftops; 6) temporarily requiring a conditional use authorization for uses replacing Nighttime Entertainment uses; 7) allowing accessory catering uses in Restaurants; 8) allowing accessory dwelling units on the ground floor in Neighborhood Commercial, Chinatown Business, and Chinatown Visitor Districts; 9) allowing temporary outdoor entertainment, arts and recreation activities, 10) deleting certain conditional use finding requirements for Nighttime Entertainment use; 11) deleting conditional use findings related to formula retail concentrations in certain districts; 12) requiring expedited permit processing for commercial uses on the ground floor; 13) shortening the time for the Historic Preservation Commission to request review of minor alteration permits and certificates of appropriateness; 14) extending time for limited live performances from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.; 15) allowing additional One-Time Entertainment Permits and One-Time Outdoor Amplified Sound Permits; 16) exempting single individual performances without amplification from permit requirements; 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 necessity, convenience, and welfare under Planning Code, Section 302. (Discussion and Action Item).
    Explanatory Document:  Legislation Legislative Digest

  3. BOS File No. 210303 - Administrative Code - Creating a Neighborhood Anchor Business Registry. Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to create a Neighborhood Anchor Business Registry under the Office of Small Business and make it City policy to promote participation by Neighborhood Anchor Businesses in City grant programs for small businesses and for commercial eviction defense.  (Discussion and Action Item).
    Presenter: Ian Fergosi, Aide to Supervisor Connie Chan
    Explanatory Document:   Legislation Legislative Digest Legislative Review

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

a) Fanta Cleaners Inc. (Application No.: LBR-2020-21-006)
b) Finnegans Wake (Application No.: LBR-2020-21-039)
c) Flowercraft (Application No.: LBR-2020-21-005)
d) Lyon-Martin Community Health Services (Application No.: LBR-2020-21-038)
e) Old Ship Saloon (Application No.: LBR-2019-20-035)
f) San Francisco Bay Times (Application No.: LBR-2020-21-037)
g) Yankee Clipper Travel (Application No.: LBR-2020-21-040)

Presenter: Richard Kurylo, Legacy Business Program Manager, Office of Small Business


  1. Resolution No. 003-2021-SBC Ramaytush Ohlone Land Acknowledgement Statement. The resolution complies with San Francisco’s racial equity action plan to have Boards and Commission’s read a statement acknowledging the Ramaytush Ohlone community at each Small Business Commission meeting and to amend the Rules of Order to reflect this mandate. This resolution is part of the Office  (Discussion and Action Item).
    Presenter: Miriam Zouzounis, Commissioner and Chair of the Racial Equity Speical Committee
    Explanatory Document: Resolution No. 003-2021-SBC - Draft
  2. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. Commissioner Discussion and New Business. Allows President, Vice President, and Commissioners to report on recent small business activities, make announcements that are of interest to the small business community, and make inquiries of staff. Allows Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for future consideration by the Commission. (Discussion Item)

  5. Adjournment. (Action Item)


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