Commission Meetings - July 12, 2021 - Agenda
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SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION
Monday, July 12, 2021
SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSIONERS
Sharky Laguana, President
Miriam Zouzounis, Vice-President
Stephen Adams; Lawanda Dickerson; Kathleen Dooley;
Cynthia Huie; William Ortiz-Cartagena
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- Call to order and roll call.
Pursuant to SBC Resolution No. 003-2021 the SBC shall present the ancestral homeland acknowledgement of the Ramaytush Ohlone, who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula.
- BOS File No. 210741: Waiver of Permit, License, and Business Registration Fees for New Small Businesses. Ordinance waiving certain first-year permit, license, and business registration fees for businesses that commence engaging in business within the City from November 1, 2021, through October 31, 2022, have estimated first-year San Francisco gross receipts of $2,000,000 or less, and have a registered business location that is for storefront commercial use and not formula retail uses; and refunding any waived fees paid to the City. (Discussion and Action Item)
- Discussion: What Do Small Businesses Need In the Post Pandemic Environment? Moving into the post-pandemic environment the Small Business Commission (SBC) will discuss the continued needs of small businesses. From this discussion the SBC will establish priorities for the SBC to work on for the next 6 to 12 months, including topics for the annual retreat. (Discussion Item).
Presenter: Discussion lead by SBC President Sharky Laguana
- Approval of Draft Meeting Minutes. (Action Item)
Draft Meeting Minutes for March 8, 2021
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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. Speakers are requested, but not required, to state their names, which will help ensure proper attribution of comments and 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 at www.sfosb.org
For questions about the meeting, please contact Small Business Commission at SBC@sfgov.org.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE
Certain and temporary modifications to Public Records Law have been implemented due to the local state of emergency. Please review the notice here.
Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that city operations are open for the people’s review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, please contact the:
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force:
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244
San Francisco, CA 94102-4683
415-554-7724 (Office); 415-554-5163 (Fax)
Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s website at www.sfgov.org. Copies of explanatory documents are available to the public online at www.sfbos.org/sunshine or, upon request to the Commission Secretary, at the above address or phone number.
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) 554-6134, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Requesting accommodations at least 72 hours prior to the meeting will help to ensure availability.
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: email@example.com at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing. Late requests will be honored if possible.
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