Commission Meetings - March 27, 2017 - Agenda
March 27, 2017 - 2:00pm
City Hall, Room 400
San Francisco, CA 94102
SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION
Monday, March 27, 2017
City Hall, Room 400
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSIONERS
Mark Dwight, President
Stephen Adams, Vice President
Stephen Adams, Vice President
Kathleen Dooley, William Ortiz-Cartagena
Irene Yee Riley, Paul Tour-Sarkissian, Miriam Zouzounis
Call to order and roll call.
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)
Approval of Legacy Business Registry Applications and Resolutions. (Discussion and Action Item)
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
Board of Supervisors File No. 170203 - Planning Code - Article 7 Reorganization; Technical and Other Amendments. Ordinance amending the Planning Code to reorganize Article 7 and to update, correct, clarify, and simplify Code language in other Planning Code Sections; requiring Conditional Use authorization for Bars, and Liquor Stores on the first floor in the Noriega, Irving, Taraval, and Judah Neighborhood Commercial Districts (“NCDs”); enacting permanent controls requiring Conditional Use authorization for Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in the Noriega, Irving, Taraval, and Judah NCDs; require Conditional Use authorization for Personal Services on the second floor in the Noriega, Irving, Taraval, and Judah NCDs; prohibit Kennels, Large Scale Urban Agriculture, Business Hours from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., and the demolition or merge of units on the second story and above in the North Beach NCD; preserve the small storefronts, street frontage and prohibit vehicular access on certain streets within the North Beach NCD and “SUD”); create the definition of Special Food Manufacturing and amending the Eating and Drinking Controls for the North Beach SUD; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1; and adopting findings of public convenience, necessity, and welfare under Planning Code, Section 302. (Discussion and Action Item)
Presenter(s): Aaron Starr, Manager of Legislative Affairs, Planning Department
Presentation on Non-Profit Registration Requirements and Process. (Discussion Item)
Presenter(s): Grace O'Connor, Manager, Taxpayer Assistance, Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector
Gustavo Bojorquez, Assistant Manager, Taxpayer Assistance, Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector
Update on the Legacy Business Program. Review of the Legacy Business Program staff reports for January and February 2017. (Discussion Item)
Presenter(s): Richard Kurylo, Legacy Business Program Manager, Office of Small Business
Approval of March 13, 2017 draft regular meeting minutes (Action Item)
Explanatory Document(s): March 13, 2017 draft regular meeting minutes
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)
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)
New Business: 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. 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.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE
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:
City Hall – Room 244 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4683
415-554-7724 (Office); 415-554-7854 (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 http://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
The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Requesting accommodations at least 72 hours prior to the meeting will help to ensure availability.
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: email@example.com at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing. Late requests will be honored if possible.
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