Commission Meetings - May 10, 2021 - Agenda
Meeting Agenda (PDF)
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SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION
Monday, May 10, 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-SBC the President shall present the ancestral homeland acknowledgement of the Ramaytush Ohlone, who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula.
- 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: Supervisor Connie Chan, Supervisor District 1
Explanatory Document: Legislation Legislative Digest
- BOS File No. 210381 - Planning Code - Massage Establishment Zoning Controls. Ordinance amending the Planning Code to revise Massage Establishment zoning controls, including, among other things, to 1) add Sole Practitioner Massage Establishments to the definition of Health Services in Article 7; 2) regulate Massage Establishments consistent with Health Services, except that where zoning for Health Services is more permissive, Massage Establishments shall require conditional use authorization on the second floor and are not permitted on the third floor and above unless located within a Hotel; 3) eliminate the three-month period to establish abandonment of certain nonconforming Massage Establishment uses; 4) prohibit Personal Services uses for three years at any location where a Massage Establishment use was closed due to a violation of the Planning Code or Health Code; 5) eliminate the exception from the conditional use authorization requirement for massage uses accessory to a dwelling unit; and 6) delete related provisions that have expired through the passage of time; 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 public necessity, convenience, and general welfare findings pursuant to Planning Code, Section 302.
(Discussion and Action Item).
Presenter: Paul Monge, Aide to Supervisor Ronen
Explanatory Document: Legislation Legislative Digest
- Presentation: Impacts of COVID, Infrastructure Projects, Fines and Communication to Small Businesses along the Mission Street Corridor. (Discussion Item).
Presenter: Lucia Obregon, Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
- Presentation: Congestion Pricing. The San Francisco County Transportation is preparing a congestion pricing program. The presentation is to provide an overview outreach and present on the technical work to determine the feasibility of various congestion pricing options. (Discussion Item).
Presenter: Rachel Hiatt, San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Explanatory Document: Spring 2021 study presentation Webpage
- Presentation: Small Business Commission and San Francisco State Survey. The Small Business Commission to receive the survey results and analysis. (Discussion Item).
Presenter: Professor Anoshua Chaudhuri, Chair of the Department of Economics, San Francisco State University
- 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.
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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)
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DISABILITY ACCESS POLICY
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