Commission Meetings - May 8, 2017 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
May 8, 2017 - 5:30pm
City Hall, Room 400
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Monday, May 8, 2017
5:30 P.M.
City Hall, Room 400
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
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.
  1. 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)
  1. Approval of Legacy Business Registry Applications and Resolutions. (Discussion and Action Item)
    1. BrainWash (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-069)
    2. Chinese Historical Society of America (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-043)
    3. Gino and Carlo (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-045)
    4. Noriega Produce (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-076)
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.
  1. Board of Supervisors File No. 170441 - Health Code - Banning the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products. Ordinance amending the Health Code to prohibit tobacco retailers from selling flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes. (Discussion and Possible Action Item)
Presenter(s):          Malia Cohen, Board of Supervisors
Explanatory Document(s): File No. 170441 Legislative Digest; Legislation170441_Legislative Background
  1. Board of Supervisors File No. 170240 - Police, Building Codes - Lactation in the Workplace. Ordinance amending the Police Code to require employers to provide employees breaks and a location for lactation and to have a policy regarding lactation in the workplace that specifies a process by which an employee will make a request for accommodation, defines minimum standards for lactation accommodation spaces, requires that newly constructed or renovated buildings designated for certain uses include lactation rooms, and outlines lactation accommodation best practices; amending the Building Code to specify the technical specifications of lactation rooms for new or renovated buildings designated for certain use; making findings, including environmental findings and findings regarding the California Health and Safety Code; and directing the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to forward this Ordinance to the California Building Standards Commission upon final passage. (Discussion and Possible Action Item)
Presenter(s):          Ashley Summers, Legislative Aide, Office of Supervisor Katy Tang
Explanatory Document(s): File No. 170240 Legislative Digest; Legislation; Policy Overview; Legislative Background
  1. Board of Supervisors File No. 170443 - Police Code - Outdoor Amplified Sound Permits. Ordinance amending the Police Code to recodify and revamp permit procedures for outdoor amplified sound by providing for distinct permits for Fixed Place Outdoor Amplified Sound, One Time Outdoor Amplified Sound, and Sound Trucks, and establishing fees for those permits, while also providing amplified sound requirements for Place of Entertainment and Limited Live Performance permits; to impose a fee for Sound Monitoring; to increase the fee for One Time Event permits; to declare operation of a business without these various permits (when required) to be a public nuisance; and to strengthen penalties for permit-related violations and noise violations; and making environmental findings. (Discussion and Possible Action Item)
Presenter(s):          Jocelyn Kane, Executive Director, Entertainment Commission
Explanatory Document(s): File No. 170443 Legislative Digest; Legislation
  1. Draft Ordinance Public Works Code - Waiver of Temporary Street Space Occupancy Fee for Small Business Week Sidewalk Sales. Ordinance waiving the fee required by Public Works Code Section 724.1(b) for temporary street space occupancy permit on certain designated City streets on Saturday, May 20 2017, as part of Small Business Week Sidewalk Sales.  (Discussion and Possible Action Item)
Presenter(s):          Regina Dick-Endrizzi, Executive Director, Office of Small Business
Explanatory Document(s): Draft Legislation
  1. 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)
  1. 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)
  1. New Business. Allows Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for future consideration by the Commission. (Discussion Item)
  1. 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                                   


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