Commission Meetings - November 28, 2016 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
November 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
United States

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Monday, November 28, 2016
2:00 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. Discussion and Action on Legacy Business Registry Applications and Resolutions. Discussion and action to approve the following applications to the Legacy Business Registry. (Discussion and Action Item)
    1. Bay Area Video Coalition, Inc. (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-020)
    2. Blue Bear School of Music (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-013)
    3. Bo’s Flower Stand (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-019)
    4. Café du Nord (Application No.: LBR-2015-16-069)
    5. Caffe Trieste (Application No.: LBR-2015-16-014)
    6. Cartoon Art Museum of California (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-021)
    7. Castro Country Club (Application No.: LBR-2015-16-025)
    8. Cole Hardware (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-014)
    9. Galeria de la Raza (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-023)
    10. Golden Bear Sportswear (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-016)
    11. Sam’s Grill and Seafood Restaurant (Application No.: LBR-2015-16-042)
    12. San Francisco Heritage (Application No.: LBR-2015-16-065)
    13. The Stud Bar (Application No.: LBR-2016-17-015)
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. Discussion and Possible Action to make recommendations on Board of Supervisors File No. 161064 Administrative Code - New Hotels and Motels Near Places of Entertainment. Ordinance amending the Administrative and Planning Codes to authorize the Entertainment Commission to hold a hearing on noise issues related to proposed projects for construction of new hotels and motels, or conversions of existing structures to hotel or motel uses, to be located within 300 feet of a Place of Entertainment, and to provide recommendations to the Planning Department and/or Department of Building Inspection regarding such projects, and require the Planning Department and Planning Commission to consider noise issues when reviewing proposed hotel and motel projects; 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. (Discussion and Possible Action Item)
Presenter(s):         Conor Johnston, Legislative Aide, Office of Supervisor London Breed
                        Jocelyn Kane, Executive Director, Entertainment Commission
Explanatory Documents: File No. 161064 Legislative Digest; Legislation
  1. Discussion and Possible Action to make recommendations on Board of Supervisors File No. 161014 - Planning Code - Exempting Certain Historic Landmarks From November 2016 Ballot Measure Requiring Conditional Use Authorization to Replace Production, Distribution, and Repair, Institutional Community, and Arts Activities Uses. Ordinance amending Planning Code, Section 202.8, included in the November 8, 2016, General Election as Proposition X, to exempt certain designated historic landmarks from obtaining conditional use authorization to remove certain Production, Distribution, and Repair, Institutional Community, and Arts Activities Uses, and providing replacement space for such uses; 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. (Discussion and Possible Action Item)
Presenter(s):         April Ang, Legislative Aide, Office of Supervisor London Breed
Explanatory Documents: File No. 161014 Legislative Digest; Legislation
  1. Presentation and Discussion regarding Legalization of Commercial Cannabis Sales. (Discussion Item)
Presenter(s):         Tamar Todd, Office of Legal Affairs Director, Drug Policy Alliance
                        Khurshid Khoja, Principal, Greenbridge Corporate Counsel
  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               
Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance
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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 Copies of explanatory documents are available to the public online at 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:  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: at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.  Late requests will be honored if possible.

Lobbyist Ordinance
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Chemical Sensitivity

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