Commission Meetings - October 22, 2018 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
October 22, 2018 - 2:00pm
City Hall, Room 400
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102






Stephen Adams, President

Mark Dwight, Vice President

Matthew Corvi; Kathleen Dooley; William Ortiz-Cartagena;

Irene Yee Riley; Miriam Zouzounis


1.  Call to order and roll call.



2.  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)



3.  Recognition of Petyr Kane, owner of BODY Clothing.  (Discussion Item)



4. Approval of Legacy Business Registry Applications and Resolutions. (Discussion and Action Item)

a) Balboa Theatre (Application No.: LBR-2018-19-007)

b) Fireside Camera (Application No.: LBR-2017-18-038)

c) House of Bagels (Application No.: LBR-2018-19-003)


Presenter(s): Richard Kurylo, Legacy Business Program Manager, Office of Small Business



4. Legacy Business Program Marketing and Branding.
Presentation and adoption of the Legacy Business Program logo and presentation of the Legacy Business marketing and branding program. (Discussion and Action Item)


Presenter(s): Osaki Creative Group



5.  Board of Supervisors File No. 180912 –Police and Health Codes - Regulation of Cannabis Businesses.

Ordinance amending the Police Code by making a number of changes in the regulation of commercial cannabis activity, including, among other things: 1) defining ownership interest in a Cannabis Business; 2) modifying the Cannabis Equity Incubator Program requirements; 3) extending by one year the possible duration of a Temporary Cannabis Business Permit; 4) authorizing the Director of the Office of Cannabis to issue Cannabis Business Permits to Medical Cannabis Dispensaries forced to discontinue operations due to a no-fault lease termination before December 31, 2018; 5) modifying the order in which the Director may review and process Cannabis Business Permit applications; 6) requiring Cannabis Business permit amendments when a change in ownership results in a decrease in an Equity Applicant’s Ownership Interest or role in the Cannabis Business; 7) revising Cannabis Business Permit application requirements; 8) requiring Cannabis Businesses to comply with all permit conditions whether or not they are currently engaging in the permitted activity; 9) modifying the amount of Cannabis that may be delivered or sold to a customer; and 10) authorizing Cannabis Microbusinesses to conduct either storefront or delivery sales, but not both, and reducing from four to three the categories of Commercial activity required to operate as a Cannabis Microbusiness; and amending the Health Code by extending by one year the date on which Article 33 (Medical Cannabis Act) expires by law.  (Discussion and Action Item)


Presenter(s):  Nicole Elliot, Director, Office of Cannabis

Explanatory Documents: File No. 180912. Legislative Digest; Legislation



6.  Board of Supervisors File No. 180805 - Police Code - Agreements Between Cannabis Businesses and Labor Organizations - Hiring Graduates of Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs. 

Ordinance amending the Police Code to require Cannabis Businesses, when entering into a City-mandated Labor Peace Agreement or collective bargaining agreement, to also agree that 35% of new hires shall be graduates of State-approved apprenticeship programs or of City-certified pre-apprenticeship programs, if a relevant program of either type exists. (Discussion and Action Item)


Presenter(s): Suhagey Sandoval, Aide to Supervisor Sandoval and Josh Arce, Director of Workforce Development

Explanatory Documents: File No. 180805. Legislative Digest; Legislation



7.  Board of Supervisors File No. 180646-3 - Environment Code - Refuse Separation Compliance.

Ordinance amending the Environment Code to require audits every three years of large refuse generators for compliance with refuse separation requirements; to establish enforcement measures applicable to large refuse generators found noncompliant; and affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act. (Discussion and Action Item)


Presenter(s): Suhagey Sandoval, Aide to Supervisor Sandoval

Explanatory Documents: File No. 180646-3. Legislative Digest; Legislation



8.  Approval of September 24, 2018 Draft Meeting Minutes.


Explanatory Documents: PDF icon September 24, 2018 draft regular meeting minutes



9.  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)



10.  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)



11. New Business.

Allows Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for future consideration by the Commission. (Discussion Item)



12.  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.

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