Commission Meetings - June 14, 2021 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
June 14, 2021 - 4:30pm
Virtual Meeting

Meeting Agenda

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Monday, June 14, 2021
4:30 P.M.


Sharky Laguana, President
Miriam Zouzounis, Vice-President

Stephen Adams; Lawanda Dickerson; Kathleen Dooley;
Cynthia Huie; William Ortiz-Cartagena

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  1. Call to order and roll call.
  1. BOS File No. 210598: Administrative Code - Reimbursement for Broken Windows Due to Vandalism. Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to provide reimbursement to qualifying businesses for the costs of repairing or replacing storefront windows broken due to vandalism or break-ins, create a special fund for this purpose, and establish a sunset date of two years after enactment. (Discussion and Action Item)
    Presenter: Tom Temprano, Legislative Aide, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman
    Explanatory Document:  Legislation, Legislative Digest
  2. BOS File No. 210603: Administrative Code - Effect Of COVID-19 On Commercial Lease. Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to establish a rebuttable presumption that a commercial tenant who was legally required to shut down due to COVID-19 may be excused from having to pay rent that came due during the shutdown. (Discussion and Action Item)
    Presenter: Kyle Smeallie, Legislative Aide, Supervisor Dean Preston
    Explanatory Document: Legislation, Legislative Digest
  3. Approval of Legacy Business Registry Applications and Resolutions. (Discussion and Action Item)
    1. ABS Seafood (Application No.: LBR-2020-21-015)
    2. Delicate Daisy – House of Flowers (Application No.: LBR-2020-21-031)
    3. Italian-American Social Club of San Francisco (Application No.: LBR-2020-21-017)
    4. Rainbow Grocery Cooperative, Inc. (Application No.: LBR-2020-21-041)
    5. Sam’s Burgers (Application No.: LBR-2020-21-009)
    6. Sue Fisher King Co. (Application No.: LBR-2020-21-008)

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

  1. Presentation on the Jazz Musician and Venue Revitalization Proposal. The proposal focuses on the  Economic Recovery Task Force policy recommendation to catalyze neighborhood recovery through the Arts. (Discussion Item)
    Presenter: Simon Rowe, Jazz in the Neighborhood
    Explanatory Document: Jazz Musician and Venue Revitalization Proposal
  2. Small Business Commission and San Francisco State Survey. The Small Business will discuss and idenifty the key findings of the survey.  (Discussion and Possible Action Item)
    Explanatory Document: Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses in San Francisco
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. Adjournment.  (Action Item)


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