Building Inspection Commission - March 15, 2017 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
March 15, 2017 - 9:30am
Location: 
City Hall, Room 416
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

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BUILDING INSPECTION COMMISSION (BIC)
Department of Building Inspection (DBI)


NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 416
Aired Live on SFGTV Channel 78
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PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED START TIME FOR THE BIC MEETING.
The Members of the Building Inspection Commission will convene at
9:00a.m. as the Abatement Appeals Board. The Building Inspection
Commission will convene its Regular Meeting after the meeting of the
Abatement Appeals Board.
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AGENDA


(The BIC will take public comment on every item appearing on the agenda. Members of the public who address the Commission have the discretion on whether they wish to identify themselves for the record.)


1. Call to Order and Roll Call.

2. President’s Announcements.

3. General Public Comment: The BIC will take public comment on matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction that are not part of this agenda.

4. Discussion and possible action to appoint Commissioners to serve on the Litigation Committee.

5. Discussion and possible action to appoint Commissioners to serve on the Nominations Sub-Committee.

6. Commissioner’s Questions and Matters.

a. Inquiries to Staff. At this time, Commissioners may make inquiries to staff regarding various documents, policies, practices, and procedures, which are of interest to the Commission.

b. Future Meetings/Agendas. At this time, the Commission may discuss and take action to set the date of a Special Meeting and/or determine those items that could be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and other future meetings of the Building Inspection Commission.


7. Discussion on Accela permit and project tracking system.


8. Discussion regarding the Department of Building Inspection’s (DBI) procedures, plan review, and policies for tall buildings and performance based applications under Administrative Bulletins 082 and 083.


9. Update on the annual cost of construction increase applied to the Department of Building Inspection’s Cost Schedule.


10. Discussion and possible action regarding a proposed ordinance to require the installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Station infrastructure in San Francisco.


11. Discussion and possible action regarding a proposed code change to San Francisco Building Code Table 1107D Compliance Schedule to extend the compliance deadlines by 12 months.


12. Discussion and possible action regarding Administrative Bulletin AB-107 Seismic Strengthening of Soft Story Wood Frame Buildings adding an exception to Part F Modifications and Interpretations to California Existing Building Code Appendix Chapter A4 Section A403.3 regarding R values and resisting elements.


13. Director’s Report.

a. Update on DBI’s finances.
b. Update on proposed or recently enacted State or local legislation.
c. Update on major projects.
d. Update on Code Enforcement.


14. Review and approval of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of October 19, 2016.


15. Review and approval of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of November 16, 2016.


16. Adjournment.


Copies of all documents referred to in the agenda are available for public inspection and copying between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Building Inspection Commission, 1660 Mission Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 and will be available at the March 15, 2017 meeting. [Sonya Harris, 558-6164]
If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Building Inspection Commission after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at the locations and during the times specified above.


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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)

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 and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review.

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE, TO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE, OR TO REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT CHRIS RUSTOM ADMINISTRATOR, CITY HALL, ROOM 409, 1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT
PLACE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102-4689. OFFICE (415) 554-7724, FAX (415) 554-7854, E-MAIL: sotf@sfgov.org

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force Office, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s website at www.sfgov.org

If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Commission after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at the Building Inspection Commission Office located at 1660 Mission Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco during normal office hours.

In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City accommodate these individuals.


MISSION STATEMENT

As a policy-making and supervisory body mandated by the City Charter, the seven-member citizen Building Inspection Commission will manage the Department of Building Inspection and the bodies subordinate to the Commission by overseeing the effective, efficient, fair and safe enforcement of the City and County’s Building, Housing, Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical Codes, along with Disability Access Regulations.


ACCESSIBLE MEETING INFORMATION POLICY

The meeting will be held at the Permit Center, located at 1660 Mission Street, Room 4009, 4th Floor. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at 16th and Mission Streets.
Accessible MUNI/Metro lines servicing this location are the J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Ocean view, and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 14-Mission; 14L-Mission, 26-Valencia, and 42-Downtown bus lines. For information about MUNI accessible services call (415) 923-6142.

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on Mission Street in front of Discount Builders Supply for mobility-impaired persons. There is accessible parking available at the side lot of 1660 Mission Street.

To request a sign language interpreter, reader, materials in alternative formats, or other accommodations for a disability, please contact the Commission Secretary, Sonya Harris (415) 558-6164 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to request these services.

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call (415) 558-6164 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate such persons, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

LANGUAGE ACCESS

Please note: For questions about the Language Access Ordinance, please contact OCEIA at (415) 581-2360 and ask for the Executive Director or Language Access Compliance Officer. Language Assistance: To request an interpreter for a specific item during the meeting, please contact the Commission Secretary, Sonya Harris, at (415) 558-6164 or by email at sonya.harris@sfgov.org at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.

POLICY STATEMENT OF PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING

Pursuant to Section 67.7-1(c) of the San Francisco Administrative Code, members of the public who are unable to attend the public meeting or hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to the BIC Commission Secretary, Sonya Harris, at 1660 Mission Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 or at the place of the scheduled hearing before the proceedings begin. These written comments shall be made a part of the official public record and these comments will be brought to the attention of the members of the Building Inspection Commission.
[Twenty copies are necessary.]

POLICY STATEMENT OF PUBLIC COMMENT

Pursuant to Section 67.16 of the San Francisco Administrative Code, each member of the public may address the Commission once for up to three minutes on any agenda item.

SAN FRANCISCO LOBBYIST ORDINANCE

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Administrative Code Sec. 16.520-16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 252-3100; fax (415) 252-6445; web site: sfgov.org/ethics.