Abatement Appeals Board - August 19, 2015 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
August 19, 2015 - 9:00am
Location: 
City Hall, Room 416

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 ABATEMENT APPEALS BOARD      
  NOTICE OF MEETING
  Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.      
  City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 416
  Aired Live on SFGTV Channel 78
 
AGENDA:

The Abatement Appeals Board (AAB) will take public comment on every item appearing on the agenda.  Members of the public who address the Board have the discretion on whether or not they wish to identify themselves for the record.

A.  CALL TO ORDER and ROLL CALL.

     B. OATH:  All parties giving testimony before this Board today will rise, raise their right hands and be sworn.

C.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  Discussion and possible action to adopt the minutes for 
      meeting held on July 15, 2015.  

D.    ITEMS D(1) and D(2) SHALL BE HEARD TOGETHER  

1. REQUEST FOR REHEARING -- CASE NO. 6802: 120 Shakespeare Street, originally heard and decided on June 17, 2015.

At the June 17, 2015 hearing, the AAB voted to: (1) uphold the Order of Abatement; (2) hold the Order of Abatement in abeyance for 30 days to allow Appellant time to act on the permit; and (3) impose the Assessment of Costs. 

ACTION REQUESTED BY APPELLANT:  To grant request for rehearing.

Testimony, deliberation and possible action to grant or deny the request for rehearing.

If the rehearing request is denied – the AAB will take no further action in Case No. 6802.

If the rehearing request is granted – the AAB will rehear Case No. 6802 immediately following the grant of rehearing, per Item D(2) below.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

2.  POSSIBLE REHEARING OF CASE NO. 6802, IF REQUEST FOR REHEARING IN ITEM D(1) IS GRANTED  

 CASE NO. 6802:  120 Shakespeare Street

 Owner of Record and Appellant:  Teresito & Mildred Uy, 120 Shakespeare Street,  
 San Francisco, CA  94112

Attorney for the Appellant:  Reuben, Junius & Rose LLP, 
c/o Mark H. Loper, One Bush St., #600, San Francisco, CA  94104
 
ACTION REQUESTED BY APPELLANT:   Appellant seeks reversal of the Order of Abatement. 

Testimony, deliberation and possible action to uphold, modify or reverse the Order of Abatement.
                

      E.     GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT


      F.    ADJOURNMENT

 

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.  

        FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075.


ACCESSIBLE MEETING INFORMATION POLICY

        The meeting will be held at the City Hall Building, located at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, 4th Floor, Room 416.  The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at 8th (at the United Nations Plaza) and Market Streets.

        Accessible MUNI/Metro lines servicing this location are the J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, —Ocean View, and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 9-San Bruno, 71-Haight, and 42-
Downtown bus lines.  For information about MUNI accessible services call (415) 923-6142.
    The Commission meeting room is wheelchair accessible.  Accessible curbside parking     
    spaces have been designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of     
    City Hall for mobility-impaired persons.  There is accessible parking available within the 
    Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets.
Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available.  Assistive Listening devices will be available at the meeting.  A sign language interpreter will be available upon request.   Agendas and Minutes of the meeting are available in large print/tape form and/or readers upon request.  Please contact the Deputy Director and Secretary to the Board, Edward Sweeney at (415) 558-6272 or the Building Inspection Commission Secretary, Sonya Harris  at (415) 558-6164 or the Recording Secretary, Teresita Sulit at (415) 558-6267 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to request for these services.
        Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call (415) 558-6164 or (415) 558-6267 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 Recording Secretary, Teresita Sulit, at (415)  558-6267 or by email at teresita.sulit@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  Secretary, at 1660 Mission Street, 3rd 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 Abatement Appeals Board.  [Twenty copies are necessary.]


POLICY STATEMENT OF PUBLIC COMMENT

        FOR THIS MEETING OF THE ABATEMENT APPEALS BOARD--and until such time as a policy is formally adopted,--it is the interim cooperative intent of the Abatement Appeals Board of the City & County of San Francisco that, at the point so designated as Public Comment on the following Calendar, members of the public may address the Board on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board--excepting calendar items.  With respect to calendar items, the public's opportunity to address the Board will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting.  Each member of the public may address the Board for up to three minutes.  If it is demonstrated that comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the chairperson may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.

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 1390 Market St. #701, SF, CA 94102 or (415) 554-9510 voice, or (415) 703-0121 fax, or http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ - web.