Building Inspection Commission - April 15, 2015 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
April 15, 2015 - 10:00am
Location: 
City Hall, Room 416
San Francisco, CA 94102

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BUILDING INSPECTION COMMISSION (BIC)
  Department of Building Inspection (DBI)
 
 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING 
 Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 10:00 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 9:00 a.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. Employee of the Quarter Winner for Quarter One – 2015.

5. APPEALS PURSUANT TO SECTION D.3750.4 OF THE CITY CHARTER

Appeal by Satish K. Gupta - Represented by Zacks & Freedman, P.C. regarding property
located at 1142A Guerrero Street, and Director Tom Hui’s decision to revoke a Certificate of Final Completion and Occupancy (“CFCO”).

 

a. Report, discussion and possible action regarding the Building Inspection Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Section D3. 750-4 of the City Charter and Administrative Code Section 77.3(b) over this appeal.
b. Presentation by parties including witnesses.
c. Deliberation and possible decision by the Building Inspection Commission.

6. Discussion regarding concerns with the removal of debris during the demolition of Candlestick Park.
 
7. Director’s Report.
a. Update on DBI’s finances.
b. Update on proposed legislation.
c. Update on major projects.
d. Update on code enforcement.

8. Discussion on Accela Permit and Project Tracking System.

9. Update on the Department of Building Inspection’s Fee Study.

10. Discussion and possible action regarding possible modifications to existing Administrative Bulletin AB-004, Priority Permit Processing Guidelines to align the Department of Building Inspection requirements with the new Planning Department Priority permit processing requirements.                                             

11. Discussion and possible action regarding possible modifications to existing Administrative Bulletin AB-094, Definition and Design Criteria for Voluntary Seismic Upgrade of Soft Story, Type V (Wood Frame) Buildings in lieu of the recent enactment of Board of Supervisors Ordinance No. 30-15. 

12. Discussion and possible action on conference with legal counsel.
a. Public Comment on all matters pertaining to the Closed Session.
b. Possible action to convene a Closed Session.
c. CLOSED SESSION:  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a) and the San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.8.
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
    Existing Litigation:
          Marshall & Swift/Boeckh, LLC dba Marshall & Swift vs. City and County of San 
          Francisco
          United States District Court Central District of California
                  Case No. 2:14-CV-6029-MMM (JPRx)
  d.   Reconvene in Open Session to vote on whether to disclose any or all discussions                                                                               held in Closed Session (Administrative Code Section 67.10(b).

13. 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.

14. 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 April 15, 2015 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.


   

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 BY MAIL TO ADMINISTRATOR, SUNSHINE TASK FORCE CITY HALL, ROOM 244, 1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102-4689. OFFICE (415) 554-7724, FAX (415) 554-7854, E-MAIL: sotf@sfgov.org
        
Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Rustom or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ and at the San Francisco Public Library.

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 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, C-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.  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.  Providing 72 hours notice will help to ensure availability.
       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 Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code § 2.100] 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) 252-3112; web site: sfgov.org/ethics.