Code Advisory Committee - February 11, 2015 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
February 11, 2015 - 9:30am
1650 Mission, Room 431

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Regular Meeting of the

DATE:   February 11, 2015 (Wednesday)

TIME:    9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION:    1650 Mission Street, Room 431 (Thru Room 400, Planning Dept. Forth floor)    

This Committee meets regularly every second Wednesday of the month at 1650 Mission Street, Room 431, 4th Floor (City Planning Department).  If you wish to be placed on a mailing list for agendas, please call (415) 575-6832.

Note:    Public comment is welcome and will be heard during each item. Reference documents relating to agenda are available for review at the 1660 Mission Street, 1st floor. For information, please call Kirk Means at (415) 575-6832.

1.0 Call to Order, Roll Call and confirmation of quorum.

2.0 Discussion and possible action regarding a proposed ordinance (File #141298) amending the Building, Administrative, Planning, and Police Codes to require attenuation of exterior noise for new residential structures and acoustical analysis and field testing in some circumstances; to provide that a Place of Entertainment (POE) permitted for 12 months no become a public or private nuisance on the basis of noise for nearby residents of newly constructed or converted residential structures; to authorize the Entertainment Commission to hold a hearing on a proposed residential use near a POE, and require the project sponsor’s participation in the hearing; to authorize the Entertainment Commission to measure noise conditions at such project sites and provide comments and recommendations regarding noise to the Planning Department and Department of Building Inspection; to require lessors and sellers of residential property to disclose to lessees and purchasers potential noise and other inconveniences associated with nearby POE’s and authorize civil penalties for not providing disclosure; to require that such disclosure requirements be recorded against a Department and Commission to consider noise issues when reviewing proposed residential projects; and to specify factors concerning noise for the Entertainment Commission to review when considering granting a POE permit.  The possible action would be to make a recommendation to the full Code Advisory Committee for their further action.     (60 minutes)                        (20 minutes)

3.0 Public Comments on items not on this agenda but within the jurisdiction of the Code Advisory Committee.  Comment time is limited to 3 minutes or as determined by of the Chairperson

4.0 Committee comments on items not on this agenda

5.0 Subcommittee Reports: (Discussion & possible action)                (20 minutes)

a.    Housing Code Subcommittee:                               
    Subcommittee Chair:    Jim Reed
    Subcommittee Members: Jerry Cunningham, P.E., Shane O’Reilly; Ira Dorter; Henry          Karnilowicz

b. Mechanical Electrical Plumbing & Fire Subcommittee:    
    Subcommittee Chair:     Jim Reed    
Subcommittee Members: Jerry Cunningham, P.E., Marc Cunningham, 
            Robert Wong, M.E., Shane O’Reilly, Henry Karnilowicz

c.    Administrative & General Design and Disability Access Subcommittee        
    Subcommittee Chair:    Tony Sanchez-Corea    
    Subcommittee Members:  Arnie Lerner, FAIA, CASp, Jerry Cunningham, P.E., Zachary             Nathan, AIA, CASp, Lee Philips, Henry Karnilowicz

d.    Structural Subcommittee:                         
    Subcommittee Chair:    Stephen Harris, S.E.
    Subcommittee Members:    Rene’ Vignos, S.E., LEED A.P., Marc Cunningham, Tony Lau, Ned Fennie, AIA

e.    Green Building Subcommittee:
    Subcommittee Chair:      Zachary Nathan, AIA, CASp
    Subcommittee Members:     Arnie Lerner, FAIA, CASp, Ilene Dick; Kevin Wallace, Henry Karnilowicz, Robert Wong, M.E.

6.0 Review of communication items.  The Committee may discuss or acknowledge communication items received for discussion. 

7.0 Committee Member’s and Staff’s identification agenda items for the next meeting, as well as current agenda items to be continued to another CAC regular meeting or special meeting, or a subcommittee meeting.  CAC discussion and possible action regarding administrative issues related to building codes. 

8.0 Adjournment.    

Note to Committee Members:  Please review the appropriate material and be prepared to discuss at the meeting.  If you are unable to attend, please call Chairperson Ned Fennie at (415) 278-9596 or Building Inspector Kirk Means at (415) 575-6832.  The meeting will begin promptly.

In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 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 to accommodate these individuals.

The meeting will be held at the Department of Building Inspection, 1650 Mission Street, Room 431 (thru Room 400, Planning Dept.) The closest accessible BART stations are the Civic Center Station at 8th (at the United Nations Plaza) and Market Street and 16th at Mission Street.

Accessible MUNI/Metro lines servicing this location are the, 42 - Downtown, 14 & 14 Limited - Mission, and F - Market bus lines. For information about MUNI accessible services call (415) 923-6142.

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curb side parking spaces have been designated on Mission and Otis Streets. There is accessible parking available within the Department of Building Inspection parking lot. The entrance to this lot is on Otis Street.

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 Kirk Means at (415) 575-6832 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to request these services.

If you require use of a reader or other special services, please contact Kirk Means at (415) 575-6832 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to request these services.

Materials are available in alternate formats on request.