Code Advisory Committee - February 10, 2016 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
February 10, 2016 - 9:30am
Location: 
1650 Mission, Room 431
United States

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NOTICE OF MEETING
Regular Meeting of the
CODE ADVISORY COMMITTEE


DATE:                February 10, 2016 

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.
AGENDA

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

2.0 Discussion and possible action regarding a proposed ordinance (file #150732) amending the Building Code to require any existing building with a place of public accommodation either to have all primary entries and path of travel into the building accessible by persons with disabilities or to receive from the City a determination of equivalent facilitation, technical infeasibility, or unreasonable hardship; establishing a Disability Access Compliance Unit within the Department of Building Inspection; establishing a fee to offset the costs of the disability access improvement program; affirming the Planning Department’s California Environmental Quality Act determination; making findings of local conditions under the California Health and Safety Code; and directing the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to forward the legislation to the California Building Standards Commission upon final passage. The possible action would be to make a recommendation to the full Code Advisory Committee for their further action.                 (20 minutes)

3.0 Discussion and possible action regarding a proposed ordinance (file# 160024) amending the Police Code to mandate that businesses and places of public accommodation designate single-user toilet facilities that are available to the public or employees as all-gender and accessible to persons of any gender identity, and require enforcement of the signage requirements by the Department of Building Inspection; amending the Administrative Code to require buildings on land that the City owns or leases to provide all-gender toilet facilities; and affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act. The possible action would be to make a recommendation to the full Code Advisory Committee for their further action. (10 minutes)

4.0 Discussion and possible action regarding a proposed ordinance (file# 150494-2) amending the Planning Code to require Conditional Use authorization for the removal of any residential unit, whether legal or illegal, and compliance with landscaping and permeable surfaces requirements for building additions and residential mergers; amending the Building Code to require that notices of violation mandate legalization of an illegal unit unless infeasible under the Building Code or the Planning Commission approves its removal; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan, Planning Code Section 302, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1. The possible action is to make a recommendation to the Building Inspection Commission for their further action.                                    (20 minutes)

5.0 Discussion and possible action regarding a proposed ordinance (file141118) amending the Building Code to require that 1) the facades of certain buildings having five or more stories be inspected periodically by a licensed architect or engineer; 2) inspection reports be submitted to the owner and the Department of Building Inspection according to an inspection and reporting schedule; 3) maintenance of the facades be conducted in accordance with an Administrative Bulletin that is based on a notional standard; 4) establishing a fee to compensate the Department for review and related evaluation processing; 5) making findings , including environmental findings, and findings under the California Health and Safety Code; and 6) directing the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to forward this Ordinance to the California Building Standards Commission upon final passage 
                                                    (20 minutes).

6.0 Discussion and possible action regarding a proposed change to Section 4 (g) (2) (i) and update of other sections of existing Administrative Bulletin AB-047, Specific Submittal Criteria for Reports, Special Inspections and Final Acceptance Testing of Smoke Control Systems. The possible action would be to make a recommendation to the Building Inspection Commission for their further action.
                                                             (10 minutes)

7.0 Discussion and possible action regarding propose code changes to California Plumbing Code Sections 606.3 Multi-dwelling Units, 606.5 Control Valves, and 606.2 Fullway valve.  The possible action is to make a recommendation to the Building Inspection Commission for their further action.
                                           (10 minutes)

8.0 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

9.0 Committee comments on items not on this agenda

10.0 Subcommittee Reports: (Discussion & possible action)            (5 minutes)

a.    Housing Code Subcommittee:                               
    Subcommittee Chair:    Jim Reed
    Subcommittee Members:  Ira Dorter; Henry Karnilowicz

b. Mechanical Electrical Plumbing & Fire Subcommittee:    
    Subcommittee Chair:     Jim Reed    
Subcommittee Members: Robert Wong, M.E., Henry Karnilowicz, Brian Salyers, F.P.E.
            

c.    Administrative & General Design and Disability Access Subcommittee        
    Subcommittee Chair:    Tony Sanchez-Corea    
    Subcommittee Members:  Arnie Lerner, FAIA, CASp, Zachary Nathan, AIA, CASp,
                 Henry Karnilowicz, Jonathan Rodriguez

d.    Structural Subcommittee:                         
    Subcommittee Chair:    Stephen Harris, S.E.
    Subcommittee Members:    Rene’ Vignos, S.E., LEED A.P., Marc Cunningham, 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., Michael Chavez

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


12.0 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. 

13.0 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.