Abatement Appeals Board - June 16, 2021 - Agenda
ABATEMENT APPEALS BOARD NOTICE OF MEETING
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Remote Hearing via video and teleconferencing
Watch SF Cable Channel 78/Watch www.sfgovtv.org Watch: https://bit.ly/3z7dj7F
PUBLIC COMMENT CALL-IN: 1-415-655-0001 / Access Code: 187 316 2900
To raise your hand for public comment on a specific agenda item press *3 when prompted
by the meeting moderator.
Due to the COVID-19 health emergency and to protect Commissioners, DBI staff, and members of the public, the Building Inspection Commission’s Meeting Room (Room 416) is closed.
Members of the public are to participate remotely. If you want to ensure your comment on any item on the agenda is received by the Abatement Appeals Board in advance of the meeting, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Tuesday, June 15 or call (628) 652-3510. Please see the information on the next page for remote meeting access.
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. REVISION OF ABATEMENT APPEALS BOARD PROCEDURAL RULES
The Board will discuss the current procedural rules governing abatement appeals and possible revisions and updates to those rules. The President may appoint a Board member to work with staff to develop proposed revisions for the Board’s consideration at a later meeting.
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
Alysabeth Alexander-Tut, President Jason Tam, Vice-President
Raquel Bito, Commissioner
Jon Jacobo, Commissioner
Angus McCarthy, Commissioner Sam Moss, Commissioner
Angie Sommer, Commissioner
Joseph Duffy, Secretary to the Board Sonya Harris, BIC Secretary Catherine Byrd, Recording Secretary
(628) 652-4411 (628) 652-3510 (628) 652-3426
CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE
Bradley Russi, Deputy City Attorney (415) 554-4645 Zachary Porianda, Deputy City Attorney (415) 554-4665
C. GENERALPUBLICCOMMENT D. ADJOURNMENT
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• Wait for Public Comment to be announced.
• When the President or Commission Secretary calls for Public Comment, dial ‘*’ then ‘3’ to be
added to the speaker line.
• You will then hear “You have raised your hand to ask a question, please wait to speak until the host calls on you.” Callers will hear silence when waiting for their turn to speak.
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• When the President or Commission Secretary states “Welcome Caller,” you are encouraged to
state your name clearly. As soon as you speak, you will have 2 minutes to provide your
• Once your 2 minutes have expired, you will be moved out of the speaker line and back as a
participant in the meeting (unless you disconnect). You will hear “Your line has been muted.”
• Participants who wish to speak on other public comment periods can stay on the meeting line and
listen for the next public comment opportunity.
Public Comment Call-In: 1-415-655-0001 / Access Code:
187 316 2900
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 Acting Deputy Director and Secretary to the Board, Joseph Duffy (628) 652-4411 or the Building Inspection Commission Secretary, Sonya Harris at (628) 652-3510 or the Recording Secretary, Catherine Byrd at (628) 652-3426 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) 558-6449 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.
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 49 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th 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.]
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, Catherine Byrd, at (628) 652-3426 or by email at email@example.com at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.
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.
Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code section 1.127 prohibits any person with a financial interest in certain land use matters from making a political contribution to any committee controlled by an individual currently holding, or seeking election to, the office of Mayor, Supervisor, or City Attorney. Solicitation or acceptance of such a contribution is also prohibited. Be aware that certain matters pending before or acted upon by [insert name of board, commission, or department] may constitute land use matters under section 1.127. Please visit sfethics.org to learn more about whether your involvement in such matters affects your ability to make political contributions, or contact the Ethics Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 252-3100.
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