Abatement Appeals Board - November 18, 2020 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
November 18, 2020 - 9:00am
Location: 

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ABATEMENT APPEALS BOARD
NOTICE OF MEETING
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Remote Hearing via video and teleconferencing
Watch SF Cable Channel 78/Watch www.sfgovtv.org
Watch: https://bit.ly/3p20beQ
PUBLIC COMMENT CALL-IN: 1-415-655-0001 / Access Code: 146 350 7228

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 sonya.harris@sfgov.org by 5pm on Tuesday, November 17 or call (628) 652-3510. Please see the information on the next page for remote meeting access.

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. REQUEST FOR REHEARING

1. REHEARING REQUEST – CASE NO. 6875: 2455 Jackson Street, heard and decided on October 21, 2020

At the October 21, 2020 hearing, the AAB denied the appeal, upheld the Order of Abatement, and imposed the assessment of costs, on the basis that the Order of Abatement was properly issued and the Department of Building Inspection did not err or abuse its discretion.

ACTION REQUESTED BY APPELLANT: To grant request for rehearing

Testimony, deliberation and possible action to grant or deny a rehearing in this matter.

If the AAB denies the request for rehearing, the AAB will take no further action in this matter.

If the AAB grants the request for rehearing, the AAB will rehear the case immediately following the grant of rehearing, per Item C(2) below.

2. POSSIBLE REHEARING OF CASE NO. 6875, IF REQUEST FOR REHEARING IN ITEM C(1) IS GRANTED – CASE NO 6875: 2455 Jackson Street

Owners of Record & Appellant: Nancy E, Ryti, Bob Korman, 3450 Sacramento street, No. 124 San Francisco, CA 94118

ACTION REQUESTED BY APPELLANT: That the Order of Abatement be reversed

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

D. NEW APPEAL: Order of Abatement 1. CASE NO. 6878: 1600 Clement Street Owners of Record & Appellant: Sophie Lau, 1945 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127

ACTION REQUESTED BY APPELLANT: Reverse the Order of Abatement and related cost of $1,497.80.

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

E. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

F. ADJOURNMENT

Remote Meeting Access (WEBEX)

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Public Comment Call-In: 1-415-655-0001 / Access Code: 146 350 7228

Providing Public Comment:

• Dial in to 1-415-655-0001 and then enter access code 146 350 7228 then #

• Press # again to enter meeting as an ATTENDEE • You will hear a beep when you join the meeting as a participant. Stop and LISTEN

• 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.

• Ensure you are in a quiet location. Before you speak, mute the sound of any equipment around you, including televisions, radios, and computers. It is especially important that you mute your computer (if you are watching via the web link) so there is no echo sound when you speak.

• To withdraw your question, press ‘*’ then ‘3’. – you will hear: “You have lowered your hand.”

• When the system message says “Your line has been unmuted” - THIS IS YOUR TIME TO SPEAK. • 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 comments.  

• 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.

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 (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 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.]

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, Catherine Byrd, at (628) 652-3426 or by email at catherine.byrd@sfgov.org 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.

CONTRIBUTION RESTRICTION

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 Abatement Appeals Board – 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 ethics.commission@sfgov.org or (415) 252-3100.