Housing Code Subcommittee - May 9, 2016 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
May 9, 2016 - 2:30pm
1660 Mission, Room 4009

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Regular Meeting of the Housing Code Subcommittee


DATE:                                    May 9, 2016 (Monday)
TIME:                                    2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION:                         1660 Mission Street, Room 4009  ◄◄ Note Room Change                            

This Subcommittee meets regularly on the Monday before the second Wednesday of each month at 1660 Mission Street, Room 6034.  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 agenda 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 and Roll Call
Members: Jim Reed, Chair; Henry Karnilowicz; Ira Dorter

2.0          Discussion and possible action regarding a proposed ordinance (File #160422) amending the Fire Code and the Housing Code to require building owners provide tenants with an annual written notice of smoke alarm requirements and require building owners file a statement of compliance with annual fire alarm testing and inspection requirements every two years; amending the Fire Code and Building Code to require building owners to upgrade existing fire alarm systems by July 1, 2021,  or upon completion of $50,000 or more of construction work, whichever occurs earlier; amending the Building Code to require owners of Apartment Houses damaged by fire to submit an Action Plan to the City within 30 days of the fire and requiring owners of buildings in Group R occupancies with six or more units to install fire blocks in open accessible attics when performing $50,000 or more of construction work. The action would be to make a recommendation to the full Code Advisory Committee for their further action. (60 min)                                               (50 minutes)

3.0          Subcommittee Members’ and Staff’s identification of new agenda items, as well as current agenda items to be continued to another subcommittee regular meeting or special meeting. Subcommittee discussion and possible action regarding administrative issues related to building codes.

4.0          Public Comment: Public comment will be heard on items not on this agenda but within the jurisdiction of the Code Advisory Committee.  Comment time is limited to 3 minutes per person or at the call of the Chair.

5.0          Adjournment.

Note to Committee Members:  If you are unable to attend, please call Chair Jim Reed at (415) 861-6522 or Building Inspector Kirk Means at (415) 575-6832.  The meeting will begin promptly.