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PREFACE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
CHAPTER 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CHAPTER 2A: EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CHAPTER 2B: ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARDS (TAX APPEAL BOARDS)
CHAPTER 3: BUDGET PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 4: CITY BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND VEHICLES
CHAPTER 5: COMMITTEES
CHAPTER 6: PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 7: DISASTER COUNCIL
CHAPTER 8: DOCUMENTS, RECORDS AND PUBLICATIONS
CHAPTER 9A: FARMERS' MARKET
CHAPTER 9B: FLEA MARKET
CHAPTER 10: FINANCE, TAXATION, AND OTHER FISCAL MATTERS
CHAPTER 10B: SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES
CHAPTER 10C: REIMBURSEMENT FOR TOWING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES
CHAPTER 10E: PLANNING MONITORING
CHAPTER 10F: 1660 MISSION STREET SURCHARGE
CHAPTER 10G: BOARD OF APPEALS SURCHARGE FOR PERMITS AND FEES
CHAPTER 10H: RECOVERY OF COSTS OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE
CHAPTER 11: FRANCHISES
CHAPTER 12: HOUSING AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 12A: HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
CHAPTER 12B: NONDISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12C: NONDISCRIMINATION IN PROPERTY CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 12D: MINORITY/WOMEN/LOCAL BUSINESS UTILIZATION
CHAPTER 12E: CITY EMPLOYEE'S SEXUAL PRIVACY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12F: IMPLEMENTING THE MACBRIDE PRINCIPLES - NORTHERN IRELAND
CHAPTER 12G: PROHIBITION ON USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY RECIPIENTS OF CITY CONTRACTS, GRANTS, AND LOANS
CHAPTER 12H: IMMIGRATION STATUS
CHAPTER 12I: CIVIL IMMIGRATION DETAINERS
CHAPTER 12J: CITY BUSINESS WITH BURMA PROHIBITED
CHAPTER 12K: SALARY HISTORY*
CHAPTER 12L: PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS AND MEETINGS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
CHAPTER 12M: PROTECTION OF PRIVATE INFORMATION*
CHAPTER 12N: LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, AND QUESTIONING YOUTH: YOUTH SERVICES SENSITIVITY TRAINING
CHAPTER 12O: EARNED INCOME CREDIT INFORMATION
CHAPTER 12P: MINIMUM COMPENSATION
CHAPTER 12Q: HEALTH CARE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 12R: MINIMUM WAGE
CHAPTER 12S: WORKING FAMILIES CREDIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 12T: CITY CONTRACTOR/SUBCONTRACTOR CONSIDERATION OF CRIMINAL HISTORY IN HIRING AND EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS
CHAPTER 12U: SWEATFREE CONTRACTING
CHAPTER 12V: PERSONAL SERVICES MINIMUM CONTRACTUAL RATE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 12W: SICK LEAVE*
CHAPTER 12X: PROHIBITING CITY TRAVEL AND CONTRACTING IN STATES THAT ALLOW DISCRIMINATION*
CHAPTER 12Y: SAN FRANCISCO SLAVERY DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 12Z: SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 13: JAILS AND PRISONERS
CHAPTER 14: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH CARE SECURITY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14A: DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 14B: LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE UTILIZATION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CONTRACTING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 14C: [EXPIRED]
CHAPTER 15: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
CHAPTER 16: OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES GENERALLY
CHAPTER 17: PUBLIC OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES
CHAPTER 18: PAYROLL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 19. COMMUNITY SAFETY CAMERA ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 19A: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER 19B: ACQUISITION OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 20: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER 21: ACQUISITION OF COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21A: HEALTH-RELATED COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
CHAPTER 21B: COMMODITIES AND SERVICES RELATING TO PROJECTS ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS
CHAPTER 21C: MISCELLANEOUS PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 21D: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21E: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21F: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 21G: [RESERVED]
CHAPTER 22: RADIO COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22A: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22B: TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22C: PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS
CHAPTER 22D: OPEN DATA POLICY
CHAPTER 22E: CITY-OWNED FIBER-OPTIC FACILITIES
CHAPTER 22G: OFFICE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 22H: DESIGNATION UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA)
CHAPTER 23: REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 23A: SURPLUS PUBLIC LANDS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CHAPTER 24A: ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE LOCAL RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR
CHAPTER 24B: RELOCATION APPEALS BOARD
CHAPTER 25: STREET LIGHTING
CHAPTER 26. DEEMED APPROVED OFF-STREET ALCOHOL USE NUISANCE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27: HEALTHY NAIL SALON RECOGNITION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 28: ADMINISTRATIVE DEBARMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 29: FINDINGS OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FEASIBILITY
CHAPTER 29A: [APPROVAL OF POWER PLANT; PLANNING CODE SEC.
CHAPTER 29B: CHILD CARE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CITY AND CITY-FUNDED PROJECTS
CHAPTER 30: CENTRALIZATION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 31: CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT PROCEDURES AND FEES
CHAPTER 32: RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 33: COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
CHAPTER 33A: LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)*
CHAPTER 34: NOTIFICATION TO ASSESSOR CONCERNING ZONING RECLASSIFICATIONS OF PROPERTY, CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS AND VARIANCES
CHAPTER 35: RESIDENTIAL, HOTEL, AND PDR COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION
CHAPTER 36: COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS AREA PLANS AND PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 37: RESIDENTIAL RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 37A: RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION FEE
CHAPTER 38: COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS; ACCESS IMPROVEMENT OBLIGATIONS AND NOTICE TO SMALL BUSINESS TENANTS REGARDING DISABILITY ACCESS
CHAPTER 39: [RIGHT TO RETURN TO REVITALIZED PUBLIC HOUSING]
CHAPTER 40: HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 41: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41A: RESIDENTIAL UNIT CONVERSION AND DEMOLITION
CHAPTER 41B: COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT
CHAPTER 41C: TIME-SHARE CONVERSION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41D: RESIDENTIAL HOTEL VISITOR POLICIES
CHAPTER 41E. RESIDENTIAL HOTEL MAIL RECEPTACLE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 41F: TOURIST HOTEL CONVERSION*
CHAPTER 42: INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 43: MUNICIPAL FINANCE LAW
CHAPTER 44: ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE PLANNING COUNCIL
CHAPTER 45: JURY FEES
CHAPTER 47: PREFERENCE IN CITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 48: RENTAL SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
CHAPTER 49: SECURITY DEPOSITS FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY
CHAPTER 49A: RESIDENTIAL TENANT COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 49B: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNITS: LOCK REPLACEMENTS BY LANDLORD WHEN TENANTS VACATE
CHAPTER 50: NONPROFIT PERFORMING ARTS LOAN PROGRAM
CHAPTER 51: VOLUNTARY ARTS CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 52: SAN FRANCISCO CARBON MITIGATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 53: URBAN AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 53A: URBAN AGRICULTURE INCENTIVE ZONES ACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 54: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
CHAPTER 56: DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS
CHAPTER 57: FILM COMMISSION
CHAPTER 58: RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN CIVIL MATTERS
CHAPTER 59: HEALTHY FOOD RETAILER ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 60: ASSISTED HOUSING PRESERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 61: WATERFRONT LAND USE
CHAPTER 62: DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS
CHAPTER 63: WATER EFFICIENT IRRIGATION ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 64: CITY EMPLOYEE AND CITY CONTRACTOR SAFETY AND HEALTH
CHAPTER 65: RENT REDUCTION AND RELOCATION PLAN FOR TENANTS INCONVENIENCED BY SEISMIC WORK PERFORMED PURSUANT TO CHAPTERS 14 AND 15 OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING CODE
CHAPTER 65A: COMPENSATION, OR SUBSTITUTE HOUSING SERVICE, FOR TENANTS AFFECTED BY TEMPORARY SEVERANCE OF SPECIFIED HOUSING SERVICES DURING MANDATORY SEISMIC WORK REQUIRED BY BUILDING CODE CHAPTER 34B
CHAPTER 66: SEISMIC SAFETY RETROFIT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 67: THE SAN FRANCISCO SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 67A: CELL PHONES, PAGERS AND SIMILAR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRICAL DEVICES
CHAPTER 68: CULTURAL EQUITY ENDOWMENT FUND
CHAPTER 69: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 70: IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 71: MILLS ACT CONTRACT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 72: RELOCATION ASSISTANCE FOR LEAD HAZARD REMEDIATION
CHAPTER 74: RENT ESCROW ACCOUNT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 77: BUILDING INSPECTION COMMISSION APPEALS
CHAPTER 78: DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION PERMIT TRACKING SYSTEM
CHAPTER 79: PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 79A: ADDITIONAL PREAPPROVAL NOTICE FOR CERTAIN CITY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 80: ANTI-BLIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 80A: ORDERS TO VACATE DUE TO HAZARDOUS HOUSING CONDITIONS
CHAPTER 82: LOCAL HIRING POLICY FOR CONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 83: FIRST SOURCE HIRING PROGRAM
CHAPTER 84: SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTIAL RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PERSONS DISQUALIFIED FROM FEDERAL RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAMS BY THE FEDERAL QUALITY HOUSING AND WORK RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1998 (QHWRA)
CHAPTER 86: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FIRST COMMISSION
CHAPTER 87: FAIR HOUSING IMPLEMENTATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 88: PERFORMANCE AND REVIEW ORDINANCE OF 1999
CHAPTER 89: DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES
CHAPTER 90: ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION
CHAPTER 90A: PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING MUSIC AND CULTURE
CHAPTER 91: LANGUAGE ACCESS
CHAPTER 92: REAL ESTATE LOAN COUNSELING AND EDUCATION
CHAPTER 93: PREGNANCY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 94: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLAZA PROGRAM
CHAPTER 94A: THE SAN FRANCISCO PLACES FOR PEOPLE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 95: IDENTIFICATION CARDS
CHAPTER 96: COORDINATION BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
CHAPTER 96A: LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 96B: POLICY MAKING MARIJUANA OFFENSES THE LOWEST LAW ENFORCEMENT PRIORITY
CHAPTER 96C: POLICE INTERROGATION OF YOUTH - JEFF ADACHI YOUTH RIGHTS ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 97: HEALTHCARE IMPACT REPORTS
CHAPTER 98: THE BETTER STREETS POLICY
CHAPTER 99: PUBLIC POWER IN NEW CITY DEVELOPMENTS
CHAPTER 100: PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE IMPOSITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE FINES
CHAPTER 101: RESTRICTING THE PURCHASE, SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES BY OR FOR THE CITY
CHAPTER 102: OUR CHILDREN, OUR FAMILIES COUNCIL
CHAPTER 103: NON-COOPERATION WITH IDENTITY-BASED REGISTRY ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 104: COLLECTION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY DATA
CHAPTER 105: CIGARETTE LITTER ABATEMENT FEE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 106: CITY NAVIGATION CENTERS
CHAPTER 107: CULTURAL DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 107A: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 107B: CASTRO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER (LGBTQ) CULTURAL DISTRICT
CHAPTER 109: PRIORITIZING 100% AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CHAPTER 115: AUTOMATED POINT OF SALE STATION REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 116: COMPATIBILITY AND PROTECTION FOR RESIDENTIAL USES AND PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT
CHAPTER 117: COOPERATIVE LIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
CHAPTER 119: SAFE PARKING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 120: ADMINISTRATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDS
CHAPTER 121: CLOSURE OF JUVENILE HALL
APPENDIX: Table of Initiative Ordinances and Policy Declarations
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Charter
San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code
BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE BUSINESS AND TAX REGULATIONS CODE
ARTICLE 1: PERMIT PROCEDURES
ARTICLE 2: LICENSE FEES
ARTICLE 3: [REPEALED]
ARTICLE 4: [RESERVED]
ARTICLE 5: ELECTRICAL MUSICAL DEVICES
ARTICLE 6: COMMON ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 7: TAX ON TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY OF HOTEL ROOMS
ARTICLE 8: SUGARY DRINKS DISTRIBUTOR TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 9: TAX ON OCCUPANCY OF PARKING SPACE IN PARKING STATIONS
ARTICLE 10: UTILITY USERS TAX
ARTICLE 10B: ACCESS LINE TAX
ARTICLE 11: STADIUM OPERATOR ADMISSION TAX
ARTICLE 12: BUSINESS REGISTRATION
ARTICLE 12-A: PAYROLL EXPENSE TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-A-1: GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 12-B: BUSINESS TAX REFUND
ARTICLE 12B-1: NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION AND GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP FUND TAX OPTION
ARTICLE 12-C: REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX
ARTICLE 12-D: UNIFORM LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
ARTICLE 13: CONNECTIONS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TERMINAL ALARM PANEL
ARTICLE 14: TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
ARTICLE 15: BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 15A: PUBLIC REALM LANDSCAPING, IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENT DISTRICTS ("GREEN BENEFIT DISTRICTS")
ARTICLE 16: LIVING WAGE FOR EDUCATORS PARCEL TAX
ARTICLE 17: BUSINESS TAX PENALTY AMNESTY PROGRAM
ARTICLE 20: FINANCIAL INFORMATION PRIVACY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 21: EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION COMMERCIAL RENTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 22: PARKING STATIONS; REVENUE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
ARTICLE 23: VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE EXPENDITURE PLAN
ARTICLE 28: HOMELESSNESS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 32: TRAFFIC CONGESTION MITIGATION TAX
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code
San Francisco Environment Code
ENVIRONMENT CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE ENVIRONMENT CODE
CHAPTER 1: PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE POLICY STATEMENT
CHAPTER 2: ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 3: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
CHAPTER 4: HEALTHY AIR AND CLEAN TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 5: RESOURCE CONSERVATION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 7: GREEN BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR CITY BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 8: TROPICAL HARDWOOD AND VIRGIN REDWOOD BAN
CHAPTER 9: GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TARGETS AND DEPARTMENTAL ACTION PLANS
CHAPTER 10: TRANSPORTATION OF AGGREGATE MATERIALS
CHAPTER 11: CELL PHONE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 12: URBAN FORESTRY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 13: ARSENIC-TREATED WOOD
CHAPTER 14: CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECOVERY ORDINANCE*
CHAPTER 15: GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 16: FOOD SERVICE AND PACKAGING WASTE REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 17: PLASTIC BAG REDUCTION ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 18: SOLAR ENERGY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
CHAPTER 19: MANDATORY RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING
CHAPTER 20: EXISTING BUILDINGS ENERGY PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 21: CLEAN ENERGY FULL DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 22: SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL
CHAPTER 23: DRINK TAP ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 24: BOTTLED DRINKING WATER
CHAPTER 25: CLEAN CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS
CHAPTER 26: BETTER ROOF REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 27: ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
CHAPTER 28: FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS IN UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND JUVENILE PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 29: ELECTRIC VEHICLE READINESS IMPLEMENTATION*
CHAPTER 30: RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 31: ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND CHARGING IN COMMERCIAL PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES*
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Fire Code
San Francisco Health Code
HEALTH CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE HEALTH CODE
ARTICLE 1: ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1A: ANIMAL SACRIFICE
ARTICLE 1B: PERFORMANCE OF WILD OR EXOTIC ANIMALS FOR PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT OR AMUSEMENT
ARTICLE 1C: SALE OF ANIMALS
ARTICLE 1D: ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 2: COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
ARTICLE 3: HOSPITALS
ARTICLE 4: DECEASED PERSONS
ARTICLE 5: PUBLIC HEALTH - GENERAL
ARTICLE 6: GARBAGE AND REFUSE
ARTICLE 7: LAUNDRIES
ARTICLE 8: FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 8A: CANNABIS CONSUMPTION PERMITS
ARTICLE 9: DAIRY AND MILK CODE
ARTICLE 10: MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 11: NUISANCES
ARTICLE 11A: BED BUG INFESTATION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, DISCLOSURE, AND REPORTING
ARTICLE 12: SANITATION - GENERAL
ARTICLE 12A: BACKFLOW PREVENTION
ARTICLE 12B: SOIL BORING AND WELL REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 12C: ALTERNATE WATER SOURCES FOR NON-POTABLE APPLICATIONS
ARTICLE 14: AMBULANCES AND ROUTINE MEDICAL TRANSPORT VEHICLES
ARTICLE 15: PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATING THE USE OF 'ECONOMIC POISONS'
ARTICLE 17: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY AT SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL
ARTICLE 18: PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF CITATIONS TO VIOLATORS
ARTICLE 19: SMOKING POLLUTION CONTROL
ARTICLE 19A: REGULATING SMOKING IN EATING ESTABLISHMENTS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19B: REGULATING SMOKING IN SHARED OFFICE WORKPLACE [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19C: REGULATING SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES AND IN HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19D: PROHIBITING CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINES
ARTICLE 19E: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT AND CERTAIN SPORTS ARENAS [SUSPENDED]
ARTICLE 19F: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN ENCLOSED AREAS, CERTAIN UNENCLOSED AREAS, AND SPORTS STADIUMS
ARTICLE 19G: ENFORCEMENT OF SMOKING PROHIBITIONS
ARTICLE 19H: PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF TOBACCO
ARTICLE 19I: PROHIBITING SMOKING IN CITY PARK AND RECREATIONAL AREAS AND FARMERS' MARKETS
ARTICLE 19J: PROHIBITING PHARMACIES FROM SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19K: PROHIBITING SALES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY OR UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 19L: PROHIBITING SMOKING AT CERTAIN OUTDOOR EVENTS
ARTICLE 19M: DISCLOSURE TO PROSPECTIVE RESIDENTIAL TENANTS OF WHETHER A UNIT IS SMOKE FREE OR SMOKING OPTIONAL, AND INFORMING EXISTING RESIDENTIAL TENANTS WHERE SMOKING IS OPTIONAL
ARTICLE 19N: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES - RESTRICTIONS ON SALE AND USE
ARTICLE 19O: [SMOKELESS TOBACCO - USE PROHIBITED AT ATHLETIC VENUES]
ARTICLE 19P: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO PERSONS AGED 18, 19, OR 20
ARTICLE 19Q: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS
ARTICLE 19R: PROHIBITING THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES LACKING FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION PREMARKET APPROVAL
ARTICLE 19S: PROHIBITING THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
ARTICLE 20: ALKYL NITRITES
ARTICLE 21: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
ARTICLE 21A: RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 22: HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 22A: ANALYZING SOILS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE
ARTICLE 22B: CONSTRUCTION DUST CONTROL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 23: VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL WORKER SAFETY
ARTICLE 24: CHLOROFLUOROCARBON RECOVERY AND RECYCLING
ARTICLE 25: MEDICAL WASTE GENERATOR REGISTRATION, PERMITTING, INSPECTIONS AND FEES
ARTICLE 26: COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD POISONING INVESTIGATION, MANAGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
ARTICLE 27: HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM AGREEMENT
ARTICLE 28: MEDICAL CANNABIS USER AND PRIMARY CAREGIVER IDENTIFICATION CARDS
ARTICLE 29: LICENSING AND REGULATION OF MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS AND MASSAGE BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 30: REGULATION OF DIESEL BACKUP GENERATORS
ARTICLE 31: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 32: DISEASE PREVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
ARTICLE 33: MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT
ARTICLE 34: HEALTHY PRODUCTS, HEALTHY CHILDREN ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 35: BIOLOGICAL AGENT DETECTORS
ARTICLE 36: CHILD COUGH AND COLD MEDICINE WARNING ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 37: TRANS FAT FREE RESTAURANT PROGRAM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: ENHANCED VENTILATION REQUIRED FOR URBAN INFILL SENSITIVE USE DEVELOPMENTS
ARTICLE 39: COMMERCIAL DOG WALKING
ARTICLE 40: SAFE BODY ART
ARTICLE 41: MENTAL HEALTH
ARTICLE 42: SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 43: SURPLUS MEDICATION REPOSITORY AND DISTRIBUTION
ARTICLE 45: CITY-OPERATED ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Municipal Elections Code
San Francisco Park Code
San Francisco Planning Code
San Francisco Zoning Maps
San Francisco Police Code
POLICE CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 1: PUBLIC NUISANCES
ARTICLE 1.1: REGULATING THE USE OF VEHICLES FOR HUMAN HABITATION
ARTICLE 1.2 DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH MINOR CHILDREN
ARTICLE 1.3: TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RENTAL INCREASES RENT ROLLBACK BASED UPON APRIL 15, 1979, RENTAL RATES AND REFUNDING ANY RENT INCREASES
ARTICLE 1.5: DISPLAY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY CONSERVATION DECALS
ARTICLE 2: DISORDERLY CONDUCT
ARTICLE 3: GAMES OF CHANCE
ARTICLE 4: PARADES
ARTICLE 4.5: FUNERAL PROCESSION ESCORTS
ARTICLE 5: OFFENSIVE POWDERS
ARTICLE 6: FRAUD AND DECEIT
ARTICLE 7: ANIMALS AND BIRDS
ARTICLE 7.1: HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLES
ARTICLE 8: MINORS
ARTICLE 9: MISCELLANEOUS CONDUCT REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 9.5: PROHIBITING OF PROFESSIONAL STRIKEBREAKERS
ARTICLE 9.6: REGULATIONS FOR SOLICITATION FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES
ARTICLE 10: REGULATIONS FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 10.1: REGULATING EXPOSURE OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CARTOONS OR DRAWINGS ON NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 10.2: REGULATION OF COMPUTER RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 11: REGULATIONS FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 11.1: COMMERCIAL DISPLAY OF DEAD HUMAN BODIES
ARTICLE 11.2: REGULATIONS FOR ADULT THEATERS AND ADULT BOOKSTORES PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 12: REGULATIONS FOR AUTOMOBILES
ARTICLE 13: MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS FOR PROFESSIONS AND TRADES
ARTICLE 13.1: JUNK DEALERS - PERMIT AND REGULATION
ARTICLE 13.2 BICYCLE MESSENGER BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.3: CAR RENTAL BUSINESSES
ARTICLE 13.4: REDUCING RENTAL-CAR BURGLARIES
ARTICLE 14: LICENSES FOR ADVERTISING
ARTICLE 15: LICENSES FOR AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE 15.1: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 15.2: ENTERTAINMENT REGULATIONS FOR EXTENDED-HOURS PREMISES
ARTICLE 15.3: PROHIBITING NUDE PERFORMERS, WAITERS AND WAITRESSES
ARTICLE 15.4: ENCOUNTER STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.5: NUDE MODELS IN PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS
ARTICLE 15.6: ESCORT SERVICES
ARTICLE 15.7: EVENT PROMOTERS
ARTICLE 16: REGULATION OF CANNABIS
ARTICLE 17: MISCELLANEOUS LICENSE REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 17.1: REGULATIONS FOR FORTUNETELLING; PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 18: SAN FRANCISCO POLICE PISTOL RANGE
ARTICLE 19: DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
ARTICLE 20: REPRODUCING AND FURNISHING REPORTS
ARTICLE 22: CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE HEALTH CODE AND POLICE CODE
ARTICLE 23: REGULATIONS FOR PORT AREA*
ARTICLE 24: REGULATING STREET ARTISTS*
ARTICLE 25: REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE PROTECTION AND SECURITY SERVICES*
ARTICLE 26: REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC BATH HOUSES
ARTICLE 27: REGULATIONS FOR MORTGAGE MODIFICATION CONSULTANTS
ARTICLE 28: REGULATIONS FOR PAWNBROKERS PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 29: REGULATION OF NOISE
ARTICLE 30: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR DRIVERS
ARTICLE 30.1: PERMITS FOR TOW CAR FIRMS
ARTICLE 31: REGULATIONS FOR TEMPORARY HELIPORTS AND PERMIT PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 32: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING BINGO GAMES
ARTICLE 32A: REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCTING POKER GAMES
ARTICLE 33: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, COLOR, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, PLACE OF BIRTH, SEX, AGE, RELIGION, CREED, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, WEIGHT, OR HEIGHT
ARTICLE 33A: PROHIBITION OF EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE WITH EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES AND REGULATIONS OF EMPLOYER DRUG TESTING OF EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33B: PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION BY CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE NOT DISTINCTLY PRIVATE
ARTICLE 33C: DISPLACED WORKER PROTECTION
ARTICLE 33D: GROCERY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33E: HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WORKER RETENTION
ARTICLE 33F: HOURS AND RETENTION PROTECTIONS FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33G: PREDICTABLE SCHEDULING AND FAIR TREATMENT FOR FORMULA RETAIL EMPLOYEES
ARTICLE 33H: PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
ARTICLE 33I: LACTATION IN THE WORKPLACE
ARTICLE 33J: PARITY IN PAY
ARTICLE 34: REGULATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS - PERMIT AND LICENSE PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 35: FIREARM STRICT LIABILITY ACT
ARTICLE 36: PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR DRUG, OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WHILE UPON PUBLIC PREMISES SELLING OR SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
ARTICLE 36A: [SALE, MANUFACTURE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION; POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS]
ARTICLE 36B: STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 36C: PROHIBITION OF FIREARMS AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS
ARTICLE 36D: GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS
ARTICLE 37: POLICE EMERGENCY ALARM ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 38: PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF AIDS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 39: PEDICABS
ARTICLE 40: DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 41: PROHIBITING THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF REPLICA HYPODERMIC NEEDLES OR SYRINGES
ARTICLE 42: SALE AND DISPLAY OF AEROSOL PAINT CONTAINERS AND MARKER PENS
ARTICLE 42A: COLOR TIRES
ARTICLE 42B: MERCURY THERMOMETERS
ARTICLE 42D: SALE AND DISPLAY OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING HYDROFLUORIC ACID
ARTICLE 43: ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 44: CLOSED CAPTIONS ACTIVATION REQUIREMENT ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 45: FIREARMS AND WEAPONS VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 46: PROHIBITING SELF-SERVICE MERCHANDISING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXCEPT IN PLACES TO WHICH MINORS HAVE NO ACCESS
ARTICLE 47: PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
ARTICLE 48: LASER POINTERS
ARTICLE 49: PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERING ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS AND RELATED INFORMATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING DECISIONS
ARTICLE 50: CRIMINAL HISTORY IN ADMISSION TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
ARTICLE 51: STORMWATER FLOOD RISK DISCLOSURE
ARTICLE 52: OCCUPANT'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE A COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PROVIDER
ARTICLE 55: ACCEPTANCE OF CASH BY BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUSINESSES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Port Code
San Francisco Public Works Code
PUBLIC WORKS CODE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CODES
PREFACE TO THE PUBLIC WORKS CODE
ARTICLE 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 2: PUBLIC CONTRACT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 2.1: PERMIT FEES AND OCCUPANCY ASSESSMENTS
ARTICLE 2.3: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
ARTICLE 2.4: EXCAVATION IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
ARTICLE 3: REGULATIONS IN REGARD TO WORKING CONDITIONS
ARTICLE 4: SEWERS
ARTICLE 4.1: INDUSTRIAL WASTE
ARTICLE 4.2. SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 4.3: SEWERS
ARTICLE 5: STREET FLOWER MARKETS
ARTICLE 5.1: ANTI-LITTER RECEPTACLES
ARTICLE 5.2: TABLES AND CHAIRS IN PUBLIC SIDEWALK OR ROADWAY AREAS
ARTICLE 5.3: DISPLAY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OR NONFOOD MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 5.4: REGULATION OF NEWSRACKS
ARTICLE 5.5: DISTRIBUTION OF FREE SAMPLE MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
ARTICLE 5.6: POSTING OF SIGNS ON CITY-OWNED LAMP POSTS OR UTILITY POLES
ARTICLE 5.7: HANDBILL DISTRIBUTION ON PRIVATE PREMISES; DISPLAY OF BANNERS
ARTICLE 5.8: PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR MOBILE FOOD FACILITIES CONCERNING PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
ARTICLE 6: STREET IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 6.1: IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURE CODE
ARTICLE 7: MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS
ARTICLE 9: UNACCEPTED STREETS
ARTICLE 11: SPUR TRACKS
ARTICLE 13: ENGINEERING INSPECTION
ARTICLE 14: UNDERGROUND PIPES, WIRES AND CONDUITS
ARTICLE 15: MISCELLANEOUS
ARTICLE 16: URBAN FORESTRY ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 16.1: TREE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
ARTICLE 17: CONTROL OF DUMPS DISPOSING OF MATERIALS FROM CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION
ARTICLE 18: UTILITY FACILITIES
ARTICLE 19: PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOOTHS ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE 20: PROHIBITED BICYCLE ACTIONS AND TRANSACTIONS
ARTICLE 21: RESTRICTION OF USE OF POTABLE WATER FOR SOIL COMPACTION AND DUST CONTROL ACTIVITIES
ARTICLE 22: RECLAIMED WATER USE
ARTICLE 23: GRAFFITI REMOVAL AND ABATEMENT
ARTICLE 24: SHOPPING CARTS
ARTICLE 25: PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE FACILITIES
ARTICLE 26*: ILLEGAL DUMPING
ARTICLE 27: SURFACE-MOUNTED FACILITIES
References to Ordinances
San Francisco Subdivision Code
San Francisco Transportation Code
San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) Codes
Comprehensive Ordinance List
CHAPTER 32:
RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM
 
Article
IN GENERAL
RESPONSIBILITIES OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAM
CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, AREA LOAN COMMITTEE AND AREA RENT COMMITTEE
DESIGNATION OF RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION AREAS AND DEVELOPMENT OF PLAN FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS
LIMITATIONS ON AMOUNT OF LOAN
TERMS OF CONVENTIONAL RAP LOANS
HARDSHIP LOANS
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
 
ARTICLE I:
IN GENERAL
 
Purpose.
Definitions.
References to Public Officials and Public Agencies.
 
SEC. 32.1.  PURPOSE.
   This Chapter provides for the administration and financing of a Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RAP) in the City and County of San Francisco. The provisions of this Chapter constitute the City and County's comprehensive residential rehabilitation financing program adopted pursuant to the Marks-Foran Residential Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 37910, et seq., of the Health and Safety Code and under Charter Section 7.308.
   The purpose of RAP is to improve the condition of housing and the quality of life in San Francisco by providing a means through which property owners in designated residential areas in San Francisco which are deteriorating may obtain financial assistance to rehabilitate their property. It shall be the policy of RAP to maintain the existing diversity of San Francisco's neighborhoods; to encourage the existence of low and moderate income housing; and to preserve the residential character of designated areas. The methods to be used consist of concentrated code enforcement; relocation assistance; low-cost, long-term loans for property rehabilitation, and public improvements necessary to ensure the successful rehabilitation of the area. It shall be the policy of the City and County to provide adequate funding for these purposes as funds are available.
(Amended by Ord. 116-77, App. 4/1/77)
SEC. 32.2.  DEFINITIONS.
   Unless the context otherwise requires, the following definitions govern the construction of this Chapter:
   (a)   "Abatement Appeals Board" means the board described in Section 203.1 through 203.1G of the San Francisco Building Code.
   (b)   "Area Rent Committee" means the committee established in accordance with Section 32.34.
   (c)   "Bonds" means any bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures, or other obligations issued by the City and County pursuant to this Chapter and which are payable exclusively from revenues, as defined, and from any other funds specified in this Chapter upon which the bonds may be made a charge and from which they are payable.
   (d)   "City" means the City and County of San Francisco.
   (e)   "Citizens Advisory Committee" means the committee established in accordance with Section 32.30.
   (f)   "Code enforcement area" has the same meaning as residential rehabilitation area.
   (g)   "Conventional RAP loan" means any residential rehabilitation loan made pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter which is not a hardship loan.
   (h)   "Designated area" has the same meaning as residential rehabilitation Area.
   (i)   "Finance" means the lending of money or any other thing of value for the purpose of residential rehabilitation and unless otherwise indicated includes refinancing of outstanding indebtedness of a participating party with respect to property which is subject to residential rehabilitation.
   (j)   "General property improvements" means those items of residential rehabilitation which are not necessary to meet either rehabilitation standards or incipient violations thereof.
   (k)   "Hardship loan" means an interest-free loan with deferred payments of principal made to a qualified low-income owner-occupant of property subject to residential rehabilitation who would not otherwise be able to pay the cost of meeting rehabilitation standards.
   (l)   "Incipient code violation" is a physical condition which can be expected to deteriorate into a violation of a rehabilitation standard within two years.
   (m)   "Loan Committee" means the committee established in accordance with Section 32.32
   (n)   "Participating Party" means any person, company, corporation, partnership, firm or other entity or group of entities requiring financing for residential rehabilitation pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter.
   (o)   "Program" means the Rehabilitation Assistance Program described in this Chapter and includes, but is not limited to, the provisions for code enforcement, rehabilitation financing, and installation of public improvements in residential rehabilitation areas.
   (p)   "Rehabilitation Assistance Program" or "RAP" has the same meaning as "program."
   (q)   "Rehabilitation standards" means the standards established in the City and County Housing Code and other applicable City and County codes relating to the physical condition of structures.
   (r)   "Rent Board" means the Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (s)   "Residence" means any structure, residential or commercial, which is located in a residential rehabilitation area.
   (t)   "Residential rehabilitation" means the construction, reconstruction, renovation, replacement, extension, repair, betterment, equipping, developing, embellishing, or otherwise improving residences consistent with standards of strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability, and safety, so that such structures are satisfactory and safe to occupy for residential purposes and are not conducive to ill health, transmission of disease, infant mortality, juvenile delinquency or crime because of any one or more of the following factors:
      (1)   Defective design and character of physical construction;
      (2)   Faulty interior arrangement and exterior spacing;
      (3)   Inadequate provisions for ventilation, lighting and sanitation; or
      (4)   Obsolescence, deterioration and dilapidation.
   (u)   "Residential rehabilitation area" means the geographical area designated by the Board of Supervisors as one for inclusion in a comprehensive residential rehabilitation financing program pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter. It may also be referred to as the "designated area" or the "Code enforcement area," the latter term being used in Section 301A of the Housing Code.
      (v)   "Residential rehabilitation loan fund" means the fund established with the proceeds of bonds issued pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter or any other fund established for the purpose of making loans to property owners pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter.
(Amended by Ord. 269-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 32.3.  REFERENCES TO PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND PUBLIC AGENCIES.
   (a)   Unless otherwise indicated, all public officials and public agencies named in this Chapter are officials and agencies of the City and County.
   (b)   Whenever a City and County official is referred to in this Chapter, the reference includes that official and his or her designee or designees.
   (c)   All references to the Charter or to ordinances are references to the Charter or to ordinances of the City and County.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
ARTICLE II:
RESPONSIBILITIES OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
 
Issuance of Bonds.
Commitment to Enforce Rehabilitation Standards and Implement Plan for Public Improvements.
Designation of Residential Rehabilitation Areas.
Approval of Fees, Charges and Interest Rates on Financing.
Revision of Loan Charges.
 
SEC. 32.10.  ISSUANCE OF BONDS.
   The Board of Supervisors may from time to time by resolution authorize procedures for the issuance of bonds for the purpose of establishing a loan fund to be used to assist property owners with the rehabilitation of property located in Residential Rehabilitation Areas. The repayment of principal, interest and other charges on the loans to property owners, together with such other moneys as the Board of Supervisors may, in its discretion, make available therefor, shall be the sole source of funds pledged by the City and County for repayment of such bonds. Bonds issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall not be deemed to constitute a debt or liability of the City and County or a pledge of the faith and credit of the City and County, but shall be payable solely from the funds specified in this Section. The issuance of such bonds shall not directly, indirectly or contingently obligate the Board of Supervisors to levy or to pledge any form of taxation whatever therefor, or to make any appropriation for their payment.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.11.  COMMITMENT TO ENFORCE REHABILITATION STANDARDS AND IMPLEMENT PLAN FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.
   Prior to using funds generated by the issuance of bonds pursuant to this Chapter for financing residential rehabilitation in any residential rehabilitation area, the Board of Supervisors shall adopt a resolution committing the City and County, subject to budgetary and fiscal limitations, to:
   (a)   Enforcement of rehabilitation standards in 95 percent of the structures in the Residential Rehabilitation Area; and
   (b)   Implementation of plan for public improvements in the Residential Rehabilitation Area, which plan has been developed with citizen participation and adopted by the Board of Supervisors after a public hearing.
   Enforcement of rehabilitation standards shall be deemed to have been completed when a structure has been brought into compliance with rehabilitation standards; when a structure is the subject of litigation directed to requiring compliance with rehabilitation standards; or when the owner of a structure is given a deferred time by the Abatement Appeals Board for compliance with specified rehabilitation standards which do not constitute immediate life hazards as that term is defined by the Director of the Department of Public Works.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.12.  DESIGNATION OF RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION AREAS.
   The Board of Supervisors shall be responsible for designating, upon the recommendation of the Chief Administrative Officer, residential rehabilitation areas following the procedures and criteria provided for in Article V.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.13.  APPROVAL OF FEES, CHARGES AND INTEREST RATES ON FINANCING.
   The Board of Supervisors shall, upon the recommendations of the Chief Administrative Officer, approve by resolution prior to levy, all fees, charges and interest rates to be charged participating parties in connection with financing residential rehabilitation.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.14.  REVISION OF LOAN CHARGES.
   Prior to any revision of the fees, charges and interest rates for financing residential rehabilitation, the Board of Supervisors shall prescribe standards for the revision of such fees, charges and interest rates. Such standards:
   (a)   Shall be adopted by the Board of Supervisors after a public hearing preceded by public notice to affected parties; and
   (b)   May reflect only changes in interest rates on the City and County's bonds, losses due to defaults, and bona fide changes in loan servicing charges related to the administration of a program under the provisions of this Chapter.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
ARTICLE III:
ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAM
 
Responsibility for Administration of Program.
Rules and Regulations.
Management of Bond Proceeds.
Recommendation of Fees, Charges and Interest Rates on Financing.
Notice of Defaults and Foreclosures.
Publication of Explanatory Brochure.
 
SEC. 32.20.  RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAM.
   The Chief Administrative Officer shall be responsible for administration of all aspects of the Rehabilitation Assistance Program except those aspects for which responsibility is specifically retained by the Board of Supervisors or assigned by the Board of Supervisors to another City and County agency. The Chief Administrative Officer, and each City and County agency assigned responsibilities by or pursuant to this Chapter, shall have all such authority as may be reasonably necessary to carry out those responsibilities. While retaining overall responsibility for administration of the program, the Chief Administrative Officer shall utilize the services of the Department of Public Works in connection with the code enforcement aspects of the program, and the services of the Real Estate Department in connection with the rehabilitation financing aspects of the program. The Chief Administrative Officer may also request the assistance of any other City and County agency in meeting his or her responsibilities under this program.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.21.  RULES AND REGULATIONS.
   The Chief Administrative Officer shall promulgate such rules and regulations as he or she may deem appropriate to carry out the provisions of this Chapter. These rules and regulations shall be developed with the participation of the Citizen Advisory Committees and the Rent Board. A copy of all such rules and regulations shall be available for review by the public during regular business hours in the office of the Chief Administrative Officer, the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, the Department of Public Works, and in every other office established for the purpose of carrying out this program.
(Added by Ord. 269-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 32.22.  MANAGEMENT OF BOND PROCEEDS.
   Unless provided otherwise in any bond resolution adopted pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter, the Chief Administrative Officer, acting on the recommendation of the Controller:
   (a)   May invest and reinvest both the bond proceeds and the revenues from the financing of residential rehabilitation, and
   (b)   May manage fiscally the proceeds of bonds issued for the purpose of establishing a residential rehabilitation loan fund, or
   (c)   Together with the Purchaser may enter into contractual arrangement with private lending institutions or trust companies to manage the Residential Rehabilitation Loan Fund, including investment and reinvestment of the funds, disbursements from the fund and collection of revenues.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.23.  RECOMMENDATION OF FEES, CHARGES AND INTEREST RATES ON FINANCING.
   The Chief Administrative Officer, acting on the advice of the Controller, shall recommend to the Board of Supervisors for adoption:
   (a)   The fees, charges and interest rates which will be charged participating parties in connection with financing residential rehabilitation; and
   (b)   Revisions, as necessary, of the fees, charges and interest rates levied on participating parties, consistent with the standards adopted by the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Section 32.14.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.24.  NOTICE OF DEFAULTS AND FORECLOSURES.
   When there is a default on a conventional RAP loan secured by a deed of trust naming the City and County as a beneficiary and the property becomes subject to foreclosure procedures, the Chief Administrative Officer shall so inform the Citizens Advisory Committee for the residential rehabilitation area where the property is located.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.25.  PUBLICATION OF EXPLANATORY BROCHURE.
   Subject to funds being available, the Chief Administrative Officer shall cause to be published and available to the public a brochure describing RAP and how it affects both tenants and property owners.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
ARTICLE IV:
CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, AREA LOAN
COMMITTEE AND AREA RENT COMMITTEE
 
Citizens Advisory Committee – Membership.
Citizens Advisory Committee – Membership.
Citizens Advisory Committee – Functions.
Loan Committee – Membership.
Loan Committee – Functions.
Area Rent Committee.
 
SEC. 32.30.  CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE – MEMBERSHIP.
   (a)   There shall be established a Citizens Advisory Committee for each residential rehabilitation area. Each Citizens Advisory Committee shall consist of not more than 11 persons.
   (b)   Property owners shall constitute six of the 11 members when 50 percent or more of the structures are owner occupied. The balance of the membership shall be tenants.
   (c)   Tenants shall constitute six of the 11 members when less than 50 percent of the structures are owner occupied. The balance of the membership shall be property owners.
   (d)   The determination as to whether 50 percent or more of the structures are owner-occupied shall be made by Director of Planning at the time an area is proposed for designation as a RAP area by the Director.
(Amended by Ord. 567-77, App. 12/29/77)
SEC. 32.30-1.  CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE – MEMBERSHIP.
   (a)   There shall be established a Citizens Advisory Committee for each residential rehabilitation area. Each Citizens Advisory Committee shall consist of 11 persons.
   (b)   Members of the Citizens Advisory Committee shall be selected from the following groups which are defined only for the purposes of Section 32.30-1.
      (1)   "Property owners" means persons owning property in the residential rehabilitation area.
      (2)   "Employees of property owners" means residents of the residential rehabilitation area who are employed by area property owners for 20 or more hours per month.
      (3)   "Agents of property owners" means residents of the residential rehabilitation area who represent an area property owner in dealing with third persons for any purpose.
      (4)   "Tenants" means residents of the residential rehabilitation area who are not area property owners, employees of property owners, or agents of property owners as defined in this Section.
   (c)   At least one property owner, and either additional property owners, employees of property owners, or agents of property owners shall constitute six of the 11 members of the Citizens Advisory Committee when 50 percent of the structures are owner-occupied. The balance of the membership shall be tenants.
   (d)   Tenants shall constitute six of the 11 members of the Citizens Advisory Committee when less than 50 percent of the structures are owner-occupied. The balance of the membership shall consist of at least one property owner and either additional property owners, employees of property owners, or agents of property owners.
   (e)   The determination as to whether 50 percent or more of the structures are owner-occupied shall be made by the Director of Planning at the time an area is proposed for designation as a RAP area by the Director.
   (f)   If the number of nominees for any constituency on the Citizens Advisory Committee exceeds the number of openings for that constituency, a publicly announced election shall be held to select the members of that constituency and only members of that constituency may vote in that election. Property owners, employees of property owners, and agents of property owners shall constitute one constituency. Tenants shall constitute a separate constituency.
   (g)   All nominations, appointments and elections necessary to carry out the purposes of this Section shall be in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the Chief Administrative Officer or the person to whom responsibility for administration of the program has been delegated.
   (h)   The provision of this Section shall apply only in residential rehabilitation assistance areas designated by resolution of the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Section 32.43 on or after July 1, 1977.
(Added by Ord. 225-78, App. 5/1/78)
SEC. 32.31.  CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE – FUNCTIONS.
   The functions of the Citizens Advisory Committee include the following:
   (a)   Assist the Director of Planning and other relevant City and County departments in developing a plan for public improvements in the residential rehabilitation area;
   (b)   Participate with the Chief Administrative Officer in development of the rules and regulations governing implementation of the program;
   (c)   Assist the Chief Administrative Officer in implementation of the Residential Rehabilitation Program in the Residential Rehabilitation Area;
   (d)   Appoint a representative from the Residential Rehabilitation Area to the Loan Committee;
   (e)   Appoint members of the Area Rent Committee;
   (f)   Develop by-laws for the operation of the Citizens Advisory Committee, which by-laws shall be subject to the approval of the Chief Administrative Officer;
   (g)   Assist the Chief Administrative Officer in his or her selection of the liaison staff; and
   (h)   Act as liaison between the Chief Administrative Officer and the owners of property in and residents of the Residential Rehabilitation Area in solving problems which arise in the course of implementation of the program.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.32.  LOAN COMMITTEE – MEMBERSHIP.
   There shall be a loan committee consisting of the following members:
   (a)   One individual from each Residential Rehabilitation Area who shall be appointed by the Citizens Advisory Committee for the area;
   (b)   One individual who is a permanent employee of the Real Estate Department; and
   (c)   One individual qualified in the field of real estate lending and financing who shall be appointed by the Chief Administrative Officer, unless provided otherwise in any bond resolution issued pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.33.  LOAN COMMITTEE – FUNCTIONS.
   The functions of Loan Committee are as follows:
   (a)   The Loan Committee shall periodically review the rules and procedures and standards for the granting of residential rehabilitation loans and shall recommend changes as needed to the chief Administrative Officer.
   (b)   The Loan Committee shall review and recommend approval or denial of applications required to be considered by the Loan Committee by or pursuant to this Chapter.
   (c)   The Loan Committee shall operate in an manner consistent with by-laws which shall be developed by the Chief Administrative Officer, and the recommendations of approval or denial of loan applications shall be in accordance with the requirements contained in, or adopted pursuant to, this Chapter.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.34.  AREA RENT COMMITTEE.
   There shall be an Area Rent Committee established in each Residential Rehabilitation Area. Each Area Rent Committee shall consist of two tenants and two landlords living in the area who shall be appointed by the Citizens Advisory Committee pursuant to procedures established by the Chief Administrative Officer.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
ARTICLE V:
DESIGNATION OF RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION AREAS AND DEVELOPMENT OF PLAN FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS
 
Provisions Supercede Section 301.A of Housing Code.
Initial Selection of Areas for Designation as Residential Rehabilitation Areas by the Director of Planning.
Recommendation of an Area for Designation as a Residential Rehabilitation Area by the Chief Administrative Officer.
Designation of Residential Rehabilitation Areas by the Board of Supervisors.
Plan for Public Improvements.
 
SEC. 32.40.  PROVISIONS SUPERSEDE SECTION 301.A OF HOUSING CODE.
   The provisions of this Article control designation of areas for residential rehabilitation assistance without regard to the provisions of Section 301.A of the Housing Code.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.41.  INITIAL SELECTION OF AREAS FOR DESIGNATION AS RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION AREAS BY THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING.
   (a)   The Director of Planning shall recommend to the Chief Administrative Officer areas to be considered for designation by the Board of Supervisors.
   (b)   Prior to recommending an area, the Director of Planning shall conduct one or more public meetings in the area. Residents, property owners and representatives of neighborhood organizations shall be invited to attend these meetings. At these meetings the Director of Planning shall explain the rehabilitation assistance program, shall invite comments from the public and shall raise for discussion the following issues:
      (1)   Would rent increases or demolitions resulting from the cost of meeting rehabilitation standards result in widespread displacement of tenants;
      (2)   Would RAP assist neighborhood-initiated improvement programs;
      (3)   Would RAP preserve and improve the social, ethnic, and economic integration of the area; and
      (4)   Is there support from residents of the area and from the owners of property in the area for institution of the RAP?
   (c)   In deciding whether to recommend an area for designation as a Residential Rehabilitation Area, the Director of Planning shall take into consideration the comments from and the discussions with the public at the hearings held pursuant to Subsection (b). With each recommendation of a Residential Rehabilitation Area, the Director of Planning shall convey an opinion to the Chief Administrative Officer concerning the following factors:
      (1)   The extent of public support for designation of the area as a Residential Rehabilitation Area;
      (2)   Whether there is a substantial number of deteriorating structures in the area which do not conform to rehabilitation standards;
      (3)   Whether there is a need for financial assistance for residential rehabilitation to arrest the deterioration of the area;
      (4)   Whether financing of residential rehabilitation in the area is economically feasible;
      (5)   Whether rent increases or demolitions resulting from the cost of meeting rehabilitation standards would result in widespread displacement of tenants;
      (6)   Whether institution of RAP in the area would assist in neighborhood initiated improvement programs; and
      (7)   Whether institution of RAP would preserve and improve the social, ethnic, and economic integration of the area.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.42.  RECOMMENDATION OF AN AREA FOR DESIGNATION AS A RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION AREA BY THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER.
   If, after reviewing the recommendation of the Director of Planning for designation of an area, the Chief Administrative Officer is satisfied that the area is appropriate for designation as a Residential Rehabilitation Area, the Chief Administrative Officer shall recommend to the Board of Supervisors that it designate the area as a Residential Rehabilitation Area. Along with any recommendation of an area for designation as a Residential Rehabilitation Area, the Chief Administrative Officer shall transmit to the Board of Supervisors the Director of Planning's opinion given pursuant to Section 32.41(c).
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.43.  DESIGNATION OF RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION AREAS BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
   Residential Rehabilitation Areas shall be so designated by resolution of the Board of Supervisors following a public hearing and findings that:
   (a)   There is a substantial number of deteriorating structures in the area which do not conform to rehabilitation standards;
   (b)   Low-cost, long-term property owner loans are necessary to arrest the deterioration of the area; and
   (c)   Based upon currently available data and past experience with residential rehabilitation assistance projects (including experience with federally assisted code enforcement areas), financing of residential rehabilitation in the area is economically feasible.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.44.  PLAN FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.
   With the participation of the Citizens Advisory Committee, and in consultation with other relevant City and County agencies, the Director of Planning shall develop a proposed plan for public improvements for each Residential Rehabilitation Area. The proposed plan for public improvements for each area shall include all items the Director of Planning deems necessary to the successful rehabilitation of the Residential Rehabilitation Area and shall include consideration of health, recreation, child care, education, culture and safety facilities and services. The Director of Planning shall submit the proposed plan for public improvements in a Residential Rehabilitation Area to the Board of Supervisors. Prior to submittal of the plan for public improvements to the Board of Supervisors, the Director of Planning shall transmit it to the Citizens Advisory Committee for its recommendations. The Citizens Advisory Committee's recommendations shall be transmitted to the Board of Supervisors along with the proposed plan. The Board of Supervisors shall consider the plan at a public hearing. After such modification of the proposed plan, if any, as the Board of Supervisors deems necessary, the Board shall adopt a plan for public improvements for that area.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
ARTICLE VI:
LIMITATIONS ON AMOUNT OF LOAN
 
Maximum Indebtedness on Property.
Maximum Amount of Loan.
Limitations on Use of Loan for General Property Improvements.
Refinancing.
Limitation Based on Fair Market Value of Work.
 
SEC. 32.50.  MAXIMUM INDEBTEDNESS ON PROPERTY.
   Outstanding loans on the property to be rehabilitated, including the amount of the loan for rehabilitation, shall not exceed 80 percent of the anticipated after-rehabilitation value of the property to be rehabilitated, as determined by the Chief Administrative Officer, except that the Chief Administrative Officer may authorize loans of up to 95 percent of the anticipated after-rehabilitation value of the property if:
   (a)   Such loans are made for the purpose of rehabilitating the property for residential purposes;
   (b)   There is demonstrated need for such higher limit; and
   (c)   There is a high probability that the value of the property will not be impaired during the term of the loan.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.51.  MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF LOAN.
   The maximum loan for rehabilitation shall be as follows: single family, $30,000; twounits, $10,000 per unit; four or more units, $7,500; commercial, $5,000 per unit; guest rooms, as defined in Section 203.7 of the Housing Code, $2,500 per unit.
   The Chief Administrative Officer may approve a loan in excess of these amounts following guidelines established by the Chief Administrative Officer; provided, that in no case may the loan exceed $17,500 per unit for dwelling units other than in single family dwellings and $11,500 per unit for guest rooms.
(Amended by Ord. 30-78, App. 1/13/78)
SEC. 32.52.  LIMITATIONS ON USE OF LOAN FOR GENERAL PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS.
   No more than 20 percent of any loan for residential rehabilitation shall be used for general property improvements except that in the case of owner-occupied, one-to-four dwelling unit properties, up to 40 percent of the loan may be used for general property improvements.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.53.  REFINANCING.
   (a)   A loan may be made to refinance an existing indebtedness on a residence if the cost of meeting rehabilitation standards and correcting incipient violations thereof for the residence equals at least 20 percent of the principal amount of the loan; and
      (1)   If the sum of the monthly principal and interest payments on the proposed loan for rehabilitation and the monthly payments on existing debt secured by the property, plus property taxes and insurance, would result in total monthly payments that would exceed 20 percent of the applicant's total monthly income; or
      (2)   If the Loan Committee recommends approval of refinancing and the recommendation is accepted by the Chief Administrative Officer;
   (b)   If the Chief Administrative Officer does not accept the recommendation of the Loan Committee regarding refinancing, he or she shall give written reasons for the refusal to accept such recommendation.
   (c)   In deciding whether to recommend that refinancing be made available to any particular applicant, the Loan Committee shall adhere to guidelines for refinancing which shall be adopted by the Chief Administrative Officer. In developing guidelines for refinancing, the Chief Administrative Officer shall take into consideration the availability of funds for financing residential rehabilitation, the need to prevent significant rent increases which would result in a hardship for tenants, and the need to prevent speculators from profiting from the use of residential rehabilitation financing.
(Amended by Ord. 116-77, App. 4/1/77)
SEC. 32.54.  LIMITATION BASED ON FAIR MARKET VALUE OF WORK.
   (a)   Prior to the granting of any loan over $20,000 under this Chapter, a qualified estimator will make an on-premises inspection of the applicant's property and certify, in writing, that the estimated cost of the recommended work, as detailed in the job specifications, is not more than 10 percent above fair market value. No loan will be granted in an amount exceeding 10 percent of fair market value for the work specified or higher than the lowest bid received, whichever is less, without the approval of the Chief Administrative Officer
   (b)   Where loan is under $20,000 and low bid exceeds estimate of building inspector by 10 percent, the Real Estate Department will hire an estimator to certify the fair market value of the job specifications.
   (c)   A qualified estimator is a person:
      (1)   Who is not a City employee; but
      (2)   Who is selected by the Chief Administrative Officer because he or she is qualified and experienced in the area of residential rehabilitation.
   The estimator shall operate under the direction of the Director of the Real Estate Department.
   (d)   A property owner wishing to challenge the low bid or the estimator's value may hire a licensed estimator if he or she so desires.
   (e)   The Chief Administrative Officer shall, semi-annually, direct a report to the Board of Supervisors setting forth a list of the loans which were in excess of 10 percent of the estimated fair market value pursuant to the provisions of Paragraph (a) giving the reasons for approval in each case.
(Amended by Ord. 274-78, App. 6/9/78)
ARTICLE VII:
TERMS OF CONVENTIONAL RAP LOANS
 
Eligibility for Loans.
Maximum Repayment Period for Loan; Initiation of Payments After Rehabilitation.
Prepayment Penalties.
Security for Loan.
Insurance.
Impound Account.
Transfer of Loans.
Interest Rates and Other Loan Charges.
Variable Interest Rate.
Tenant Moving Costs and Right of First Refusal.
Open Housing.
Equal Employment Opportunity.
Performance of Work by Licensed General Building Contractor.
Enforcement of Loan Provisions.
Rent Increase Limitations for Areas Designated Prior to July 1, 1977.
Rent Increase Limitations for Areas Designated on or After July 1, 1977.
Rent Increase Protest Procedures.
Sanctions for Violation of Rent Increase Limitations.
Evictions.
 
SEC. 32.60.  ELIGIBILITY FOR LOANS.
   (a)   Each owner of property located within a residential rehabilitation area is eligible for a conventional RAP loan, provided the owner demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Chief Administrative Officer the ability to repay such a loan; applies for the loan within a time period to be designated by the Chief Administrative Officer; and can meet the other requirements of this Chapter. The property owner shall agree to all conditions of the loan agreement as a prerequisite to obtaining a loan. No elective officer of the state or any of its subdivisions shall be eligible to receive a loan under the provisions of this Chapter.
   (b)   Any owner who is denied a loan by the Chief Administrative Officer on the grounds that the owner does not meet eligibility requirements may appeal the decision to the Loan Committee. The Loan Committee shall review the application for a loan and make a recommendation regarding approval or denial to the Chief Administrative Officer. In reviewing the application, the Loan Committee shall give due consideration to the need for the loan to be made in order to accomplish the purposes of the program, the risks to the City and County of granting the loan, and the ability of the property to support the loan as well as to the reasons for denial of the application by the Chief Administrative Officer. If the Chief Administrative Officer does not accept the recommendations of the Loan Committee, he or she shall give written reasons for the refusal to approve the loan.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.61.  MAXIMUM REPAYMENT PERIOD FOR LOAN; INITIATION OF PAYMENTS AFTER REHABILITATION.
   (a)   The maximum repayment period for a conventional RAP loan shall be 20 years or ¾ of the economic life of the property, whichever is less.
   (b)   Subject to budgetary and fiscal limitations, payments on a conventional RAP loan shall not be required to commence prior to completion of the improvements for which such loan is made; provided that payments shall begin no later than six months after an initial disbursement from proceeds of the loan. The monthly payment due under the loan shall be adjusted to insure repayment of the principal and interest due on the loan within the time required by paragraph (a) of this Section.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.62.  PREPAYMENT PENALTIES.
   There shall be no penalty assessed for prepayment of any conventional RAP loan.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.63.  SECURITY FOR LOAN.
   Unless provided otherwise in any bond resolution issued pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter, every conventional RAP loan shall be secured by a deed of trust naming the City and County as beneficiary of the trust.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.64.  INSURANCE.
   All conventional RAP loan agreements shall provide that so long as the loan or any portion of it is outstanding, the owner of the property subject to the loan shall carry adequate property insurance. The Chief Administrative Officer shall establish standards for determining when property insurance is adequate.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.65.  IMPOUND ACCOUNT.
   If the Chief Administrative Officer deems it desirable and necessary to effectuate the purposes of the program that an impound account be required to assure taxes, insurance, or a maintenance reserve, he or she may include such a requirement in any conventional RAP loan agreement.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.66.  TRANSFER OF LOANS.
   (a)   The unpaid amount of a conventional RAP loan shall be due and payable upon sale or transfer of the ownership of the property, except that assignment of the unpaid amount of such a loan to a purchaser or transferee may be permitted when the Chief Administrative Officer determines that hardship conditions exist and the prospective owner qualifies for a loan on the basis of current loan eligibility standards.
   (b)   If the holder of a conventional RAP loan is dissatisfied with the Chief Administrative Officer's refusal to permit transfer of the unpaid amount of the loan because of a finding that hardship conditions do not exist, the holder of the loan may request review of the Chief Administrative Officer's determination by the Loan Committee. If the Loan Committee recommends a finding that hardship conditions exist, the Chief Administrative Officer shall either accept that recommendation or give written reasons for the refusal to accept it.
   (c)   Hardship conditions exist:
      (1)   When the owner of property subject to a conventional RAP loan is forced to sell the property and the property cannot be sold without a substantial loss of equity unless the loan is transferable;
      (2)   When the income of a prospective purchaser of property subject to a conventional RAP loan is at or below income standards to be established by the Chief Administrative Officer; or
      (3)   When the prospective purchaser is unable to obtain financing in the private sector because of age, disability or sex; or
      (4)   When transfer of the loan is necessary to prevent significant rent increases.
   (d)   The Chief Administrative Officer shall develop standards which shall be applied in making determinations required under this Section.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.67.  INTEREST RATES AND OTHER LOAN CHARGES.
   The interest rate and any other charges for a conventional RAP loan shall be established pursuant to the provisions of Sections 32.13 and 32.23, and may include:
   (a)   The interest charged the City and County on funds borrowed to carry out the provisions of this Chapter;
   (b)   An amount needed to provide for possible defaults on outstanding loans;
   (c)   An amount to cover the cost of servicing loan accounts;
   (d)   An amount to cover the cost of making hardship loans (as provided for in Article VIII); and
   (e)   An amount to cover the costs of issuing bonds.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.68.  VARIABLE INTEREST RATE.
   In connection with a conventional RAP loan, the loan agreement may provide for a variable interest rate. If the loan agreement does provide for a variable interest rate, the terms of the loan agreement and any change in the interest rate or other charges shall conform to the requirements of Sections 37917 of the Health and Safety Code of the State of California relating to the use of variable interest rates in connection with financing residential rehabilitation.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.69.  TENANT MOVING COSTS AND RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL.
   All conventional RAP loan agreements shall provide that, in the case of dwelling units which must be vacated because of residential rehabilitation to be performed on the structures where they are located:
   (a)   A tenant who must vacate a dwelling unit shall have the right of first refusal to occupy that unit at a rent adjusted in accordance with the San Francisco Administrative Code when rehabilitation of the property is completed;
   (b)   The property owner shall give each tenant affected written notice 30 days prior to the date the tenant must vacate of the following:
      (1)   That the tenant has the right to first refusal to reoccupy the unit vacated when rehabilitation of the property is completed;
      (2)   That relocation assistance may be available and that relocation information may be obtained from the Chief Administrative Officer, Room 289, City Hall, San Francisco; and
      (3)   That the tenant may be subject to certain protections under the Rent Ordinance and that information concerning such protection is available from the Rent Board, 170 Fell Street, Room 16, San Francisco.
   (c)   A copy of the notice specified in clause (b) shall be forwarded to the Rent Board.
(Amended by Ord. 112-83, App. 3/11/83)
SEC. 32.70.  OPEN HOUSING.
   All conventional RAP loan agreements shall provide that so long as the loan or any portion of it is outstanding the property shall be open upon sale or rental of all or any portion thereof, to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.71.  EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY.
   All conventional RAP loan agreements shall provide that all contracts and subcontracts let for residential rehabilitation financed under this Chapter are to be let without regard to the race, sex, marital status, color, religion, national origin or ancestry of the contractor or subcontractor. Further, all conventional RAP loan agreements shall provide that any contractor or subcontractor engaged in residential rehabilitation financed under this Chapter must agree to provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, sex, marital status, color, religion, national origin or ancestry.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.71-1.  PERFORMANCE OF WORK BY LICENSED GENERAL BUILDING CONTRACTOR.
   A licensed general building contractor having in his or her contract more than two unrelated building trades or crafts may do or superintend the whole or any part of residential rehabilitation without regard to the provisions of Section E I of the Plumbing Code or Section 41 of the Electrical Code.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.72.  ENFORCEMENT OF LOAN PROVISIONS.
   The provisions of Section 32.70 and the provisions of Section 32.71 is they relate to enforcement of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, marital status, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, are enforceable by the Human Rights Commission. The enforcement powers, responsibilities and procedures of the Human Rights Commission set forth in Chapters 12A and 12B of the San Francisco Administrative Code shall be applicable to carry out the Commission's responsibilities under this Chapter. In addition, pursuant to rules to be adopted by the Chief Administrative Officer, violation of the loan agreement provisions required by Sections 32.69, 32.70, and 32.71 may result in any outstanding financing obtained pursuant to the loan agreement becoming immediately due and payable.
(Added by Ord. 23-74, App. 1/9/74)
SEC. 32.73.  RENT INCREASE LIMITATIONS FOR AREAS DESIGNATED PRIOR TO JULY 1, 1977.
   (a)   The property owner shall agree that during the time any conventional RAP loan is outstanding, rent for any dwelling unit in the rehabilitated residence shall not exceed the base rent plus actual increased costs to the owner in the form of monthly loan payments, property taxes, insurance, maintenance, and annual adjustments tied to the Bay Area Cost of Living Index.
   (b)   The Chief Administrative Officer shall calculate the annual cost of living adjustment on the basis of the Bay Area cost of living index as of January 1st each year, and shall announce to both property owners and tenants the adjustment no later than 30 days following publication of such figures by the United States Department of Commerce.
   (c)   Base rent date is the 180th day preceding the date of designation of the area for residential rehabilitation by the Board of Supervisors or the date 10 days preceding the first public meeting conducted in a residential rehabilitation area by the Director of Planning, whichever is earlier in time.
   (d)   Base rent for a dwelling unit is the rent charged for this dwelling unit on the base rent date; except that if no rent was being charged on the base rent date, or if the property owner believes that the rent charged on the base rent date was unreasonably low due to special conditions, the property owner may petition the Chief Administrative Officer to establish a base rent or to revise the base. The Chief Administrative Officer shall give notice and an opportunity to comment in writing to tenants to be affected by the Chief Administrative Officer's decision. In establishing or revising the base rent, the Chief Administrative Officer shall take into consideration the rent charged on the base rent date for comparable units within the same building; the rent charged on the base rent date for comparable units in the immediate neighborhood; and any special or unusual circumstances affecting the rent charged on the base rent date for the subject unit.
   (e)   Any property owner who petitions the Chief Administrative Officer to establish or revise the base rent and any tenant occupying a unit for which such a petition is brought by the property owner may appeal the base rent to the Area Rent Committee. Unless the Area Rent Committee decides otherwise by a vote of three, the decision of the Chief Administrative Officer shall stand.
   (f)   The provisions of this Section shall apply in all residential rehabilitation areas designated by resolution of the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Section 32.43 prior to July 1, 1977.
(Amended by Ord. 269-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 32.73-1.  RENT INCREASE LIMITATIONS FOR AREAS DESIGNATED ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 1977.
   (a)   The property owner shall agree that during the time any conventional RAP loan is outstanding, rent for a tenant occupying a dwelling unit in the rehabilitated residence shall not exceed that rent which is allowable under Chapter 37 of the San Francisco Administrative Code.
   (b)   At the time the RAP loan is recorded, the Chief Administrative Officer shall notify the owner and each tenant of the allowable rent increase based upon the amortized loan. If a tenant believes that the allowable rent increase is inaccurate, the tenant may file a complaint with the Chief Administrative Officer within 30 days of notification. The procedures for handling the complaint follow:
      (1)   The Chief Administrative Officer shall investigate the tenant's complaint and shall render a decision not more than 30 days after receiving the complaint;
      (2)   If the Chief Administrative Officer determines that the complaint is valid, the property owner shall reduce the rent in accordance with this determination and rebate the excess amount collected within 15 days of notice of the decision.
   (c)   The Chief Administrative Officer shall notify the owner, each tenant and the Rent Board of the allowable rent increases as established in Subsection (a) above. An owner shall only impose subsequent rent increases in accordance with the provisions set forth in Chapter 37 of the San Francisco Administrative Code.
(Amended by Ord. 112-83, App. 3/11/83)
SEC. 32.74.  RENT INCREASE PROTEST PROCEDURES.
   When a tenant believes that the rent for his or her dwelling unit has been increased above the amounts allowed under Section 32.73, or increased in excess of the limitations set forth in the Rent Ordinance (Chapter 37 of the San Francisco Administrative Code), the tenant may petition the Rent Board for a rental arbitration hearing.
(Amended by Ord. 269-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 32.75.  SANCTIONS FOR VIOLATION OF RENT INCREASE LIMITATIONS.
   If a property owner refuses to rebate excess rent collected in violation of the provisions of Section 32.73, or fails to comply with the decision of the Rent Board with respect to a rent increase or increases for his or her tenants, the Rent Board shall refer the matter to the Chief Administrative Officer with a recommendation that the conventional RAP loan agreement be terminated. Upon such recommendation, the Chief Administrative Officer may terminate the agreement and the unpaid amount of the loan shall become due and payable immediately. In determining whether to declare a loan agreement terminated, the Chief Administrative Officer shall consider any recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the residential rehabilitation area where the property subject to the loan is located.
(Amended by Ord. 269-82, App. 6/10/82)
SEC. 32.75-1.  EVICTIONS.
   Tenants residing in buildings subject to RAP loans are subject to eviction only in accordance with Section 37.9 of the San Francisco Administrative Code. If the property owner evicts, attempts to evict, or threatens to evict tenants because the tenants are seeking to enforce their rights under this Chapter, the Chief Administrative Officer may declare the conventional RAP loan agreement terminated, and the unpaid amount of the loan shall immediately become due and payable. In determining whether to declare a loan agreement terminated, the Chief Administrative Officer shall consider any recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the residential rehabilitation area where the property subject to the loan is located.
(Amended by Ord. 269-82, App. 6/10/82)
ARTICLE VIII:
HARDSHIP LOANS
 
Use of Hardship Loans.
Maximum Amount of Loan and Eligibility.
Term of Hardship Loan.
Transferability of Hardship Loan.
Use in Conjunction with the Conventional Rehabilitation Assistance Program Loan.
Security.
Additional Loan Terms.
Source of Funds.
 
SEC. 32.80.  USE OF HARDSHIP LOANS.
   Hardship loans are to be used only for meeting rehabilitation standards and incipient violations thereof.
(Amended by Ord. 116-77, App. 4/1/77)
SEC. 32.81.  MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF LOAN AND ELIGIBILITY.
   (a)   A hardship loan of up to $7,500 can be made to a low-income applicant who is the owner-occupant of a one-to-four dwelling unit building.
   (b)   To be eligible for a hardship loan the applicant must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Chief Administrative Officer that: (1) the applicant's income does not exceed 80 percent of the median family income of the San Francisco-Oakland Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area as determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); and (2) that the applicant does not have other assets to correct housing code violations without jeopardizing the ability to be self supporting.
   (c)   An applicant whose income exceeds the standards promulgated by HUD, as described in Section (b) above, may appeal to the Loan Committee for approval of a hardship loan when age, health, physical handicap or size of family require unusual expenditures by applicant.
(Amended by Ord. 31-81, App. 1/9/81)