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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 40:
HOUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM
 
Article
IN GENERAL
RESPONSIBILITIES OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAM
LOAN COMMITTEE
REHABILITATION FINANCING
FINANCING LIMITATIONS
TERMS OF LOANS
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
 
ARTICLE I:
IN GENERAL
 
Purpose.
Definitions.
References to Public Officials and Public Agencies.
 
SEC. 40.1.  PURPOSE.
   This Chapter provides for the administration and financing of a systematic Housing Code Enforcement Loan Program (HELP) in the City and County of San Francisco. The provisions of this Chapter and Chapter 32 of the San Francisco Administrative Code 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.
   The purpose of HELP is to improve the condition of housing for the public, especially low and moderate income tenants presently residing in apartments and residential hotels, and to improve the quality of life in San Francisco by providing a means through which owners of deteriorating residential property may obtain financial assistance to rehabilitate their property and maintain it in a residential use, thus preserving and enhancing the City and County's low income housing stock.
   In establishing a systematic Housing Code Enforcement Loan Program, the Board of Supervisors finds and declares that:
   (a)   There is a shortage in San Francisco of safe, decent, and sanitary housing.
   (b)   The preservation of existing housing is the most effective way to provide decent housing in the City and County of San Francisco.
   (c)   The cost of repairing and upgrading substandard residential structures is generally far less costly than demolition and replacement housing.
   (d)   Rehabilitation of existing housing results in less personal hardship, involves less overall social costs, and retains neighborhood identity.
   (e)   A city/countywide program of systematic code enforcement in all multifamily buildings has been found to be a reliable manner in which to determine which of these existing residential structures are substandard and in need of rehabilitation.
   (f)   The cost of financing rehabilitation of such structures is a major and substantial factor affecting the supply and cost of decent, safe, and sanitary housing in San Francisco.
   (g)   The revenue bonds provided for in this Chapter will substantially lower the cost of financing such rehabilitation
   (h)   This lowered cost of rehabilitation financing will increase the supply of adequate housing by encouraging rehabilitation rather than demolition of these substandard buildings.
   (i)   The lowered cost of rehabilitation financing will increase the supply of adequate housing by speeding the rehabilitation of these substandard buildings.
   (j)   This lowered cost of rehabilitation financing will lower the cost of decent, safe, and sanitary housing in San Francisco.
   (k)   This lowered cost of rehabilitation financing is in the public interest and serves a public purpose by lowering the cost of maintaining an adequate supply of safe, decent, and sanitary housing in the City and County of San Francisco.
   (l)   A public purpose is also served by using rehabilitation financing, made available pursuant to this Chapter, to encourage voluntary code compliance in multi-family buildings located in San Francisco's Neighborhood Strategy Areas.
   (m)   Pursuant to regulations of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the City and County of San Francisco has designated a number of Neighborhood Strategy Areas throughout the City and County. Such areas have been selected for comprehensive revitalization programs using a variety of local, state and federal programs; to upgrade and stabilize these residential communities.
   (n)   The City and County's goal of revitalization of these areas will be promoted if substandard multi-family buildings in the areas are brought into code compliance in advance of the time that these buildings would ordinarily be required to meet rehabilitation standards under a systematic code enforcement program.
   (o)   Allowing owners of multi-family buildings in such areas, who request a binding inspection of their buildings, to apply for rehabilitation financing pursuant to this Chapter will encourage voluntary code compliance.
   (p)   Encouraging voluntary code compliance for multi-family buildings located in Neighborhood Strategy Areas serves a public purpose in that it accelerates code compliance in buildings which will eventually be subject to a systematic code enforcement program and furthers the City and County's commitment to revitalize various neighborhoods throughout the City and County.
   (q)   The shortage of safe, decent and sanitary housing is especially acute for low and moderate income tenants of apartments and residential hotels.
   (r)   A public purpose is also served by minimizing the displacement of existing tenants of buildings rehabilitated under this program by establishing effective tenant protections and by prohibiting the use of HELP loans for the conversion of multifamily housing to condominium or commercial uses.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.2.  DEFINITIONS.
   Unless the context otherwise requires, the following definitions govern the construction of this Chapter:
   (a)   "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.
   (b)   "City" means the City and County of San Francisco.
   (c)   "Commercial Use" means any nonresidential use including, but not limited to, a store, office, manufacturing facility, warehouse, or other business facility. For the purpose of this Chapter, commercial use shall include a tourist facility or tourist hotel.
   (d)   "Conventional HELP Loan" means any loan made for the purpose of meeting rehabilitation standards pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter.
   (e)   "Financing" means the lending of moneys or any other thing of value for the purpose of repair and improvement of a residence necessary to meet rehabilitation standards.
   (f)   "Housing Code Enforcement Loan Program" or "HELP" has the same meaning as "program."
   (g)   "Loan Committee" means the committee established in accordance with Section 40.13.
   (h)   "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 this Chapter.
   (i)   "Low and Moderate Income Household" means a household whose income does not exceed 120 percent of the median income for the City and County by family size.
   (j)   "Multi-Family Buildings" means buildings containing three or more dwellings units, as defined in the San Francisco Housing Code, or more than six guest rooms as defined in the San Francisco Housing Code.
   (k)   "Neighborhood Strategy Area" means an area designated by the City and County as a "Neighborhood Strategy Area" as that term is defined in regulation issued by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
   (l)   "Participating Party" means any person, company, corporation, partnership, firm or other entity or group of entities requiring financing for the purpose of meeting rehabilitation standards pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter.
   (m)   "Program" means the systematic Housing Code Enforcement Loan Program or HELP described in this Chapter and includes, but is not limited to, the provisions for code enforcement and financing residential rehabilitation in a citywide program of systematic enforcement of rehabilitation standards in all multi-family buildings.
   (n)   "Rehabilitation Standards" means the standards established in the City Housing Code and other applicable codes relating to the physical conditions of existing residential structures.
   (o)   "Residence" means real property improved with a residential structure.
   (p)   "Residential Rehabilitation" means the repairs and improvements to a substandard residential structure necessary to meet rehabilitation standards.
   (q)   "Systematic Enforcement" means the enforcement of rehabilitation standards in accordance with a systematic program of making inspections of all multi-family dwelling structures in accordance with objective criteria for selection or order of selection of dwelling structures to be inspected.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.3.  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. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
ARTICLE II:
RESPONSIBILITIES OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
 
Issuance of Bonds.
Approval of Fees, Charges and Interest Rates on Financing.
Revision of Loan Charges.
 
SEC. 40.4.  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 residential structures as required in a City and County-wide program of systematic enforcement of rehabilitation standards in multi-family buildings. The repayment of principal, interest and other charges on the loans to the 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 therefore, or to make any appropriation for their payment.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.5.  APPROVAL OF FEES, CHARGES AND INTEREST RATES ON FINANCING.
   The Board of Supervisors shall, upon the recommendation 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. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.6.  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. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
ARTICLE III:
ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAM
 
Responsibility for Administration of the Program.
Adoption of Objective Selection Criteria for Systematic Enforcement of Rehabilitation Standards.
Inspection of Buildings in Neighborhood Strategy Areas.
Rules and Regulations.
Management of Bond Proceeds.
Recommendation of Fees, Charges, and Interest Rates on Financing.
Notice of Defaults and Foreclosures.
 
SEC. 40.7.  RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM.
   The Chief Administrative Officer shall be responsible for administration of all aspects of the Housing Code Enforcement Loan 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 Bureau of Building Inspection 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. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.8.  ADOPTION OF OBJECTIVE SELECTION CRITERIA FOR SYSTEMATIC ENFORCEMENT OF REHABILITATION STANDARDS.
   (a)   The Chief Administrative Officer shall adopt objective selection criteria for the systematic enforcement of rehabilitation standards in all multi-family buildings. Such criteria shall be recommended to the Chief Administrative Officer by the Superintendent of the Bureau of Building Inspection.
   (b)   Criteria for the order of selection of multi-family buildings to be inspected shall be based upon the seriousness and frequency of occurrence of Housing Code and other City and County Code violations constituting a threat to public health and safety. Such hazardous conditions include, but are not limited to, lack of proper egress, improper use and occupancy, storage of flammable or combustible materials, and lack of safety devices such as smoke and heat detection devices, fire alarms, stairway enclosures, and sprinkler systems. Data on hazardous conditions in these buildings shall be obtained from a survey conducted by the Division of Apartment House and Hotel Inspection of the Bureau of Building Inspection which was conducted in 1969 and which is periodically updated.
   (c)   Before the Superintendent of the Bureau of Building Inspection recommends the adoption of objective selection criteria, the Superintendent shall conduct a public hearing at which the objective selection criteria will be discussed.
   (d)   At least 10 days preceding the hearing, the Superintendent shall make proposed objective selection criteria available for public inspection at the Bureau of Building Inspection.
   (e)   At least 10 days preceding the hearing, notice of the hearing shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation published in San Francisco. The notice shall state the time, place and purpose of the hearing. The notice shall also state that the Superintendent's proposed objective selection criteria are available for public inspection at the Bureau of Building Inspection.
   (f)   After the Chief Administrative Officer has adopted objective selection criteria, the following procedure must be observed before the Chief Administrative Officer can change the criteria:
      (1)   A copy of the proposed change shall be made available for public inspection at the Bureau of Building Inspection at least 10 days before a proposed change can become final.
      (2)   Notice of the proposed change must be published once in a newspaper of general circulation published in San Francisco at least 10 days before the proposed change can become final. The notice shall state the nature of the proposed change and the fact that the text of the proposed change is available for public inspection at the Bureau of Building Inspection.
      (3)   The Superintendent of the Bureau of Building Inspection shall mail a copy of the notice specified in Section 40.8(f)(2) to all persons who have submitted a request in writing to the Superintendent that they receive copies of such notices.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.9.  INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS IN NEIGHBORHOOD STRATEGY AREAS.
   (a)   An owner of a multi-family building located in a Neighborhood Strategy Area may request that his or her building be inspected, for the purpose of determining if it meets rehabilitation standards, in advance of the time that such building would ordinarily be inspected pursuant to the criteria established in Section 40.8. The owner shall submit a written request for this inspection to the Superintendent of the Bureau of Building Inspection. After receiving such a request, the Superintendent shall have the building inspected and, if the building is found to be substandard, the owner will be eligible to apply for a loan pursuant to this Chapter.
   (b)   Such inspections will be binding on the owner of the building even if this owner is later found not to be eligible for a loan pursuant to this Chapter.
   (c)   The Superintendent of the Bureau of Building Inspection shall include notice of the availability of the inspection program described in this Section in the annual billing for the permit of occupancy license fee for multi-family buildings. Such notice shall state that owners who request these inspections will be eligible to apply for rehabilitation financing pursuant to this part. The notice shall plainly describe the Superintendent's evaluation of the possibility that in the next succeeding year funds will not be available to fund all applications meeting the program criteria in a timely fashion, and that in such case priority for buildings qualifying under this Section will be given to those buildings in which 50 percent or more of the units, as shown in the loan application, are such that the units meet the definition of "low income housing stock" in Chapter 13 (Subdivision Code) of the Municipal Code of the City and County of San Francisco. The notice shall also state that the boundaries of Neighborhood Strategy Areas will be available for public inspection at the Bureau of Building Inspection. The notice shall also state that the inspections will be binding on the owners.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.10.  RULES AND REGULATIONS.
   (a)   The Chief Administrative Officer shall adopt such rules and regulations as he or she may deem appropriate to carry out the provisions of this Chapter. 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.
   (b)   Before the Chief Administrative Officer adopts these rules and regulations, the Chief Administrative Officer or his or her delegate shall conduct a public hearing at which the rules and regulations will be discussed.
   (c)   At least 10 days preceding the hearing, the Chief Administrative Officer shall make the proposed rules and regulations available for public inspection at the Bureau of Building Inspection.
   (d)   At least 10 days preceding the hearing, notice of the hearing shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation published in San Francisco. The notice shall state the time, place and purpose of the hearing. The notice shall also state that the proposed rules and regulations are available for public inspection at the Bureau of Building Inspection.
   (e)   After the Chief Administrative Officer has adopted rules and regulations, the following procedure must be observed before the Chief Administrative Officer can change the rules and regulations:
      (1)   A copy of the proposed change shall be made available for public inspection at the Bureau of Building Inspection at least 10 days before a proposed change can become final.
      (2)   Notice of the proposed change must be published once in a newspaper of general circulation published in San Francisco at least 10 days before the proposed change can become final. The notice shall state the nature of the proposed change and the fact that the text of the proposed change is available for public inspection at the Bureau of Building Inspection.
      (3)   The Superintendent of the Bureau of Building Inspection shall mail a copy of the notice specified in Section 40.9(e)(2) to all persons who have submitted a request in writing to the Superintendent that they receive copies of such notices.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.11.  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. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.12.  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 40.6.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.13.  NOTICE OF DEFAULTS AND FORECLOSURES.
   When there is a default on a conventional HELP 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 Loan Committee.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
ARTICLE IV:
LOAN COMMITTEE
 
Loan Committee – Membership.
Loan Committee – Functions. 
 
SEC. 40.14.  LOAN COMMITTEE – MEMBERSHIP.
   There shall be a Loan Committee, whose members shall serve without compensation, consisting of the following members, all of whom shall be residents of the City and County:
   (a)   One individual, with permanent residence as a tenant in the City and County, appointed by the Mayor.
   (b)   One individual, with permanent residence as a tenant in the City and County, appointed by the President of the Board of Supervisors.
   (c)   One individual appointed by the Controller.
   (d)   One individual qualified in the field of real estate lending and financing who shall be appointed by the Chief Administrative Officer.
   (e)   One individual who is a permanent employee of the Real Estate Department.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.15.  LOAN COMMITTEE – FUNCTIONS.
   The functions of the 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 a manner consistent with by-laws which shall be developed by the Loan Committee and approved by the Chief Administrative Officer, and the recommendation 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. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
ARTICLE V:
REHABILITATION FINANCING
 
Eligibility for Loan.
 
SEC. 40.16.  ELIGIBILITY FOR LOAN.
   (a)   Each owner of a residential multi-family building inspected pursuant to a systematic program of enforcement of rehabilitation standards or pursuant to the voluntary inspection program defined in Section 40.9 of this Chapter is eligible for a 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)   No owner shall be eligible for a loan under the program if the owner has in the 12 months preceding the date of application:
      (1)   Attempted to, or intentionally did cause any tenant to vacate his or her premises in the subject building, other than for those causes defined as just cause by the San Francisco Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance or other ordinance or general law limitation on cause for eviction as may be applicable to the building; or
      (2)   Attempted to, or intentionally did cause any tenant to vacate his or her premises in the subject property by the use of coercion, intimidation, harassment, undue influence, or any means contrary to law; or
      (3)   Caused the conversion of any residential hotel unit to any other use or any apartment unit to tourist hotel unit use in the subject building subsequent to November 23, 1979 in violation of the San Francisco Residential Hotel Unit Conversion, Demolition and Change in Use Ordinance, or such other ordinance or law as may be applicable to the conversion of such units at the time of such conversion.
      Any owner found ineligible for any of the above reasons may not reapply for a loan under this Chapter for a period of 18 months from the date of final denial. Each loan applicant shall be required as part of the application process to sign an affidavit swearing under penalty of perjury that he or she has not engaged in any of the prohibited practices specified herein during the 12 months preceding the date of application.
   (c)   In any year in which the Chief Administrative Officer determines that in the next succeeding year funds will not be available to fund all applications meeting the program criteria in a timely fashion, priority shall be given to those buildings inspected pursuant to Section 40.8, and second priority to those buildings qualifying under Section 40.9 in which 50 percent or more of the units, as shown in the loan application, are such that the units meet the definition of "low income housing stock" in Chapter 13 (Subdivision Code) of the Municipal Code of the City and County of San Francisco.
   (d)   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. Any tenant of a building for which approval has been granted may appeal the approval on grounds of ineligibility under Subdivision (b) of this Section. 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 the reasons for approval or denial of the application by the Chief Administrative Officer. If the Chief Administrative Officer does not accept the recommendation of the loan committee, he or she shall give written reasons for the refusal to approve or deny the loan.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
ARTICLE VI:
FINANCING LIMITATIONS
 
Maximum Indebtedness on Property.
Maximum Amount of Loan.
Limitation Based on Fair Market Value of Work.
 
SEC. 40.17.  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 purpose;
   (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. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.18.  MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF LOAN.
   The loan shall be made only for the purpose of meeting rehabilitation standards and the maximum amounts shall be as follows: Three units, $10,000 per unit; four or more units, $7,500 per unit; and 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 only where such excess financing will result in the creation of additional housing units by making habitable a multi-family building which has been abandoned or vacated for a period of one year prior to the date of application, or by the conversion of a multi-family building or portion thereof from commercial use to noncommercial use; provided, that in no case may the loan exceed $17,500 per unit for dwelling units and $11,500 per unit for guest rooms.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.19.  LIMITATION BASED ON FAIR MARKET VALUE OF WORK.
   (a)   Prior to granting of any loan over $20,000 under this Chapter, a qualified estimator hired by the borrower will make an on-premises inspection of the applicant's property and certify, in writing, the fair market value of the recommended work as detailed in the job specifications.
   (b)   Where loan is under $20,000 and low bid exceeds estimate of building inspector by 10 percent, the borrower will hire a qualified estimator to certify, in writing, the fair market value of the work as detailed in the job specifications.
   (c)   A qualified estimator is a person:
      (1)   Who is not a City and County employee; but
      (2)   Who is approved 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)   No loan will be granted in an amount exceeding 110 percent of the fair market value of the recommended work as specified in the job specifications as certified in writing by a qualified estimator, or higher than the lowest bid received, whichever is less, without the approval of the Chief Administrative Officer.
   (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 110 percent of fair market value pursuant to the provisions of Subdivision (d) giving the reasons for approval in each case.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
ARTICLE VII:
TERMS OF LOANS
 
Maximum Repayment Period for Loan; Initiation of Payments after Rehabilitation.
Security for Loan.
Impound Account.
Transfer of Loans.
Interest Rates and Other Loan Charges.
Tenant Moving Costs and Right of First Refusal; Rent for Reoccupied Units.
Open Housing.
Equal Employment Opportunity.
Enforcement of Loan Provisions.
 
SEC. 40.20.  MAXIMUM REPAYMENT PERIOD FOR LOAN; INITIATION OF PAYMENTS AFTER REHABILITATION.
   (a)   The maximum repayment period for a HELP loan shall be 20 years or three-fourths of the economic life of the property, whichever is less.
   (b)   Subject to budgetary and fiscal limitations, and approval of the Chief Administrative Officer, payments on a HELP loan may 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. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.21.  SECURITY FOR LOAN.
   Unless provided otherwise in any bond resolution issued pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter, every HELP loan shall be secured by a deed of trust naming the City and County as beneficiary of the trust.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.22.  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 HELP loan agreement.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.23.  TRANSFER OF LOANS.
   (a)   The unpaid amount of a HELP 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 HELP 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 HELP 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 HELP 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. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.24.  INTEREST RATES AND OTHER LOAN CHARGES.
   The interest rate and any other charges to the borrower for a HELP loan shall be established pursuant to the provisions of Sections 40.5 and 40.11, 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 issuing loans;
   (d)   An amount to cover the cost of servicing loan accounts;
   (e)   An amount to cover the costs of issuing bonds;
   (f)   An amount to cover the costs of the administration of the loans including, but not limited to, loan officer services, title report, and credit report.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.25.  TENANT MOVING COSTS AND RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL; RENT FOR REOCCUPIED UNITS.
   (a)   Every loan application for the HELP program shall report the current rents of each unit in the building for which assistance is sought.
   (b)   In the case of dwelling units which the Superintendent of the Bureau of Building Inspection certifies as dwelling units which must be vacated because of residential rehabilitation to be performed on the structure where they are located with assistance from the HELP program:
      (1)   The property owner is responsible for paying the reasonable cost of moving expenses only of each low and moderate income household displaced from such a unit; maximum moving expense shall not be in excess of $500;
      (2)   Any tenant who must vacate such a dwelling unit shall have the right of first refusal to occupy that unit when rehabilitation of the property is completed;
      (3)   Notwithstanding any other provisions of the San Francisco Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance, or any rules or regulations promulgated in accordance with that ordinance, and notwithstanding the provisions of any successor ordinance or law regulating rent increases which is in effect at the time the HELP loan is made, the rent charged to any tenant who next occupies such a unit following rehabilitation may not exceed the rent which could be charged a reoccupying tenant under the terms of such ordinance or law in effect at the time the HELP loan is made (the prior rent adjusted in accordance with Section 37.9(a)(11) of Chapter 37 of the San Francisco Administrative Code or comparable provisions of the ordinance in effect at the time the HELP loan is made).
   For purposes of Section 37.9(a)(11) the rehabilitation cost which is permitted to be passed on as a rent increase to any tenant who chooses to occupy a dwelling unit after rehabilitation of the property has been completed shall be amortized over the original amortization period of the HELP loan.
      (4)   The property owner shall give each tenant living in such a unit written notice, 30 days prior to the date the tenant must vacate, of the right to have no more than $500 of the reasonable cost of moving the household paid, if the household qualifies as a low and moderate income household, and of the right to first refusal to reoccupy the unit at the prior rent adjusted in accordance with Section 37.9(a)(11) of Chapter 37 of the San Francisco Administrative Code, or successor provision, as modified in clause (3) above. A copy of the notice specified in clause (3) shall be forwarded to the Chief Administrative Officer.
   (c)   The requirements of Subdivision (b) shall be included in the terms of each HELP loan agreement.
   (d)   The anticipated cost of moving households affected by residential rehabilitation may be included in the property owner's loan.
   (e)   The determinations of qualification as a low and moderate income household and of the amount of moving expenses due a tenant shall be made by the Central Relocation Service of the Mayor's Office using the standard schedule for such computation.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.26.  OPEN HOUSING.
   All HELP 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, sex, marital status, color, religion, national origin or ancestry.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.27.  EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY.
   All HELP 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 HELP 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. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.28.  ENFORCEMENT OF LOAN PROVISIONS.
   The provisions of Section 40.26 and the provisions of Section 40.27 as 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.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
ARTICLE VIII:
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
 
Limitations on Conversions.
Relocation Assistance.
Private Cause of Action.
Review.
Construction and Effect of Chapter.
Severability.
 
SEC. 40.29.  LIMITATIONS ON CONVERSIONS.
   (a)   HELP loans are intended to be used only for the purpose of maintaining eligible multi-family buildings for their current use. No HELP loan may be used for rehabilitation for the purpose of conversion of a multi-family building, or portion thereof, to a condominium; for conversion to a tourist hotel unit, as defined in the Residential Hotel Unit Conversion Demolition and Change in Use Ordinance; or for conversion to commercial use; nor may any owner cause any such conversion while the loan is still outstanding.
   (b)   No building, or portion thereof, may be converted to such condominium, tourist hotel unit, or commercial use for a period of five years following the recording of a HELP loan on the building, nor for a period of five years following the assumption of such a HELP loan within the first five-year period, whether intentionally or unintentionally, and whether by the original borrower or a successor in interest. To assure notice and enforceability of this requirement as affects successors in interest, no HELP loan shall be made without the recording of deed restrictions as provided in this paragraph.
   (c)   Every HELP loan agreement shall include agreement to comply with Subdivisions (a) and (b) of this Section.
   (d)   No City and County agency may approve any building permit or subdivision map which would permit violation of this Section.
   (e)   Every borrower, or successor obligor, of a HELP loan shall annually file with the Bureau of Building Inspection an affidavit swearing under penalty of perjury that no conversion prohibited by this Section has occurred during the preceding year.
   (f)   Except as provided in Subdivision (b) of this Section, nothing in this Section shall prevent conversions of multi-family buildings assisted under the program following repayment of the entire balance due on the HELP loan.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.30.  RELOCATION ASSISTANCE.
   (a)   In addition to moving costs, a tenant displaced because of rehabilitation financed pursuant to this Chapter of the dwelling unit or building in which the tenant lives may be eligible for relocation assistance under the City and County's Special Rent Assistance Program under the Central Relocation Service of the Mayor's Office.
   (b)   If state or federal funds are available for relocation assistance, such funds shall be provided to eligible recipients pursuant to State law. If such funds are available, the Chief Administrative Officer shall notify all owners and tenants of buildings rehabilitated with assistance of financing issued pursuant to this Chapter of the availability of various types of relocation benefits, the eligibility requirements for relocation benefits and the procedures for obtaining relocation benefits; and the terms and conditions under which the relocation costs shall be reimbursed to the City and County by the owner.
   (c)   Current and continuing information on the availability and cost of comparable housing and comparable commercial properties and locations will be maintained and available to the public at the Central Relocation Services Office.
   (d)   Information concerning federal and State housing programs, disaster loan and other programs administered by the Small Business Administration, and other federal or State programs offering assistance to displaced persons, will be available at the Central Relocation Services Office.
   (e)   Persons who believe that they have been discriminated against in the rehousing process will be referred to the Human Rights Commission for either action or referral to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
   (f)   Central Relocation Services shall be responsible for administration of any relocation benefits provided pursuant to this Section.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.31.  PRIVATE CAUSE OF ACTION.
   Any tenant of any dwelling unit benefited by any HELP loan whose rent may be increased, who may be displaced, or who may otherwise be injured by any violation of any term of the HELP loan agreement shall be entitled to institute a private action:
   (a)   To enjoin continued violation of the HELP loan agreement; and
   (b)   To recover any actual damages suffered as well as costs and attorneys fees.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.32.  REVIEW.
   This ordinance shall be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors within two years of the date on which it takes effect. At such time the Board of Supervisors shall conduct hearings regarding the continuation, revision, or termination of the program and as to whether this Chapter should continue in effect, be amended, or be repealed.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.33.  CONSTRUCTION AND EFFECT OF CHAPTER.
   The provisions of this Chapter, being necessary for the welfare of the City and County of San Francisco and its inhabitants, shall be liberally construed to effect its purposes.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)
SEC. 40.34.  SEVERABILITY.
   If any provision of this Chapter, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the chapter and the applicability of such provisions to other persons and circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
(Added by Ord. 482-80, App. 10/17/80)