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1. On June 2, 1998, the San Francisco voters adopted Proposition I, the Citizens' Right-to-Know Act of 1998. Proposition I was codified as Chapter 79 of the San Francisco Administrative Code.
3. In order to make a fully informed decision on projects requiring public notice under this Chapter, the Board should have information about the nature and extent of the notice provided to the public by the sponsoring officer, department, board or commission prior to the Board's action on a proposed City Project.
The definitions of "Approve or Approval" and "City Project" shall be as set forth in Section 79.2.
"Proposed Project" shall mean any project within the scope of Chapter 79 and this Chapter where a City department, board, commission, or official makes any decision to potentially fund directly or administer the project through the use of federal, state, or other funding sources.
The signposting requirements of Section 79.5 shall apply, except that the sign shall be posted at least thirty (30) days prior to consideration of Approval of a City Project.
Each City officer, department, board or commission shall post on its official website and maintain an updated list of all Proposed Projects. At a minimum, the list shall contain a description and the property address of each Proposed Project. The officer, department, board or commission shall add a Proposed Project to the list at the earliest time when the following events may occur:
(1) either the private sponsor of the Proposed Projector the City officer, department, board or commission that is considering funding directly or administering the Proposed Project submits an application for environmental review for the Proposed Project to the Planning Department; or
(2) the City officer, department, board or commission decides to fund a pre-development study for the Proposed Project; or
(3) a project has applied to the Mayor's Office of Housing or other City department for funding in response to a Notice of Funding Availability.
A City officer, department, board or commission shall promptly provide notice of any action on a Proposed Project that is posted on a City website as provided in Section 79A.5 to any individual or neighborhood organization that has indicated in writing or by e-mail, an interest in a specific property or geographic area. Such notice may be given either by mail or electronically if the individual or neighborhood organization has provided electronic contact information. The notice shall be provided at least 30 days prior to the date of any public hearing or action on the Proposed Project, or within five days after receipt of the request if the request is made less than 30 days prior to the hearing.
Any sponsoring officer, department, board or commission seeking Board approval of a project within the scope of this Chapter shall provide to the Clerk of the Board, upon introduction of the approval action, a description of how they complied with the notice requirements of San Francisco Administrative Code Chapter 79 and Sections 79A.4, 79A.5, and 79A.6 above.