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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 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 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 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 2:
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
 
Article
IN GENERAL
MEETINGS OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
BOARD APPROVAL FOR CONTRACTING OUT PERSONAL SERVICES
BOARD RESPONSE TO WATCH LAW REQUESTS
GENERAL ADVERTISING SIGN RELOCATIONS
PUBLIC UTILITY RATES; PROCEDURE
BONDED INDEBTEDNESS FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS; PROCEDURE
GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTS
OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER(S)
PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY AUDIT OFFICE
CITY ATTORNEY REPRESENTATION
PUBLICATION OF NOTICES
 
ARTICLE I:
IN GENERAL
 
"Board" Defined.
Powers of the Board of Supervisors.
Supervisor's Official Badge.
Resolution Determining Policy Before State Public Utilities Commission; Rate Expert to be Informed.
Policy Relative to Approval of Lease and Concession Agreements.
Language Assistance and Services.
Legislation – Fiscal Impact.
Supervisorial Nominations to Boards and Commissions.
 
SEC. 2.1.  "BOARD" DEFINED.
   "Board," as used in this Chapter, shall mean the Board of Supervisors of the City and County.
(Ord. No. 6071 (1939), Sec. 1)
SEC. 2.1-1.  POWERS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
   The powers of the City and County, except the powers reserved to the people or delegated to other officials, boards or commissions by the Charter, shall be vested in the Board of Supervisors and shall be exercised as provided in the Charter.
   The exercise of all rights and powers of the City and County when not prescribed in the Charter shall be as provided by ordinance or resolution of the Board of Supervisors.
   The Supervisors shall determine the maximum number of each class of employment in each of the various departments and offices of the City and County and shall fix rates and schedules of compensation therefor in the manner provided in the Charter.
   On the recommendation of the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors may create or abolish departments which are now or may hereafter be placed under the Mayor or under commissions appointed by the Mayor.
   The Board of Supervisors may, by ordinance, confer on any officer, board or commission such other and additional powers as the Board may deem advisable.
   The Board of Supervisors shall have the powers and duties provided in Charter Section 4.102.
(Added by Ord. 277-96, App. 7/3/96; amended by Ord. 132-99, File No. 990583, App. 5/28/99)
SEC. 2.2.  SUPERVISOR'S OFFICIAL BADGE.
   An official badge of metal, being a six-pointed star in design, with a knob at each point thereof, and having the points connected by scroll, and containing in the center an imprint of the seal of the City and County, surrounded with the words "Supervisor San Francisco, Cal.," is hereby approved and adopted.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, other than an active member of the Board of Supervisors, to wear or exhibit the badge approved and adopted by this Section for the purpose of misrepresenting a membership upon the Board of Supervisors, which offense shall be punishable upon conviction thereof by a fine of not exceeding $50 or imprisonment for a period of 30 days in the County Jail, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(Ord. No. 3007 (N.S.), Secs. 1, 2)
SEC. 2.5.  RESOLUTION DETERMINING POLICY BEFORE STATE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION; RATE EXPERT TO BE INFORMED.
   The Board of Supervisors shall, by resolution, in every case in which the City and County is concerned, determine the policy to be pursued before the State of California Public Utilities Commission; and the Board of Supervisors shall immediately thereafter inform the rate expert of the City Attorney's office with respect to its desires. No action shall be taken without such resolution.
(Res. No. 8150 (1939))
SEC. 2.6-1.  POLICY RELATIVE TO APPROVAL OF LEASE AND CONCESSION AGREEMENTS.
   Whenever in accordance with the provisions of the Charter, any officer, board or commission of the City and County submits a proposed lease or agreement for concession privileges to be operated in or upon any property or facility of the City and County to the Board of Supervisors for its approval or disapproval, except where the Board of Supervisors finds that the bidding procedures or insurance requirements are impractical or impossible, it shall be the policy of said board (1) to approve only such proposals as have been awarded to the highest responsible bidder in accordance with competitive bidding procedures, and (2) to approve only such leases as require the lessee to provide appropriate insurance naming the City as an additional insured in a form and amount approved by the Office of Risk Management.
(Amended by Ord. 479-81, App. 9/21/81; amended by Ord. 132-99, File No. 990583, App. 5/28/99)
SEC. 2.6-2.  LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES.
   It is the policy of the Board of Supervisors that language assistance and services shall be provided as required by the Sunshine Ordinance (Administrative Code Chapter 67) and the Language Access Ordinance (Administrative Code Chapter 91). The Clerk of the Board shall take into account the need for language assistance and services in developing the budget of the Board of Supervisors for future fiscal years.
(Added by Ord. 352-84, App. 8/8/84; amended by Ord. 132-99, File No. 990583, App. 5/28/99; Ord. 131-15 , File No. 150626, App. 7/30/2015, Eff. 8/29/2015)
Editor's Note:
   Former divisions (b), (c), and (d) of this section expired pursuant to their express terms on August 1, 2016. At the direction of the City Attorney's Office, the editor deleted those divisions from the Code (and removed the designation from remaining division (a)). See Ord. 131-15.
SEC. 2.6-3.  LEGISLATION – FISCAL IMPACT.
   Whenever any ordinance or resolution is introduced, the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors shall refer the ordinance or resolution to the Budget Analyst of the Board of Supervisors to review and to determine and inform the Board of Supervisors whether the legislation would have a fiscal impact. This Section shall not apply to the following types of legislation: Ballot measures and ballot arguments; Charter amendments; employee memoranda of understanding; salary standardization ordinances; interim zoning controls; landmark issues; land use issues; litigation settlements. The Budget Analyst, within three days of the receipt of the introduced legislation, shall determine whether the legislation would have fiscal impact, and shall notify the Clerk of the Board if the legislation has a fiscal impact. The Clerk shall identify in the Board's file, and on all Board and committee calendars, which items have fiscal impact, as determined by this Section.
   "Fiscal impact" is defined for the purposes of this Section to be an expenditure or commitment of City funds in any fiscal year in excess of $200,000, or a total expenditure or commitment of City funds in excess of $1,000,000 over a five-year period.
   For the purposes of this Section, "fiscal impact" shall include, but not be limited to, any of the following which result in a fiscal impact in excess of $200,000 in any fiscal year or in excess of $1,000,000 over a five-year period.
      (1)   Appropriation of funds or release of reserved funds;
      (2)   Increased or substantial expenditure of funds by: (a) imposing new responsibilities on the City or (b) imposing new or additional duties on a City department, agency, board, person or business having a contract with the City, or commission or (c) expanding any City program, function or responsibility;
      (3)   Substantial loss of revenue to the City's General Fund or any special fund created by ordinance or Charter;
      (4)   Substantial reduction of expenditures of City money by reducing, transferring, or eliminating any existing services or functions of any City department.
   The sponsor or sponsors of legislation having a fiscal impact as determined under the provisions of this Section shall make every effort to identify the funding source for the proposed legislation.
   When legislation has been assigned to a nonfiscal committee of the Board and it has been determined that the legislation has a fiscal impact as defined in this Section, and the nonfiscal committee wishes the legislation to be further considered by the Board of Supervisors, then the nonfiscal committee shall refer, and the Clerk of the Board shall schedule, the legislation for review and consideration by the fiscal committee of the Board of Supervisors, which shall then consider and act upon the legislation consistent with the rules and regulations governing the consideration and processing of legislation by the Board and its committees.
   The Budget Analyst's analysis and report on the cost of the legislation will be submitted to the Board of Supervisors prior to the legislation being heard by the fiscal committee.
   Legislation which has been initially determined not to have a fiscal impact and which is substantively amended in a committee other than the fiscal committee shall be referred to the Budget Analyst to determine whether the amendments result in the legislation having a fiscal impact. Amended legislation determined to have a fiscal impact shall be referred to, and scheduled by the Clerk of the Board before, the fiscal committee of the Board of Supervisors.
   Legislation prepared in and reported out to the Board by a nonfiscal committee shall be governed by this Section. Such prepared in and reported out legislation shall be reviewed by the Budget Analyst to determine whether the legislation has a fiscal impact, and if so, such legislation shall be referred to, and the Clerk of the Board shall schedule before, the fiscal committee of the Board, consistent with the provisions of this Section.
   When the Budget Analyst determines that legislation would have a fiscal impact as defined in this Section, then the legislation shall not be calendared by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors for consideration by the full Board of Supervisors until after the legislation has been forwarded to the full Board by all Committees of the Board asked, or required, to review the legislation.
   Whenever required by this ordinance to schedule legislation for review and consideration by the fiscal committee, the Clerk shall schedule the legislation for said hearing not more than 30 days after the nonfiscal committee has determined that the legislation is to be further considered by the Board.
   If the fiscal committee fails to conduct a hearing on the legislation within 30 days after the nonfiscal committee has determined that the legislation is to be further considered by the Board, the Clerk shall place the legislation on the calendar of the Board for the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board subsequent to the expiration of the 30-day period.
(Added by Ord. 272-91, App. 7/2/91; amended by Ord. 243-97, App. 6/13/97)
SEC. 2.6-4.  [REPEALED.]
(Added by Ord. 213-00, File No. 001103, App. 9/8/2000; amended by Ord. 75-14 , File No. 140226, App. 5/28/2014, Eff. 6/27/2014; repealed by Ord. 34-16 , File No. 150902, App. 3/25/2016, Eff. 4/24/2016)
SEC. 2.7.  SUPERVISORIAL NOMINATIONS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
   Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in any City ordinance, except where the Charter or pre-emptive state or federal law requires otherwise, whenever a City ordinance establishing a board, commission or similar body allows an individual supervisor to nominate or appoint a person for service on the body, whether or not subject to approval by the Board, that person shall be qualified for service once the supervisor has submitted a written nomination accompanied by an application completed by the nominee to the clerk of the Rules Committee. Upon receipt of the written nomination and the application, the clerk of the Rules Committee shall issue a letter of qualification for service to the nominee, memorializing the nominee's appointment and specifying the term during which the appointee shall serve. The appointment shall become effective at the commencement of the day immediately following the date of the clerk's letter.
(Added by Ord. 41-00, File No. 000111, App. 3/24/2000)
ARTICLE II:
MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
 
Special Meetings.
Public Hearings – Reports Submitted by the Civil Grand Jury.
Mayor's Monthly Appearance at the Board for Formal Policy Discussions.
 
SEC. 2.8.  SPECIAL MEETINGS.
   A special meeting of the Board of Supervisors may be called at any time by the President of said Board, or by a majority of the members of said Board, by delivering personally or by mail written notice to each member of said Board and to each local newspaper of general circulation, radio or television station requesting notice in writing.
   Such notice must be delivered personally or by mail at least 24 hours before the time of such meeting as specified in the notice.
   The call and notice shall specify the time and place of the special meeting and the business to be transacted. No other business shall be considered at such meetings by the Board of Supervisors.
   Such written notice may be dispensed with as to any member who, at or prior to the time the meeting convenes, files with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors a written waiver of notice. Such waiver may be given by telegram. Such written notice may also be dispensed with as to any member who is actually present at the meeting at the time it convenes.
   A special meeting of any standing or special committee of the Board of Supervisors may be called at any time by the presiding officer of the committee or by a majority of the members of the committee, in accordance with the provisions of this Section applicable to special meetings of the Board of Supervisors, except that notices of said committee meetings shall be directed to each member of the committee rather than to each member of the Board of Supervisors.
(Amended by Ord. 4-71, App. 1/4/71)
SEC. 2.10.  PUBLIC HEARINGS – REPORTS SUBMITTED BY THE CIVIL GRAND JURY.
   (a)   A public hearing by a committee of the Board of Supervisors shall be conducted to consider a final report of findings and recommendations that is submitted by the civil grand jury to the Board of Supervisors. The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors shall notify the current foreman of the civil grand jury and the immediate past foreman of the civil grand jury of any such hearing that is scheduled by the Board of Supervisors.
   (b)   The Controller shall report to the Board of Supervisors on the implementation of recommendations that pertain to fiscal matters that were considered at a public hearing. The report by the Controller shall be submitted no later than one year following the date of the public hearing.
(Added by Ord. 205-95, App. 6/16/95)
SEC. 2.11.  MAYOR'S MONTHLY APPEARANCE AT THE BOARD FOR FORMAL POLICY DISCUSSIONS.
   (a)   Scheduling Mayor’s Appearance. Pursuant to Section 3.100(7) of the Charter, the Mayor shall appear at the second regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors each month. The Mayor may, due to conflict, arrange with the President to reschedule his or her monthly appearance. The President, in consultation with the Mayor, may also reschedule the Mayor’s appearance where the second regularly scheduled meeting does not occur. In those instances, the President shall communicate to the Clerk of the Board the rescheduling of the Mayor’s appearance date.
   (b)   Submission of Question Topics.
      (1)   Supervisors’ eligibility to ask questions shall be determined in order of Supervisorial District on a rotating basis each month. Supervisors from Districts One, Two, Three, and Four each may ask a question at the Mayor’s first appearance after May 1, 2018. At the Mayor’s second appearance after May 1, 2018, Supervisors from Districts Five, Six, Seven, and Eight each may ask a question. At the Mayor’s third appearance after May 1, 2018, Supervisors from Districts Nine, Ten, and Eleven each may ask a question. Thereafter, Supervisors’ eligibility to ask questions shall continue to rotate in this same three-month cycle.
      (2)   A Supervisor eligible to ask a question shall submit the general topic of the question to the Clerk of the Board and the Mayor by noon the Wednesday prior to the Mayor’s appearance. If this deadline occurs in a week during which (A) there is not a regularly scheduled Board meeting, (B) there is a City, State, or federal holiday, or (C) the Board holds an inaugural meeting under Charter Section 2.103, the Clerk may extend the deadline by up to 24 hours by informing the eligible Supervisors and the Mayor in writing of such extension.
      (3)   The Clerk shall forward the submitted topics to the City Attorney to determine whether the topics provide legally adequate notice of the topic of discussion under State and local public meeting laws. If the City Attorney determines that the topics are legally adequate, the Clerk shall include the submitted topics on the Board agenda.
      (4)   The Board may, by oral motion approved by affirmative vote of at least eight members, allow an eligible Board member to ask a question that is not related to a topic submitted by noon on a Wednesday where that question relates to a sudden or unexpected incident or occurrence raising formal, time-sensitive policy questions that the Supervisor could not have anticipated prior to the noon Wednesday deadline and that cannot be adequately addressed at the next scheduled question time. An eligible Supervisor who asks such a question following approval of a motion shall not have the opportunity to ask any additional questions, even if the Supervisor submitted a question topic to the Clerk under subsection (b)(2).
   (c)   Procedural order. The Mayor’s appearance shall be the first regular item of business on the Board’s agenda. The Mayor may address the Board initially for up to five minutes on any policy matter within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Mayor or the Board. Thereafter, the Clerk shall call on each Supervisor who has submitted a question topic under subsection (b) of this Section 2.11, in the same order as the order of voting under the Board’s Rules of Order. When the item is called, the Board may, by oral motion approved by affirmative vote of at least eight members, forego the question-and-answer session.
   (d)   Question-And-Answer Format.
      (1)   When called on by the Clerk, a Supervisor may ask a question pertaining to the topic submitted by that Supervisor. The Mayor shall respond, and the questioning Supervisor then may ask a follow-up question directly related to the opening question or to the Mayor’s answer. The Mayor shall respond to the follow-up question.
      (2)   Following the Mayor’s response to the Supervisor’s initial question, or the Mayor’s response to the Supervisor’s follow-up question if the Supervisor asks a follow-up question, the Mayor may ask a question to any Supervisor who is present at the meeting pertaining to the same topic. The Supervisor shall respond, and the Mayor then may ask a follow-up question to that Supervisor directly related to the question or to the Supervisor’s answer. The Supervisor shall respond to the follow-up question.
      (3)   The Mayor and the Supervisor may use up to two minutes for each of the questions and each of the answers described in subsections (d)(1) and (d)(2). No question or answer may exceed two minutes.
      (4)   Except the Supervisor asking a question under subsection (d)(1) and the Supervisor responding to a question from the Mayor under subsection (d)(2), no Supervisor may participate in or comment on the questions and answers during the exchange described in this subsection (d).
   (e)   The Board may, by oral motion approved by affirmative vote of at least eight members, strike for good cause any question posed by a Supervisor or by the Mayor and, if the motion carries, the responding party shall not be required to answer.
   (f)   The questions and answers as described in subsection (d) shall be limited to formal policy matters as set forth in Charter Section 3.100(7) and shall be limited to items that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Mayor or the Board. In addition, no question or answer may address a matter that has already been considered in committee and that is on the Board’s agenda as an action item for the day on which the Mayor makes his or her appearance. The President of the Board shall rule out of order any question posed that does not fall within these parameters.
   (g)   Public comment concerning the matters discussed during the Mayor’s appearance at the Board shall take place during general public comment.
(Added by Ord. 51-11, File No. 110150, App. 3/16/2011; amended by Ord. 64-18, File No. 180088, App. 4/20/2018, Eff. 5/21/2018; Ord. 86-19, File No. 190216, App. 5/17/2019, Eff. 6/17/2019)
ARTICLE III:
BOARD APPROVAL FOR CONTRACTING OUT PERSONAL SERVICES
 
Supplemental Reports Required.
Controller's Annual Report on Contracting Out.
Deadline for Departmental Submission of Requests for Contracting Out.
 
SEC. 2.15.  SUPPLEMENTAL REPORTS REQUIRED.
   Any officer, department, or agency seeking Board approval of a contract for personal services under Charter Section 10.104(15) shall submit a supplemental report to the Board of Supervisors in connection with the contract and the Controller's certification.
   The report shall summarize the essential terms of the proposed contract and address the following subjects:
   1.   The department's basis for proposing the Prop J certification;
   2.   The impact, if any, the contract will have on the provision of services covered by the contract, including a comparison of specific levels of service, in measurable units where applicable, between the current level of service and those proposed under the contract. For contract renewals, a comparison shall be provided between the level of service in the most recent year the service was provided by City employees and the most recent year the service was provided by the contractor;
   3.   The department's proposed or, for contract renewals, current oversight and reporting requirements for the services covered by the contract;
   4.   The contractor's proposed or, for contract renewals, current wages and benefits for employees covered under the contract, and the contractor's current labor agreements for employees providing the services covered by the contract;
   5.   The department's proposed or, for contract renewals, current procedures for ensuring the contractor's ongoing compliance with all applicable contracting requirements, including Administrative Code Chapter 12P (the Minimum Compensation Ordinance), Chapter 12Q (the Health Care Accountability Ordinance); and Section 12B.1(b) (the Equal Benefits Ordinance);
   6.   The department's plan for City employees displaced by the contract; and,
   7.   A discussion, including timelines and cost estimates, of under what conditions the service could be provided in the future using City employees.
(Added by Ord. 105-04, File No. 040594, App. 6/10/2004)
SEC. 2.16.  CONTROLLER'S ANNUAL REPORT ON CONTRACTING OUT.
   The Controller shall prepare a report to the Board of Supervisors by September 1 of each even-numbered year discussing the numbers and types of contracts that have been approved for the prior year under Charter Section 10.104(15), how long each affected service has been contracted out, the cost savings as realized for each contract compared to the cost savings as projected at the time of certification, and how many new contracts have been submitted for certification as of the date of preparation of the report.
(Added by Ord. 105-04, File No. 040594, App. 6/10/2004; amended by Ord. 166-13, File No. 130541, App. 8/2/2013, Eff. 9/1/2013)
SEC. 2.17.  DEADLINE FOR DEPARTMENTAL SUBMISSION OF REQUESTS FOR CONTRACTING OUT.
   Any officer, department or agency seeking approval of a contract for personal services under Charter section 10.104(15) shall submit their request to the Controller along with their annual budget submissions. No later than June 1 the department shall introduce at the Board of Supervisors any resolutions concurring with the Controller's certification under Charter section 10.104(15) upon which the department wishes to act.
(Added by Ord. 105-04, File No. 040594, App. 6/10/2004)
ARTICLE IV:
BOARD RESPONSE TO WATCH LAW REQUESTS
 
Designation of Watch Laws; Board of Supervisors to Respond on Behalf of City Departments.
 
SEC. 2.20.  DESIGNATION OF WATCH LAWS; BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO RESPOND ON BEHALF OF CITY DEPARTMENTS.
   (a)   Designation of Watch Laws; Watch Law Orders. Under Charter Section 16.124, the Board of Supervisors may, by resolution, designate as a "watch law" any state of federal law or regulation that calls for, authorizes, or requires the production by any City officer, employee, agency, department or office of information, records, or other tangible things held by the City, where disclosure could violate the rights of any individuals under the State or Federal Constitutions. An order or request for the production of information, records or other tangible things held by the City made pursuant to a watch law designated under this subsection shall be referred to as a "watch law order."
   (b)   Board of Supervisors to Respond on Behalf of City Departments. The Board of Supervisors shall respond on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco to all watch law orders served on the City and County. No officer, employee, agency, department, or office of the City and County shall respond to a watch law order without the prior approval by resolution of the Board of Supervisors.
   (c)   Duties of City Officers, Employees, and Departments. Any officer, employee, agency, department, or office of the City and County receiving a watch law order shall within 24 hours transmit the order to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, along with a specific description of the type, nature, and extent of any information, records or other tangible things held by the officer, employee, agency, department, or office which are responsive to the order. The information, records or other tangible things themselves shall not be sent to the Board of Supervisors unless and until specifically requested by the Board.
   (d)   Consideration by the Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors shall consult with the City Attorney in determining whether the production sought by a watch law order would violate the constitutional rights of any individuals and in deciding on an appropriate response to the order. The records, proceedings, and decisions of the Board of Supervisors in connection with a watch law order shall be kept confidential where required by state or federal law. To the extent federal or state law would prohibit public disclosure of information that the Board of Supervisors needs to discuss in order to discharge its powers under this Section, the Board may meet in closed session for the limited purpose of discussing that information. Unless prohibited by federal or state law, the Board shall take all actions to approve or deny a watch law order in public.
   (e)   Procedure. Upon receipt of a watch law order, the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors shall immediately deliver a copy of the order to the chair of the Rules Committee. The Clerk shall at the same time also deliver a copy of the order to the deputy city attorney designated by the City Attorney for these purposes.
   The Clerk shall prepare an item consisting of a resolution complying with the order and a resolution rejecting, in whole or in part, the order. The item shall be deemed introduced by the President of the Board as of the date the order is received by the Clerk.
   The Clerk shall place the item on the agenda for the next Rules Committee meeting. If the order contains a deadline for compliance that would occur prior to the next regularly-scheduled Rules Committee meeting, the chair of the Rules Committee shall schedule a special meeting of the committee sufficient to meet the deadline. If the Rules Committee cannot meet in time to meet the deadline for response, the President of the Board may refer the item to another committee.
   (f)   Annual Report. The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors shall prepare an annual report on all watch law orders received by the Board during the prior fiscal year. The report shall identify: the information, records, or other tangible things sought in each such order; the law under which the order was made; the officer, employee, agency, department, or office of the City and County to whom the order was initially directed; and, the action taken by the Board of Supervisors in response to the order. The report shall be kept confidential to the extent required by State or federal law.
   (g)   Responsibilities of the Clerk of the Board. Any reference to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors in this ordinance shall include the Clerk's designee. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the individual officers, departments, and agencies of the City shall continue to be responsible for maintaining their own records in compliance with all applicable public records and records retention laws. The Clerk of the Board's responsibilities shall be limited to carrying out the procedures specified in this section, based upon the information and responses provided by individual officers, departments, and agencies.
(Added by Ord. 51-05, File No. 041138, App. 4/1/2005)
ARTICLE V:
GENERAL ADVERTISING SIGN RELOCATIONS
 
Procedure for Approval by the Board of Supervisors of General Advertising Sign Company Relocation Agreements.
 
SEC. 2.21.  PROCEDURE FOR APPROVAL BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF GENERAL ADVERTISING SIGN COMPANY RELOCATION AGREEMENTS.
   The Board of Supervisors hereby establishes the following procedure for its approval of the relocation of existing legally permitted general advertising signs pursuant to Section 611(c) of the Planning Code.
   (a)   Designation of the Planning Department. The Board hereby designates the Planning Department as the Department to review and recommend to the Board approval or disapproval of a Relocation Agreement pursuant to Planning Code Section 611(c). The Board shall not approve or consider any such Agreement without first receiving a recommendation from the Department.
   (b)   Definitions. For purposes of this Section 2.21, the following definitions shall apply:
      (1)   "Board" shall mean the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco.
      (2)   "Department" shall mean the Planning Department of the City and County of San Francisco.
      (3)   "General advertising sign company" or "sign company" shall mean an entity that owns a general advertising sign structure, as distinguished from the person or entity that owns the property on which the sign is located.
      (4)   "Legally permitted" or "lawfully existing" shall mean a sign that was lawfully erected prior to the effective date of Section 611 of the Planning Code pursuant to a permit duly issued by the City and County of San Francisco, or that has an in-lieu identifying number granted by the Director of Planning pursuant to Section 604.1(c) of the Planning Code, and is in compliance with all conditions of approval.
      (5)   "Relocation Agreement" or "Agreement" shall mean an agreement with a general advertising sign company to relocate existing legally permitted general advertising signs of a sign company, as permitted by Planning Code Section 611(b).
      (6)   "Sign" shall mean a legally permitted general advertising structure or wall sign as defined in Planning Code Section .
   (c)   Application for Relocation Agreement. Any general advertising sign company desiring to relocate an existing legally permitted sign shall first file an application with the Department on a form provided by the Department and pay the application fee set forth in Section 358 of the Planning Code.
   (d)   Information Required to be Submitted with the Application. The applicant for a Relocation Agreement shall submit the following information with the application, in addition to such other information as the Department may require:
      (1)   A list of signs proposed for relocation;
      (2)   A site map showing the locations of all signs proposed for relocation by address and by block and lot;
      (3)   A copy of any permit or permits authorizing the sign, if available; if a copy of the permit or permits are not available, a copy of the Director of Planning's approval of an in-lieu identifying number or numbers;
      (4)   Evidence that a sign proposed to be relocated has not been removed and still exists at the authorized location, and that the sign company is the owner of the sign structure;
      (5)   A proposed form of Relocation Agreement specifying the sign or signs to be relocated, which Agreement shall be in the format of and contain the provisions of a model agreement developed by the City Attorney or which shall be otherwise acceptable to the City Attorney; and
      (6)   The written consent to the relocation of each sign from the owner of the property upon which the existing sign structure is erected.
   (e)   Submission to the Board. The Department shall submit to the Board the Department's recommendation to approve or disapprove the proposed Relocation Agreement after the Department has completed its review of the application and supporting documents.
   Prior to submitting its recommendation to the Board, the Department shall have (i) reviewed the sign company's initial and any updated sign inventory submitted pursuant to Section 604.2 of the Planning Code and verified that each sign proposed for relocation has been determined to be lawfully existing and lawfully permitted and (ii) verified that there are no pending Notices of Violation against the sign company for violation of Article 6 of the Planning Code or any other applicable law governing general advertising signs.
   (f)   Conditional Use Approval by the Planning Commission. Upon approval by the Board of Supervisors of the proposed Relocation Agreement, the sign company may apply to the Planning Commission for a conditional use authorization pursuant to the Agreement.
   (g)   Modification or Termination of a Relocation Agreement.
      (1)   Modification or amendment of any of the terms or provisions of a Relocation Agreement shall require a recommendation for approval or disapproval from the Department and approval of the Board.
      (2)   Any Relocation Agreement shall provide that evidence of a pattern of willful misrepresentation of information provided to the City by the sign company in any inventory or site maps it has submitted to the City shall be grounds for termination of the Relocation Agreement by the City.
(Added by Ord. 140-06, File 052021, App. 6/22/2006)
ARTICLE VI:
PUBLIC UTILITY RATES; PROCEDURE
 
Information to be Furnished Board by Public Utilities Commission – Generally.
Information to be Furnished Board by Public Utilities Commission – Regular Introduction of Proposal.
Fixing Dates for Consideration.
Board's Finding Prior to Approval or Rejection.
Approval or Rejection.
 
SEC. 2.25.  INFORMATION TO BE FURNISHED BOARD BY PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION – GENERALLY.
   Whenever in accordance with the provisions of the Charter, the Public Utilities Commission of the City and County shall submit to the Board of Supervisors a proposal to fix, change or adjust rates, charges or fares for the furnishing of service by any utility under its jurisdiction, the Public Utilities Commission shall submit in support thereof all of the data upon which the proposal is based and a report of the anticipated effect of the proposal upon the budget of the affected utility for the then current and ensuing fiscal year, together with all the data supporting such conclusions, and a statement of the anticipated tax subsidy, if any, for such years
(Ord. No. 7384 (1939), Sec 1)
SEC. 2.26.  INFORMATION TO BE FURNISHED BOARD BY PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION – REGULAR INTRODUCTION OF PROPOSAL.
   The proposal, upon transmission to the Board of Supervisors by the Public Utilities Commission as provided by the preceding section, shall be deemed to have been regularly introduced.
(Ord. No. 7384 (1939), Sec. 2)
SEC. 2.27.  FIXING DATES FOR CONSIDERATION.
   Upon submission to the Board of Supervisors of the proposal, as provided by the two preceding sections, the President of the Board of Supervisors shall refer the proposal to committee. That committee shall hold a public hearing and report back to the Board of Supervisors. That committee shall give priority to such proposal over all other matters pending before the committee. In the event that the committee fails to act within 15 days of referral, the proposal will be referred back to the Board of Supervisors for consideration. At the time such proposal is referred to committee the President of the Board of Supervisors shall set the dates for consideration and approval or rejection of the proposal, and in the case of a municipal railway proposal for approval, amendment or rejection of the proposal by the Board of Supervisors, with due regard to time limitations provided by the Charter within which the Board of Supervisors has the power to act on such proposal.
(Amended by Ord. 49-83, App. 2/4/83)
SEC. 2.28.  BOARD'S FINDING PRIOR TO APPROVAL OR REJECTION.
   Prior to approval or rejection of a proposal relative to public utility rates, the Board of Supervisors by a majority vote of its members shall adopt a resolution, which shall not be subject to approval or disapproval by the Mayor, making a finding based on the data submitted, whether or not the proposal to fix, change or adjust rates, charges or fares has been so fixed that the revenue therefrom shall be sufficient to pay, for at least the balance of the current fiscal year and all of the succeeding fiscal year, all expenses of every kind and nature incident to the operation and maintenance of the affected utility, together with the interest and sinking fund charges for any bonds issued for the acquisition, construction or extension of such affected utility.
(Ord. No. 7384 (1939), Sec. 4)
SEC. 2.29.  APPROVAL OR REJECTION.
   Following the findings, as provided in the preceding section, the Board of Supervisors shall approve or reject the proposal; provided, however, that failure to approve or reject the proposal within 30 days from and after the date of its introduction shall constitute approval thereof, except in the instance where it is incumbent upon the Board of Supervisors to provide by tax levy for any additional amount necessary to meet the deficit for the next ensuing fiscal year for the operation of such utility.
(Ord. No. 7384 (1939), Sec. 5)
ARTICLE VII:
BONDED INDEBTEDNESS FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS; PROCEDURE
 
Proposal Submitted to Voters Pursuant to State Law and Charter.
Proposal to be Submitted to the Capital Planning Committee; Report Therefrom.
Proposal to be in Form of Resolution; Drafting, Contents, Introduction to Board and Referral to Committee.
Referral of Resolution to Controller; Statement to Voters.
Time of Adoption of Resolution Before Election; Time of Passage of Ordinance Ordering Election.
Inapplicability of Article to Proposals by Initiative Petition.
Limitations on Bonded Indebtedness.
Airport Revenue Bonds.
 
SEC. 2.30.  PROPOSAL SUBMITTED TO VOTERS PURSUANT TO STATE LAW AND CHARTER.
   Any proposal for the incurrence of indebtedness of the City and County for public improvements, payable from the proceeds of taxes levied upon property in the City and County, which is submitted to the qualified voters of the City and County by the Board of Supervisors, shall be submitted in accordance with the applicable provisions of the general laws of the State and the Charter of the City and County, subject only to the limitations imposed by this Article.
(Ord No. 567-58, Sec 1; amended by Ord. 133-99, File No. 990584, App. 5/28/99)
SEC. 2.30-1.  PROPOSAL TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE CAPITAL PLANNING COMMITTEE; REPORT THEREFROM.
   Any department of the City seeking to incur general obligation indebtedness on behalf of the City shall submit a proposal meeting the requirements of Section 3.21 of this Code to the Capital Planning Committee not less than 188 days before the election at which such proposal is to be acted upon by the voters. The Board shall not place any proposal on the ballot until the Capital Planning Committee has completed its review of the proposal and submitted its recommendation to the Board in accordance with Section 3.21 of this Code.
(Added by Ord. 112-87, App. 4/24/87; amended by Ord. 495-88, App. 11/15/88; Ord. 133-99, File No. 990584, App. 5/28/99; Ord. 75-14, File No. 140226, App. 5/28/2014, Eff. 6/27/2014)
SEC. 2.31.  PROPOSAL TO BE IN FORM OF RESOLUTION; DRAFTING, CONTENTS, INTRODUCTION TO BOARD AND REFERRAL TO COMMITTEE.
   The proposal provided for by Section 2.30 of this Code must be introduced by the Mayor or by a member of the Board of Supervisors at a regular meeting of the Board in the form of a resolution determining that the public interest or necessity demands the acquisition, construction or completion of any municipal improvement.
   Such resolution must be so introduced not less than 169 days before the election at which such proposal is to be acted upon by the voters. Upon introduction, such resolution shall be referred to a committee of the Board of Supervisors.
(Amended by Ord. 16-74, App. 1/4/74; Ord. 133-99, File No. 990584, App. 5/28/99; Ord. 255-03, File No. 031457, App. 11/7/2003)
SEC. 2.33.  REFERRAL OF RESOLUTION TO CONTROLLER; STATEMENT TO VOTERS.
   Immediately after introduction of the resolution by the Board of Supervisors as provided by Section 2.31 of this Code, the Clerk of the Board shall deliver a copy thereof to the Controller, who shall make a written statement thereon to the Board, analyzing the proposition as to its cost and effect, pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.105 of the Charter. The Controller's statement of the effect on the tax rate of a proposition to create a "bonded" debt required to be mailed to the voters by the provisions of Section 3.105 of the Charter shall include a statement of the dollar amount such effect on the tax rate would cost the owners of real property with a representative value or values. The Director of Elections is authorized and directed to include this statement as part of the Controller's statement mailed to the voters pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.105 of the Charter. The committee to which any such resolution is referred shall not report it to the Board, and the Board shall not adopt such resolution, prior to receipt of such statement.
(Amended by Ord. 280-61, App. 10/27/61; Ord. 112-87, App. 4/24/87; Ord. 133-99, File No. 990584, App. 5/28/99)
SEC. 2.34.  TIME OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION BEFORE ELECTION; TIME OF PASSAGE OF ORDINANCE ORDERING ELECTION.
   The resolution provided for by Section 2.31 of this Code shall be adopted by the Board of Supervisors not less than 141 days before the election at which such proposal is to be submitted to by the voters. At any meeting of the Board subsequent to that at which the resolution is adopted, but not less than 99 days before such election, the Board may finally pass an ordinance ordering the submission of such proposal to the qualified voters of the City and County at an election held for that purpose. The time limits as herein set forth may be waived by resolution of the Board of Supervisors.
(Amended by Ord. 16-74, App. 1/4/74; Ord. 112-87, App. 4/24/87; Ord. 133-99, File No. 990584, App. 5/28/99)
SEC. 2.35.  INAPPLICABILITY OF ARTICLE TO PROPOSALS BY INITIATIVE PETITION.
   The provisions of Sections 2.30 to 2.34 shall not apply to bond issues proposed by initiative petition.
(Amended by Ord. 193-71, App. 7/23/71)
SEC. 2.40.  INCLUSION OF LANDLORD PASSTHROUGH LANGUAGE.
   Any proposal for bonded indebtedness submitted pursuant to this Article shall include, as a provision of the ordinance submitting such proposal to the voters, language incorporating and authorizing the 50 percent passthrough of the change in a landlord's property tax resulting from the repayment of such indebtedness as provided in Administrative Code Section 37.3(a)(6).
   A resolution determining that the public interest or necessity demands the acquisition, construction or completion of the specific public improvement to be financed under such a proposal, submitted to the Board pursuant to Section 2.31, shall contain a separate statement that the ordinance submitting such proposal to the voters shall comply with this Section.
(Added by Ord. 252-06, File No. 061183, App. 10/11/2006)
SEC. 2.60.  LIMITATIONS ON BONDED INDEBTEDNESS.
   (a)   No bonded indebtedness shall be incurred by the City and County which together with the amount of bonded indebtedness outstanding shall exceed three percent of the assessed value of all real and personal property in the City and County subject to taxation for City and County purposes. Bonded indebtedness heretofore or hereafter created for water supply, storage or distribution purposes, sewers and sewerage collection, disposal and treatment, water pollution control, and the acquisition, construction or completion of air transportation facilities and bonded indebtedness created pursuant to Charter Sections 9.107(4), 9.107(5) and 9.107(7) shall be exclusive of the limitation on the amount of bonded indebtedness of the City and County contained in this Section; provided, however, that any bonded indebtedness for sewers and sewerage collection, disposal and treatment, and for water pollution control, must be financed by sewerage service charges for the foregoing exclusion to be applicable.
   (b)   Any and all indebtedness assumed for the purpose of accepting the transfer and assuming jurisdiction and control of the harbor of San Francisco and the facilities thereof, in accordance with the terms and conditions of Statutes 1968, Ch. 1333, shall not be included in the bond debt limit provided for in Subsection (a); and, if thereafter any additional bonded indebtedness is incurred to improve said harbor in connection with the operation thereof, said bonded indebtedness so incurred shall also be exempt from the limitations contained in Subsection (a).
   (c)   A bonded indebtedness for the construction, completion or acquisition of foreign trade zones and the acquisition of necessary lands, buildings and equipment authorized by the electors in accordance with the provisions of the Charter shall be exclusive of the bonded indebtedness of the City and County limited by the Charter.
   (d)   Revenue to meet current annual interest and redemption or sinking fund for outstanding general obligation bonds issued for the acquisition, construction or any extension of any utility under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission, shall always be provided out of the tax levy.
(Added by Ord. 439-96, App. 11/8/96; amended by Ord. 133-99, File No. 990584, App. 5/28/99)
SEC. 2.62.  AIRPORT REVENUE BONDS.
   (a)   Subject to the approval, amendment or rejection of the Board of Supervisors in each instance, the Airport Commission shall have authority to issue airport revenue bonds for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving or developing airports or airports facilities under its jurisdiction under such terms and conditions as the Commission may authorize by appropriate resolution. Such revenue bonds shall be issued in accordance with the Revenue Bond Law of 1941 as it now reads or may hereafter be amended. The provisions of Sections 54380 through 54387, inclusive, of the Government Code shall not apply to the issuance and sale of such revenue bonds.
   (b)   Revenue bonds issued pursuant to this Section shall bear a rate of interest not to exceed that which may be fixed and prescribed by the Airport Commission subject to the approval or rejection of the Board of Supervisors without regard to the limitations contained in the Revenue Bond Law of 1941. The bonds issued by the Commission pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall not constitute or evidence indebtedness of the City and County but shall constitute and evidence only indebtedness of the said Commission payable solely out of revenues received by the Commission from airports or airport facilities operated or controlled by it.
   (c)   Airport revenue bonds issued for such purposes pursuant to this Section shall not be included in the bonded debt limit provided for in Section 2.60 of this Code. Nothing in this Section shall prevent the City and County from issuing general obligation bonds for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving or developing airports or airport facilities under the Commission's jurisdiction, subject to the bond issue procedure provided for in the Charter.
(Added by Ord. 439-96, App. 11/8/96)
ARTICLE VIII:
GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTS
 
Definitions.
Conditions for Submission of Bond Accountability Report.
Contents of Bond Accountability Report.
Validity of the Bonds.
Construction.
 
SEC. 2.70.   DEFINITIONS.
   For the purposes of this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings given below:
   (a)   The term "accountability report" shall mean any report pertaining to the expenditure of general obligation bond proceeds required by this Article.
   (b)   The term "authorized officer" shall mean the director of the governmental entity for which bonds were issued.
   (c)   The term "Board" shall mean the Board of Supervisors of the City.
   (d)   The term "bonds" shall mean general obligation bonds.
   (e)   The term "bond proceeds" shall be determined in accordance with the legislation authorizing the sale and issuance of particular general obligation bonds.
   (f)   The term "Budget Analyst" shall mean the budget analyst for the Board or any successor to that position.
   (g)   The term "Charter" shall mean the Charter of the City.
   (h)   The term "City" shall mean the City and County of San Francisco.
   (i)   The term "Clerk" shall mean the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the City.
   (j)   The term "Controller" shall mean the Controller of the City.
   (k)   The term "Director of Public Finance" shall mean the Director of the Mayor's Office of Public Finance or any successor to that position.
   (l)   The term "expended" shall mean an actual current outlay of cash for the project or the appropriation of bond proceeds or contractual encumbrances of bond proceeds.
   (m)   The term "governmental entity" shall mean any department of the City, public district, corporation, public agency or public authority on whose behalf bonds have been issued by the City.
   (n)   The term "project" shall mean the objects and purposes specified in the general obligation bond proposition pursuant to which the bonds were issued.
   (o)   The term "project line item" shall mean any portion of the project identified by line item in any accountability report or proposed expenditure report.
   (p)   The term "proposed expenditure report" shall mean any estimate or projection for the expenditure of bond proceeds prepared by a governmental entity prior to the issuance of the bonds and/or the appropriation of bond proceeds.
   (q)   The term "Treasurer" shall mean the Treasurer of the City.
(Added by Ord. 23-00, File No. 992155, App. 2/18/2000; amended by Ord. 48-02, File No. 020407, App. 4/19/2002)
SEC. 2.71.  CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF BOND ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT.
   (a)   Each governmental entity which requests the appropriation of bond proceeds by the Board shall submit a report in the form required by Section 2.72 to the Clerk of the Board, the Controller, the Treasurer, the Director of Public Finance and the Budget Analyst sixty (60) days prior to the date of any such appropriation and within sixty (60) days after the date of all such appropriated bond proceeds have been expended. Multiple appropriations may be combined into a single accountability report.
   (b)   If any bonds authorized for a project have been issued, the governmental entity to which such bond proceeds were appropriated shall submit a report in the form required by Section 2.72 to the Clerk of the Board, the Controller, the Treasurer, the Director of Public Finance and the Budget Analyst sixty (60) days prior to approval by the Board of the sale of any subsequent series of bonds for the same project. Any report filed pursuant to this paragraph (b) shall be in addition to the reports required pursuant to paragraph (a).
   (c)   The Budget Analyst shall, upon receipt of an accountability report, prepare and submit to the Clerk of the Board an analysis of said accountability report detailing whether or not the bond proceeds (i) in the case of an accountability report submitted prior to the issuance of the first series of bonds, can be expended in accordance with the appropriation or (ii) in the case of an accountability report for any bonds which meet the requirements of paragraph (b) above, were expended in accordance with the appropriation.
   (d)   Any accountability report shall be subject to the reallocation provisions of federal tax law relating to the bonds.
   (e)   The Board may waive the requirement for any accountability report by resolution.
(Added by Ord. 23-00, File No. 992155, App. 2/18/2000; amended by Ord. 48-02, File No. 020407, App. 4/19/2002)
SEC. 2.72.  CONTENTS OF BOND ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT.
   Each report required to be submitted pursuant to this Article shall contain the following information:
   (a)   A certification from an authorized officer of the governmental entity that the information contained in the accountability report is true and correct.
   (b)   The cumulative amount of bond proceeds expended on the project and the cumulative amount of bond proceeds available for the project.
   (c)   A brief description of each project line item for which bond proceeds have been expended. Project line items shall be described in the same manner as in any proposed expenditure report or, if no proposed expenditure report was made, in as much detail as practicable.
   (d)   The amount of bond proceeds expended on each project line item. If applicable, such report shall also include an estimate of the amount of bond proceeds remaining to be spent on each project line item.
   (e)   Identification of completed and uncompleted project line items.
   (f)   The status of each uncompleted project line item.
   (g)   Identification of any project line item not included in a proposed expenditure report.
   (h)   Identification of any project line item included in a proposed expenditure report for which bond proceeds will not be used.
   (i)   Certification than each project identified is in conformity with the voter authorization.
   (j)   An explanation for project line items identified in paragraphs (f) and (g).
(Added by Ord. 23-00, File No. 992155, App. 2/18/2000; amended by Ord. 48-02, File No. 020407, App. 4/19/2002)
SEC. 2.73.  VALIDITY OF THE BONDS.
   The validity of the authorization and issuance of any bonds is not dependent on and shall not be affected in any way by any failure by the City to require, or any failure by a governmental entity to file, any accountability report required by this Article.
(Added by Ord. 23-00, File No. 992155, App. 2/18/2000)
SEC. 2.74.  CONSTRUCTION.
   The powers conferred by the provisions of this Article are in addition to and supplemental to the powers conferred by the Charter or any other ordinance or law.
(Added by Ord. 23-00, File No. 992155, App. 2/18/2000)
ARTICLE IX:
OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER(S)
 
Findings.
Definitions.
Official Newspaper(s) – Designation.
Use of Official Newspapers.
Outreach Fund.
Outreach Periodicals – Designation.
Neighborhood Outreach.
 
SEC. 2.80.  FINDINGS.
   The people of San Francisco find and declare that the City and County has a responsibility to inform its citizenry about the goings on of local government. To best accomplish this, the City and County should utilize locally published newspapers to reach the general public, including the many separate and diverse communities which make up the population of the City and County.
   Under this Article, the City and County wishes to exercise its power in deeming official newspaper(s) to maximize the citizenry's access to public notices which are required to be published by law. In addition, the City and County wishes to implement an aggressive outreach plan to meet the public information needs of those communities and neighborhoods which may not be adequately served by the official newspaper(s).
(Added by Proposition J, 11/8/94)
SEC. 2.80-1.  DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this Article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings indicated herein:
   (a)   "Official Newspaper." Pursuant to the provisions of Section 10.100(f) of the Charter, the official newspaper or newspapers of the City and County is hereby defined as a newspaper of general circulation published for the dissemination of local or telegraphic news and intelligence of general character, which has a bona fide circulation of at least 50,000 copies per calendar week and which is printed in the City and County on three or more days in a calendar week.
   (b)   "Outreach Communities" shall reflect the diversity in race and sexual orientation of the population of the City and County. They shall include: (1) the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual community, (2) the African American community, (3) the Hispanic community, and (4) the Chinese community. The Board of Supervisors may determine different outreach communities from time to time.
   (c)   "Outreach Periodical" shall mean a periodical which circulates primarily in one of the outreach communities and which is printed in the City and County on one or more days in a calendar week.
   (d)   "Outreach Advertisement" shall be an advertisement placed in the selected outreach periodicals one time per week. This advertisement shall be no larger than four inches wide by six inches high and shall be prepared by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at the direction of the Board. The Clerk shall select and include in each week's advertisement those major items pertaining to governmental operations for that week.
   (e)   "Joint Venture" shall mean any association or business relationship of two or more businesses which act as a single entity or contractor in submitting a bid proposal or in providing such services to the City and County.
(Added by Ord. 250-78, App. 6/1/78; amended by Proposition J, 11/8/94)
SEC. 2.81.  OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER(S) – DESIGNATION.
   In each year, the Board of Supervisors shall designate the official newspaper or newspapers of the City and County as herein below set forth.
   (a)   On or before the first day of December in 1994 and each ensuing June thereafter, the Purchaser shall prepare a notice inviting sealed proposals for: (1) the publication of all official advertising of the City and County which is required by law to be published on two or more consecutive days, and all official advertising of the City and County which is required to be published in accordance with the provisions of Sections 2.200 or 2.201 of the Charter for special meetings of the Board of Supervisors and its standing or special committees; and (2) the publication of all official advertising of the City and County, which is required by law to be published one time, other than the provisions of Sections 2.200 or 2.201 of the Charter as they relate to special meetings of the Board of Supervisors and its standing or special committees; and all official advertising of the City and County which is required by law to be published more than one time, but not more than three times a week for a specified number of weeks. Said notices shall be published once in the appropriate official newspaper of the City and County. At least five days shall intervene between the date of publication and the time for filing such sealed proposals. Each proposal shall be required to include among other things:
      (1)   Bidder's most recent circulation audit report covering a period of established and verified circulation for at least six months;
      (2)   A Distribution Declaration from bidder declaring that any individual or business entity within the City and County who requests delivery of the same general newspaper shall receive delivery of the same general newspaper, and in the same timely fashion as every other person;
      (3)   Each bidder who submits a bid as a joint venture or which is to be performed by a joint venture, must include a copy of a fully executed joint venture agreement. Each joint venture partner individually must meet all of the requirements set forth in the Charter and Administrative Code;
      (4)   Each bidder must establish that it has met all minimum requirements listed in Paragraphs 2.81(1), 2.81(2), and 2.81(3), above, for at least four full weeks prior to bid opening.
   (b)   The Purchaser shall evaluate each proposal taking into consideration the cost of advertising in each newspaper, the circulation of each newspaper, and the cost of each newspaper to the general public according to the following point system:
      (1)   Advertising Price. The newspaper which bids the lowest price for advertising shall receive 15 points. Every other newspaper shall receive a proportionate number of points ("Proportional Advertising Price Points"), according to the following formula:
 
 
Proportional Advertising Price
Points  =  15 x
Lowest Price Bid
Highest Price Bid
 
         As used in this formula, "Lowest Price Bid" shall be the dollar amount bid by the newspaper submitting the lowest price bid for advertising. "Higher Price Bid" shall mean the dollar amount bid for advertising by the particular other newspaper as to which the point calculation is made.
      (2)   Circulation. The newspaper with the largest circulation shall receive 10 points. Every other newspaper shall receive a proportionate number of points ("Proportional Circulation Points"), according to the following formula:
 
 
Proportional Circulation
Points  =  10 x
Lowest Circulation
Highest Circulation
 
         As used in this formula, "Lower Circulation" shall mean the circulation of the particular other newspaper as to which the point calculation is made (calculated according to Subsection (b)(3). "Highest Circulation" shall mean the circulation of the bidding newspaper with the highest circulation (calculated according to Subsection (b)(3).
      (3)   Circulation Calculation. For Item 1 bidders, circulation shall be calculated by adding the total number of newspaper copies delivered to homes in the City and County for all days of a one-week period. For Item 2 bidders, circulation shall be calculated by adding the total number of newspaper copies delivered to homes in the City and County for any three days of a one-week period.
      (4)   Newspaper Cost. Any newspaper with a majority of circulation that is free of charge to the general public shall receive an additional five points.
      (5)   Local/Minority/Woman Ownership. Any bidder whose newspaper is locally owned and operated shall receive an additional two points. Any bidder whose newspaper has more than 50 percent minority ownership shall receive an additional two points. Any bidder whose newspaper is woman-owned shall receive an additional two points.
   (c)   The Purchaser shall, not less than 10 days after the date of publication of said notices, report to the Board of Supervisors the point totals of any and all sealed proposals received by him or her, and shall make his or her recommendation(s) to the Board of Supervisors. Thereupon, the Board of Supervisors shall, by resolution, choose and designate a newspaper or newspapers as the official newspaper or newspapers of the City and County for the ensuing fiscal year, and the Purchaser shall let a contract or contracts to said newspaper(s) for said fiscal year.
(Amended by Ord. 382-78, App. 8/18/78; Ord. 313-93, App. 10/15/93; Ord. 63-94, App. 2/10/94; Ord. 215-94, App. 6/2/94; amended by Proposition J, 11/8/94)
SEC. 2.81-1.  USE OF OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS.
   If the circulation of the official newspaper(s) varies by day or the cost of advertising varies by day, the Purchaser shall direct all City departments to advertise in those editions of the newspaper(s) with the greatest circulation and lowest advertising cost.
(Added by Proposition J, 11/8/94)
SEC. 2.81-2.  OUTREACH FUND.
   (a)   Establishment of Fund. Each fiscal year the Purchaser shall establish an outreach fund by withholding 10 percent of all revenue paid to each official newspaper. The Purchaser shall accrue these funds on a monthly basis.
   (b)   Purpose of Fund. This fund is created for the purpose of placing weekly outreach advertisements in selected outreach periodicals. Outreach advertisements shall be paid for solely by using monies from the outreach fund.
   (c)   Balance of Monies in Fund. Any amounts unspent or uncommitted at the end of any fiscal year shall be carried forward to the next fiscal year and shall be appropriated then or thereafter for the purposes specified.
(Added by Proposition J, 11/8/94)
SEC. 2.81-3.  OUTREACH PERIODICALS – DESIGNATION.
   In each year, the Board of Supervisors shall designate the outreach periodical for each outreach community as herein below set forth.
   On or before the first day of December in 1994 and each ensuing June thereafter, the Purchaser shall prepare a notice inviting sealed proposals for the purpose of selecting one outreach periodical from each outreach community. The Purchaser shall evaluate each proposal according to the following point system:
   (a)   Advertising Price. For each outreach community, the periodical which bids the lowest price shall receive 15 points. Every other periodical for that outreach community shall receive a proportional amount of points according to the relation of its price to the price of the lowest bidder.
   (b)   Circulation. For each outreach community, the periodical with the largest circulation shall receive 10 points. Every other periodical for that outreach community shall receive a proportionate amount of points according to the relation of its circulation to the largest circulation. Circulation shall be calculated by taking the total number of copies distributed in the City and County on any one day during a one-week period.
   (c)   Periodical Cost. Any periodical with a majority of circulation that is free of charge to the general public shall receive an additional five points.
   (d)   Local/Minority Ownership. Any bidder whose periodical is locally owned and operated shall receive an additional two points. Any bidder whose periodical has more than 50 percent minority ownership shall receive an additional two points. Any bidder whose periodical is women-owned shall receive an additional two points.
   (e)   Foreign Language Publications. Periodicals with a majority of its editorial content published in the native language of that outreach community shall receive an additional five points.
   The Purchaser shall, not less than 10 days after the date of publication of said notices, report to the Board of Supervisors the point totals of any and all sealed proposals received by him or her, and shall make his or her recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. Thereupon, the Board of Supervisors shall, by resolution, choose and designate periodicals as the outreach periodicals of the City and County for the ensuing fiscal year, and the Purchaser shall let contracts to said periodicals for said fiscal year.
(Added by Proposition J, 11/8/94)
SEC. 2.81-4.  NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH.
   If the Board of Supervisors finds that certain neighborhoods are not being adequately served by the official newspaper(s) and the outreach periodicals, the Board may authorize additional advertising in monthly neighborhood publications which target certain neighborhoods in San Francisco.
(Added by Proposition J, 11/8/94)
ARTICLE X:
PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY AUDIT OFFICE
 
Efficiency Evaluation – Plan.
 
SEC. 2.92.  EFFICIENCY EVALUATION – PLAN.
   (a)   The Controller shall establish a Performance and Efficiency Audit Office in the Controller's Office to improve the overall efficiency of City government by identifying inefficient operations and functions of departments, agencies, boards, and commissions of the City and County of San Francisco that should be eliminated. The Controller's Office shall prepare a plan that shall include, but not be limited to, an evaluation of expenditures in terms of the effectiveness of the service or product delivered by City departments and utilization of employees and contractual services, and shall include a review of the following:
      (1)   Elimination of inefficient operations and functions,
      (2)   Consolidation of duplicative and overlapping activities and functions,
      (3)   Integration and standardization of information maintenance systems that promote interdepartmental sharing of information and resources,
      (4)   Departmental accounting for expenditure of resources in terms of effectiveness of the service or product delivered,
      (5)   Departmental deployment and utilization of personnel, the City's personnel procurement system, and reforms to enhance the quality of work performance of public employees,
      (6)   Methods of operation to reduce consumption and waste of resources,
      (7)   Departmental compliance with judicial, legislative and administrative mandates,
      (8)   Records available, such as, Grand Jury reports, Budget Analyst audits, previous budgets and appropriations and justifications, and Controller internal audits,
      (9)   An analysis of cost-cutting recommendations from employees and suggestions from users of governmental services.
   (b)   The Controller shall report the execution of the plan described herein and the implementation of recommendations resulting from evaluations of City operations by December 31, 1991. The Controller shall establish a schedule for City departments to report annually departmental administrative and operational changes undertaken to implement recommendations to the Board of Supervisors.
(Added by Ord. 265-89, App. 7/14/89; amended by Ord. 278-96, App. 7/3/96)
ARTICLE XI:
CITY ATTORNEY REPRESENTATION
 
Potential Conflict.